Avicenna Medical Blog

Care Management Weekly News Update 08/23/23

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 23, 2023 @ 12:36 PM

An influx of patient portal messages during recent years is taking a toll on clinicians. As a result, at least 22 systems across the country have added a price tag to the subset of missives demanding the most time and expertise. 

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — A federal judge will allow large portions of a class action filed by plaintiffs who claim their medical privacy was violated by Meta’s Pixel tracking tool to proceed.

Medical breaches accounted for 422.7 million leaked records from 2009 to July 2023

Since 2009, medical organizations in the US have suffered 5,478 data breaches, affecting nearly 423 million medical records. Based on the average cost per breached record (as reported by IBM each year), we estimate these breaches have cost healthcare organizations over $39 billion from 2017 to July 2023 alone.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new draft guidance Monday on how it plans to roll out a program that allows Medicare members to spread out monthly payments for prescription drug purchases.

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