CHS/Community Health Systems to Pay $5M for Data Breach

The settlement is over a 2014 data breach that affected approximately 6.1 million patients in 28 states.

Twenty-eight states have won a multi-million-dollar judgement against Tennessee-based CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. and its subsidiary, CHSPSC LLC, over a 2014 data breach that affected approximately 6.1 million patients.

Last week it was announced that CHS/CHSI will pay nearly $5 million to Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

The data breach exposed patients’ names, birthdates, social security numbers, phone numbers and addresses.

The company also agrees to:

  • Implement and maintain a comprehensive information security program to safeguard personal information and protected health information (PHI).
  • Develop a written incident response plan.
  • Incorporate security awareness and privacy training for all personnel who have access to PHI.
  • Limit
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Boston-area Woman Owned VUE Health Wins Medical Marketing + Media (MM&M) Magazine Award for Second Year | News

BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Boston-based VUE Health was the proud recipient of the Gold award for Orphan Product Marketing Initiative for the “Escape the Castle” campaign they created for EUSA Pharma at this past Thursday’s MM&M Awards (https://www.mmm-online.com/mmm-awards/gold-orphan-product-marketing-initiative-2020/).

This award, which recognizes best-in-class industry advertising and marketing strategy and executions within the pharmaceutical industry, was held virtually due to COVID-19; however, the VUE team was able to bring people together in a socially responsible way via micro-parties to celebrate as a team. As a woman-owned business, they are proud to support several women-owned businesses that have been hit particularly hard due to the pandemic, including Viga Social Catering, Corinthian Events, Sweetbay Florist and East Coast Primped.

Kathryn Wilson, CEO of VUE Health, said, “It was important to me to bring some light into this year. The team worked really hard on this fantastic initiative and I

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Mayim Bialik Teases New Podcast About Mental Health

Neuroscientist and “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik is launching a new podcast encouraging fans to witness her “breakdown.” Slated for a fall release, “Bialik’s Breakdown” takes a holistic approach in discussing mental health. During a live taping of Tablet Magazine’s “Unorthodox” podcast on Oct. 12, Bialik said she will begin to record episodes in a few weeks.

“I’m starting a podcast because during quarantine I think many of us realized that anyone who had issues, they got worse, and all the people who didn’t think they had issues, now they know that they have them, too,” she said. “I wanted to be able to say, ‘I’m Mayim Bialik and welcome to my breakdown.’”

Using her degree in neuroscience and with the help of experts and her friends, each episode will feature different mental health diagnoses and challenges rather than, “here’s what you got, and here are the pills

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Rebel Wilson flaunts weight loss in black swimsuit on romantic getaway with Jacob Busch

Rebel Wilson has been busy sharing loved-up beach snaps on Instagram while on a romantic getaway in Mexico with boyfriend Jacob Busch.

Now, paparazzi photos have emerged of the slimmed-down Pitch Perfect star in a black one piece, showcasing the full extent of her 20kg weight loss.

Stepping out on the beach in Cabo San Lucas in a chic bathing suit paired with a large hat and sunglasses, her millionaire boyfriend by her side, the 40-year-old actress looked incredible.

RELATED: Rebel Wilson nears weight loss goal: ‘Call me Fit Amy’

Meanwhile, 29-year-old Busch, who is rumoured to be worth more than $140 million, donned animal print board shorts and sunnies, his toned bod on display.

As documented on the star’s Instagram, the couple jetted to Mexico for a beach holiday over the weekend, with Rebel uploading a number of shirtless photos of Busch to her profile, gushing over her new

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Allscripts to sell CarePort Health business for $1.3 billion

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is selling its care coordination subsidiary CarePort Health to WellSky, the companies said Tuesday.

WellSky, a company that develops software tools for post-acute care providers, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CarePort for $1.35 billion, representing more than 13 times CarePort’s revenue over the last 12 months and roughly 21 times the company’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortization.

CarePort represents roughly 6% of Allscripts’ revenue.

Allscripts and WellSky, which is owned by private-equity firms TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners, expect the sale to close before year-end.

WellSky officials said buying CarePort, which connects acute and post-acute care providers and payers, will better position the company to manage the acute-care discharge process, as well as tracking for patients across post-acute care settings.

Under the agreement, CarePort’s customers and employees will transition to WellSky.

