MedClimate Health News Daily http://medclimate.com/feed en-us Copyright MedClimate, Inc2017 Lawmaker probes insurers' opioid pricing policies http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:36:01 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer The top Democrat on the House oversight committee wants insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to prove that their drug pricing policies aren’t contributing to the opioid epidemic. The probe is in response to an investigation published in September, which indicated that many insurers limit access to less-addictive pain medications while providing easier access to generic opioid medications. Lawmaker probes insurers' opioid pricing policies http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:36:01 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The top Democrat on the House oversight committee wants insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to prove that their drug pricing policies aren’t contributing to the opioid epidemic. The probe is in response to an investigation published in September, which indicated that many insurers limit access to less-addictive pain medications while providing easier access to generic opioid medications. Lawmaker probes insurers' opioid pricing policies http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:36:01 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: It The top Democrat on the House oversight committee wants insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to prove that their drug pricing policies aren’t contributing to the opioid epidemic. The probe is in response to an investigation published in September, which indicated that many insurers limit access to less-addictive pain medications while providing easier access to generic opioid medications. Lawmaker probes insurers' opioid pricing policies http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/elijah-cummings-probe-insurers-opioid-crisis?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:36:01 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: It The top Democrat on the House oversight committee wants insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to prove that their drug pricing policies aren’t contributing to the opioid epidemic. The probe is in response to an investigation published in September, which indicated that many insurers limit access to less-addictive pain medications while providing easier access to generic opioid medications. How many VA doctors are there? No one really knows, GAO report says http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/va-doctors-number-unknown-gao-report?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/va-doctors-number-unknown-gao-report?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:03:56 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare How many doctors are working in Veterans Administration medical centers across the country? It’s anyone’s guess. The Veterans Health Administration can’t be sure it has enough doctors to keep with up with veterans’ growing health needs, because it has no way to track contract physicians and physician trainees, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report released Thursday. Uninsured rate ticks up to 12.3%, Gallup says http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/uninsured-rate-ticks-up-to-12-3-gallup-says?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/uninsured-rate-ticks-up-to-12-3-gallup-says?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:58:32 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer The uninsured rate was 12.3% in the third quarter of 2017, according to the newly released Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index survey, an increase of 1.4 percentage points—representing nearly 3.5 million adults—since the uninsured rate reached an all-time low of 10.9% in the third and fourth quarters of 2016. Anthem’s new digital hub offers all-in-one platform for benefits, claims and wellness data http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/technology/anthem-engage-digital-platform-claims-data-wellness-member-engagement?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/technology/anthem-engage-digital-platform-claims-data-wellness-member-engagement?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:38:59 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Anthem has launched a new digital platform, known as Engage. The new service pulls together health plan and benefits data, individual clinical and claims information, as well as data pulled from wellness apps into a single hub to improve member engagement. Anthem’s new digital hub offers all-in-one platform for benefits, claims and wellness data http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/technology/anthem-engage-digital-platform-claims-data-wellness-member-engagement?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/technology/anthem-engage-digital-platform-claims-data-wellness-member-engagement?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:38:59 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Payer Anthem has launched a new digital platform, known as Engage. The new service pulls together health plan and benefits data, individual clinical and claims information, as well as data pulled from wellness apps into a single hub to improve member engagement. Anthem’s new digital hub offers all-in-one platform for benefits, claims and wellness data http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/technology/anthem-engage-digital-platform-claims-data-wellness-member-engagement?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/technology/anthem-engage-digital-platform-claims-data-wellness-member-engagement?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:38:59 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Anthem has launched a new digital platform, known as Engage. The new service pulls together health plan and benefits data, individual clinical and claims information, as well as data pulled from wellness apps into a single hub to improve member engagement. Use salary survey data with caution during physician compensation negotiations http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/physician-salary-surveys-guidepost-negotiations-neurologists?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/physician-salary-surveys-guidepost-negotiations-neurologists?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:12:00 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare How much does the average neurologist make? Is it almost $315,000? Or less than $250,000? It depends on which salary survey you look at, which is why doctors should use those compensation reports with caution when trying to determine whether they are fairly compensated. Intermountain Healthcare abandons regional approach to care http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/intermountain-healthcare-abandons-regional-approach-to-care?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/intermountain-healthcare-abandons-regional-approach-to-care?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:02:21 CDT Ilene MacDonald at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Beginning Dec. 1, the Salt Lake City-based nonprofit system’s new structure will operate under the direction of the system’s executive leadership team and will focus on community care and specialty care to provide faster, more direct care to patients. Athenahealth trims 9% of its workforce, reports $4M loss due to hurricanes Irma and Harvey http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/athenahealth-workforce-cut-hurricane-harvey-irma-earnings-financials?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/athenahealth-workforce-cut-hurricane-harvey-irma-earnings-financials?