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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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

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.

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.

CNNHospitals vary on Ebola rules for staffBoston GlobeMassachusetts hospitals vary in their policies for staff members returning from relief work in West Africa, an inconsistency highlighted Friday by news that a New York emergency room physician tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in Guinea.Rules for returning Ebola health workers need coordination: US officialReutersShould health care workers who treat Ebola in Africa be quarantined?ErieTVNewsQuarantines if you treat Ebola in Africa?KSPRAl-Bawaba -Joplin Globe -The Denver Postall 792 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 23:29

NewsweekShould health care workers who treat Ebola in Africa be quarantined?CNN(CNN) -- When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home? Three weeks off, some say -- whether they like it ...Rules for returning Ebola health workers need coordination: US officialReutersPerson 'under surveillance' for Ebola in Kent County after returning from West ...Fox17Ebola! Ebola! YawnRenewAmericaHuffington Post -The Denver Post -10TVall 730 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 22:05

RIA NovostiWorld Bank President, UN Secretary-General to Visit Kenya Next Week: ReportsRIA NovostiMOSCOW, October 25 (RIA Novosti) - The chiefs of World Bank and United Nations (UN) are due in Kenya next week to hold talks on regional security and development, Xinhua reported. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary-General Ban ...World Bank president to US doctors: You are desperately needed in Africa to ...Dallas Morning News (blog)World Bank's Kim Says Ebola Fight a 'Wakeup Call' for Faster AidBusinessweekWorld Bank President Jim Yong Kim: Doctors Needed in Ebola FightU.S. News & World ReportWall Street Journal -Christian Science Monitor -Washington Timesall 24 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 23:59

Toowoomba ChronicleScientists: Our gums are less healthy than Roman Britons'Toowoomba ChronicleDESPITE the benefits of fluoride toothpaste, electric toothbrush and floss, modern Britons have worse gums than their ancestors living in the Roman times, scientists claim. Scientists believe gum disease was far less prevalent 1,800 years ago because people ...Modern habits leading to more gum disease: studyShanghai Daily (subscription)Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern BritonsScience Codexall 42 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 20:23

USA TODAYUS legislator confuses Guyana with Guinea in Ebola hearingStabroek NewsAt a hearing on the Ebola response today, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa three times erroneously the country where the outbreak originated, Guinea, Bloomberg reported. “The first time could have been interpreted as a flustered fluke. Issa had ...Ebola Specialists Think Globally, Congress Thinks DomesticallyGovExec.comHouse Republicans blast Obama administration's response to EbolaLos Angeles TimesPanel's GOP Chairman Steps Up Criticism of Ebola ResponseNew York TimesHuffington Post -USA TODAY -Talk Radio News Serviceall 28 news articles »

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 20:31