Key cyber security developments that will shape policy in 2016

Last year was a busy one for cyber security policy and lawmaking. The developments from 2015 will impact trends this year and well beyond. Co-authors from the Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP law firm highlighted important updates from 2015 ... [Continue Reading]

Big mergers blocked and 9 other healthcare predictions for 2016

The healthcare industry has seen a flurry of change over the past 12 months. Massive data breaches at Anthem and other insurers put data protection in the spotlight, the Supreme Court ruled again on the Affordable Care Act, ICD-10 coding system took ... [Continue Reading]

Do messaging applications increase your HIPAA liability risks?

Popular messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp didn’t exist a few years ago. These new tools can facilitate quick communication both personally and inside organizations. However, if your organization is using these new messaging ... [Continue Reading]

Employee error a weak link in cyber security, new survey finds

Employee error was the most common reason for a company data breach, according to a cyber security report released earlier this month by the Association of Corporate Counsel. The report found that 30% of breaches in 2015 occurred as a result of ... [Continue Reading]

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Telemedicine trends to watch for in 2016

The rapid growth of telemedicine is pushing healthcare providers to adapt their business models to provide more clinical care from a distance. Earlier this month, Walgreens announced that it is expanding its telehealth offering, which allows ... [Continue Reading]

Doors open too often in operating rooms, study finds

Operating room teams should stay put more often, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. Researchers secretly tracked both the number and length of door openings during 191 knee and hip surgeries over a three month period at Johns ... [Continue Reading]