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Katie the Comfort Dog Spreads Joy in Orlando

Katie Comfort Dog is one of many golden retrievers that are specifically trained to interact with people who have been exposed to a host of traumatic situations. Katie is employed through the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry program, a program implemented and executed by members of the church who are responsible for handling…

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Healthcare’s Data Vulnerability Problem

A study conducted by three universities has revealed a fatal flaw in the healthcare industry’s cyber security operations – lack of cohesion between cyber security protocol and the proper execution of such procedures. Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to data breaches because cyber security efforts are perceived as an interruption of clinical workflow, rather than as…

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Cybersecurity: Are You Helping the Hackers?

Last year, Houston-based software and security company Netiq released a Cyberthreat Defense Report that published alarming statistics on the apparent vulnerabilities in Healthcare IT. Data breaches, compromised patient information, medical identity theft, and gaping holes in Cloud infrastructure are among the top contenders for worst offenses. Now, a year later, the statistics are rising, and…

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AMA Encourages Medical Schools to Teach Telemedicine

At the forefront of patient-centered medical technology, telemedicine has been gaining traction for quite some time, but its emergence as the future of patient care is only now crystallizing. In an industry as transformative as healthcare it is difficult to create a consistent curriculum that is also congruent with the times – which may be…

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Confessions of a Yoga Volunteer

Yoga is a global experience. It crosses all walks of life, age and geographic location. This 2000 year old practice is nothing less than a global mind shift from all that is outside of yourself to cultivating a mindful presence in this moment. I still struggle with what in yoga is called “monkey mind” or…

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Whistle Blower Costs NJ Hospital $450,000 In Recent Settlement

On May 31, 2016 the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey published a press release regarding the latest settlement for health care fraud in the state involving Saint Michael’s Medical Center and four individual physicians who submitted false claims for procedures that were not deemed medically necessary. These allegations come from a…

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