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Houston Methodist Hospital Will Fire Employees Who Do not Get a Covid-19 Vaccine

Houston Methodist Hospital system will terminate employees who do not get a Covid-19 vaccine

Dear Patient. Your Healthcare Data is No Longer Safe. Sincerely, HIPAA

HIPAA has not kept pace with the flood of digital technology swamping healthcare and it is in desperate need of modernization and strict regulation.

Patient Satisfaction Surveys Earn a Zero on Tracking Whether Hospitals Deliver Culturally Competent Care

The CAHPS survey is required by the federal government for many health care facilities, and the hospital version of it is required for most acute care hospitals. Low scores can induce financial penalties, and hospitals reap financial rewards for improving scores or exceeding those of their peers.

Healthcare Chart Notes Set the Stage for Dangerously Skewed Negative Patient Profiles

Careless use of biased language in Healthcare Chart notes gives life to skewed beliefs about patients and the state of their mental and physical health.