“Together with CarePort, WellSky will establish new, meaningful connections

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Nashville health officials are investigating a religious concert that took place without a permit and drew thousands without masks

Health officials in Nashville, Tennessee, are investigating an outdoor religious concert that they say took place downtown without a permit on Sunday and drew large crowds of people who weren’t wearing masks.



a group of people walking on a sidewalk in front of a crowd: Nashville health officials are looking into a religious concert held downtown on Sunday that drew large crowds of people who weren't wearing masks.


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Nashville health officials are looking into a religious concert held downtown on Sunday that drew large crowds of people who weren’t wearing masks.

“We have worked very hard to slow the spread of COVID by taking a measured approach to protect the community,” according to a statement from the Metro Public Health Department in Nashville.

“The Health Department is very concerned by the actions that took place at the event and we are investigating and will pursue appropriate penalties against the organizer.”

Sean Feucht, a Christian worship musician in Northern California and creator of the faith-based political activist movement Hold The Line, led the event in front of the Nashville Metro Courthouse on Sunday.

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Safely Meeting Demand for Renewable Energy with Innovative Material Design for Health and Sustainability – UB Sustainability

In 2017, the Department of Materials Design and Innovation at the University of Buffalo, Clean Production Action, and Niagara Share created the Collaboratory for a Regenerative Environment (CoRE). CoRE brings together academic experts in materials design with entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations to accelerate clean production and sustainable materials in the renewable energy economy. Our innovative collaborations and data-driven tools enable business, government, and nonprofit leaders to identify and select inherently safer chemicals and sustainable materials for a healthy renewable energy economy. Over the past three years, CoRE has focused on the solar energy sector and its supply chainss.

Currently lacking: A proactive, systemic approach

Many renewable energy industries, including solar energy, depend on hazardous chemicals and novel materials to reduce costs and optimize efficiencies. However, some of these chemistries are unsafe for the environment and human health.  For example, solar energy technologies rely on toxic chemicals, such as lead in solar

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Novant Health institutes for heart, vascular and cancer open new state-of-the-art facility

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Novant Health today announced its seven-story cardiovascular and cancer outpatient facility in the greater Charlotte market is complete. Officially named the Novant Health Claudia W. and John M. Belk Heart & Vascular Institute and Agnes B. and Edward I. Weisiger Cancer Institute, the $165.9 million, 260,000-square-foot investment consolidates all outpatient cardiac and cancer specialists, treatment services and support programs in one location. The building welcomed patients Monday, Oct. 12.

Aerial stills and video of facility

B-roll of facility

“Novant Health is proud to open the doors of this premier facility offering leading-edge treatments, groundbreaking clinical research and personalized, whole-person care for patients with cardiovascular conditions and cancer,” said Eric Eskioglu, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Novant Health. “This is a historic moment for our entire Carolina community to celebrate.”

The medical journey for cardiac and cancer issues is often

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Sandler Named a Top 20 Online Sales Training Company By Selling Power Magazine

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sandler ( www.sandler.com ) is one of the largest training organizations in the world, providing innovative customer-focused content, tools and resources designed to increase performance and stature of those involved in revenue generation. In the face of the pandemic, Sandler was able to accommodate clients with a strategic move to online training, and the expansion of online tools and the Sandler Digital Library, which earned them a place on Selling Power Magazine’s first list of the Top 20 Online Sales Companies in 2020.

Selling Power is the leading digital magazine for sales managers and sales VPs. According to Selling Power founder Gerhard Gschwandtner, “Recent research from McKinsey & Company shows 90% of sales teams have transitioned to remote selling. Finding a sales training partner that can deliver effective learning virtually – the same way B2B sales teams are conducting business – will

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How Elisabete Miranda’s CQ Fluency Transformed Translation in U.S. Health Care

When Elisabete Miranda immigrated to the United States from Brazil in 1994, she learned how a life’s experience can get lost in translation. In Brazil, she’d been a respected serial entrepreneur and vice president of her local chamber of commerce. In the U.S., she felt like one more Latin American woman who didn’t speak the language. “When you move to another country, it’s like you become a stupid person,” she says with a laugh, recalling her first days in the States. “You have to suck it up and do what you need to do.”

What Miranda needed to do, she believed, wasn’t just to learn English, but also to turn translation into a business. She teamed up with her sister-in-law, Edna Ditaranto, a professional translator, who at the time was doing freelance work translating Portuguese for American companies. Miranda started out at the company first serving as a proofreader for

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