4 vital elements in a robust Healthcare IT security strategy
Your sensitive health information is worth 10 times more to hackers than your credit card on the black market, reported Reuters in 2014. According to a new KPMG cybersecurity report (PDF), 81% of healthcare executives surveyed said that their IT security has been compromised at least once in the past two years. Despite the regulatory and legal consequences of a data breach, the authors of KPMG's report argued that the healthcare industry is behind others when it comes to cyberattack readiness and security technology capabilities.
NHRC to start public hearing against private Healthcare providers too
Five years ago, Shreya Nimarkar (43), underwent hysterectomy at a private suburban hospital when doctors accidentally damaged her ureter. The urine leaked inside her own body damaging both her kidneys. What followed was a painful nine-hour surgery of intestine reduction to prevent further spread of infection. In the last three years, she has approached the Maharashtra Medical Council, filed a complaint with the consumer court and approached local police authorities.
5 Companies Greening Healthcare With Telehealth Services
I do not usually cover healthcare, but as someone who now lives 40 minutes away from my primary care physician, I got interested in how companies are working to increase remote access to healthcare (while decreasing the carbon footprint of our healthcare system).
Local hospitals chip in $1.2 billion for Hidalgo County Healthcare programs
Hidalgo County commissioners held a public hearing this past week to review and approve the annual local hospital payments that total $1.2 billion to help pay for local healthcare programs. The debate about curbing tax increases to create a possible ‘healthcare district’ is heated – but all the local hospitals have been quietly paying millions each year since 2013 to help the county leverage matching federal funding for uncompensated care.