Healthcare Data Breaches Up 40% Since 2015

Watch out for 'spear phishing' • by Alexandria Wilson Pecci HealthLeaders Media February 26, 2017 When a U.S. Attorney called South Florida "an epicenter of identity theft" last month, it was in the context of announcing federal charges against more than 100 [...]

2017-02-28T17:21:32-05:00February 28th, 2017|Health News|

FDA Clears ‘Painless’ Blood Draw

Push-button device collects 100 μL of blood from upper arm • by Kristen Monaco Contributing Writer, MedPage Today February 27, 2017 • This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and: WASHINGTON -- A push-button blood collection device billed as "virtually painless" received [...]

2017-02-28T17:17:50-05:00February 28th, 2017|Health News|

Should Dentists Screen for Diabetes?

Link to gum disease suggests that it would flag patients otherwise undiagnosed • by Jeff Minerd Contributing Writer, MedPage Today February 22, 2017 • This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and: Action Points • Patients with mild-to-severe periodontitis had significantly higher mean [...]

2017-02-28T17:16:06-05:00February 28th, 2017|Health News|

Everyday Exposure to EM Fields Can Disrupt Pacemakers

Lower sensitivity and bipolar sensing recommended • by Nicole Lou Reporter, MedPage Today/ February 27, 2017 Like implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) before them, pacemakers were found to be susceptible to interference from electromagnetic fields emitted from personal electronics, household appliances, and power lines, [...]

2017-02-28T17:04:40-05:00February 28th, 2017|Health News|

The importance of shared decision-making in the ER

by Ilene MacDonald | FierceHealthcare Feb 7, 2017 12:05pm Shared decision-making, the cornerstone of patient-centered care, often takes place in non-emergency care settings where patients have the luxury of more time to talk to their clinicians and consider all their options. [...]

2017-02-07T17:34:37-05:00February 7th, 2017|Health News|