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Part of ID Experts' core mission is to give back to its' community, not just in the Portland, Oregon area (our home town), but on the national stage. All of us made a conscious effort to find the right organization to get involved with about a year and a half ago. Unanimously, we chose the Wounded Warrior Project.Read More »
In our never ending effort to keep you informed about the latest developments in the world of privacy data breaches and identity theft, comes the very recent news that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit just ruled on a case that could impact many of us with a need to protect personal information. In the attached article written for “The Privacy Advisor,” Henry Chalmers, attorney with Arnall, Golden, Gregory, LLP in Atlanta, writes:Read More »
Today I want to comment on the report released yesterday on the Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, a research study conducted by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ID Experts. While this study revealed lots of important data regarding the state of healthcare privacy and security in this country, including the fact that healthcare breaches continue to grow and technology trends are only making things worse, I want to concentrate today on one particular serious finding…. Patients and their personal health information (PHI) are facing a growing risk of medical identity theft.Read More »
We at ID Experts have been on a campaign to try to help educate consumers on the growing threat of Medical Identity Theft in the US. We know that most people don't really know what it is and, unfortunately, most people think of it as a potential financial loss issue instead of the serious health risk issue that it really is.Read More »
Getting picked to play on a winning team is thrilling. ID Experts recently received that honor when The American Hospital Association (AHA) exclusively endorsed our Data Breach Preparedness and Response solution. We went through a rigorous screening process – much like one that you would expect with a professional athlete or maybe in picking a doctor for a very critical surgery. AHA looked at our track record, talked to our fans, evaluated our processes and our ability to succeed. It was tough and competitive.Read More »
Let's imagine that in the first quarter of this year you had to go to New York City, jumped in a cab at the airport, and to avoid having to find an ATM in mid-town Manhattan, used your Bank of America credit card in that convenient credit card swipe in the taxi. Weeks later you see some company - you have probably never heard of - has been hacked and lost the credit card data on some 1.5 million credit holders, more likely than not, including you.Read More »
Everybody knows “that guy.” That guy who every time you see him he is telling you about his latest do-it-yourself (DIY) project. Last week he replaced the air conditioner is his car, this week he is redoing all the plumbing at the river cabin, and today he is all excited about rewiring his home office to accommodateRead More »
I wanted to share with you an outstanding column written by Micky Tripathi, President and CEO of Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative entitled, First-Hand Experience with a Patient Data Security Breach. In the column Mr. Tripathi takes us through a blow-by-blow experience of what it is like to find out you have lost very sensitive healthcare patient data, including the raw emotion of dealing with it.Read More »
Medical Identity Theft – Some Serious Consumer Education Needed
As we at ID Experts work on more and more cases involving medical Identity theft, it has become increasingly clear that the average consumer has no idea of the risks involved …and the healthcare and privacy industry is not helping.Read More »
I was recently asked by Forbes to provide some thoughts relevant to the Board about data breach privacy risks. Ever wondered what your business burning to the ground in a fire and data breaches have in common? Read on:Read More »
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