Category Archive for "Hospital malpractice"

“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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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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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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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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The Role of Risk Management in Healthcare Operations

The current economic state has been forcing healthcare organizations to assess their operational efficiencies. Maximizing all profits, and not losing profits has been in the lead of businesses objectives. There are few organizations that can thrive without meeting their expenditures….

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Florida Legislature Passes Stringent New Data Breach Law

Florida legislature passed Senate Bill known as the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014. If the governor signs this Bill, it will impose new requirements on many Florida businesses that handle personal information. Florida will also require notices of any…

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Managing Risk Without Stifling Innovation

Risk management is obviously an important function in all businesses, and can make a company so adverse to risks that innovation becomes disabled. A main part of the problem is that risk managers see their role apart from the role…

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US Offers Companies Broad Standards to Improve Cyber Security

  The government made a version of standards that was meant to help companies, which are in nationally critical industries, defend themselves properly against cyber attacks.  Now the obstacle is to get the private sector on board in adopting these…

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Medical Malpractice Pilot Program is Ready to Become the REAL Thing

In 2002, Judge Douglas McKeon launched a medical malpractice pilot program. The bulk of the program is to settle disputes in a controlled environment with a judge to negotiate early settlements. This method assists with high legal costs associated with…

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