By: Dustin Derhousoff
We all know protecting our personal information is extremely important in an age where credit card numbers and passwords are compromised on a regular basis. Updating our PINs, changing email passwords and going through the process of shredding and ordering new credit/debit cards are all things most of us are not unfamiliar with. However, over the past few years identity thieves and hackers have broadened their target spectrum by taking advantage of outdated technology and security measures in order to obtain personal information as equally valuable as your password or PIN: medical records.
Check out the Las Vegas Review-Journal article on the topic and feel free to read through the Attorney General’s guidelines for healthcare providers and payers alike to prevent and detect theft as well as mitigate the consequences should your records ever be compromised.