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Nine for ’19: Financial Steps You Should Take Now

It’s the beginning of the new year, and hopefully by now you would have sorted out your new year resolutions. Whether you’ve done so yet or not, one of most important resolutions to make for the new year should be to take better steps towards financial build-up. It should be about balancing your earnings, expenditures …

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Has US Health Care Spending Finally Stabilized? An Outlook for 2019

According to the official 2017 statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the yearly health care spending growth rate has been decreasing and is at 3.9%, whereas it was 4.3% in 2016 and 5.8% for 2015. The current rate has been the lowest since 2013. However, the downside is that the …

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Recession Preparation for Physicians

Both the political and economic global landscape has been extremely turbulent and unstable lately. As a result, it’s anticipated by many that either the economy will slow down or there will be another recession, neither of which sounds ideal. However, it’s important to realise that at this point, it’s possible to soften the blow of …

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Ransomware Corrupts 24,000 Patient Records of California Specialist

The Podiatric offices of specialist Bobby Yee were hit by a ransomware attack that potentially tampered the medical records of roughly 24,000 patients. Ransomware is a specific type of malware that can encrypt files and “hold them hostage”, where the victim has to pay a fee in order to regain access to their files. Choosing …

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HHS Releases Best Practice Healthcare Cybersecurity Guidelines

Cybersecurity guidelines were issued in a 4-volume report by The Department of Health and Human Services. It was published under the name ‘Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients’ and it outlines the voluntary measures and practices that the healthcare sector can adopt in order to minimise security risks and bolster their own …

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10 Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2019

The IDC or International Data Corporation is an entity that works with analysts to provide advice on market intelligence and serves to identify trends on a global scale. Not too long ago, they released a report that discusses their predictions for Healthcare IT in 2019. In this report, analysts assess which outcomes are most likely …

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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Improve Healthcare in 2019

As Artificial Intelligence becomes more and more sophisticated, there is a lot to be gained from embracing these advancements. Healthcare in particular is an industry that desperately needs this kind of additional support considering that anyone employed in a medical field is extremely overworked. AI provides an opportunity to lessen the workload and increase productivity. …

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Animal-related Injuries Cost Over $1 Billion Annually, Research States

The Trauma Surgery and Acute Open journal recently published a new research paper that delved into the topic of animal-related injuries and how much the healthcare costs accumulate to. Their findings concluded that the total cost is more than $1 billion on an annual basis. They also shared the prediction that this number is likely …

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