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Digital Medical Records and Identity Theft: Are You At Risk?

Even just a few years ago, it was not uncommon to walk into your doctor’s office and see cabinets full of manilla folders behind the receptionist’s desk that contained the personal medical information of hundreds of patients. Since then, technology has continued to make it easier and cheaper to store data on local servers and the cloud. In reality, it was only a matter of time before your local health-care provider jumped on the digital bandwagon and moved all of that data online. The good news is that the new level of accessibility can greatly increase the efficiency and accuracy of patient treatment. The ability for one doctor to view your entire medical history with just a few clicks means the likelihood for misdiagnosis and drug interactions is greatly reduced. read more

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