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Chris Nace

Personal Data: What’s Being Done to Protect Us from Another Equifax Disaster?

As the world becomes more advanced and consumers become more invested in technology, there has been a greater increase in the number of data breaches involving consumer information. While we posted a blog discussing the ramifications of the Equifax breach […]

Matthew Nace

Equifax Breached: 143 Million Could Be Affected

It seems in today’s age of digital information data breaches are becoming an everyday occurrence. Whether the breaches are involved in political scandals or simply identity theft rackets, the consequences can be devastating. Today, news has surfaced that millions of […]

Chris Nace

Hospital Fails to Notify Family of Patient’s Death for over a Week

Troubles are nothing new for Washington D.C.’s only public hospital, United Medical Center. Just last month, I wrote a post about how their obstetrics department was shut down by the health department until they could show improvements. Now the healthcare […]

Chris Nace

Worries about School Safety Wane for First Time since Sandy Hook Incident

August is a time when most young children around the nation go back to school, and, for the first time since 2012, parents will be less worried about their safety. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 25 percent of […]

Chris Nace

Health Department Suspends Obstetric License for United Medical Center in D.C.

On Tuesday, August 7th, the D.C. Department of Health ordered United Medical Center (UMC) to stop delivering babies and offering prenatal care for the next 90 days. This is an unfortunate turn of events as the hospital is the only […]

Chris Nace

Hospital Fails Medicare Grade while Still Putting Money in Owner’s Pocket; Patients at Risk

Beleaguered by mounting debt and down-trending stock values, hospital healthcare leader Community Health Systems (CHS) has made some questionable moves that have healthcare professionals and shareholders on opposite sides of the proverbial fence—the problem is that patients are most likely […]

Matthew Nace

No Child Should Be Trapped Underwater in a Swimming Pool From Hair Entanglement

Between 1990 and 2007, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 98 cases of body entrapments in pools or spa drains, including 15 confirmed deaths. As a result, in December of 2007, the United States Federal Government enacted […]

Chris Nace

Identity Thieves Continue to Target Hospitals in 2017

Recently, a federal judge granted class action status to a civil suit filed against Triad of Alabama, the previous owner of Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama—where, in 2014, a former phlebotomist was convicted of felony identity theft and sentenced to […]

Matthew Nace

Financial Aid Applicants Latest to Fall Victim to Identity Theft.

Over the past year, the Nation has seen the effects of Internet espionage and data breach attacks play out in the political arena; however, that does not mean that average citizens are not affected by such cyber-attacks. Earlier today, the […]

Chris Nace

Do U.S. Hospitals Make the Grade with Maternity Care?

In an era when individuals are bearing more of, if literally not all, the financial burden for their health care coverage, we are seeing a much more heightened selection process in regards to where these consumers go for medical treatment […]