Tag Archives: Concerns

OIG raises concerns about safety in long-term care hospitals

Dive Brief: Roughly one in five Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse events, and another 25% experienced temporary harmful events, according to a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG). More than half (53%) of the adverse events patients suffered caused F level harm, meaning they prolonged the LTCH stay, became… Read More »

Easy DNA Identifications With Genealogy Databases Raise Privacy Concerns

DNA sleuthing helped identify Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected East Area Rapist, who was arraigned in a Sacramento, Calif., courtroom in April. Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/TNS via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/TNS via Getty Images DNA sleuthing helped identify Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected East Area Rapist, who was arraigned in a… Read More »