Healthcare News & Insights

How did hospital lose 20k patient records for a year?

One of the country’s leading hospitals is trying to explain how 20,000 patient records ended up on a homework-help site for nearly a year.

Hospital pays $1M settlement over lost patient records

Another hospital has been hammered with a costly settlement after a staffer lost patient records on a subway.

One dumb move nets first civil HIPAA fine

The feds have issued the first civil fine for a HIPAA violation — and it’s a doozy.

Report: Half of Americans under 65 have pre-existing conditions

Up to 129 million Americans under the age of 65 have medical conditions that would trigger higher prices — or outright rejection — if they had to seek individual health insurance.

HHS announces new disease prevention program

The Dept. of Health and Human Services has unveiled a new 10-year agenda to promote good health and disease prevention.

Medicare fraud task force expands, nabs $61M in false claims

A federal strike force announced a double-win against Medicare fraudsters: