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Hospital price transparency compliance: Challenges and tips

In collaboration with IBM Watson Health Although the deadline to meet federal price transparency requirements has passed, many U.S. hospitals are still working to ensure compliance with the regulation. To comply with the price transparency rule, which took effect Jan. 1, hospitals must publicize privately negotiated, payer-specific rates online. Hospitals must post a machine-readable file with …

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McLaren Health and feds reach record $7.75M settlement of drug allegations

McLaren Health Care Corp. agreed Tuesday to pay a record $7.75 million penalty to settle a federal investigation into officials distributing opioids and other drugs without prescriptions, the largest amount in U.S. history involving allegations of drug diversion. The penalty settles a years-long investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration into whether officials at the …

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Take a First Look at the Nike Air Zoom Pulse Designed for Medical Workers

Continuing its footwear development, Nike has now crafted a sneaker especially designed for medical workers. Dubbed the Nike Air Zoom Pulse, the shoe is for everyday heroes like nurses, doctors, home health providers and others who work tirelessly to support patients. To design a shoe that can meet the range of challenges medical workers face, …

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Rise in data breaches wreaking havoc on small businesses

Be sure your data is secure! Learn more at https://mymeducator.com/. Data breaches not only hurt consumers, but are an expensive nightmare for small businesses, a new study reports. “Twenty-one percent of small businesses reported a data breach within the last 24 months, up by 17% from two years ago. A full 41% of small businesses …

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Data sharing is key to innovation in health care

To improve people’s quality of life and prevent disease, health systems worldwide need to embrace digital platforms. Health is a highly precious state of life, which enables individuals to fulfill themselves, unlimited by anything but their will and environment. Maintenance of health is a costly pursuit, as health-care spending is projected to reach over $10 …

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Artificial DNA can control release of active ingredients from drugs

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM) IMAGE: DIFFERENT KINDS OF NANOPARTICLES ARE BOUND TOGETHER BY DNA FRAGMENTS AND CEREN KIMNA RELEASED AT SPECIFIC TIMES. SUCH CONNECTIONS MAY BECOME THE BASIS OF DRUGS THAT RELEASE THEIR ACTIVE INGREDIENTS… view more  CREDIT: CEREN KIMNA / TUM A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at …

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Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

This could be a scary reality for your practice. Get Meducated! Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years. Medical images and health data belonging …

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Rude Surgeons May Have Worse Patient Outcomes : Shots – Health News : NPR

Interesting… Surgeon’s behaviors can be linked to complications.With MyMeducator, our unique courses will educate your employees so that your workplace can be a healthy environment not only for your patients, but also for your staff.  Article: When Surgeons Are Abrasive To Co-Workers, Patients’ Health May Suffer As a group, surgeons are not well known for …

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NIST Releases Draft Mobile Device Security Guidance for Corporately-Owned Personally-Enabled Devices

Check this out!  Mobile devices introduce a unique risk for organizations. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has issued draft mobile device security guidance to help organizations improve the security of corporately-owned personally-enabled (COPE) mobile devices and reduce the risk the devices pose to network security. Mobile …

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