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  • Cerner agrees to pay $1.9M to settle racial discrimination case

    Hiring bias, which Cerner denies, resulted in a notable shortfall of Black and Asian hires for certain positions between 2015 and 2019, federal regulators allege.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    No ‘slam dunk fix’ in HIPAA privacy law to protect abortion patients

    In an increasingly murky legal environment, providers should focus on minimizing and protecting the data they collect, experts said.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
  • Trendline

    Interoperability

    Sweeping rules prohibiting information blocking and standardizing EHR and software data exchange came at a pivotal time, as the COVID-19 public health crisis quickly highlighted the stark need for smoother data sharing systemwide.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
  • Hospitals have low level of accountability for connected device breaches

    Of the 43% of organizations that reported a data breach in the past two years, 88% said at least one connected device was a contributing factor to the breach, according to a new report.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    6 questions for the medtech industry if Congress doesn’t reauthorize FDA user fees on time

    If Congress doesn’t pass the legislation before Sept. 30, furloughs and delays lie ahead for the agency.

    By Elise Reuter • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Teladoc shares tumble amid weak guidance, inflation headwinds

    Teladoc recorded another major net loss in the second quarter, driven in part by the Livongo acquisition’s goodwill impairment charge.

    By July 28, 2022
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    Healthcare remains costliest industry for data breaches

    The cost of the average breach for healthcare increased by $1 million to $10.1 million. That's up more than 40% since the 2020 report by Ponemon and IBM Security.

    By July 28, 2022
  • Most patients worry about data privacy, AMA survey says

    The medical group said it fears that patients' digital data is being shared in violation of HIPAA protections.

    By July 26, 2022
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    OIG warns of telehealth fraud risks in wake of DOJ crackdown

    The special alert to healthcare providers describes how fraudsters recruit and reward practitioners in schemes to exploit the growth of telemedicine.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Teladoc names ex-Providence executive as new COO, filling vacancy

    The chief operating officer role has been empty since David Sides departed Teladoc in September to become the chief executive of an ambulatory technology company.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Tenet cybersecurity incident hits Q2 volumes

    The hospital operator estimated the breach had a $100 million unfavorable EBITDA impact and said its systems have since been rebuilt.

    By , July 22, 2022
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    Sutter inks 10-year contract with R1 RCM

    SVB Leerink analysts noted Sutter runs on Epic EHR systems, while previous deals have mostly involved health systems using Cerner. That opens the door to further Epic deals, they said.

    By July 21, 2022
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    Health data breaches slowing from 2021's record high, report suggests

    Malicious attacks were the No. 1 cause of breaches for the sixth year in a row, according to a new report from Fortified Health Security.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Academic health center pays $875K fine in data breach

    HHS cited Oklahoma State University Center for Health Services for multiple HIPAA violations, including failure to disclose in a timely manner that patient data had been compromised.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Data breach at debt collector affects almost 2M healthcare patients

    It’s the second-largest health data breach this year after the Shields Health Care Group cyberattack in March, per HHS data.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Security technology for tracking medical devices and medicine inventory

    A crucial part of the medical industry is that medical devices and medicine inventories must be kept secure and safe. Using security technology is the best way to assure that medical assets are being looked after properly while allowing you to keep up to date with the latest innovations. In th...

    July 13, 2022
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    Digital health funding is cooling down

    This year’s trajectory suggests overall funding will fall significantly short of last year’s, as investor confidence is shaken by global conflict and inflation concerns, according to Rock Health reports.

    By July 12, 2022
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    CVS names executive to new chief data, tech officer role

    Tilak Mandadi will be responsible for the healthcare giant’s digital and tech strategy, along with overseeing company growth through digital and consumer-focused services.

    By July 11, 2022
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    House oversight committee launches investigation into reproductive health data collection

    The committee sent letters to five data broker companies and five personal health apps requesting information on how they store and share user data.

    By July 11, 2022
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Lawmakers amplify calls for federal agencies to increase data privacy after Dobbs decision

    Seventy-two Democratic members of Congress want the FTC to use its full power to guard patients from data brokers collecting and selling data that could be used to prosecute pregnancy-related crimes.

    By July 7, 2022
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    Major payment vendor data breach, North Korean threat raise ransomware concerns for hospitals

    A recently disclosed ransomware attack could have exposed patient data from more than 650 healthcare providers.

    By July 7, 2022
  • Biden signs law requiring more VA transparency on EHR rollout costs

    The new law received bipartisan support as lawmakers become increasingly frustrated with the VA’s management of the seven-year-old program, which has been dogged by delays, growing spending and operational issues.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Companies see a future for smart implants. Doctors are waiting for proof.

    Zimmer Biomet and Canary Medical are rolling out the first knee implant with an integrated sensor, though it will take time to learn how to incorporate that data into patient care, experts say.

    By Elise Reuter • June 30, 2022
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    Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    HHS issues guidance on when providers may be forced to share patient information

    The HHS Office for Civil Rights issued privacy guidelines Wednesday clarifying how to protect patient health information following the Supreme Court's ruling ending the constitutional right to an abortion.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Overcoming psychosocial barriers for long-term success on home dialysis

    As patient utilization of home dialysis grows, the nephrology community must focus on breaking down psychosocial barriers to ensure long-term success. 

    By Dr. Mihran Naljayan, Chief Medical Officer, Home Modalities at DaVita Kidney Care • June 27, 2022
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    Meta hit with class action suit alleging it mined providers' patient data

    The lawsuit identified at least 644 hospital systems or “medical provider web properties” from which Facebook allegedly knowingly receives patient data to create targeted advertising both on and off Facebook’s website.

    By June 23, 2022