Tag Archives: Healthcare

In the coronavirus age, loneliness and social isolation are pressing concerns for healthcare

As of this week, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has afflicted close to half a million people worldwide, putting an unprecedented strain on health systems and healthcare workers as they tend to the sick and also get sick. But countless others — perhaps millions — are affected by the virus in a different way: Locked into… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Michigan doc charged in $120 million healthcare fraud, money laundering scheme

A physician who the top prescriber of oxycodone in Michigan from 2016 to 2017 was charged in an indictment this week with a $ 120 million healthcare fraud and money laundering scheme that involved the alleged medically unnecessary distribution of more than 2.2 million doses of controlled substances, and the administration of medically unnecessary injections.… Read More »