ONC tackles medical identity theft

Diana Manos reports:

Leaders and stakeholders gathered this week to discuss medical identity theft and how the federal government could lead a campaign to prevent it.

In a town hall meeting sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), experts explained how statistics are scarce on the extent of the problem –in part because most often the crime is committed by company insiders and goes unreported.

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