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 »

Harvard Medical School professor discusses future of psychedelics

Interest in psychedelics as therapeutics has risen in recent years, spurred by studies that have found that the once-maligned drugs used in conjunction with therapy can help in the treatment of psychiatric patients. Amid a rush to commercialize a suite of newly developed products, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has begun a new Center for the… Read More »

Medical device makers influence surgeons with billions in payments

The relationship between spine and joint surgeons and medical device manufacturers is coming under increased scrutiny as the former has received billions in payments from the latter in recent years. Medical device makers have paid $ 3.1 billion to orthopedic and neurosurgeons from 2013 to 2019, based on data from the federal government website OpenPayments,… Read More »

Interstate licensure for telehealth can fuel medical practice growth

When it comes to using telehealth to treat patients out of state, most physicians are mindful about licensure issues. But some are not aware that if you don’t have a license to practice medicine in a given state, it isn’t just malpractice: It’s a criminal offense. Licensing restrictions have been eased to facilitate care during… Read More »