Almost two million Americans fell victim to medical identify theft last year, and the problem is getting worse, faster, according to a new study. By John DeGaspari, Identity Theft Solutions Tips, September 12, 2013

Identity theft isn’t just credit- and debit-card account or Social Security number theft anymore: Cybercriminals are targeting health insurance and other personal information to peddle or execute medical fraud for surgeries, prescription drugs, and medical equipment. A new report published Thursday shows how quickly this medical identity theft is growing, with 1.84 million Americans falling victim to this form of fraud. By Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading, September 12, 2013

Ponemon report concludes consumers unaware of life-threatening dangers; Medical Identity Fraud Alliance launched to mobilize healthcare industry and empower consumers. By Count On 2 News Charleston, September 12, 2013

Almost two million Americans fell victim to medical identify theft last year, and the problem is getting worse, faster, according to a new study. By Andrew Birmingham, Which-50, September 12, 2013 Click here to read the full article and learn more.

The Ponemon Institute and Medical Identity Fraud Alliance has released their 2013 Survey onMedical Identity Theft. The report measures the prevalence and impact of medical identity theft to consumers and the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, it shows that healthcare is low-hanging (and very lucrative) fruit for those involved in theft of medical identities. By Christina’s Considerations, September 12, 2013 Click here to read the full article and learn more.

Medical ID theft, which is rapidly growing in the U.S., can be prevented by improving awareness of the threat among consumers and boosting detection by healthcare organizations, according to a new report from the Ponemon Institute.

Many people do nothing to prevent medical identity theft, largely because they don’t know how, according to a new survey report from the Ponemon Institute By Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health IT, September 12, 2013 Click here to read the full article and learn more.

Many people do nothing to prevent medical identity theft, largely because they don’t know how, according to a new survey report from the Ponemon Institute By Jacqueline Lee, HealthTECH Zone, September 12, 2013 Click here to read the full article and learn more.

Many people do nothing to prevent medical identity theft, largely because they don’t know how, according to a new survey report from the Ponemon Institute By Susan D. Hall, FierceHealthIT, September 12, 2013 Click here to read the full article and learn more.

Medical identity theft affected about 1.84 million adults or their family members this year at a projected out-of-pocket cost to the victims of over $12 billion, according to a new report released today. Commentary by PHIprivacy.net, September 12, 2013