Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Sentara Hospital Agrees to $2.2 Million HIPAA Settlement. Becker’s Hospital Review. December 2, 2019. Sentara Hospital was fined for incorrectly reporting the HIPAA breach. It reported that eight patients had been affected in a data… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Federal Prosecutors Launch Criminal Prove of Opioid Makers and Distributors. Wall Street Journal. November 26, 2019. Federal prosecutors are using a criminal law more commonly used against drug dealers in probe of 6 major pharmaceutical… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Hospitals Hit by Ransomware Attacks Seeing an Increase in Heart Patients’ Death Rates. Fox News. November 15, 2019. The way hospitals respond to a cyber attack can result in a slower response to critical heart… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Federal Government to Investigate Partnership with Google and Ascension. Newsweek. November 12, 2019. Google’s move into the medical information field known as Project Nightingale may be creating a database of patient information that is not… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Tenet To Pay $66 Million to Resolve Kickback Lawsuit. Becker’s Hospital Review. November 6, 2019. The lawsuit alleges the company billed government payers for services provided by physicians who had an improper financial relationship with… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Allergen Settles Lawsuit for $750 Million. Reuters. October 28, 2019. Allergan will pay $750 million to settle a class action lawsuit from a group of direct purchasers of Alzheimer’s disease therapy Namenda, the drugmaker said,… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: States Reach $700 Million Settlement with Reckitt Benckiser. Reuters. October 23, 2019. New York and other states have reached a $700 million settlement deal with Reckitt Benckiser over allegations that the drug distributor improperly marketed… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Quicken Loans to Open Health Center for 17,000 Employees. Detroit CBS Local. October 14, 2019. Quicken Loans is opening a 17,000-square-foot health and well-being center in downtown Detroit for workers in its family of companies.… Read the rest »