Cyber Security Attack Breaches St. Margaret’s Health

Cyber Security Attack Breaches St. Margaret’s Health

This past weekend, on a Sunday morning, a breach in security occurred in the patient information of St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley, However, the healthcare provider has no evidence of the breach and is unsure how it even occurred. Linda Burt, VP of Quality and Community Services, said the organizations is taking all the…

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PET Scans Help Decisions In ER And Breast Cancer

PET Scans Help Decisions In ER + Breast Cancer

A study has found 100% accuracy for subsequent outcomes with hormonal therapy A small prospective study showed that PET imaging of the progesterone receptor (PgR) response to an estradiol challenge the usual predicted breast cancer response to hormonal therapy. PET with a progestin-analog tracer showed increased PgR levels, indicative of functional estrogen receptors (ERs), in…

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Telemedicine In ICU Saves Lives— Tele-Intensivist Care Linked To 18% Lower Mortality Over A Decade

Telemedicine In ICU Saves Lives— Tele-Intensivist Care Linked To 18% Lower Mortality Over A Decade

A study recently found that in facilities where 24/7 intensivist care was not available, outcomes for patients were better when care was delivered by “tele-intensivists” compared to traditional care models. Within the Cleveland Clinic Health System, patients treated by ICU telemedicine at one of their hospitals were found 18% less likely to die and were…

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