Health Care E-Note - December 2012


In This Issue:

- Health Care Data Breaches Becoming Major Concern

- Hospitals, Doctors Giving Patients Access Through Web Portals

- Number of Concierge Doctors Increases 30 Percent in 2012

- Hospitals Battle for Doctors as Independent Practices Wane

- Study Finds Few Internists Planning to Stick with Primary Care

- Hospitals, Nursing Homes Battle Resistant "Superbug"

- Study Finds Hospital Alarms Not Helpful in Preventing Injuries

- Childbirth Complications Have Hospitals Working to Improve


- Hospitals Spending More to Treat Morbidly Obese Patients

- Settlement Has Medicare Covering More Home Health Care

- Training Doctors to Be People-Oriented Becoming More Popular

- Excerpt from Health Care Data Breaches Becoming Major Concern

Many healthcare organizations allow employees to bring smart phones, tablets and other sophisticated data-gathering devices into their offices and to connect to their networks or enterprise systems, the third annual study on Patient Privacy and Data Security revealed today.

The authors wonder whether BOYD (bring your own device) is a security hazard that healthcare organization are simply not aware of.

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