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Back in August, we reported in the Auxo Medical Examiner of the increasing victimization of health care facilities by hackers who disable access to key patient and status records until ransom demands are met. In addition to patients, employees often suffer as well because of a workplace breach of their confidential information.
In recent days, we’ve all seen the recent headlines of a data breach that literally may affect 50% of Americans.
Given the snowballing ransomware cyberattacks of ASCs and other health care facilities, coupled with escalating identity theft initiated by hackers for illicit use or sale to other thieves … this issue will deal with two specific data breach exposures:
How would you like to have employees who:
If your answer is “yes”, you have just accepted the profile of the single largest segment of the workforce – Millennials. What’s not to like?!
This generation has now surpassed the Boomers and projected to be fully half of the U.S. workforce by 2020. Also known as Gen Y, this generation born between 1980 and 2000 will escalate to 75% status by 2030.
The course will be offered October 16th – 20th, 2017 at Auxo Medical in Richmond, VA.
October 16th – 17th 2017 – Steris Small Century Series Sterilizers
October 18th – 19th 2017 – Steris Synegry Washers
October 20th, 2017 – Review for the final half day.
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Health care facilities have been victimized by hackers who steal patient identities and increasingly disable access to key patient treatment and status records until ransom demands are met. Additionally, employees may suffer because of a workplace breach of their confidential information.
Traditional technology networks are generally vulnerable and lucrative to attack. ASCs as well as small to medium-size hospitals are marked as primary targets for breaches because their security infrastructure is often lacking. That underscores a July 2016 report that revealed that the healthcare industry is hit significantly harder by ransomware hackers than any other sector … to the tune of 88% of attacks targeted hospitals.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what are current threats as well as those to be anticipated based on advances in medical technology. Additionally, we’ll review technical safeguards under HIPAA regulations and employer responsibilities as viewed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
From paying surgery centers for total joints to delaying mandatory participation with a patient satisfaction survey, there are several positive developments in the 2018 proposed payment rule for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the last week.
Read the full article on Outpatient Surgery.
ASCs merger and acquisition activity continues its decade long growth trend. Industry experts anticipate the outlook for 2017 and beyond will likely maintain or exceed that momentum.
There are 5 major drivers that fuel this buying spree to consolidate and deliver patient care in non-hospital settings.