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Broad implications from Sony’s plight
Sony Pictures faces expensive fines and expensive litigation after cyber attackers made public medical records and Social Security numbers of some of its employees and their dependents, along with credit card information, passwords, salary and other compensation, and details such as alcohol-induced...[MORE]
Articles of Interest
Article 2020 Heart patients improve when doctors are away
High-risk patients with heart failure and cardiac arrest hospitalized in teaching hospitals had lower 30-day mortality when admitted during dates of national cardiology meetings, according to a study published in December in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study also found high-risk patients ...[MORE]
Article 2019 IRS issues final billing, collections guide
The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued its final guidance in late December to hospitals specifying they are to protect patients from abusive collections practices and provide them information about available financial assistance. These provisions are already in place under the Affordable ...[MORE]
Article 2018 The promise of mobile stroke-units
Cleveland and Houston are testing the use of a $1 million ambulance equipped and staffed to provide care to patients having a stroke, including CT scans and thrombolytic drugs. The effort is modeled on the German practice of deploying an expert care team to stroke-victims as soon as possible. ...[MORE]
Article 2017 Severe flu season anticipated
CDC reported in early January the country may be in for a severe flu season, in part because this year’s vaccine is not a good match with the predominant flu strains. The agency adds influenza-like-illness has been over baseline for the past several weeks, virological surveillance shows a lot of ...[MORE]
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2/26/2015
A Special Session for PHLIP Physician Risk Officers & Risk Managers

2/27/2015
14th Annual PHTS Medical Staff Leadership Advance

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