Medical identity theft: How the health care industry is failing us
Since the advent of offshoring PHI and the growth of it in these later years, is it possible that this could be a cause of medical identity theft and data breaches? Something to think about. Feel free to add your comments below, tell us what you think!
“In 2013, the health care industry experienced more data breaches than it ever had before, accounting for 44% of all breaches, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. It was the first time that the medical industry surpassed all others, and stood in stark contrast to the financial services industry, which represented just 3.7% of the total.”
Read the rest of the story here: http://fortune.com/2014/08/31/medical-identity-theft-how-the-health-care-industry-is-failing-us/