Tag Archives: risk

The risk between chair and keyboard

A recent survey on healthcare cybersecurity that PwC performed in Germany chose an interesting approach. Usually this type of survey is directed at hospital CEOs or at healthcare IT professionals. But this time, PwC decided to ask the public. One thousand people were interrogated, and nearly one in three said that, in the case of… Read More »

Zantac cancer risk: Heartburn drug pulled from shelves over cancer fears

Zantac’s suspended sale comes after concerns in several countries regarding the presence of impurities. Canada and France have already announced Zantac recalls and the US and European Union are currently investigating the drug. While health authorities say there’s no immediate risk, patients have been advised to consult a doctor who can prescribe alternative medication. Ranitidine… Read More »

Screening helps OSF HealthCare find women at risk for breast cancer

The counties surrounding OSF HealthCare, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with facilities in parts of Illinois and Michigan, have a high incidence of breast cancer, with 20 percent of diagnosed patients being younger than 50. In response, the delivery system is using genetic risk assessment software from CancerIQ to identify women with a genetic predisposition… Read More »