• CHS is latest in line of data breaches, this cyber theft affecting nearly 5 million patients spanning last five years

    Nearly 5 million patients were affected by the Chinese-led data breach targeting Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), the nation’s largest hospital group by number of beds.

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  • Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.

  • The Medicaid expansion haves … and mostly have nots … in the South

    Which region of the country has the fewest states that opted to expand Medicaid, the highest rate of uninsured nonelderly adults, leads the nation in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes, and finds the majority of its states have poverty levels above the national average? No surprises here … it’s the South.

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  • USF’s Florida Prevention Research Center garners $4.35 million in CDC funding for projects among population health disparities

    TAMPA – Lexington Market-East End, a mini-market located in a historically black “food desert” neighborhood in Kentucky, was once considered an eyesore and unsafe place to shop.

  • In early June, pharmacy benefits manager giant Express Scripts announced that it was dropping coverage of more than 1,000 compound drug ingredients.

  • As the New Health Economy forces physicians to become patient-centric, customer service moves to the forefront

    In a rural area with few specialists, patients waiting to see an orthopedist often spend unnecessary time in the waiting room.

  • Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.

  • The Medicaid expansion haves … and mostly have nots … in the South

    Which region of the country has the fewest states that opted to expand Medicaid, the highest rate of uninsured nonelderly adults, leads the nation in chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes, and finds the majority of its states have poverty levels above the national average? No surprises here … it’s the South.

  • In the United States, there are millions of victims of human trafficking; Florida ranks third in the nation in calls to the human trafficking hotline.

  • Of the many attractions within Central Florida and throughout Orlando, the fun of the outdoors is a major draw for residents and vacationers alike.

  • As a seasoned veteran in the Real Estate Industry, I am consulted frequently when life guides people through significant changes.

  • Over the past year, we have seen a number of high-profile cases involving privacy breaches that included personal health information (AvMed), credit-card data (Target), and Social Security numbers, as well as other important personal information.

  • Recently, I attended a local presentation for professionals in the medical industry. A topic that was discussed included the concern over the upcoming changes, and how it will affect business.

  • Healthcare providers are charged with healing the sick and sustaining wellness, while healthcare financial executives are charged with maintaining a healthy balance sheet.

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