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Nursing home settlement spurs HHS to investigate small health data breaches

Nursing home settlement spurs HHS to investigate small health data breaches

A recent case involving a stolen iPhone containing nursing home residents' medical records has prodded federal officials to place more scrutiny on smaller healthcare data breaches, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.

Doc gets 4 years in prison for multi-million dollar hospice scheme

A California physician who falsely certified more than 70 patients as terminally ill in order to refer them for hospice care was sentenced to four years in federal prison last week. He will also pay $1.3 million in restitution.

Rule to boost EHR oversight gets White House review

A proposed rule that would grant federal officials more oversight of complaints and safety issues related to electronic health records moved one step closer to finalization last week.

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Knowing that caregivers' hands are the most trusted tools, organizations need to also explore new ways to nurture those tools, and ensure that they're truly protected.

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Guest columns What do we do when the antipsychotics are gone?

What do we do when the antipsychotics are gone?

Guest columns Clinical nurse specialists are APRNs and must be classified as such

Clinical nurse specialists are APRNs and must be classified as such

Living Leadership Embrace the ugly

Embrace the ugly

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Addressing Cognition in Geriatric Depression: Measurement- and Evidence-Based Care Strategies

Addressing Cognition in Geriatric Depression: Measurement- and Evidence-Based Care Strategies

In this recording of a live symposium for geriatric psychiatrists that took place on March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC, three leading experts explore the challenges that complicate the treatment of geriatric patients with MDD.

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