Tag Archives: Risk

Hacker seeking Palmetto Health payroll info puts patient data at risk

An email phishing incident at Palmetto Health resulted in unauthorized access to certain employee email accounts, potentially affecting protected health information. The Pensacola, Fla.-based system is notifying 23,811 patients that an apparent attempt by a hacker to gain access to payroll information may have also impacted their health information. Patients of Palmetto Health, which recently… Read More »

CMS star ratings found lacking in some areas, especially risk, study finds

A leading quality rating for the nation’s hospitals appears not to adequately account for the risks of undergoing certain procedures at certain hospitals, particularly joint replacement surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The ultimate finding is that the overall hospital quality star ratings program from the Centers for… Read More »