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Critical practices to improve business associate management

As healthcare organizations face increased risk of privacy and security breach, recognizing the significant role played by their business associates is critical. Rigorous due diligence is part of the risk analysis conducted by covered entities (CEs) to ensure partners have HIPAA-compliant policies in place to safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).… Read More »

Trump Proposes Ways to Improve Care for Kidney Disease and Increase Transplants

President Trump issued a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving medical care for the tens of millions of Americans who have kidney disease, a long-overlooked condition that kills more people than breast cancer. “This is a first, second and third step. It’s more than just a first step,” Mr. Trump said in a speech… Read More »

NIH Study Tracks Exercise with Mobile Apps to Improve Heart Health

Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., is dedicated to making Americans healthier. She focuses on research related to heart health and the conditions that go with it. Those include obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In 2013, Dr. Powell-Wiley and her team started research on how to lower rates of these chronic conditions among African Americans and… Read More »

15 Foods That Help Improve Erections

A crappy diet can do more than wreck your waistline—it can sink your erection, too. Think about it: Some of the smallest blood vessels and nerves in your body can be found in your penis, says Jamin Brahmbhatt, M.D., a urologist at Orlando Health. So if you’re slamming down junk like pizza and fries every… Read More »

Humana offers analytics to improve care for cancer

Humana is starting a program to improve patient experiences and outcomes in cancer care, offering analytics and other incentives to providers. The Louisville, Ky.-based insurer has set the program in motion, making it the fourth specialty care payment program it has launched, intended to offer support to providers in making the transition to value-based care.… Read More »