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What’s The Most Important Leadership Skill? According to Research, It’s Empathy

Empathy may make a business more successful overall, according to researchers. It’s no secret that work can be extremely stressful. Whether it’s the projects you’re dealing with or the people you’re interacting with, an overload of negative experiences can take a toll on your work performance, your mental health and even impact your personal life. […]

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Data Liability – Why Old Media May Cost You Thousands

Employees and clients may come and go throughout the lifetime of a business, but that doesn’t mean their data leaves with them. Billing documents, personal health information, and other records need to be kept electronically and digitally to comply with local, state and federal laws. While keeping data is necessary to prevent any legal issues, […]

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Got A COVID-19 Test From Walgreens? Sensitive Data Was Exposed

If you got tested for the coronavirus through the company’s pharmacy, your personal information may have been left unsecured on the web. Patient information such as names, phone numbers, addresses, emails and even positive or negative results were vulnerable to exploitation. Millions of people used Walgreens’ testing services over the course of the pandemic, and […]

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Data of 60 Million Fitness and Health Tracking Records Exposed

An online database left millions of wearable tech users exposed, including those who use Fitbit and Apple’s HealthKit. The records are said to come from GetHealth, a company who’s platform also takes health-related data from places like Misfit Wearables, Microsoft Band, Strava and Google Fit. Sensitive information was included in the data repository, including names, […]

Paralyzed Man Can Use Thoughts To Talk With New Brain Implant

A man unable to move or speak is now able to communicate his thoughts using a computer. Science has paved the way for this technology, which comes from an experimental implanted device located in the man’s brain. The device relays information from brain activity that used to control his vocal tract to text on a […]

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New Study Shows Grapes Can Act As Edible Sunscreen

According to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this popular purple fruit may be able to protect your skin from UV damage and skin cancer. According to data released by the California Table Grape Commission, eating over two cups of grapes a day can increase your resistance to sunburn by almost 75%. The […]

HIPAA Business Agreements: Easy to Understand Basics

If you’re part of an organization that works closely with ePHI (electronic protected health information), you’ll need to understand the responsibility you bear when it comes to patient data. Both covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA) need to be part of a business associate agreement (BAA) as outlined by HIPAA policies. This blog post […]

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Devastating Cyberattack Delays Cancer Treatment, Staff Out Of Work

Those in the healthcare sector are extremely vulnerable right now, as cyber attacks on hospitals and other medical industries are at an all time high. An attack can interfere with client health insurance, result in a delay in treatment, and cost an exorbitant amount of money. One such hospital is currently dealing with the aftermath […]

Nurture Your Passion For Healthcare Through Reliable Online Training

As effects of the pandemic remain uncertain, businesses and schools are doing their best to adapt to the new normal. Educational opportunities in particular are becoming more difficult due to spikes in COVID-19 cases seen around the country. As more employees work from home, pursuing ongoing learning becomes more difficult. Telehealth and online methods of […]

THE RISE IN HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS

The healthcare sector has been under tremendous pressure with the increase in the number of those afflicted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cybercriminals have left no stone unturned to take advantage of this situation. As of August 13, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services‘ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool has recorded 302 major […]