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Health Care Week In Review: HIV Patient Zero Exonerated, MGMA 2016, Zika to Stay in U.S., New Cybersecurity Hub

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Here's The Latest in Health Care:

• The man once blamed for starting the American AIDS epidemic has been declared innocent after new genetic analysis of stored blood samples indicate that H.I.V. had arrived in the U.S. long before Gaétan Dugas (formerly known as patient zero). Read More

• This year's Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual conference will be held in San Francisco, CA from October 30 through November 2. Anticipated hot topics include MACRA's final rule, value-based care, leadership, maximizing the benefits of third party relationships, the changing patient relationship and the independence to integrated spectrum. Read More

• Zika is here to stay in the U.S. Despite efforts to stop the spread of the virus in Miami, local and state officials have not been able to slow down its progress. The state of Florida has been upgraded in its Zika-related health advisory by the CDC. As Zika continues to spread through additional Miami counties, it is well on its way to becoming an epidemic disease, according to the head of the CDC, Dr. Tom Frieden. Read More

• The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) introduced its Cybersecurity Hub this week in Cleveland to help the health care industry better manage mounting cybersecurity threats. The interactive exhibit allows viewers to learn how to become part of the solution. Viewers are presented with security-related scenarios and are offered countermeasures to better understand the threats and different ways to protect their systems.  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.
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