Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Google is stepping further into healthcare, acquiring Fitbit for a whopping $2.1B. Amidst customer concerns, both companies have acknowledged that health and wellness data will not be used to target Google-sold ads. Read More
• Not a shocker, but a new research survey suggests patients heavily value health care companies with better consumer experiences. A large majority of those consumers expect these companies to provide more engaging and accessible health care messaging services. Read More
• A staggering 93 percent of health care organizations have experienced a data breach in the last three years according to a new report. This year alone health care data breaches stand to cost the industry an astronomical $4 billion. Read More
• CMS is attempting to significantly reduce clinician burden that is getting in the way of patient care. To do so, the organization is conducting the first major overhaul of E/M office visit documentation and coding in more than 25 years. Read More
Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, and care navigation software.