New state law is unique, broader and stricter than similar data breach laws

First there was HIPAA. Now there’s an added layer with FIPA, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law June 20. Unanimously passed by Florida lawmakers on April 30, the new legislation took effect July 1.

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AssistRx to Introduce New Version of iAssist In First Quarter

Technology streamlines prescribing of specialty therapies

 

AssistRx plans to roll out a new version of its iAssist software next year that will sit inside of physicians’ electronic medical records.

 

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

Understanding FIPA

New state law is unique, broader and stricter than similar data breach laws

First there was HIPAA. Now there’s an added layer with FIPA, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law June 20. Unanimously passed by Florida lawmakers on April 30, the new legislation took effect July 1.

Empowering Coalitions to Make a Difference in Public Health Issues

Case study shows how USF’s Florida Prevention Research Center developed successful community programs that attracted the CDC’s attention

 

By LYNNE JETER

Passing the Reins

Florida Prevention Research Center’s Carol Bryant partners with Julie Baldwin on transition to 2016 retirement

 

By LYNNE JETER

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Alissa Shulman, MD

Sovereign Plastic Surgery, Sarasota

 

SARASOTA - Being different has defined Alissa Shulman since she was a child. Today, Shulman’s ability to see things a bit differently continues to shape her perspective as a plastic surgeon.

 

By JEFF WEBB

Surgery Preserves Nipple

May reduce cancer risk

 

SARASOTA - As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Alissa Shulman, MD, is capable of altering, enhancing and healing the human anatomy in many ways. But when she can help a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer, she said it’s an especially satisfying opportunity.

 

Manage Time and Decrease Turnover Costs

Turnover, not to be described and associated as a lightly toasted, flakey filled pastry with a decadent warm inside, is rather in the medical industry a frightening statistic.

 

By DAWN RIVERA

October 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

New York Daily NewsNew York doctors who help in Ebola fight will be given quarantine ...New York Daily NewsGov. Cuomo wants the doctors and nurses who volunteer to work in Ebola-wracked West Africa to be paid like military reservists who have been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Cuomo unveiled the program Thursday with some help from New York Mayor de ...Bill Clinton Endorses Cuomo for GovernorWall Street Journal (blog)Cuomo outpaces Astorino in governor's racePoughkeepsie JournalCapital Playbook: Happy Halloween, and marathon weekend!Capital New YorkLongIsland.com -Oneida Dispatch -North Country Public Radioall 228 news articles »

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 07:21

BusinessweekEbola Fear Drives Protective Equipment Frenzy in US, WHO SaysBusinessweekWorld Health Organization Director for Service Delivery and Safety, Edward Kelley said at a briefing in Geneva today, “My own country has had a massive rise in purchasing of PPE. We've been trying to prioritize the push toward making PPE available in the ...Ebola: Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective EquipmentMedscapeGSMC gears up as healthcare workers train for EbolaWMBFall 19 news articles »

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:38

Fox NewsEbola in Mali: 57 Contacts of Toddler who Died 'Not Yet Identified' After 600 Mile ...International Business Times UKFifty-seven people who were in contact with the toddler who died from Ebola in Mali have still not been identified, the World Health Organisation has said. The two-year-old, who had travelled to Guinea, died on 24 October at the Fousseyni Dao hospital in ...WHO Says Two Suspected Ebola Cases In Mali, 57 Contacts SoughtBusiness InsiderMali reports Ebola deathFamily Practice News Digital Networkall 16 news articles »

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:17

Washington TimesFeds paid bill for HIV drugs even after Medicare patients died: auditWashington Times**FILE** A draft copy of the 21-page Health and Human Services Department form proposed for use to apply for low-cost insurance from Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program is photographed in Washington on March 12, 2013. (Associated ...APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead peopleWashington PostWatchdog: Medicare bought medications for dead peopleThe Detroit Newsall 72 news articles »

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 07:21

Chron.comAPNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead peopleChron.comFILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government watchdog agency says Medicare's prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were ...and more »

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 02:32