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Healthcare organizations have taken more than their fair share of security hits lately. The  bad news continued this week with yet another data breach announcement for Medical Informatics Engineering, an Indiana-based healthcare software company, and an FDA warning to stop using Hospira’s Symbiq medication infusion pump. The data breach involved 3.9 million people, exposing names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and other protected health information. The company reported the breach late last month but news of the nearly 3-week... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Aug 04, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Imagine it’s the late 19th century. Modern medicine is in its infancy. Folk cures, snake oil, and patent medicines are still being peddled to naive consumers and a nascent market for legitimate pharmaceuticals struggles to balance profit and genuine benefit for patients. A desperate public, struggling with diseases like tuberculosis and polio needed real medicine but settled for whatever miracle cure they could find (or what early marketers told them would work). Then, in 1906, Congress passed the Food and Drugs Act, giving new powers to... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Mar 16, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends