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) Appeals court affirms 45-year term for Oakland County cancer doctor. Crain’s, May 25, 2016.

Farid Fata’s sentence for putting hundreds of patients through needless treatments was affirmed.

2) Diabetes Technology Society launches cybersecurity standard for medical devices. Healthcare IT News, May 24, 2016.

Cybersecurity standards have been released for networked-connected smart medical devices.

3) Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say. The New York Times, May 25, 2016.

Proactive research leads to this hypothesis, given the origins of plaque and balls that pockmark the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

4) Study: FDA needs tougher device rules to protect women. The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 26, 2016.

A Northwestern University analysis found that the FDA has approved numerous high-risk devices for women based on weak clinical studies.

5) Feds jump into whistle-blower lawsuit against Prime. Modern Healthcare, May 24, 2016.

The Department of Justice has joined a suit against Prime Healthcare Services alleging that the chain billed for inpatients that should have been treated as outpatients.

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