Newsletter | May 14, 2020

05.14.20 -- Data Sharing In A Crisis Environment

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Virtual Tumor Boards – Cancer Does Not Stop For COVID-19

While data on cancer patients with COVID-19 is limited, published reports show a 3.5x higher risk of needing ventilation, ICU admission, and dealing with mortality compared with patients without cancer. This is a serious problem that falls on community oncologists and care teams—given that 80 percent of cancer patients are treated in the community.

Don’t Lose Sight Of These 5 Common Threats During Uncommon Circumstances

Healthcare, already a favorite mark for malicious actors, could ill afford to fall prey to the extortion of locked systems and data while remaining focused on their response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Data Sharing In A Crisis Environment

In February, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued two transformative rulings that give patients unprecedented access to and control over their personal health data. The rules implement interoperability and patient access provisions that empower patients to manage their health electronically. Under typical circumstances, these HHS rulings would have garnered considerable attention; however, the news broke just as America was besieged by the COVID-19 pandemic.