Healthcare Knuggets

Jul 09, 2024

Hey there! I’ve got some great news to share with you today. First off, there’s a proposed rule that would require critical industries to report cyberattacks more quickly, but the healthcare industry is pushing back, claiming that the new directives could hinder their response in a crisis. On the bright side, physician burnout rates have improved and have dipped below 50% for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to new survey data from the American Medical Association. This is a positive step in improving doctors’ work experience and mental health.

In addition, a prior authorization bill to reform the Medicare Advantage program may have a stronger chance of passage in this Congress, which is great news for beneficiaries. On a more surprising note, diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases have jumped nearly 24% among seniors ages 65 and older during the pandemic, highlighting the need for conversations about the risks of STDs with older patients.

And while you were weekending, there were some interesting health-related stories making the rounds, such as the White House doctor’s assessment of President Biden’s fitness for duty, the issue of insurance coverage for birth control, and a rare outbreak of H7N5 bird flu in Germany near the Dutch border.

Overall, there’s a lot happening in the healthcare world, and it’s important to stay informed about these developments. As always, I’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest health and science news. Stay healthy and take care!


Stay Well!