Insurer Pays $5.1M OCR Penalty for Data Breach Involving 9.3M Patients

By Jessica Davis January 15, 2021 – New York-based Excellus Well being Plan, doing enterprise as Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Univera Healthcare, agreed to a $5.1 million civil financial penalty and a corrective motion plan with the Workplace for Civil Rights to resolve attainable HIPAA failures discovered after a 2015 information breach impacting 9.three million sufferers. The […]

Cerner Leadership Adjustments, Other Key Executives Hires

Cerner introduced some management adjustments selling long-time associates Travis Dalton to Chief Consumer & Providers Officer and Dan Devers to Chief Authorized Counsel. After lengthy, revered, significant careers at Cerner, John Peterzalek and Randy Sims will probably be departing. Cognoa, the main pediatric behavioral well being firm growing diagnostic and therapeutic options for kids residing with autism and […]

Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Prostate Cancer Recurrence

By Jessica Kent January 15, 2021 – Artificial intelligence can analyze pre-operative MRI scans to foretell affected person outcomes following prostate most cancers surgical procedure, a study revealed in EBioMedicine. A important think about managing prostate most cancers in males present process surgical procedure is figuring out that are at highest threat of recurrence and prostate […]

Pakistan becomes latest to approve AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Pakistan on Saturday gave the inexperienced gentle to the nation’s first coronavirus vaccine with the approval of AstraZeneca’s inoculation for emergency use.  The nation’s well being minister, Faisal Sultan, knowledgeable Reuters of the emergency approval, which the nation hopes would be the first of many as it battles a rising quantity of COVID-19 instances.  Sultan added that Pakistan additionally […]

Healthcare Now – What’s Next

As we start the brand new yr, we’re optimistic about our international struggle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic. With vaccines beginning to be deployed around the globe and our healthcare employees seeing vital aid on the horizon, we’re looking forward to what the longer term has in retailer.  2020 was a yr in contrast […]

The challenges of cybersecurity during global mass vaccination programmes

The mass vaccine roll-out internationally affords hope that by the summer time we’ll see a glimmer of normality begin to return to our lives. Nonetheless, till then we even have to contemplate the profound challenges of delivering and administering vaccines at scale. The logistical hurdles have been effectively documented however the cybersecurity dangers much less so and […]