Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Johns Hopkins Hospital at center of identity theft probe

Indictment of former employee expected as part of driver's license scheme
By Liz F. Kay liz.kay@baltsun.com
2:55 PM EDT, May 12, 2009
Federal authorities are investigating the theft of patient information, possibly by a former Johns Hopkins Hospital employee, as part of a scheme to make fraudulent Virginia driver's licenses.The employee, who worked in the patient registration area, would have had access to information such as names, addresses, parents' names and Social Security numbers as part of her job duties, according to a letter the hospital sent to the identity theft unit of the state attorney general's office last month.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/baltimore_city/bal-id-theft0512,0,3470284.story

Miaoulis NOTE: Healthcare organizations need to comply with the FTC "Red Flag Rule". Information about the "Red Flag" rules can be found at http://www.ftc.gov/redflagsrule. You can also contact Phoenix Health Systems for additional information.