Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:
- Hackers taking aim at crucial COVID-19 vaccine ‘cold chain’ says IBM Healthcare IT News
A global phishing campaign is underway targeting companies involved with the refrigerated supply chain infrastructure needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
- AstraZeneca sells former blockbuster cholesterol drug for $320 million Reuters
AstraZeneca will sell Crestor to a German pharmaceutical company.
- CMS adds 60+ services to Medicare’s telehealth list in final rule: 7 details Becker’s Hospital Review
CMS released the 2021 physician fee schedule that expanded on telehealth services.
- US panel: 1st vaccines to health care workers, nursing homes AP
One government advisory panel is urging that vaccines be made available to health care workers and nursing home residents first.
- Beware of insider cyber threats, AMA warns hospitals Becker’s Hospital Review
Hospitals and health systems must watch out for Ryuk ransomware that encrypts data, making it inaccessible.
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