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:47:53 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It After reporting slower-than-expected growth, Athenahealth plans to cut 9% of its workforce to streamline its operational efficiencies and simplify the company’s management structure. CEO Jonathan Bush said the cuts are intended to “make the company move faster.” Athenahealth trims 9% of its workforce, reports $4M loss due to hurricanes Irma and Harvey http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/athenahealth-workforce-cut-hurricane-harvey-irma-earnings-financials?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/athenahealth-workforce-cut-hurricane-harvey-irma-earnings-financials?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:47:53 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It After reporting slower-than-expected growth, Athenahealth plans to cut 9% of its workforce to streamline its operational efficiencies and simplify the company’s management structure. CEO Jonathan Bush said the cuts are intended to “make the company move faster.” Athenahealth trims 9% of its workforce, reports $4M loss due to hurricanes Irma and Harvey http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/athenahealth-workforce-cut-hurricane-harvey-irma-earnings-financials?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/athenahealth-workforce-cut-hurricane-harvey-irma-earnings-financials?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:47:53 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare After reporting slower-than-expected growth, Athenahealth plans to cut 9% of its workforce to streamline its operational efficiencies and simplify the company’s management structure. CEO Jonathan Bush said the cuts are intended to “make the company move faster.” Alexander-Murray bill nets 24 co-sponsors—some of whom want to make the deal more conservative http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/alexander-murray-bill-24-co-sponsors-trump-subsidies?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/alexander-murray-bill-24-co-sponsors-trump-subsidies?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:33:57 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray said Thursday that their Affordable Care Act stabilization bill had amassed 24 co-sponsors, including 12 Republicans. Two of those co-sponsors, however, are working on ways to make the bill more conservative. Alexander-Murray bill nets 24 co-sponsors—some of whom want to make the deal more conservative http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/alexander-murray-bill-24-co-sponsors-trump-subsidies?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/alexander-murray-bill-24-co-sponsors-trump-subsidies?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:33:57 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray said Thursday that their Affordable Care Act stabilization bill had amassed 24 co-sponsors, including 12 Republicans. Two of those co-sponsors, however, are working on ways to make the bill more conservative. Former employees sue respiratory therapy supplier Lincare over February data breach http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/lincare-class-action-lawsuit-data-breach-legal-ocr-fine-phishing-scam?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/lincare-class-action-lawsuit-data-breach-legal-ocr-fine-phishing-scam?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:44:28 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The nation’s largest supplier of home respiratory-therapy products, which was previously fined for violating HIPAA, is now being sued by a group of former employees, who say the company failed to implement “the most basic security safeguards” which led to a breach of their personal data. Former employees sue respiratory therapy supplier Lincare over February data breach http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/lincare-class-action-lawsuit-data-breach-legal-ocr-fine-phishing-scam?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/lincare-class-action-lawsuit-data-breach-legal-ocr-fine-phishing-scam?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:44:28 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The nation’s largest supplier of home respiratory-therapy products, which was previously fined for violating HIPAA, is now being sued by a group of former employees, who say the company failed to implement “the most basic security safeguards” which led to a breach of their personal data. House Committee wants Nuance to share lessons from NotPetya Attack http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/house-committee-wants-nuance-share-lessons-notpetya-attack http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/house-committee-wants-nuance-share-lessons-notpetya-attack Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:39:25 CDT walmeida at Healthcare IT News - Government & Policy House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon is asking Nuance Communications to provide further insight into the massive NotPetya attack that struck the company in June and continues to disrupt operations. In a letter addressed to the major voice and language tool provider’s CEO Paul Ricci, Walden asked Nuance to provide details on the original infection and any lingering effects. [Also: When malware strikes: How Nuance avoided disaster after falling victim to Petya] “While Nuance has announced that impacted services have been fully restored, Nuance’s original infection and its effects add to the growing list of concerns about the potential consequences of cyber threats to the healthcare sector,” Walden wrote. “It’s important, therefore, for the committee to understand the details of this event so we can work together to ensure appropriate lessons are identified and addressed,” he continued. The hope, Walden said, is that Nuance’s experience may benefit others in the healthcare sector. [Also: Nuance still down after Petya cyberattack, offers customers alternative tools] The company notified its customers on Aug. 4 that it brought back online ‘substantially all of its clients on the flagship eScription LH platform. As for the current status of other platforms, Nuance did not respond to a request for comment by time of publication. Nuance was part of the global NotPetya attack on June 27 that devastated organizations around the globe. Biopharmaceutical giant Merck was also a victim and recently admitted its production and shipping abilities have been hindered since falling victim to NotPetya. Several U.S. health systems were also impacted by the cyberattack, with one Pennsylvania system replacing its entire network. FedEx has also revealed that NotPetya caused permanent damage to its systems. The letter follows others sent to Merck and HHS requesting explanations on the impact of NotPetya on those organizations. Twitter: @JessieFDavis Email the writer: jessica.davis@himssmedia.com Primary Topic: Privacy & SecurityAdditional Topics: PolicyTechnologySecurityTechnologySecuritySpecific Terms: Privacy & SecurityPrivacy & SecurityCustom Tags: Privacy & SecurityPrivacy & SecurityDisable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: House Committee wants Nuance to share lessons from NotPetya AttackNewsletter hed: House Committee wants Nuance to share lessons from NotPetya AttackNewsletter teaser: Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Greg Walden is hoping Nuance’s experience falling victim to the global cyberattack in June can provide valuable insights for other organizations.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon is asking Nuance Communications to provide further insight into the massive NotPetya attack that struck the company in June and continues to disrupt operations.

