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Stop medical identity thieves in their tracks

A whopping 98% of consumers believe that doctors and healthcare organizations have a responsibility to protect patient medical records and private information, but only 40% of consumers feel confident that healthcare providers are able to secure such information, according to a recent survey by EpicTide, a compliance and information security company. The survey also revealed that 99% of consumers believe that healthcare providers have a legal responsibility to alert patients if they suspect that patient records have been compromised without consent, but only 30% believe healthcare providers are diligent about doing so.