Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported 28 separate cybersecurity breaches related to patient data. Two recent attacks on hospital chains are part of a larger emerging trend in healthcare hacking.
An in-depth study on patient discrimination in the healthcare industry reveals the extent to which patients have experienced it. Among skin color, patients have also cited sex, weight, and appearance as methods of discrimination.
A recent study found that practices can recoup the cost of adding a medical scribe service, which may reduce burnout, within the first year by seeing more patients. How might these findings and a new HHS initiative lower provider burden?
As tech companies develop digital tools to slow the spread of COVID-19, a recent report raises concerns about whether these apps protect patient data. What are the main concerns? How are industry and federal lawmakers working to protect users?
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