Hacker attacks on medical records are exploding, with more than 113 million health files stolen in 2015. Criminals are using health records to commit medical identity theft, a crime that causes even more suffering than financial identity theft. Think having credit cards or a mortgage opened in...
Almost 1.3 million records of Australian donors to the Red Cross Blood Service have been exposed online in what is apparently the country's largest ever data breach. Personal details like names and addresses, blood type and sexual history,...Show More Summary
This appeared last week:Doctors’ union warns Queen Elizabeth Hospital patients ‘at risk’ from EPAS electronic health record systemBrad Crouch, Medical Reporter, The AdvertiserOctober 21, 2016 10:30pmCRITICALLY ill patients are beingShow More Summary
Health insurance: you’re screwed with it, and really screwed without it. This year we’re in for an extra treat, because premiums are set to increase by record amounts. Want a fighting chance at getting insurance you can afford? Here’s what you need to know. Read more...
Electronic health records (EHRs) have become adopted for widespread use by a growing majority of U. S. physicians. It has been assumed that the wider adoption of EHRs would improve efficiency and patient safety, reduce diagnostic testing and medical errors, improve continuity and quality of care, and save money. Show More Summary
The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere averaged a record 400 parts per million in 2015, an ominous milestone for the planet's health, the UN said Monday.
MSF survey finds that nine of 10 Central Americans showed symptoms of anxiety or depression caused by rape, assault or kidnapping during perilous trek Central American migrants are suffering from record levels of mental health problems,...Show More Summary
In troubling public health news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported just yesterday that combined cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in the U.S. have climbed to the highest number on record.
JoJo is no stranger to hard times. As you may recall, the former teen sensation was wrapped up in a lengthy legal battle with her former record label which resulted in her being pretty much MIA from the spotlight. Now, a decade later, the 25-year-old has dropped her new album Mad Love and is opening up [...]
(Michigan State University) Every day 353,000 children are born around the world, a majority of them in developing countries where there is a lack of proper record keeping, resulting in a lack of proper health care. By the age of five, more than 5 million children per year lose their lives to vaccine-preventable diseases. Show More Summary
BY DAN HOUSMAN A couple of weeks ago I was discussing the opportunities for using block chain technology for medical record interoperability with a group of friends who unsurprisingly see their real experience as evidence that we haven’t made it easy to exchange medical records yet. While chatting, one of my friends asked the question
MICHAEL CHEN, MD and ADRIAN GROPPER, MD This week, a non-commercial, open source proof of concept called HIE of One becomes the first standards-based patient-centered health record demonstration. It uses the emerging FHIR standard along...Show More Summary
OpenNotes and health advocate e-Patient Dave team up to remind us just how much has changed in the 20 years since Seinfeld's Elaine tried so desperately to find out what was in her medical record.
The use of antibiotics on European farms has risen to record levels, further endangering human health by fostering the development of bacteria resistant to even the strongest medicines. Drugs classified as “critically important in human...Show More Summary
This guest post was written by Mary Liz McCurdy, Health & Fitness Lead at Google Play. It's an exciting time to be a health and fitness app developer. With people shelling out on fitness more than ever before, we're seeing record high...Show More Summary
Growth in the use of interoperable Electronic Health Records (iEHR) by Canadian doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals is fueling benefits for patients and providers, including improved quality of patient care,...Show More Summary
(Stanford University Medical Center) A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia.
America's poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed - not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction with your fellow human beings, a Michigan State University researcher argue...
With a record 73 million people enrolled in Medicaid, most states next year will tighten controls on spending to battle swelling budgets in the public health insurance program for low-income and disab...
Last week we heard all about this issue which was covered superbly in the Saturday Paper a few days ago:Oct 8, 2016Millions of Australians caught in health records breachKaren Middleton The government’s negotiations with doctors over...Show More Summary