“How much do IT breaches cost the healthcare industry annually?”

In 2013, the healthcare industry was responsible for almost half of all major data breaches.  Not counting the recent breach of 4.5 million medical records from Community Health Systems, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has tracked 944…

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Six ways physicians can prevent patient injury and avoid lawsuits

Medical malpractice suits happen every day and it takes a toll on the physician, especially when the physician tried their best to help a patient. Risks surrounds physicians every day from alleged diagnostic errors to inadequate follow-up. By recognizing what…

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Do Medical Malpractice Costs Affect the Delivery of Health Care?

Rapidly rising medical malpractice premiums have become an issue of increasing concern for physicians. Between 2000 and 2002, premiums rose by an average of 15%. The rise in premiums fluctuates based on specialty and geographic areas. Premiums for general surgeons…

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Health care data breaches have hit 30M patients and counting

The recent theft of 4.5 million medical records by Chinese hackers highlights one undeniable truth about health care data: it’s valuable, and bad people want it. Hackers reportedly stole personal data from Community Health Systems patients, including their Social Security…

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Some Cyber Security Experts Recommend Shutting Down Obamacare Site

The website to enroll for the new marketplace has been deemed unsafe and expert suggest temporarily shutting it down to due potential cyber threats. The website collects vital information such as social security numbers, email addresses, and other information that…

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13 Statistics on the Projected Costs of Medical Malpractice Claims in 2014

The cost of medical malpractice is growing at the slowest rate in 14 years, however it is still involves a large financial consequences for hospitals in 2012. The Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark reports these findings: For events occurring…

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Top 5 Complaints From Patients That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice

Most medical malpractice suits begin with a complaint or issue that the patient felt was not resolved. Below are the top 5 complains that patients have about their doctors: Long wait times: this is the chief complain that most patients…

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Where Do Most Medical Malpractice Suits Stem From?

A new study published in the British Medical Journal on July 18th  looked at over 7,000 medical malpractice claims for research purposes, more specifically primary care doctors. They found that the most commom medical malpractice cases were because of missed…

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What is the True Cost of a Data Breach?

Lost data can mean a loss of intellectual property that is hard to put a value on. It would definitely include fines, lawsuits and an evaluation of technology or policy. The cost of a lost record in the US is…

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5 Reasons You Should Have Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber liability insurance seems like it would be something that only big organizations would need, but that definitely is not the case and here is why:   It is more affordable than one would think- There are a vast array…

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