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) Fast-growing medical scribe industry poses risks to patients, and to product designs. Healthcare IT News, March 2, 2016.

The increased use of electronic health records has led to an increase in unlicensed medical scribes, which can lead to problems for patient safety and EHR usability.

2) FDA still struggling with backlog of generic drug applications. STAT, March 2, 2016.

The FDA is continuing to falter under the workload regarding approving generic medications.

3) Top-selling blood pressure app “very inaccurate.” CBS News, March 2, 2016.

The Instant Blood Pressure app has been downloaded over 100,000 times, but it is wrong eight out of ten times.

4) With HIPAA breaches, no real answer when it comes to blame, expert says. Healthcare IT News, March 2, 2016.

Healthcare operations are complex with many inadequately protected organizations, which leads to a problem when trying to identify the entity that is at fault.

5) Wal-Mart says some pharmacy client data was visible to others online. Reuters, March 2, 2016.

Prescription history and basic information on several thousand online customers was visible, due to a coding mistake.

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