Tag Archives: Patients

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 »

Send patients email not letters, GPs told

GPs in England must start routinely using email instead of sending letters to communicate with patients, the health secretary says. Matt Hancock wants email to become the default option by 2021. He said there was no reason why doctors could not email a test result or prescription – although people who did not use email… 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 »