National EMR database raises some identity theft concerns

07/6/2007 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

Some privacy specialists have voiced concerns about the federal government's plan to create a database of medical records, saying it could heighten the risk of medical identity theft. Unauthorized use of medical information could alter medical records, increase chances of misdiagnosis and cause problems with insurers, privacy experts claim, but government privacy officials say they are making every effort to ensure the systems are secure.

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