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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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.

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

Passing the Reins

Florida Prevention Research Center’s Carol Bryant partners with Julie Baldwin on transition to 2016 retirement

 

By LYNNE JETER

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

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.

BusinessweekEbola Patients Had Possible Contact With 300 in USBusinessweekFirst responders wear full biohazard suits while responding to the report of a woman with Ebola-like symptoms at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station October 18, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. More than ...2 African countries freed of Ebola; Texas patient's fiance ends quarantineCNNIsolation period ends for family, contacts of Ebola patientFox NewsFor a city weary of Ebola, a welcome 'D-Day'USA TODAYThe Westside Story -Kansas City Starall 1,484 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 05:18

Fox NewsLiberia president says Ebola has brought country to 'a standstill'Fox NewsLiberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf attends the opening ceremony of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2014. The new president of Madagascar called on Thursday for an international ...Liberian President Urges Health Investment to Counter Ebola-like OutbreaksVoice of AmericaUS troops battling Ebola in West Africa WON'T be equipped with Hazmat suitsDaily MailBanning travel from Ebola-stricken West African countries could actually put us ...New York Daily NewsBoston Globe -Irish Independentall 5,475 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 02:58

SFGateUrgent Care Clinics Are the Wrong Places to Get Checked for EbolaBoston.comWant Bill Murray In Your Movie? The Director of 'St. Vincent' Knows How to Get Him. Must Reads. You Don't Win Friends with Salad—Not on 'Top Chef' Boston · Watch Gisele in a New Short Film from Chanel · Is Boston The New Hub For Sneakerheads?Clinics say not best place to check for EbolaSan Jose Mercury NewsClinics say not best place to check for Ebola - CBS46 NewsCBS46 News Atlantaall 49 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 05:19

LivemintEbola hysteria: An epic, epidemic overreactionCNN(CNN) -- This is getting ridiculous. While the threat of Ebola is very real in Africa, the paranoia it's generated in the United States is unreal. You can count the number of documented cases in America on both hands -- and still have fingers to spare. There are ...Liberia president says Ebola has brought country to 'a standstill'Fox NewsLiberian President Urges Health Investment to Counter Ebola-like OutbreaksVoice of AmericaBanning travel from Ebola-stricken West African countries could actually put us ...New York Daily NewsBBC News -Boston Globe -Atlanta Journal Constitutionall 724 news articles »

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 03:05

Gay-rights group backing HIV-prevention pillColumbus DispatchNEW YORK — The largest U.S. gay-rights organization has endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe ...and more »

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 19:22