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

Ann Patterson

Executive Director
Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)

Ann Patterson is the executive director for the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA). MIFA is a non-profit coalition of healthcare providers, payors, business associates and academia working collaboratively to reduce medical identity theft and fraud. Ann manages the association’s member programming, such as committees, working groups, deliverables, member engagement, and meetings, as well as operational functions and board of directors liaison. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is MIFA’s media spokesperson. Prior to MIFA, Ann worked with the banking sector on technology risk management, including cybersecurity, fraud and vendor management issues. She also previously held various positions at PwC, Ernst & Young and the Department of Defense.

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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