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Data breach at physician staffing firm EmCare hits 31K patients

Dive Brief: Physician staffing company EmCare has acknowledged that hackers gained access to data on about 31,000 patients, as well as about 30,000 of its employees and contractors. The company began sending notifications to those affected on Friday. Plantation, Florida-based EmCare found out about the issue after discovering that an “unauthorized third party obtained access” to… Read More »

How to use data, IT systems to address social determinants

We are seeing a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery from sick care to whole person care. The increasing emphasis on wellness and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care is an opportunity to help populations focus on prevention and holistic care. Moreover, most of a patient’s health journey occurs outside the hospital, with 80 percent… Read More »

Oregon DHS staff fall for phishing scheme, affecting data of 350,000

The Oregon Department of Human Services is notifying 350,000 individuals after learning that nine employees fell victim to a phishing attack. The attack occurred on January 8, the state department believes, and on January 28, a cybersecurity team confirmed the breach had occurred. After stopping unauthorized access to email boxes, the department now is reviewing… Read More »