Data Breaches Continue to Wreak Havoc on Healthcare – Here’s How to Make Security a Top Priority

Data Breaches Continue to Wreak Havoc on Healthcare – Here’s How to Make Security a Top Priority

The healthcare industry suffered about 337 breaches in the first half of 2022 alone, and IBM reports that the average cost of a healthcare data breach is now $10.1 million per incident. What’s more, healthcare is one of the most attractive industries for cybercriminals for numerous reasons. The industry is plagued with legacy systems and … Read more

FDA Asks Gene Therapy Biotech to Run Clinical Trial That Might Be Impossible

FDA Asks Gene Therapy Biotech to Run Clinical Trial That Might Be Impossible

One challenge of developing a drug for a disease with no approved therapies is that there isn’t an established clinical trial roadmap to follow. Taysha Gene Therapies hoped the trial design for its gene therapy for a rare neuromuscular disease would put it on the path to a regulatory submission. FDA questions about the study … Read more

Wall Street to Jerome Powell: We don’t believe you

Wall Street to Jerome Powell: We don’t believe you

Do you want the good news about the Federal Reserve and its chairman Jerome Powell, the other good news…or the bad news? Let’s start with the first bit of good news. Powell and his fellow Fed committee members just hiked short-term interest rates another 0.25 percentage points to 4.75%, which means retirees and other savers … Read more

Russian Hackers Take Down At Least 17 US Health System Websites

Russian Hackers Take Down At Least 17 US Health System Websites

Russian hacker group Kill net claimed responsibility this week for a string of cyberattacks that took more than a dozen hospital websites offline across the US — including the websites for Cedars-Sinai, Michigan Medicineduck UPMC. Killnet is known for its DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, which occur when hackers block legitimate users from accessing … Read more

GoodRx Illegally Sold Users’ Data to Google & Facebook, FTC Says

GoodRx Illegally Sold Users’ Data to Google & Facebook, FTC Says

Consumer-focused digital healthcare platform GoodRx failed to notify users that it sold their personal health information to Google, Facebook and other tech companies, the Federal Trade Commission alleged on Wednesday. On behalf of the FTC, the Department of Justice filed an order that prohibits GoodRx from sharing its users’ data with third parties for advertising … Read more

‘A Proactive and Necessary Step:’ NFPRHA Applauds Proposed Rule on Birth Control Coverage

‘A Proactive and Necessary Step:’ NFPRHA Applauds Proposed Rule on Birth Control Coverage

After the Biden Administration on Monday released a proposed new rule that would expand birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act, one advocacy organization is praising the move. “At a time when the reproductive health crisis continues to grow in the US, it has become even more important for people who want contraception to … Read more

Healthcare Consumers and Leaders Are Disserved by Subjective and Perception-based Rankings

Healthcare Consumers and Leaders Are Disserved by Subjective and Perception-based Rankings

We often look to third-party rankings and ratings-based platforms to help guide our decision-making. What are the best restaurants in Manhattan, or what are the top colleges in the US? In each of these cases, there are probably a few list-curators that come to mind – including one that continues to draw scrutiny, in large … Read more

Britain’s semiconductor plan goes AWOL as US and EU splash billions – POLITICO

Britain’s semiconductor plan goes AWOL as US and EU splash billions – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — As nations around the world scramble to secure crucial semiconductor supply chains over fears about relations with China, the UK is falling behind. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the world’s heavy reliance on Taiwan and China for the most advanced chips, which power … Read more

How Employers’ Investment in Health Benefits Has Transformed Over Time

How Employers’ Investment in Health Benefits Has Transformed Over Time

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, employers looked upon their insurance carrier as their be-all and end-all when it came to employee benefits. Now, however, the focus has shifted to providing employees with a diverse set of solutions for specific conditions, with an eye towards affordability, cost reductions and improved outcomes. “If you go back pre-Covid, … Read more

MedCity Pivot Podcast Season 1 Launches With Focus on Chronic Disease Management

MedCity Pivot Podcast Season 1 Launches With Focus on Chronic Disease Management

We launched MedCity Pivot during the pandemic when the ability to change and do something completely different was a major strength. Now that the public health emergency is due to end and we are entering an endemic phase, it was important to change the format of what we discuss. With that in mind, MedCity Pivot … Read more