The Role Of Online Health Records

855 WordsApr 23, 20164 Pages
Identity Theft “Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it.” - The Incredibles Technology in today’s world is forever changing providing individual’s with freedoms they were not able to take advantage of prior to advancements. This can offer many advantages to the average American. The use of online health records is a prime example. Many hospitals are providing online access to a patient’s medical records to provide faster results and quicker response time. Those who receive treatment through the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) can even take advantage of having their medication refilled online during the cycle of a particular prescribed medicine in order to save the individual time. Likewise, many people can do their shopping right from their home through various large companies such as Wal-Mart or Amazon or small companies that exclusively provide a favorite product. While it can be easy to get caught up in the fast pace life with having everything right at your fingertips, especially with the use of SmartPhones, it can be equally as easy for individuals to steal one’s identity for the purpose of committing fraudulent activity. The offender can use the identity for various tasks such as buying a new car, obtaining a driver’s license, or even providing themselves with medical insurance all under another person’s name. This can leave a person in a world of financial and reputable turmoil, which can be difficult to recover from. Computer and cyber forensics
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