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) Healthcare breaches by the numbers. Healthcare IT News, December 2, 2015.

Healthcare breach statistics are stunning and come with a $6 billion price tag.

2) Gene Editing Gets Easier as Experts Discuss Fears. NBC News, December 1, 2015.

Researchers said they have found an easier way to “edit” DNA using a controversial technique.

3) FDA Sends Warning Letters to Five Supplement Makers. The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2015.

The FDA has sent warning letters regarding the use of picamilon, a substance that is not approved as a dietary supplement or drug.

4) 90% of Healthcare Institutions Employ Non HIPAA-Compliant Messaging Apps. Health IT Outcomes, November 30, 2015.

Many healthcare institutions use messaging apps that cannot provide the necessary security to meet federal regulations.

5) Port Huron doctor charged with Medicaid fraud. The Times Herald, December 2, 2015.

A Port Huron doctor was arraigned on nine counts of Medicaid fraud, nine counts of health care fraud, and one count of operating a criminal enterprise.

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