Dallas hospital pays out $3.2 million for HIPAA breach

Dallas hospital pays out $3.2 million for HIPAA breach

Children’s Medical Center had failed to implement procedures that were compliant with HIPAA.  It did not implement risk management plans, nor did it use encryption on all of its laptops, workstations, mobile devices, or removable media...

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Suicide rates soar among female providers

Suicide rates soar among female providers

 “The rate of suicide among women employed in any health profession was higher than for women in other occupations; the difference was statistically significant for women employed as nurses or medical practitioners.” ...

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More Money, More Problems: Costlier hospital stays don’t yield better results

More Money, More Problems: Costlier hospital stays don’t yield better results

High-spending hospitals can’t just start spending less while maintaining the same outcomes. Slicing spending without a plan for protecting patient health would spell disaster.  To cut spending, they would need to implement strategic and complex approaches that insulate their outcomes from their expenditures – a tricky...

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