Medical equipment will typically live a long life of helping and healing humans, but when does the age of a device make it a vulnerability? Hackers and security threats are a growing threat in our technology connected world, and medical devices aren't safe from the intrusions. "...security control considerations were "not really part of some of these early medical devices," said Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at University of Michigan" [ Read the story here ]
The American Cancer Society has updated its guidelines for women's breast cancer screenings. The new update recommends that women at typical risk for cancer start screenings at age 45 as opposed to age 40. "...woman with an average risk of developing breast cancer should discuss screening around the age of 40 years, and she should be provided with information about risk factors, risk reduction, and the benefits, limitations and harms associated with mammography screening..." [ Read the story here ]
With the news flowing around the devastating effects herbal Viagra had on NBA star Lamar Odom, studies are reporting that about 23,000 people are sent to the emergency room each year due to use of herbal supplements. The $14.8 billion industry is fighting back claiming that these incidents are limited considering the 150 million herbal supplement users. "The supplements include herbal products, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other complementary nutrition products hawked for a wide range of uses, often with little or no testing to back up claims..." [ Read the story here ]
With the Obama Administration's push towards the use of electronic medical records, some worry cyber security may put that information at risk. This move would potentially cut the costs of the record keeping but has currently cost a whopping $30 billion. "A startling 81 percent of health care executives say that their organizations have been hit by at least one malware or cyberattack during the past two years, according to the2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey..." [ Read the story here ] Let Noble House's advanced technology streamline your business and keep your information safe. Download our free demo today!
After delays and worries, ICD-10 is finally here! Are you ready to tackle the new codes and procedures? Noble House's - Noble*Direct software can help you navigate your way from ICD-9 to ICD-10, try our free demo today!
Able to detect almost any virus, current or past in a person or animal has been developed at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. With tests currently being run, the new ViroCap test is said to be %52 more effecting in detecting viruses than the previously used standard testing. "Common, everyday viruses not detected by the standard test included influenza B, a cause of seasonal flu, parechovirus, a mild gastrointestinal and respiratory virus, herpes virus-1, responsible for cold sores in the mouth, and varicella-zoster virus, which causes chickenpox..." [ Read the story here ]
The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a new report pointing at two major regions of the United States that have spiraled out of control in the adult obesity rates. The midwest and southern regions of America contain 23 of the 25 top states for adult obesity rates. The numbers have grown dramatically over the past couple decades, now showing all states with obesity rates over 20%, where-as in 1990, not one state had an obesity rate of over 15%. [ Read the story here ]
The October update for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) from the Medicare Learning Network (MLN). Payment policy updates for HCPCS spacer placement. For the easiest and most holistic medical billing software, let Noble*Direct make your business operations run smoother. [ Read more from MLN ]
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