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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on primary healthcare worldwide – Medical News Today

The new coronavirus has affected people’s health in more ways than one. In this Special Feature, we look at what the pandemic has meant for primary healthcare access in countries around the world. Share on PinterestHow has the pandemic affected different aspects of primary healthcare? In this Special Feature, we investigate. Over the past few… Read More »

Americans Are Worried About the Cost of Their Healthcare (and they have good reason)

By CASEY QUINLAN, HELEN HASKELL, BILL ADAMS, JOHN JAMES, ROBERT R. SCULLY, and POPPY ARFORD Last year, the Patient Council of the Right Care Alliance conducted a survey in which over 1,000 Americans answered questions about what worried them most about their healthcare. We asked questions about access to care, concerns about misdiagnosis, and risks… Read More »

Microsoft extends AccountGuard service to healthcare orgs during COVID-19

Microsoft has announced the expanded availability of its AccountGuard security service program to help healthcare organizations guard against cyber attacks from nation-states. WHY IT MATTERS The software giant is making AccountGuard available to a number of healthcare providers, including hospitals, care facilities, clinics, labs and clinicians, as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical device companies… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »