HIPAA breaches can happen even to the best prepared healthcare organizations, but knowing the most common failings can improve your chances of staying in the good graces of the Office for Civil Rights.
International pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced that it will cease U.S. sales of its Essure sterilization device as of December 2018. Although the company is halting distribution because of declining sales, the decision comes amid mounting concerns surrounding its use.
Hysterectomy is the second most common procedure performed for women in the United States. Laparotomy followed by inpatient hospitalization has been the traditional surgical approach. A recent report suggests that fewer women are opting for traditional procedures.
The latest development in a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act breach investigation should serve as a reminder that fines are not the only way the government can punish a healthcare institution for failing to protect patient information. Civil penalties are possible, and the courts are upholding their legality.
“The following sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.” Did you figure it out? Can you? These statements have driven compulsive individuals crazy over the years. It is the “liar’s paradox,” or pseudómenos lógos.
The proliferation of ambulatory surgery centers has not led to a decrease in hospital outpatient surgery department prices, according to a new study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.