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Ransomware: Hackers hit several hospitals
Several hospitals in the country have suffered attacks in recent months in which hackers encrypted their data and then demanded a ransom for unlocking the files. Media reports have publicized the agony at Methodist Hospital in Kentucky, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, and...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 2271 Psychiatrists on patient floors
Some of the leading hospitals in the country have begun placing psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals into medical units among growing awareness that mental health problems are widely prevalent in the U.S. Greater use of mental health professionals in the inpatient setting is a ...[MORE]
Article 2270 EEOC sues hospital over vaccination policy
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC, on grounds it did not accommodate its employees’ religious beliefs when it fired three of them for refusing to take the flu vaccination. According to EEOC's complaint, Mission Hospital requires employees ...[MORE]
Article 2269 Expanding definition of healthcare
The U.S. is often pilloried for spending too much on healthcare and yet receiving poor returns, in contrast to other high-income countries which seem to have healthier populations because they spend more on social services than they do on healthcare. Advocates of higher spending on social ...[MORE]
Article 2268 Doctors ignore radiology advice
Approximately one in three radiology recommendations that call for additional clinical action are not followed by treating physicians, and many are not even acknowledged, according to a study presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society. As reported by Medscape ...[MORE]
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6/24/2016
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