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Phishing attack risks data of 30,000 patients of Mississippi facility

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Mississippi is notifying patients that protected health information may have been compromised by a phishing attack. The facility reported that access to the information was achieved by an attack on an employee’s email account on December 6, 2018. A phishing attack occurs when a hacker sends an email that appears… Read More »

Drinking Diet Coke ‘increases risk of dying young from stroke and heart attack’

Drinking Diet Coke everyday increases your risk of dying young, experts have warned. Two or more artificially-sweetened drinks a day ups the risk of stroke by a quarter and heart disease by a third, new findings show. And compared with people who never touch them, the risk of early death is 16 percent higher for… Read More »

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »