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Is your sleep tracker ruining your sleep?

June 17, 2019


Experts warn that the technology designed to help people better understand their sleeping habits actually could worsen insomnia.

Officials launch investigations into data breach affecting Quest, LabCorp

June 12, 2019


Federal and state officials have launched investigations into a data breach that might have exposed the personal information of nearly 12 million Quest Diagnostics patients and eight million Laboratory Corp. of America patients.

It's time to stop the 'administrative creep' in health care, this doctor contends

June 12, 2019


"The demands on medical professionals have escalated relentlessly in the past few decades," and rather than addressing this rise in demand with more resources, health care employers have "manipulated" medical professionals' ethics and commitment to their patients, which "is not just bad strategy" but "bad medicine," Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital, writes in a New York Times opinion piece.

How bots could change health care

June 7, 2019


"It seems nearly everyone believes U.S. health care needs some transformative change to improve quality, expand access, or lower costs," but efforts to bolster access to primary care doctors is "the wrong path," David Asch and colleagues write for the Harvard Business Review, arguing that the right answer is bots.

'Too far, too fast': What industry stakeholders are saying about HHS' proposed data sharing rules

June 6, 2019


In nearly 3,800 comments, key health care industry stakeholders and former policymakers say they support HHS' goal to give patients greater access to their electronic health information, but raised big concerns with the ways HHS has proposed accomplishing that goal.

LabCorp says 7.7M patients might be affected by AMCA data breach

June 5, 2019


Laboratory Corp. of America, known as LabCorp, in a securities filing Tuesday disclosed that data on 7.7 million of its patients might have been breached in the same data security incident that has affected Quest Diagnostics.

Quest discloses data breach affecting nearly 12M patients

June 4, 2019


Quest Diagnostics in a securities filing Monday disclosed that an "unauthorized user" had access to American Medical Collection Agency's system and might have accessed data on 11.9 million Quest patients.

You need 10,000 steps a day to be healthy, right? Maybe not, according to new research.

June 3, 2019


Many fitness trackers are programmed to encourage users to reach 10,000 steps per day, but the results of a new study show that, when it comes to increased longevity, there might not be anything special about that number after all.

Inside the 'ambitious' Alexander-Murray proposal to combat 'surprise' medical bills, lower drug costs

May 24, 2019


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the committee's ranking member, on Thursday unveiled bipartisan draft legislation that aims to address so-called "surprise" medical bills and lower prescription drug costs in the United States.

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