Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Hackers breach health insurer Anthem. Modern Healthcare, February 4, 2015.

Hackers gained access to the personal information of about 80 million current and former members.

2) Big Precision Medicine Plan Raises Patient Privacy Concerns.
Scientific American, February 3, 2015.

The move to develop customized care raises concerns of data security and informed consent.

3) Debate heats up over safety of electronic health records.
USA Today, February 3, 2015.

HHS officials say the safety benefits of EHRs far outweigh potential problems, but critics say patient risks are being downplayed.

4) Docs cheer as ABIM suspends parts of controversial recertification process. Modern Healthcare, February 4, 2015. 

The American Board of Internal Medicine suspended aspects of its maintenance-of-certification program.

5) HIPAA breach puts blame on business associate.
Healthcare IT News, February 3, 2015.

A business associate of a healthcare provider reported the theft of an employee-owned laptop and unencrypted smartphone, affected 2,700 patients.

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