Tag Archives: hospitals

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 »

Are teaching hospitals more expensive? A new JAMA study may surprise some

Dive Brief: Major teaching hospitals are less expensive compared with nonteaching hospitals over the course of an entire episode of care and the costs incurred at 30 days, researchers found after analyzing 1.2 million Medicare hospitalizations for common medical and surgical conditions. Major teaching hospitals continued to have similar costs of care as minor teaching hospitals… Read More »

ABC's of your Health: When hospitals consolidation take place, it's good to have conditions to prevent trim down health care in the future – Vida en el Valle

When hospitals consolidation take place, it might be a good cause of concern for consumer healthcare advocates as the possibility of shrink healthcare could possible take place in the future if conditions are not in place to prevent that. On Nov. 21, State Attorney General Xavier Becerra approved the Ministry Alignment Agreement between Dignity Health… Read More »