32% of healthcare employees never receive cybersecurity training
Although there is mounting pressure to keep data secure within healthcare organizations, nearly one-third of healthcare employees said they have never received cybersecurity training, according to a new report released Aug. 20.
U of Louisville board signs off on Jewish Hospital acquisition
The University of Louisville (Ky.) board approved a deal Aug. 14 to take over Jewish Hospital and KentuckyOne Health's other Louisville assets, which include three more hospitals and four outpatient centers, according to local news station …
Connecticut Hospital Association launching digital coordinated care network
The Connecticut Hospital Association tapped Unite Us, the New York City-based developer of a social care coordination platform, to help build a digital statewide network of health and social services providers.
Allscripts agrees to $145M settlement over Practice Fusion HIPAA, meaningful use investigations
Allscripts has reached a tentative agreement with the Department of Justice to pay $145 million to settle investigations of the EHR vendor's subsidiary Practice Fusion's compliance with HIPAA and the anti-kickback statute, according to comp…
Nearly 32M Patient Records Breached in 1H 2019, Report Finds. The number doubles the amount of records breached over the same time period in 2018
Nearly 32 million patient records were breached in the first half of 2019, according to new data released this week in the Protenus Breach Barometer, an analysis of how data breaches are affecting the healthcare industry.
Best patient experience innovations at 17 health systems
As patients pay more out of their pockets for care, either through high deductible health plans or health savings accounts, they expect more than a good outcome. They want quick and efficient care and communication with their physicians. Te…
DOD will deploy Cerner EHR at 11 facilities by next summer
Department of Defense will go live on its Cerner EHR system Sept. 7 at four bases in California and Idaho, with another seven bases scheduled to deploy the system next June, according to Politico's Morning eHealth July 31 newsletter
Blood-testing lab in Richmond, in former HDL headquarters, files for bankruptcy and lays off employees
A blood-testing company that has been operating a laboratory formerly run by the now defunct Health Diagnostic Laboratory has filed for bankruptcy protection and has laid off some of its employees in downtown Richmond.
What’s causing the 11-state cyclospora outbreak that includes a restaurant in Florida
A cyclospora outbreak that’s hit 11 states and 132 people on the East Coast and in the Midwest tracks back to basil imported from Mexico, the FDA said in Thursday’s first outbreak announcement.
MORGAN STANLEY: These 7 pharma companies will be critical to fighting infectious diseases brought on by climate change
Global warming will bring an increased prevalence of several deadly tropical diseases and a need for new vaccines, according to a Morgan Stanley research note dated Tuesday.
Another blow for Jewish Hospital: It's suspending heart transplants
The announcement Thursday that Jewish Hospital would suspend its heart transplant program was a blow to an institution that once led the nation as an esteemed leader in heart care and innovative medical procedures.