Information technologyFBI says cyber threats to healthcare on the rise | InformationManagement.com
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that there is increasing pressure from hackers to access patient information from healthcare providers.
The use of telemedicine first became popular as an aid to rural residents, but a new pilot program in Newark focuses on the underserved population in public housing.
PharmaceuticalsValeant ex-CEO won't sell more stock after $14 million sale | Bloomberg.com
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s former CEO Mike Pearson won't sell more of his stock until the drug maker recovers from selling $14 million worth of shares in the last two weeks.
A brain cancer patient died from bleeding in the skull soon after being injected with a Ziopharm Oncology gene therapy directly into the brain tumor. Ziopharm Oncology is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in Boston.
PhysiciansBlog: Why don't medical schools teach us to confront racism and police brutality? |STAT
A doctor writes that her medical education failed to prepare her with the skills to address police brutality and discrimination in the communities she serves.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceStudy: Despite opioid concerns, seniors often exit the hospital with prescription | Kaiser Health News
A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that of 623,000 Medicare hospitalized in 2011, 14.9% were prescribed for an opioid a week after their discharge. Of those, 42.5% had another prescription filled for an opioid at least 90 days later.
Even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the American College of Physicians says the prevalence of cost-sharing requirements in insurance policies increases the cost of care for people who cannot afford it.