Evan Sweeney has been writing about healthcare for the past seven years, covering a range of topics including infection control, patient safety, healthcare security and physician credentialing and privileging. Evan got his start in journalism as a sports intern for the Syracuse Post-Standard whil...
Although providers are sometimes hesitant to share patient information because of legal concerns, HIPAA does not prohibit payers and providers from sharing data to develop clinical best practices. But there are several nuances hospitals should be aware of, according to two privacy attorneys. Specifically, agreements that compensate providers for protected health information (PHI) could be problematic.
Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class action lawsuit following a 2015 data breach that exposed nearly 80 million patient records. The preliminary settlement requires Anthem to reserve $15 million to reimburse members that had verifiable out-of-pocket losses. The remaining $100 million will be used to provide victims of the breach with two years of credit monitoring and fraud detection services on top of the two years already offered by the insurer after the breach was discovered.
The nation’s top health IT groups were predictably pleased with the MACRA proposed rule released on Tuesday, praising the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for giving physicians more wiggle room on EHR upgrades. The proposed rule which updates the Quality Payment Program for 2018, allows physicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to continue using the 2014 Edition Certified EHRs.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".