Readout of Secretary Price’s Third and Fourth Day in Geneva for World Health Assembly

25. May 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. completed his participation in the 70th World Health Assembly by leading the U.S. delegation in meetings with public health officials from Singapore, the WHO Africa Regional Office, Finland, Norway, the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, and Brazil. These discussions ...

Fitness trackers are largely inaccurate when counting calories, Stanford researchers say – Washington Post

25. May 2017 Health, HIPAA 0
Washington Post Fitness trackers are largely inaccurate when counting calories, Stanford researchers sayWashington PostCalorie counting is a useful way to lose weight, but a new study suggests a fitness tracker could sabotage your efforts. The devices are overwhelmingly popular. For instance, since its inception, the leading brand, Fitbit, has sold at least 30 million …Fitness ...

HIPAA and Disclosure to Media – The National Law Review

24. May 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
JD Supra (press release) HIPAA and Disclosure to MediaThe National Law ReviewLast week, a Texas health system agreed to a $2,400,000 HIPAA settlement arising out of a hospital’s disclosure of a patient’s name in a press release. (See here). Last year, a New York hospital agreed to pay $2,200,000 for allowing media to film in ...

The Health of a Hospital – KARK

24. May 2017 Health, HIPAA 0
KARK The Health of a HospitalKARKThe Health of a Hospital Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. By David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network (ANNN). LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ANNN) …GOP health bill could shred safety net for millionsThe Hill (blog)AHCA could stifle Ohio’s healthcare industry, ...

Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses — their drug counselors – Washington Post

24. May 2017 Health, HIPAA 0
Washington Post Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses — their drug counselorsWashington PostThe man’s losing battle with heroin was laid out right there on the nightstand of the halfway house. There were three morning devotionals, including “God Calling,” geared toward keeping a person’s thoughts pointed heavenward. Then there was the …Drug ...

Cannabidiol slashes seizures in kids with rare epilepsy, study finds – CNN

24. May 2017 Health, HIPAA 0
CNN Cannabidiol slashes seizures in kids with rare epilepsy, study findsCNN(CNN) Cannabidiol, which is found in marijuana plants, reduced the number of convulsive seizures in children with a severe and often fatal epilepsy disorder, according to research published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Among …Marijuana Extract Cuts Seizure Rate In Half For Rare ...