BI: Partner’s #security chief warns:”You can do a lot with the information contained in a #healthrecord,” including get a credit card.

Business Insider quotes MGH Chief Medical Officer O’Neil Britton who spoke at Hub Week on hospital cybersecurity. “We have 72,000 employees with credentials to log into our computer system,” says O’Neill. “Our network has many components, including a financial clearance system and an electronic health records database. Not all 72,000 employees can get into each … Continue reading BI: Partner’s #security chief warns:”You can do a lot with the information contained in a #healthrecord,” including get a credit card.

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Health Policy Commission versus Partners

Lots of amazing research and care happens at Partners Healthcare, and we pay a bonus for it. Or, as  Boston Globe writer  Priyanka Dayal McCluskey puts it "Partners has long been criticized for using its power in the health care market to extract higher payments from insurers and driving up health care costs." But, Partners faces scrutiny … Continue reading Health Policy Commission versus Partners

Surgeons, MGH react to to Globe story on surgery scheduling

Reaction to the Globe's Spotlight series on simultaneous surgeries -- where a surgeon has two operations going at the same time -- continues in the paper and beyond In late December, the paper reported:   The American College of Surgeons plans for a roughly 10-member committee — which includes both critics and supporters of concurrent surgeries … Continue reading Surgeons, MGH react to to Globe story on surgery scheduling