Tag: news

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Time For Big Pharma Step Up Before The Drug Price Debate Rises Again

December 18, 2017

Via: Forbes

In today’s social and political climate, public opinion and public action can galvanize and turn on an issue in an instant. We’re seeing it right now as the personal misconduct of public figures eviscerates careers and upends personal lives. We […]

Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors Are Using Diseased Organs To Save Lives. Here’s How

October 26, 2017

Via: Time Health

For two long years, Tom Giangiulio jr., 58, was on the national waiting list for a heart transplant. He had cardiomyopathy, a condition that can weaken the heart muscle, and although he’d taken medication and had surgery to fix the […]


As Tax Reform Looms, Hospitals Defend U.S. Exemptions

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

As the Republican-led Congress moves from its failed health reform effort to an attempt to restructure the U.S. tax code, the nation’s hospital industry is out with a new report defending its federal tax exemption. The American Hospital Association says […]


Trump appoints Hargan as acting HHS secretary

October 11, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Eric Hargan as his new acting HHS secretary.Hargan was confirmed as the deputy HHS secretary recently and was sworn in last week. He will take agency veteran Don Wright’s place as acting secretary in […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Regulatory

OIG: Medicare Fraud Prevention System needs improvement

October 4, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Analysts using a system leveraging predictive analytics to identify improper Medicare fee-for-service claims need to improve the process for refining and enhancing its models, according to an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. […]


Higher risk of heart failure in cold weather

September 26, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Could decreases in temperature cause heart failure and death? An increase in hospitalization and death in elderly patients with heart failure could be associated with changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, according to a new study in Environment International. The […]


In A First, Pfizer Spins Out Biotech Firm With $103 Million In Funding

September 25, 2017

Via: Forbes

Pfizer is announcing today that it is spinning out a new company, SpringWorks Therapeutics, to develop several drugs for rare diseases that the drug giant did not want to move forward internally. The new firm will be funded with $103 […]


Knowledge about risk of meningitis among teens remains worryingly low, survey reveals

September 25, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Just one in ten parents and young people aged 14-18 are aware that teenagers are among the most at-risk for contracting meningitis, according to new research from GSK. As part of GSK’s Tackle Meningitis campaign, in partnership with former England […]


How Graham-Cassidy repeal bill would impact hospitals, healthcare

September 22, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Although it’s been quieter than past attempts, there’s a renewed effort in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And the current proposed legislation may be the most radical yet, with the potential to significantly change healthcare delivery for […]

EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]

Opinions, Wellness

Our Bodies Are Becoming Plastic

September 19, 2017

Via: Mercola

It was a sad day in October 2015 when researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) announced they had detected plastic litter on the surface of Arctic waters.1 Greenland sharks and seabirds living […]


Postcard from the Hill: Senators shelve histrionics in search of Obamacare fix

September 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

After a summer of flame-throwing over the Affordable Care Act’s repeal, Republicans and Democrats are now engaged in a serious collaborative effort to find a legislative solution that would ward off predicted premium rate hikes this year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, […]