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Medical identity theft, and incomplete patient disclosure due to cybersecurity concerns, can be dangerous—even deadly—to individuals and can compromise community wellness. Breaches of health information can have serious economic and other consequences for providers as well. This article discusses the cybersecurity landscape in health care, medical identity theft, patient disclosures, and the implementation of a security management program for health information.
BREACHES OF HEALTH INFORMATION CAN HAVE SERIOUS consequences for both providers and patients. It is easy to imagine the financial implications of cybersecurity incidents and data breaches. 1 The effort and expense associated with investigation, forensics...