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.
Rutgers-affiliated telemedicine program targets Newark's underserved | NJBIZ.com
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.
Brain tumor patient dies after Ziopharm gene therapy injection | The Street
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.
Cost-sharing may cause patients to forgo, delay care, doctors say | UPI
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.