Tag Archives: Medical

Medicare lacks cyber oversight of hospitals’ networked medical devices: OIG

Dive Brief: The HHS Office of Inspector General has found Medicare lacks consistent cybersecurity oversight of networked medical devices in hospitals. Without proper cybersecurity controls, these devices can be compromised with the potential for patient harm, according to OIG. CMS’ survey protocol is devoid of requirements for networked device cybersecurity. OIG’s review revealed Medicare accreditation… Read More »

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve… Read More »

New York City emergency medical workers prepare for layoffs

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) lift a patient into an ambulance while wearing protective gear, as the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in New York City, New York, March 24, 2020. Stefan Jeremiah | Reuters The head of New York City’s emergency medical services union said Wednesday the city is preparing to lay off hundreds… Read More »

Uber Health’s non-emergency medical transportation platform addresses the social determinants

A partnership between Uber Health and American Logistics is changing the way patients receive non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). A recent HIMSS20 Digital session dove into just how important it is to provide transportation for patients. Every year, four million medical appointments are missed or delayed because patients can’t get there. “Access to transportation is a… Read More »

Medical mystery: A headache that wouldn’t go away – The Philadelphia Inquirer

After she tried pain medication, physical therapy and massage to the area, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications, and chiropractic treatments, her doctor performed various diagnostic tests. An MRI of the brain and sinuses, and a full eye exam all came back normal. This was good news, as it ruled out some more serious causes of headaches… Read More »