Crystal Run Healthcare, a multi-specialty practice headquartered in Middletown, N.Y., has selected Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health, Inc., to implement new digital systems for scheduling and capturing patient x-rays exams, as well as a central archive for managing medical images and related information.
Crystal Run is one of the largest outpatient care providers in New York State. Carestream Health also has designated Crystal Run Healthcare a Center of Excellence site, bringing its total to more than 25 such locations around the world. Center of Excellence facilities are so designated because of their commitment to leading-edge technology and patient care.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.
A phishing scam at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. has potentially exposed the personal data of 13,000 patients, according to a privacy statement from the patient care organization and a report from MassLive.
In an update, DirectTrust reported significant growth in Direct exchange of health information and the number of trusted Direct addressed enabled to share personal health information (PHI) in the third quarter of 2016.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.