Healthcare News & Insights

Doc’s mistake explodes patient’s eye

We can all agree: Routine cataract surgery shouldn’t begin with an eye being burst from within. The cost in this case: $925k and a patient’s vision. 

OSHA cites hospital over series of violent attacks by patients

Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, has been cited by OSHA after employees were injured 25 times in the past five years by violent patients.

Disgruntled radiologist hacks into hospital files

It’s not uncommon to hear about a hospital’s records system being breached via a missing laptop, or a con artist looking for info for identity theft. But a recent case highlights another danger zone: disgruntled former employees.

Which states are best, worst for disciplining docs?

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has released its annual report of which states do the best — and worst — job of disciplining doctors who practice bad medicine.

Data breach leads to major HIPAA lawsuit

Connecticut is the first state to use new authority under federal law to sue a health care company for HIPAA violations.

Hospital sued for sex discrimination over reformatted hard drive

Even routine IT maintenance can cause problems for companies who are asked to provide electronic records in legal cases or similar hearings.