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. McLaren Health and feds reach record $7.75M settlement of drug allegations The Detroit News

McLaren Health Care Corp. agreed to pay a penalty to settle an investigation into officials distributing opioids and other drugs without prescriptions.

  1. OCR Lifts HIPAA Penalties for Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Apps Health IT Security

The Office for Civil Rights lifted penalties for good faith use of online scheduling applications for COVID-19 vaccine appointments during the pandemic.

  1. Rhode Island physician deliberately exposed patients, staff to COVID-19, health director finds Becker’s Hospital Review

A physician’s license has been suspended after facing allegations that he continued to see patients while infected with COVID-19.

  1. Addressing telehealth’s cybersecurity risk will be an industry-wide problem Healthcare IT News

Experts are calling for collaboration to combat cybersecurity risks.

  1. U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Merck appeal in hepatitis C patent fight with Gilead Reuters

A Merck & Co bid to revive a jury verdict against a rival drug maker for patent infringement was rejected.

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