Tag Archives: Healthcare

FDA issues cybersecurity alert on GE Healthcare medical devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put out a safety alert concerning GE Healthcare Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers, which it says could pose risks to the patients they’re monitoring. FDA issued the safety communication, which concerns cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the devices, following GE Healthcare’s own issuance in November 2019 of a… Read More »

5 technologies that are poised to disrupt the healthcare supply chain

The supply chain has carved out a critical role for itself as the healthcare industry shifts to a value-based model. In today’s evolving business environment, a data-rich supply chain contains the fuel that will help healthcare stakeholders tackle big industry challenges, including reducing variation through insights into which products work best for which patients. In… Read More »

Uber as a Healthcare Company: The ‘Rideshare in Healthcare’ State-of-Play | Dan Trigub, Uber Health

Health Tech Jan 14, 2020• BY JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Looks like Uber has found its place as a healthcare company. On the heels of announcing a major partnership with Cerner to integrate its platform directly into the Cerner EMR system (and its reach of 220 million patients), Head of Uber Health, Dan Trigub, stops… Read More »

‘Hotspotting’ in healthcare has little to no effect on patient outcomes

The new healthcare practice of “hotspotting” — in which providers identify very high-cost patients and attempt to reduce their medical spending while improving care — has virtually no impact on patient outcomes or readmission rates, according to a new study led by MIT economists. The finding underscores the challenge of reducing spending on “superutilizers” of… Read More »

Of $3 billion DOJ recovered in fraud, $2.6 billion attributable to healthcare

Of the more than $ 3 billion in fraud settlements and judgments the government recovered from civil cases involving fraud and false claims, $ 2.6 billion involved healthcare, according to the Department of Justice. The cases include drug and medical device manufacturers, managed care providers, hospitals, pharmacies, hospice organizations, laboratories, and physicians.  The amounts included… Read More »