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Ransomware hits a Florida surgery center | Health Data Management
Ransomware that infiltrated St. Mark's Surfical Center's server potentially breached the data of 33,887 patients, revealing Social Security numbers, names, birthdates, and health and treatment information.
Rush University Medical Center is suing Draeger for wasting time in development of a patient-monitoring system and for risking patient safety. The system "failed to operate as promised and warranted," according to the suit.
Royal Philips is going to build a health technology center in Nashville to house customer service, finance, human resources, and marketing.
Safety, quality and clinical practice
Aetna accidentally exposed customer HIV statuses in clear envelope windows | The Washington Post
Aetna accidentally revealed the HIV status of about 12,000 customers last month when the plastic windows on envelopes made visible the HIV status printed on the paper within. The Legal Action Center and the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania told Aetna to stop sending such mail. "This type of mistake is unacceptable," Aetna wrote in a statement.
The FDA has approved Adamas Pharmaceuticals' Gocovri a drug used to treat the dyskinesia caused by levodopa, a commonly used Parksinson's treatment. Adamas' shares were up 30.9% after the announcement.
In other news
Google lets users test their level of depression | Medcity News
Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness have partnered to give users an online depression test when they google "depression" or "clinical depression." The test is the clinically validated PHQ-9.
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