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Investigation of medical identity theft in healthcare sector: its statistics, effects and way out.

Olanrewaju, Rashidah Funke and yahuza, Mukhtar and Ali, Nor'ashikin Bte (2014) Investigation of medical identity theft in healthcare sector: its statistics, effects and way out. In: 4th International Cryptology and Information Security Conference, 24-26 June, 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

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Information Technology is reaching all angles of the healthcare sector in the form of electronic diagnosis, surgery consultation and medical records. With the current trends in information and communication technology in healthcare system, such as the cloud computing and ubiquitous computing, where small computers are being embedded in almost every day object around us using both mobile devices as well as wireless connections for recording, storage and delivery of medical data, the possibly of attack on these records becomes more likely. As a result, intruders has the potential to alter, steal or destroy individual medical or health insurance records, alter computer-based prescriptions at pharmacies to life-threatening doses, or make private medical condition public. Consequently, leading to negative social and psychological effects on the affected individuals. The medical identity theft may lead to wrong diagnosis and wrong decision taken on the patient, some of which may be a life threatening cases. In addition, it cost some hospitals billions of law suits. Therefore, medical identity theft (MIDT) in healthcare needs to be investigated. In this paper, MIDT statistics is explored, it’s effects and the possible ways of solving the MIDT problem.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6796/38930 (ISBN: 978-983440694-3)
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical identity theft, medical fraud, healthcare security, authentication, telemedicine, telehealth
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Rashidah Funke Olanrewaju
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 15:26
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 14:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38930

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