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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.

How Penn Medicine 'nudges' clinicians towards better decisions

May 24, 2019

Penn Medicine in 2016 launched its so-called "nudge unit," a group focused on making it easier to implement subtle changes within a hospital to improve decision-making, and now, Sujatha Changolkar, clinical research coordinator for the Penn nudge unit, and colleagues are sharing how others can make nudges work at their organizations.

A record-breaking number of health care data breaches were reported in April

May 22, 2019

Health care entities in April reported 45 data breaches to HHS, marking the highest number of reported health care-related breaches in one month since the agency began tracking such breaches in an online database in 2010, according to a report published by HHS' Office for Civil Rights.

Hospitals are using this military-inspired technology to monitor their patients remotely

May 16, 2019

Hospitals throughout the United States are using patient monitoring units located outside of the hospital ward to alert clinicians to changes in patients' vital signs that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Chinese citizen indicted for stealing health data of 79M US residents

May 14, 2019

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced that a federal grand jury has indicted a Chinese citizen, Fujie Wang, and unnamed accomplices for cyber intrusions into U.S. companies, including the 2015 Anthem data breach that affected nearly 79 million U.S. residents.

Inside Thrive Local—Kaiser's plan to add social services into the EHR

May 14, 2019

Kaiser Permanente last week announced it will launch Thrive Local, a social health network aimed at connecting health and social services providers.

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