Tag Archives: Healthcare

Ransomware attacks spike, costing healthcare organizations millions

Since 2016 there have been 172 ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations — enough to cost the health system more than $ 157 million, according to a Comparitech report. The attacks affected upwards of 6.6 million patient records spread out across 1,446 hospitals and clinics, as well as other facilities. The monetary figures at stake in… Read More »

5 healthcare workers sent home to ensure they didn’t contract coronavirus from patient – Los Angeles Times

Five employees at Good Samaritan Hospital in Silicon Valley were sent home for about two weeks after coming into contact with a patient with coronavirus. The patient, who had just traveled to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started, wore a mask the entire time he was at the hospital, and was directed by health officials… Read More »

Healthcare access has declined in past two decades, despite Obamacare: Study

Financial access to healthcare services has declined over the past two decades, despite the implementation of Obamacare and other government insurance programs, according to a new study. The analysis, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, traces the drop in access to the rise in premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and other costs, which have weighed against higher insurance… Read More »

340B found to have minimal effect on pricing, countering notion that it’s a driver of healthcare spending

The 340B drug discount program has been a source of controversy, with the pharmaceutical industry claiming that it’s one of the main drivers of rising healthcare spending. But a study from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission challenges that assertion, finding that its effect on cost sharing for patients is minimal. For hospitals participating in 340B,… Read More »