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ONC releases final report on medical identity theft

HIM-HIPAA Insider, January 27, 2009

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On January 15, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a final report on medical identity theft. The 28-page report summarizes health IT and medical identity theft issues and suggests possible actions for the federal government to take to prevent, detect, and remediate medical identity theft. It includes resources for victims and organizations as well as information related to business processes, technology, policies, and law. Click here to view the report.

Editor’s note: Want more information related to preventing medical identity theft? Sign up for HCPro’s March 11 audio conference "Prevent Identity Theft With Red Flags: Develop A Compliant Program For New Federal Mandate." Click here for more information.



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