Tag Archives: Data

Hacker seeking Palmetto Health payroll info puts patient data at risk

An email phishing incident at Palmetto Health resulted in unauthorized access to certain employee email accounts, potentially affecting protected health information. The Columbia, SC -based organization is notifying 23,811 patients that an apparent attempt by a hacker to gain access to payroll information may have also impacted their health information. Patients of Palmetto Health, which… Read More »

Pfizer uses real-world data to score Ibrance breast cancer nod in males

Breast cancer is a rare disease in men, making it tough for drugmakers to conduct clinical trials. But Pfizer came up with a solution. The pharma giant scored a new nod Thursday for big-seller Ibrance in males, based largely on real-world evidence. Along the way, regulators studied data from electronic health records and post-marketing reports from… Read More »

Why it’s time to rethink the laws that keep our health data private – The Verge

In 1996, the year Congress passed its landmark health privacy law, there was no Apple Watch, no Fitbit, no Facebook support groups or patients tweeting about their medical care. Health data was between you, your doctor, and the health care system. More than two decades later, that law — the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability… Read More »