Posts Categorized: Wrap-Up Friday

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 »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1.5 Million Patients’ Data Exposed in Breaches in September. Modern Healthcare. October 9, 2019. Nearly 1.5 million people had data exposed in healthcare breaches reported to the federal government last month. That is more than… 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: Ransomware Attack Locks Providers Out of EHR Database. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 30, 2019. Hospital officials discovered that a database storing EHRs had been locked as the result of ransomware. The ransomware attack specifically targeted… 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: Medicare Billing Error Impacts 411,000 Senior Citizens. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 25, 2019. About 411,000 senior citizens nationwide were double billed for their Medicare premiums in September due to a glitch in the system. The… Read the rest »