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Medical identity theft hits growth phase

A new report by privacy and security research firm Ponemon Institute reveals that medical identity theft is on the rise in the US. The report shows that there has been a nearly 20% increase in the number of victims in just the past year. Medical identity theft can have serious consequences, including misdiagnosis, mistreatment, and even death. The report also highlights that many consumers are not taking action to protect their health information, putting themselves at risk.

Source: www.healthcareitnews.com –

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