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Kevin Villanueva, Partner, Moss Adams Brandon Gunter

Think You're HIPAA Compliant? You May Not Be - and Even If You Are, It May Not Be Enough to Protect Patient Data

By Kevin Villanueva
Partner, Moss Adams

By Brandon Gunter

As the number of cyberattacks on health care organizations continues to increase, understanding how to secure sensitive data is paramount. In 2017, for example, at least 342 providers were impacted by an attack, according to the HIPAA Journal. Implementing best practices and employing the highest standards for cybersecurity protection is simply no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity, because health care organizations are now required by law to become proactive in the application of cybersecurity controls and the prevention of data breaches. Read article
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Community Leaders, and Telemedicine, Can Help Narrow the Gap in Minority Men’s Health

By Dr. Charles Modlin, Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Urologist
Founder and Director, Cleveland Clinic's Minority Men's Health Center

The life expectancy for African American men is more than seven years less than for white men, and they have the highest rates of lung, prostate and colon cancers of any population in the world. Stroke kills 180 percent more black men than it does whites, and Hispanic men are twice as likely as white men to have liver cancer. From diabetes to high pressure to liver disease, the numbers are similarly sobering. Read article
Proton Center at University of Pennsylvania

As Proton Centers Struggle, A Sign Of A Health Care Bubble?

By Jay Hancock
Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

For years, health systems rushed enthusiastically into expensive medical technologies such as proton beam centers, robotic surgery devices and laser scalpels — potential cash cows in the one economic sector that was reliably growing. Developers got easy financing to purchase the latest multimillion-dollar machine, confident of generous reimbursement. There are now 27 proton beam units in the U.S., up from about half a dozen a decade ago. More than 20 more are either under construction or in development. Read article
Mom Holding her Baby

Improving Maternal and Infant Care One Home at a Time

By Ami Cole
President, Molina Healthcare of Ohio

New mothers have a lot to think about, but for Molina Healthcare Medicaid members in Ohio, we are making life a little bit easier. Molina is now offering in-home post-partum visits to Medicaid members in several regions, with plans to expand the program across the state. The US has a surprisingly high maternal mortality rate – one of the highest in the developed world – and we hope to make it easier for women to access care in the weeks and months after giving birth in an effort to help improve this troubling statistic.  Read article
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