Boston, MA
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sep. 11-13, 2017

Ann Patterson

Executive Director
Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)

Ann Patterson is senior vice president and program director for the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), the first cooperative public/private sector effort created specifically to unite all stakeholders in jointly developing solutions and best practices for the prevention, detection and remediation of medical identity fraud. Ann oversees all matters related to MIFA member programing, committees, working groups, deliverables, member engagement, and meetings. 

Prior to joining MIFA, Ann was vice president of member relations and communications at BITS, a division of The Financial Services Roundtable. Her primary focus was ensuring members receive value through member programs, and operating a successful communications and press relations program. She also managed the BITS Product Certification Program, a software product testing program that allowed technology vendors serving the financial industry to test their products against security criteria.

Previous to BITS, Ann was the alliance marketing manager for EYT, formerly Ernst & Young Technologies, an application service provider and solutions integrator. At EYT, Ann was responsible for developing and executing strategic business development and marketing programs with EYT’s technology partners. This included business development, direct marketing, marketing communications, and press relations for EYT and its partner companies.

Ann held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in its marketing, business development, and strategic communications groups, primarily serving PwC’s federal, state, and local government and e-business unit. Prior to PwC, Ann worked for the Department of Defense (DoD), developing communications materials for the Commandant of the Marine Corps and Department of the Navy as well as training materials for a DoD school.

September 12, 2017
2:40pm - 3:10pm
Constitution B

Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative than ever about obtaining personal medical information. And with good reason: it’s lucrative. In the United States, medical identities are 20 to 50 times more valuable to criminals than financial identities, and according to, it costs victims of medical identity theft $22,000 to resolve the crime.

This session shares a collection of expertise by anti-fraud experts to help healthcare organizations better understand how to deal with medical identity fraud. Attendees will learn what a healthcare organization or business associate should consider when building or fine-tuning their anti-fraud programs.

Key points include:

  • The changing landscape within the healthcare sector that may contribute to medical ID fraud.
  • Current and forward-looking fraud management practices.
  • Identity proofing.
  • Fraud mitigation planning.

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