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Scientists create drug cocktail to cut treatment time by half for resistant tuberculosis

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a U.S. journal Wednesday. Nearly 600,000 people contract multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) every year, killing more people than any other… Read More »

Value-based purchasing takes hold: More than half of hospitals paid as part of the program

More providers will receive the benefit of the $ 1.9 billion available in payments than those that will get a negative adjustment from the hospital value-based purchasing program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today. For FY 2019, 55 percent, more than 1,550 hospitals, will receive higher Medicare payments. The highest performing hospital… Read More »

More than half of health data breaches triggered internally, study finds

Dive Brief: Breaches of protected health information can seriously harm an organization’s brand and finances, but little is known about how breaches occur and the steps organizations take to prevent a recurrence, according to a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers analyzed 1,138 breach cases that occurred between Oct. 21, 2009, and Dec. 31,… Read More »