Banner Health Investigated for Cyberattack

Verizon has re-examined the data within their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) series to focus in on the healthcare sector’s unique profile and security challenges, and particularly the use/abuse of protected health information (PHI). Verizon’s 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) is underpinned by 1,368 incidents from this caseload covering 27 countries.

2018-03-20T22:32:17+00:00 By |Big Data, Healthcare IT, Services|

Most Expensive Conditions By Payer; Economic Impact On Society

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) collected the hospital visits and costs associated with different medical conditions classified by the Clinical Classifications Software principal diagnosis category and compiled a report with the ability of comparing medical conditions. The average hospital stay in the US costs just over $10,700, based on an analysis of recent data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). AMA's latest National Economic Impact of Physicians report provides data...

Unique Cybersecurity Challenges for Healthcare Sector

Verizon has re-examined the data within their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) series to focus in on the healthcare sector’s unique profile and security challenges, and particularly the use/abuse of protected health information (PHI). Verizon’s 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) is underpinned by 1,368 incidents from this caseload covering 27 countries.

2018-03-13T21:14:21+00:00 By |Big Data, Healthcare IT, Services|

Flaws Found in Recent 340B Study? AHA Responds To NEJM

The shift under way in payment in US health care - from volume to value - has sparked interest in new contracting arrangements to pay for prescription drugs. The objective of these new arrangements is to reward successful outcomes of medication use in patients, rather than pay based on the volume of drugs sold. Unfortunately, value-based contract barriers stand in the way of one approach to managing drug costs and obtaining better value for money spent. However, achieving the full potential of these contracts will necessitate regulatory and other changes.

2018-02-06T20:07:26+00:00 By |Big Data, Managed Care, Trends|

Asthma Management Costs: $80 Billion Annually To Breathe Easier

Asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Healthcare leaders’ continuing efforts to alleviate the trending asthma management costs will have long-term benefits for patients and providers alike.

Economic Impact of Physicians: Data Reflects Job Growth Decline

The AMA's latest National Economic Impact of Physicians report provides data that can be used by key health care policymakers, legislators and thought leaders. It also demonstrates how physician practices both ensure the health and well-being of communities as well as support local economies and enable jobs, growth and prosperity.

Premature Death Rising: Stakeholders Combat Challenges

America’s Health Rankings Annual Report, now in its 28th year, provides a holistic view of the health of the nation and of each state by analyzing 35 measures of behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes data. The rise of premature death is a concern shared by health care professionals, payers, and leadership as well as their members.

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