Medical Data Breaches: The Latest Health Care Epidemic

10 of the worst hospital data breaches

In recent years, there have been so many news stories about medical records being stolen that many patients now fear their confidential information is no longer safe. Health care data has become an attractive prize for cyber thieves. Guest contributor Paul Cerrato, the author of "Protecting Patient Information," discusses medical data breaches, HIPAA compliance, and advice for providers about preventive security measures. 

53 Sources for Climate Change News

As the effects of global warming become increasingly severe and irreversible, it is more important than ever for aspiring public health professionals and the general public to have access to reliable resources on climate change. We’ve curated a list of 53 of them for you.

What’s in Store for Public Health and the Affordable Care Act?

In a recent Health Policy Expert lecture series, Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Professor of Health Management and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, enumerated some of the gravest issues public health professionals — and the communities they serve — might encounter as the future of healthcare in the U.S. becomes increasingly cloudy. 

[Recap] #ClimateChangesHealth: The Roles We Play

What roles can aspiring or practicing public health professionals play in climate mitigation and climate adaptation? To help address this question, MPH@GW recently co-hosted a panel with the American Public Health Association (APHA) in honor of National Public Health Week (NPHW).

The Health Care Industry: Looking for Solid Ground in the Days Ahead

The news surrounding the new president’s administration and the various health care reform proposals is creating uncertainty for the health care industry. While there’s no predicting what will happen next, especially after the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), there are some scenarios that are fairly certain.