In a letter addressed to the major voice and language tool provider’s CEO Paul Ricci, Walden asked Nuance to provide details on the original infection and any lingering effects.

[Also: When malware strikes: How Nuance avoided disaster after falling victim to Petya]

“While Nuance has announced that impacted services have been fully restored, Nuance’s original infection and its effects add to the growing list of concerns about the potential consequences of cyber threats to the healthcare sector,” Walden wrote.

“It’s important, therefore, for the committee to understand the details of this event so we can work together to ensure appropriate lessons are identified and addressed,” he continued.

The hope, Walden said, is that Nuance’s experience may benefit others in the healthcare sector.

[Also: Nuance still down after Petya cyberattack, offers customers alternative tools]

The company notified its customers on Aug. 4 that it brought back online ‘substantially all of its clients on the flagship eScription LH platform. As for the current status of other platforms, Nuance did not respond to a request for comment by time of publication.

Nuance was part of the global NotPetya attack on June 27 that devastated organizations around the globe. Biopharmaceutical giant Merck was also a victim and recently admitted its production and shipping abilities have been hindered since falling victim to NotPetya.

Several U.S. health systems were also impacted by the cyberattack, with one Pennsylvania system replacing its entire network. FedEx has also revealed that NotPetya caused permanent damage to its systems.

The letter follows others sent to Merck and HHS requesting explanations on the impact of NotPetya on those organizations.

