Data Breach Costs UMass Memorial $230,000
Healthcare still remains one of the most targeted industries of cyberattacks due to its valuable healthcare data. UMass has agreed to pay $230,000 after two separate data breaches exposed the PHI of more than 15,000 people. They are just a recent victim in a continued hunt by cyber terrorists on the healthcare industry and yet another strong reason why cybersecurity should remain a top priority.
Interview Of UnitedHealthcare CEO Synonymized Digital Health With Health Care
Business Insider Intelligence spoke to UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson about the changes to the US healthcare industry and how UnitedHealthcare is keeping up. The interview states how they are attempting to adopt digital health as effectively as possible to keep up with the demands for it while also combatting rising challenges to a newer system that will continue to face changes through trial and error and ever evolving healthcare developments.
Telehealth May Become The New Preferred Method of Patient Care
New research indicates that not only does telehealth keep healthcare costs down tremendously, but providers are also treating patients at the same level or even better than they do in person. A study done by Humana found that providers using telehealth for care were more attentive to patients and care methods, and were less quick to simply prescribe medicine and move on to the next patient. Telehealth visits also cost much less than in-person visits, keeping patients costs down while also saving providers valuable time.