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Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft Ponemon Institute

June 12, 2012, 12:00 am

(Click to download study)  We are pleased to present the findings of the Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Experian’s ProtectMyID® . This annual study on medical identity theft is designed to determine how pervasive this crime is in the United States and how it has affected consumers. 
In this year’s study, we also focused on the importance of healthcare privacy, what consumers would do if they lost trust in the healthcare providers’ ability to protect medical records and what is critical in managing the privacy of healthcare records. For purposes of this study, we define medical identity theft as occurring when someone uses an individual’s name and personal identity to fraudulently receive medical services, prescription drugs and/or goods, including attempts to commit fraudulent billing.

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