Twitter: @JessieFDavis
Email the writer: jessica.davis@himssmedia.com

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NCCIH introduces Know the Science initiative http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nccih-introduces-know-science-initiative http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nccih-introduces-know-science-initiative Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:45:00 CDT NIH News Release Science literacy efforts include interactive modules, videos to equip consumers for informed decision-making. ]]> Trump administration approves Oregon's 1332 waiver http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/cms-approves-oregon-s-1332-waiver-but-other-states-not-so-lucky?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/cms-approves-oregon-s-1332-waiver-but-other-states-not-so-lucky?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:06:57 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer More than a week after Oklahoma withdrew its application for a state innovation waiver—citing the government’s failure to approve it in a timely manner—another state that applied for a similar waiver has gotten a much different result. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent a letter to Oregon officials on Thursday informing them that it had approved their application to set up a reinsurance program. Use root-cause analysis to prevent avoidable admissions http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ambulatory-care/root-cause-analysis-hospital-preventable-admissions-medical-errors?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ambulatory-care/root-cause-analysis-hospital-preventable-admissions-medical-errors?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:59:30 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Providers often apply root-cause analysis when examining medical errors or adverse outcomes, but hospitals could apply the same approach to determine which admissions may be preventable. Education, communication the cure for compassion fatigue in nurses, experts say http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/patient-engagement/education-communication-cure-for-compassion-fatigue-nurses-experts-say?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/patient-engagement/education-communication-cure-for-compassion-fatigue-nurses-experts-say?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:55:02 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Burnout and stress impact healthcare workers at all levels, but for nurses it can lead to lapses in the quality of care they provide. Nurses can take steps to protect their well-being, and the safety of their patients, by educating themselves on the risks.  Underinsured rate climbing among American adults http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/underinsured-rate-climbing-among-american-adults?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/underinsured-rate-climbing-among-american-adults?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:36:57 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Despite all the progress that the Affordable Care Act has made in reducing the number of uninsured individuals, a significant share of U.S. adults are still underinsured. An estimated 41 million people—or 28% of U.S. adults ages 19 to 64—who were insured all year as of late 2016 were also underinsured, according to an analysis from The Commonwealth Fund. A 'dangerous duo': Opioids, anticoagulants involved in 40% of medication-related liability claims http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/opioids-anticoagulants-coverys-medication-liability-claims?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/opioids-anticoagulants-coverys-medication-liability-claims?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:08:32 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Opioids are involved in more medication-related liability claims than any other type of drug, according to a new analysis, with anticoagulants the second most likely to be involved. A big disconnect: New report finds many doctors and patients don't speak the same language http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/gap-languages-patients-doctors-doximity-communication?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/gap-languages-patients-doctors-doximity-communication?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:03:51 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Despite an increase in the number of bilingual physicians in the United States, in many places there’s still a big gap between the languages that patients speak and those of their doctors. Some areas of the country lack doctors who can speak the same language as large groups of patients, according to the first-ever national study to examine the different languages spoken by doctors. UnitedHealth asks judge to scrap Medicare Advantage overpayment rule http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/unitedhealth-lawsuit-cms-medicare-advantage-overpayment?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/unitedhealth-lawsuit-cms-medicare-advantage-overpayment?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:01:00 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer UnitedHealth, fresh off a victory in a fraud case the government brought against it, has filed a motion in a separate case to ask a federal judge to throw out a Medicare Advantage overpayment rule. The motion is part of a lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth and its affiliates in early 2016. UnitedHealth asks judge to scrap Medicare Advantage overpayment rule http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/unitedhealth-lawsuit-cms-medicare-advantage-overpayment?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/unitedhealth-lawsuit-cms-medicare-advantage-overpayment?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:01:00 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare UnitedHealth, fresh off a victory in a fraud case the government brought against it, has filed a motion in a separate case to ask a federal judge to throw out a Medicare Advantage overpayment rule. The motion is part of a lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth and its affiliates in early 2016. Rep. Greg Walden prods Nuance for more information about NotPetya attack http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/greg-walden-nuance-notpetya-cybersecurity-software-malware-cyberattack?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/greg-walden-nuance-notpetya-cybersecurity-software-malware-cyberattack?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:36 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Adding to requests to Merck and HHS, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has asked the software company Nuance to provide more information about the NotPetya malware attack that shut down transcription applications used by hospitals around the country. Rep. Greg Walden prods Nuance for more information about NotPetya attack http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/greg-walden-nuance-notpetya-cybersecurity-software-malware-cyberattack?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/greg-walden-nuance-notpetya-cybersecurity-software-malware-cyberattack?