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October 2018

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 30 No. 9 P. 34

Over this fraction of Rock Health survey respondents who own a wearable no longer use it, but the top two reasons are contradictory: 29% discontinued use because they achieved their goal, while 20% discontinued use because the wearable didn't help them achieve their goal.

A woman in Brooksville, Florida, requested her own medical records from Oak Hill Hospital but instead received this number of pages of records belonging to a stranger in Ohio, reports 10News WTSP.

$1 Million
When a Manhattan woman received a medical bill that differed from what she expected, she posted negative reviews of the doctor online complaining of crooked business practices. In response, the doctor is suing the patient for this amount for defamation, libel, and causing emotional distress, CBS2 New York reports.

According to polls by Black Book Market Research, this percentage of survey respondents still receives text communications daily that include individually identifiable information such as patient birthdays, initials, or partial to full names from unsecured sources.

An Intel and Convergys Analytics survey found this percentage of health care leaders believes it will take under two years for artificial intelligence to be widespread in health care, while 35% thinks it will take three to five years, 32% thinks it will take five to 10 years, and 11% thinks it will take more than 10 years.

Key Benefit Administrators, an Illinois benefits administrator, is suing the telemedicine company Teladoc for this amount in overcharges, claiming the company tried to restructure a refund to avoid a negative outlook on its financial statements, according to FierceHealthcare.

Consumers are more willing to share their health data with an entity if they are confident in that entity's data security, according to a Rock Health survey. Most respondents are confident in physicians' data security (this percentage) and are willing to share health data with them (86%), while confidence and willingness to share is less for health insurance companies (60% and 58%, respectively), pharmacies (68% and 52%, respectively), and research institutions (47% and 44%, respectively).