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) U.S. Charges Four With Trading Insider Trips on Health-Care Policy. The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2017.

Federal prosecutors filed insider-trading charges concerning information about government-funding levels for cancer treatments and kidney dialysis.

2) WannaCry and now EternalBlue threats prove cybersecurity review is a must. Healthcare IT News, May 24, 2017.

Recent cyberattacks and threats prove that healthcare organizations must re-evaluate security procedures.

3) Doctor who faced retaliation for raising concerns about double-booked surgeries wins lawsuit. Boston Globe, May 24, 2017.

A neurosurgeon was illegally forced out of his job for objecting to a policy that allowed a surgeon to perform two complex surgeries simultaneously.

4) German court favors vaccination of child in parents’ dispute. Reuters, May 23, 2017.

Germany ruled that a father could have his child vaccinated, even though the mother of the child is opposed.

5) Health-Tech Startups Pivot as Obamacare Uncertainty Mounts. The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2017.

Some health startups are revamping to grapple with the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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