Tag Archives: health

‘Significant’ cyberattack targets UVM health network in Vermont, northern New York

A cyberattack this week disrupted services at the University of Vermont Health Network, with facilities in Vermont and northern New York still experiencing problems as of Friday.   UVM representatives told the local NBC affiliate that six hospitals were affected by a “significant and ongoing system-wide network issue.” The attack rendered the MyChart Patient Portal… Read More »

HHS unveils new 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

The final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan released today  by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is laser focused – unsurprisingly, given the goals of recent rulemakings – on ensuring Americans’ easy access to their own electronic health information. ONC worked with more than two dozen federal organizations and drew upon… Read More »

New Study Reaffirms: Increased Health Literacy Leads To Better Health Outcomes

Earlier this week, UnitedHealthGroup released a study reaffirming the importance of health literacy. The study “illustrate[s] the importance of increasing health literacy as a key component in driving better health outcomes and improving health care affordability. Seniors — who use more health care services, have more chronic conditions, and take more medications compared to other age groups… Read More »

DJ Boof says Wendy Williams staff is ‘afraid to speak up’ as concerns for her health grow

Loading the player… Wendy Williams has a history of health issues that have caused her to time off from her morning talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, but she has always recovered and returned to the airwaves. This week, however, left fans of the program concerned that signs of declining health may be showing during… Read More »

Udderly delightful: How cow cuddling can relieve stress and boost mental health

In these Pandemic-changed times, availing of any form of feel-good therapy seems like a wise idea. The particular practitioner I am going to see has unusual colouring, with hair the colour of coffee macchiato and she’s a heavyweight in her field, tipping the scales at around 600kg. othing to concern Weight Watchers here because the… Read More »