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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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

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

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.

Human Rights Campaign endorses Truvada for HIV preventionSFGateNEW YORK — The largest U.S. gay rights organization has endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection, and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe ...and more »

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:57

New York TimesGenetic variant helps protect Latinas from breast cancerSFGateWomen of Latin American descent, particularly those with indigenous ancestry, may carry a genetic variant that protects them from breast cancer. Previous epidemiological studies have shown that Latinas seem to be less susceptible to developing breast ...Depression, anxiety affect battle against breast cancerGreenville NewsBreast cancer: Take steps to reduce risk factorsThe TennesseanMammograms essential for older womenThe News-PressNew York Times (blog) -Asheville Citizen-Times -Milwaukee Journal Sentinelall 25 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 21:40

New York Daily NewsCDC issues formal guidelines giving workers more protection against EbolaWashington PostFederal health officials Monday tightened infection-control guidelines for health-care workers caring for Ebola patients, explicitly recommending that no skin be exposed. The beefed-up guidelines also call for health-care workers to undergo rigorous training, ...CDC Plans To Route Future U.S. Ebola Patients To Specially Trained HospitalsHuffington PostCDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola PatientsPhilly.comCDC issues new rules for protecting workers from EbolaUSA TODAYNBCNews.com -MSN News -MarketWatchall 774 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 22:30

BBC NewsTo walk again - the people behind the storyBBC NewsIt is a moment I will always remember. On a warm summer's day in Wroclaw, Poland, Darek Fidyka walked across a bridge, using only a frame for support. This had been his dream for four years, after he was paralysed in a knife attack. Now, after a transplant ...Spinal surgery breakthrough hailedDaily MailFreak beach accident could help paralysed patients walkNew Zealand HeraldHopes of cure for paralysis after man with severed spine walks againIrish IndependentReuters UKall 46 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 19:14

SFGatePrisons balk at Sovaldi's $84000 cost for hepatitis C treatmentSFGatePhoto: Associated Press This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000.Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in US Prisons, Study SaysU.S. News & World ReportFor inmates, pricey hepatitis C drug could make financial senseStanford Medical Center ReportEven bigoted study finds high-cost drugs worth itNational Right to Life NewsSan Francisco Business Times (blog)all 10 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 23:25