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Summer 2022

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 34 No. 3 P. 34

$17.7 Million
CynergisTek is a cybersecurity, compliance, and IT company that has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Clearwater Compliance, a firm that aids health care providers with cybersecurity, compliance, and risk management, for this amount of money.

A JAMA Network Open cross-sectional study found that female physicians are more likely to experience doctor burnout because they spend this many more minutes on EHRs each day than their male counterparts. Researchers examined EHR data from 2018 to 2019 for 318 physicians (194 male and 124 female) in a New England ambulatory practice network.

According to a JAMA Network Open study, EHR documentation missed this percentage of patient self-reported cannabis use for health reasons, such as anxiety and depression, after 108,950 patients completed a routine cannabis screening and researchers randomly selected 5,000 of these individuals for a confidential survey regarding cannabis use.

As part of a JAMA Network Open study comparing satisfaction with EHRs within physician-owned practices and nonphysician-owned practices, this percentage of respondents to the 2019 National Electronic Health Records survey reported satisfaction with their EHRs in physician-owned practices while respondents from nonphysician-owned practices reported 58.5% satisfaction.

$16.3 Million
Since the emergence of COVID-19, usage of telehealth services has increased. To expand and enhance telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning clinics, Health and Human Services recently awarded this much in grant funding to 31 grantees.

$12 Million
A doctor from California was found guilty on seven counts of health care fraud and one count of adulteration of a medical device after falsely diagnosing Medicare beneficiaries and providing medically unnecessary procedures over eight years, which wound up costing this much, according to RevCycleIntelligence.

Researchers at Palo Alto’s Unit 42, a team of threat researchers and security consultants, crowdsourced scans from more than 200,000 smart infusion pumps at hospitals and various health care organizations and discovered that this percentage of the devices contained security gaps that could potentially be exploited, reports HIPAA Journal.

An unauthorized third party accessed the first and last names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, financial information, and treatment information of this number of Memorial Hermann patients after a security breach at Advent Health Partners occurred, reports Click2Houston.