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:36 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Adding to requests to Merck and HHS, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has asked the software company Nuance to provide more information about the NotPetya malware attack that shut down transcription applications used by hospitals around the country. Rep. Greg Walden prods Nuance for more information about NotPetya attack http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/greg-walden-nuance-notpetya-cybersecurity-software-malware-cyberattack?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/greg-walden-nuance-notpetya-cybersecurity-software-malware-cyberattack?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:36 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Adding to requests to Merck and HHS, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has asked the software company Nuance to provide more information about the NotPetya malware attack that shut down transcription applications used by hospitals around the country. 3 lessons for the FDA following Abbott’s cybersecurity recall http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/abbott-pacemakers-fda-st-jude-medical-recall-cybersecurity-firmware-update?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/abbott-pacemakers-fda-st-jude-medical-recall-cybersecurity-firmware-update?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:47 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Less than two months after the FDA issued a firmware update for 465,000 Abbott-manufactured cardiac devices with cybersecurity flaws, experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Michigan said there are lessons to be learned to improve cybersecurity-related recalls moving forward. 3 lessons for the FDA following Abbott’s cybersecurity recall http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/abbott-pacemakers-fda-st-jude-medical-recall-cybersecurity-firmware-update?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/abbott-pacemakers-fda-st-jude-medical-recall-cybersecurity-firmware-update?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:47 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Less than two months after the FDA issued a firmware update for 465,000 Abbott-manufactured cardiac devices with cybersecurity flaws, experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Michigan said there are lessons to be learned to improve cybersecurity-related recalls moving forward. 3 lessons for the FDA following Abbott’s cybersecurity recall http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/abbott-pacemakers-fda-st-jude-medical-recall-cybersecurity-firmware-update?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/abbott-pacemakers-fda-st-jude-medical-recall-cybersecurity-firmware-update?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:47 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Less than two months after the FDA issued a firmware update for 465,000 Abbott-manufactured cardiac devices with cybersecurity flaws, experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Michigan said there are lessons to be learned to improve cybersecurity-related recalls moving forward. Highmark Health's Allegheny Health Network announces $1B investment to build, renovate hospitals http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/highmark-health-s-allegheny-health-network-announces-1b-capital-investments?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/highmark-health-s-allegheny-health-network-announces-1b-capital-investments?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:59:11 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Highmark Health's Allegheny Health Network will invest $1 billion to build a new state-of-the-art hospital and new "neighborhood hospitals" and to renovate existing hospitals. Insurers, state officials back bipartisan Alexander-Murray health bill despite its uncertain fate http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/insurers-state-officials-alexander-murray-bill-trump?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/insurers-state-officials-alexander-murray-bill-trump?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:56:21 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Health insurers and state officials are lining up in support of two senators’ bipartisan proposal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act—even as the measure’s fate appears to be getting dimmer. In fact, the White House may be looking for the Alexander-Murray bill to roll back the individual mandate, which would likely sap it of Democratic support. Insurers, state officials back bipartisan Alexander-Murray health bill despite its uncertain fate http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/insurers-state-officials-alexander-murray-bill-trump?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/insurers-state-officials-alexander-murray-bill-trump?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:56:21 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Health insurers and state officials are lining up in support of two senators’ bipartisan proposal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act—even as the measure’s fate appears to be getting dimmer. In fact, the White House may be looking for the Alexander-Murray bill to roll back the individual mandate, which would likely sap it of Democratic support. Hurricane Harvey took heavy toll on Houston-area physician practices; rebuilding continues http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/hurricane-harvey-houston-physician-practices-rebuild?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/hurricane-harvey-houston-physician-practices-rebuild?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:51:26 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare While the headlines focused on the hospitals forced to evacuate patients, the floods caused by Hurricane Harvey also forced nearly two-thirds of doctors in the Houston area to temporarily close their practices. The hurricane took a major toll on physicians and their practices, and that disruption affected significant numbers of patients, according to the Texas Medical Association. AHRQ's Gopal Khanna lays out his vision for the agency’s data-driven future http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/ahrq-gopal-khanna-health-data-patient-engagement-executives-analytics?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/ahrq-gopal-khanna-health-data-patient-engagement-executives-analytics?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:14 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The new director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is placing a premium on data. Laying out a four-point strategy for "AHRQ 2.0," Gopal Khanna wants to build a "data-driven digital enterprise platform" and get more healthcare executives to prioritize data collection. AHRQ's Gopal Khanna lays out his vision for the agency’s data-driven future http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/ahrq-gopal-khanna-health-data-patient-engagement-executives-analytics?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/ahrq-gopal-khanna-health-data-patient-engagement-executives-analytics?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:14 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The new director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is placing a premium on data. Laying out a four-point strategy for "AHRQ 2.0," Gopal Khanna wants to build a "data-driven digital enterprise platform" and get more healthcare executives to prioritize data collection.