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Data breach at physician staffing firm EmCare hits 31K patients

Dive Brief: Physician staffing company EmCare has acknowledged that hackers gained access to data on about 31,000 patients, as well as about 30,000 of its employees and contractors. The company began sending notifications to those affected on Friday. Plantation, Florida-based EmCare found out about the issue after discovering that an “unauthorized third party obtained access” to… Read More »

‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers added. “Hand hygiene narrative has largely focused on physicians, nurses and… Read More »