Cases of identity theft using a patient’s data to claim prescription drugs on medical aid fueled by the black-market is becoming increasingly common say’s The South African fraud Prevention Service. Confidentiality is central to maintaining trust between doctors and patients. Without it patients might be reluctant to give doctors information they need in order to provide good care. To maintain the privacy of medical records, regulations now acknowledge destroying medical data when devices reach end of life a best practice.
The benefits of destroying medical data