Feb 9th, 2018
The Boston-based nonprofit health system, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., discovered personal data and protected health information (PHI) had been accessed by computers infected with malware in May 2017. The breach involved more than 2,600 individuals of which Partners notified on Feb. 5. According to Boston Business Journal: The nonprofit health system, whose hospitals include Massachusetts ...
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Jan 25th, 2018
People board planes by waving their phones. Now your patients will wave their phones when asked about their medical record with a new tool from Apple. This is the latest in several efforts by government and industry to make medical records portable and universal.  And, it’s the first that would use the smart phone to ...
Jan 22nd, 2018
The recent federal shut down brought several federal agencies and services to a stop. But how does a shut down affect the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the department that oversees Medicare and Medicaid, along with other health services? HHS continues to maintain services affecting health, but around 41,000 staff – half of the agency – are at ...
Dec 18th, 2017
A recent American Medical Association (AMA) study indicates 83 percent of physicians interviewed had experienced a cyber-attack of some sort. The study of 1300 physicians was conducted by the physicians association in concert with Accenture. AMA said the the data provide “new depth to the discussion on how best to in a complex healthcare system ...
Dec 13th, 2017
NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are placing self-serve kiosks in Duane Reed drugstores in New York and through Walgreens’ website, Healthcare DIVE reports. The  kiosks are private, secure rooms with medical devices such as thermometers, blood pressure cuffs, and dermascopes patients use while consulting board-certified emergency physicians. This appends Walgreen’s Boots Alliance, w...