Healthcare News & Insights

Hepatitis C outbreak: Hospital fights to limit state’s access to patient data

The commotion over the hepatitis C outbreak at New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital hasn’t ended with the arrest of the alleged infector, David Kwiatkowski. Now, the hospital’s fighting the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in court over how much access it should have to patient data.

EHR adoption growing… slowly

Adoption of electronic health records is expanding — but don’t expect to say goodbye to paper just yet.

Wikileaks gives some more reason to fear EHRs

So far, Wikileaks’ release of embarrassing government documents has been limited to foreign policy issues. But some fear it’s a sign that the feds can’t protect electronic health records, either.

Doctor sued for misdiagnosing pediatric epilepsy patients

Everyone’s looking to make a little more scratch these days. Misdiagnosing and over-treating children isn’t the best way to do it.

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.