Month: October 2020

Hospitals hit hardest by ransomware attacks, study says

“The biggest mistake they make is paying the ransom.” Jefferson GrahamUSA TODAY   Ransomware attempts jumped 50% in the last three months, over the first half of 2020, and hospitals and health care organizations were the hardest hit, according to a new study by Check Point research. With renewed focus on healthcare during the COVID …

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Why 4 Technologies That Boomed During Covid-19 Will Keep People Home More After A Vaccine

“Even before the pandemic, remote monitoring of chronically ill patients had been shown to cut emergency room visits, hospital stays, and costs, allowing medical professionals to intervene before a situation becomes dire.” By Moe Kelley Moe is a mobility expert with the Oliver Wyman Forum and a partner in the communications, media, and technology practice …

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Telemedicine takes big hit in federal healthcare fraud takedown in South Florida

BY JAY WEAVER OCTOBER 09, 2020 06:00 AM, UPDATED OCTOBER 09, 2020 06:27 AM A Consumer Alert from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office concerned fake COVID-19 stimulus text messages. U.S. Health and Human Services said scam callers use COVID-19 to get Medicare information. BY CDC As the advertising folks like to say, telemedicine is …

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ARTICLE: Two Montanans accused in telemedicine scheme to defraud Medicare

“These cases hold accountable those medical professionals and others who have exploited health care benefit programs and patients for personal gain.” Two Montanans accused in telemedicine scheme to defraud Medicare From Staff Reports, Great Falls Tribune  Two Montana nurse practitioners are accused of participating in a scheme to defraud Medicare of almost $10 million and …

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ARTICLE: HHS OCR Announces HIPAA Enforcement Actions & Data Regarding Hackers

“The best way for any provider to mitigate the risk of a cybersecurity incident and/or privacy violation is to have a third party conduct a comprehensive risk analysis.” Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA More than 500 individuals affected; five new enforcement actions published. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights …

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