Health care organizations have increasingly become the target of hackers. The data breach of Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, was among the major headlines of 2015. The breach, which exposed private data of as many as 78.8 million customers, […]

By hacking an insurance company or hospital, criminals can access all of your sensitive information in one fell swoop. This year is already on track to topple 2016’s record-breaking 1,093 data breaches. In the first six months of 2017, 791 […]

Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative about obtaining personal medical information. In fact, a recent study by researchers at Michigan State University found nearly 1,800 incidences of large data breaches in patient information […]

As medical identity theft continues to rise, so does its impact on the healthcare industry and patients. Prevention is possible with the right health IT solutions. In 2014, nearly 9 million patient health records were breached in 164 reported incidents. […]

Criminals are stealing health records to obtain prescriptions or treatment in victims’ names. WHEN PAULA KOTZEN learned at her doctor’s office that hacker s had at tacked medical records in Marin County, it was like déjà vu. “This would probably […]

Experian Data Breach Resolution releases its fourth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast with five key predictions. COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — While many companies have data breach preparedness on their radar, it takes constant vigilance to stay […]

While the digitization of healthcare records has been well-intentioned, it has also created an unintended consequence: medical identity theft. In 2014, the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance found that incidences of medical identity theft had nearly doubled since a similar study […]

With the first round of HIPPA Audits behind us, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) indicated back in March that it would finally launch the long-awaited round 2 of HIPAA audits in 2016. The Purpose of Audits Audits are done […]

Healthcare Industry Fraud Experts Share Wisdom on Fighting Medical Identity Fraud Medical Identity Fraud Alliance Members Provide Subject Expertise to Help Healthcare Organizations Navigate and Understand Medical Identity Fraud Washington, DC, November 1, 2016 – The Medical Identity Fraud Alliance […]

One in five Americans says that they’ve been a victim of identity theft or attempted identity theft in the past year. Most of us are familiar by now with the steps to take if your identity has been compromised. The […]