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

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

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.

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.

NewsweekQuick Take: EbolaThe EagleIt has always been known that media sells stories through fear tactics. In 2009, it was the threat of swine flu that kept us all on the edge of our seats waiting to hear what was next with this infectious disease. Before swine flu, mad cow was the media's choice ...Ebola Rx – calm down, separate facts from factitiousCleveland Jewish NewsLawmakers Take Shots at Ebola ResponseThe Fiscal TimesRepublicans take aim at US Ebola response as fourth case emergesWHTCNew York Times -Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists -GlobalPostall 278 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:30

Fox NewsQuadruplet mom-to-be recovering after emergency surgeryFox NewsA shocked and ecstatic Ashley Garnder holds up four sonogram photos showing her four babies. (A Miracle Unfolding-Gardner Quadruplets). A Utah mother expecting quadruplets is back recovering in her home state Friday, after being flown to California for ...Parents shocked by quadruplet pregnancy rejoice after successful surgeryToday.comMother-To-Be Of Quadruplets Undergoes Emergency Surgery To Save ChildrenDesign & TrendParents of Rare Quadruplets Thank God for Successful 'Miracle' Surgery; Couple ...Christian PostDaily Mail -ABC Newsall 20 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 14:07

ReutersRepublicans take aim at US Ebola response as fourth case emergesReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's response to Ebola ran into fresh criticism from Republicans in Congress on Friday, as the emergence of a fourth U.S. case in New York City heightened public anxiety about the potential spread of the virus ...N.Y. Ebola Case Shows Doctor Quarantine Needed: LawmakerBloombergHouse Republicans blast Obama administration's response to EbolaLos Angeles TimesPanel's GOP Chairman Steps Up Criticism of Ebola ResponseNew York TimesUSA TODAY -Huffington Post -CNNall 49 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 13:02

MedPage TodayKidney Stones Up Fracture RiskMedPage TodayEndocrinology. Kidney Stones Up Fracture Risk. Published: Oct 24, 2014. By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today. save. |. A. A. Post Test Complete · Take Posttest. Patients who have kidney stones may be at increased risk of fracture, researchers found ...Kidney Stones Elevated Fracture RiskCapital WiredStudy Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened BonesPhilly.comKidney stones may increase bone fracture riskMizo NewsCounsel & Heal -WNYTall 26 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:05

ReutersRepublicans take aim at US Ebola response as fourth case emergesReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's response to Ebola ran into fresh criticism from Republicans in Congress on Friday, as the emergence of a fourth U.S. case in New York City heightened public anxiety about the potential spread of the virus ...House Republicans blast Obama administration's response to EbolaLos Angeles TimesPanel's GOP Chairman Steps Up Criticism of Ebola ResponseNew York TimesHouse oversight panel examines response to Ebola crisisUSA TODAYCNN -Huffington Post -The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comall 50 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:26