Data and security breaches can happen through simple human error; failure to follow compliance requirements; actions by rogue employees; or as a result of criminals and nation states disrupting, undermining and holding businesses to ransom.
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When it comes to major change in healthcare policy, it can feel like you’re being thrown off balance. Staying on top of what’s coming and learning how to prepare can be a challenge in itself, and trying to keep it all upright is undoubtedly a tricky task. In our latest e-book, William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE, facilitates the conversation surrounding how to progress during times of change—but it’s going to take skill and patience.
Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics midsize employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
Employers look to their peers for guidance as they pursue destination-employer status. Explore the best-in-class tactics large employers are using to outperform the competition in healthcare cost control and human resource management.
Are advanced practice clinicians such as APNs (advanced practice nurses) and PAs (physician assistants) part of your medical practice?
In a recent Monthly Minute (April 2017), we discussed the importance of good communication as a vital element in the patient-physician relationship, often helping to prevent or mitigate malpractice claims.
These are questions every person working in the Senior Living industry has asked. Staffing has become one of the biggest challenges encountered in the senior housing industry.
Patient satisfaction is an important issue related to risk management. Medical literature suggests that satisfied patients are less likely to sue in the event of a poor outcome.
In this issue, regulatory developments in medical device cybersecurity; plaintiffs make progress with claims following data breaches; how the “failing firm” defense justifies mergers; the profile of thefts by employees; and skilled nursing’s increased ownership by and affiliation with hospitals and their investors.
The world of cyber risk continues to develop and expand since our May 2016 paper on Medical Device Cybersecurity. The threat of ransomware has come to the forefront as demonstrated by global attacks such as Wannacry2 and Petya. These attacks show how hackers have become more sophisticated in their ability to use malware to exploit vulnerabilities in systems, hardware and devices, as well as highlighting the vulnerabilities of devices and systems that, through their lack of patching and support, and outdated operating systems, are exposed to hacking, worms, etc., that can affect patient safety, system security and data integrity.