Tag Archives: data

Preliminary Data Raises Concerns About Modafinil Use in Pregnancy

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) is a wake-promoting agent which is used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea.  It is also used to in others settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction.   A research letter from Denmark published this… Read More »

Project makes early progress in trying to standardize SDOH data

As the healthcare industry looks to electronically capture, use and exchange social determinants of health data, an effort is underway to standardize medical codes to leverage SDOH information across care settings. The Gravity Project, which held its kickoff meeting last May, is a multi-stakeholder initiative whose goal is the standardization of key data elements necessary… Read More »

Imaging devices, soft security practices are a ‘weak link’ in protecting data

Security concerns for imaging professionals are on the rise, as hackers view digital radiological devices—increasingly connected to IT systems—as a weak link that can be broken to access medical information. Healthcare organizations aren’t spending enough on hacking defenses anyway, and imaging systems represent a potential playground for hackers who want to crack defense perimeters of… Read More »

More than 180K patients affected by data breach at Presbyterian

New Mexico’s Presbyterian Healthcare Services was the victim of a phishing attack on its email system that affected 183,370 individuals, according to the Department of Health and Human Services breach portal. The not-for-profit healthcare system, with nine hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group with more than 900 providers and a statewide health plan, reported that last… Read More »