An estimated 1.4M Americans were victims of medical identity theft in 2009. While
this number is only 5% of all reported identity theft incidents, medical identity
theft is expected to increase dramatically as new federal regulations defined in the
HITECH Act provide incentives for healthcare providers to quickly move medical records
Medical identity theft is a great concern not only because of its rapid growth
rate, but because it is the most expensive and time consuming to resolve of all types
of identity theft. This white paper addresses the impact of a breach to consumers
and the business and provides data to support Dr. Ponemon’s conclusions.