Take a First Look at the Nike Air Zoom Pulse Designed for Medical Workers
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Take a First Look at the Nike Air Zoom Pulse Designed for Medical Workers

Continuing its footwear development, Nike has now crafted a sneaker especially designed for medical workers. Dubbed the Nike Air Zoom Pulse, the shoe is for everyday heroes like nurses, doctors, home health providers and others who work tirelessly to support patients. To design a shoe that can meet the range of challenges medical workers face,…

Drug trial in Scotland offers new hope to women with ovarian cancer
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Drug trial in Scotland offers new hope to women with ovarian cancer

Standard treatment for ovarian cancer involves surgery and chemotherapy. Woman battling ovarian cancer could quadruple their chances of responding to treatment and halve their risk of relapse, thanks to a new drug trial conducted at Edinburgh University. Trametinib has been used in a clinical randomised trial of women with low grade serous ovarian cancer. Experts…

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.
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Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

This could be a scary reality for your practice. Get Meducated! Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years. Medical images and health data belonging…

Google and University of Chicago face lawsuit over shared patient data
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Google and University of Chicago face lawsuit over shared patient data

Wow! This is scary. We wouldn’t want this to happen to your practice. Get Meducated! The lawsuit says the university included timestamps and doctors notes with the data it shared. A couple of years ago, Google teamed up with the University of Chicago Medicine to improve prediction in healthcare, which could help prevent complications and…

The Lack of an Adequate HIPAA Security Risk Assessment is a Common and Costly Mistake by Healthcare Providers: What Providers Can Do Now
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The Lack of an Adequate HIPAA Security Risk Assessment is a Common and Costly Mistake by Healthcare Providers: What Providers Can Do Now

What Providers Can Do Now A missing HIPAA Security Risk Assessment (SRA) is the top reason medical offices get tripped up in HIPAA and MIPS audits.  A yearly SRA documented and training for all staff is required for all medical related entities. We recommend MyMeducator.com for the easiest way to complete your SRA checklist, meducate…

Health System paid $14.7 million to settle healthcare fraud allegations
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Health System paid $14.7 million to settle healthcare fraud allegations

Did you know billions of taxpayer dollars are spent funding false Medicare claims each year? Audit vendors and the DOJ use data analysis from claims submission to target medical practices and providers involved in the submission of upcoded medicare claims.  Are you and your staff aware of how to identify and correct billing errors before…

Quest Diagnostics says 12 million patients may have had their personal information exposed
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Quest Diagnostics says 12 million patients may have had their personal information exposed

It is apparent now more than ever, the urgency of making sure everyone touching your patient information is HIPAA certified and technologically aware. Quest Diagnostics faced a breach of 12 million customers due to an unauthorized user that gained access via a billing vendor that Quest hired. Make sure all of your staff and vendors…

Video Game may provide an early indication of Alzheimer’s

Video Game may provide an early indication of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is typically first noticed in the form of memory problems, although the condition is typically quite advanced by that stage. In order to catch it earlier, scientists have developed a video game that assesses players’ spatial navigation skills. Called Sea Hero Quest, the game can be played on smartphones or tablets, and was developed…