Tag Archives: Medical

Should front-line medical workers get the coronavirus vaccine first? Not necessarily

Health workers treating patients with the coronavirus may be at the top of the line to get a vaccine once one is approved. But that’s not necessarily the obvious move.  The National Vaccine Advisory Committee met Wednesday for the first of a two-day public meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine developments and a distribution plan… Read More »

Mastering Medical Device Security 

For a number of reasons, most CISOs agree that biomedical devices represent one of the most vulnerable points in their security landscape. Some of those reasons include the fact that manufacturers may not always embed the best security controls, patching of older devices may void warranties, and even getting a solid inventory of what’s on… Read More »

MA health network to pay $70,000 after failing to provide medical records

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights announced this week that five providers had agreed to pay settlements for potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access provision. Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services’ settlement was the largest of the group, with the Massachusetts-based network of mental health… Read More »

Circle Medical says $14M from WELL Health will enable low-cost telehealth app usage

Circle Medical on Wednesday announced that it had received a majority control investment of $ 14.3 million from the Canadian firm WELL Health Technologies.  The cash, says the company, will allow Circle and WELL to offer 200 million people in the United States support for the use of Circle’s telehealth app either for no cost… Read More »

New York City emergency medical workers prepare for layoffs

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) lift a patient into an ambulance while wearing protective gear, as the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in New York City, New York, March 24, 2020. Stefan Jeremiah | Reuters The head of New York City’s emergency medical services union said Wednesday the city is preparing to lay off hundreds… Read More »