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Data breach costs continue to rise across healthcare industry

The healthcare industry had the highest cost of a data breach for the ninth consecutive year, costing organizations nearly $ 6.5 million on average – more than 60 percent higher than other industries. These were among the findings of the “Cost of a Data Breach Report” from IBM Security and Ponemon Institute, which also revealed… Read More »

ONC, CMS proposed rules continue to come under fire from stakeholders

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should scrap their proposed rules on interoperability and start over. That’s the contention of the Health Innovation Alliance (formerly Health IT Now), a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers. Earlier this year, ONC issued a… Read More »

Feds continue to refuse to make CBD legal without explicit FDA approval

(Photo: Adobe Stock) This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterated that hemp-derived cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is illegal to add to food, beauty or health products without prior FDA approval, or to make health claims for CBD. Despite the big farm bill President Trump signed off on this week which designates… Read More »