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Healthcare organizations encouraged to enhance data security

Healthcare organizations encouraged to enhance data security

By Margaret Young Levi and Kathie McDonald-McClure The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a joint alert warning of techniques that advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are using to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. APT groups target and exploit organizations

Is telehealth here to stay?

By Jennifer Henry Jackson and Sarah Cronan Spurlock As a result of social distancing rules and “shelter in place” orders that have been implemented around the country, the COVID-19 public health emergency rapidly accelerated the use of telehealth in the United States. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly half of all physicians are treating

Diversity and inclusion in healthcare

By Ben Keeton Until recently, I did not know that the Falls City Medical Society existed. In 1902, the Falls City Medical Society was formed in response to a growing number of black physicians in Louisville. These physicians, left out of the segregated medical societies, desired to have a forum for the exchange of ideas,

SCS expands treatment in Bullitt County and beyond

By Shannon White Seven Counties Services Inc. (SCS) has just been awarded a $4 million-dollar Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to strengthen and expand its clinic in Bullitt County. CCBHCs are a federally defined type of behavioral health clinic designed to expand access

Distance learning addresses lack of primary healthcare providers in rural Ky.

By James Kelsey During the COVID-19 pandemic, limitations have been a common story line. Healthcare professionals have dealt with limited supplies of personal protective equipment, limited space in which to house and care for patients, insufficient testing supplies and limited workforce. Limitations in healthcare are not new to rural southeastern Kentucky, where most counties are

Apprenticeship program provides career opportunities in health sector

By Sally McMahon Investments in the rural workforce can lead to improvements in the economic stability of communities. Investing in educating and training the rural healthcare workforce is a particularly important strategy. One such investment is the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) youth pre-apprenticeship program. This program is a partnership between the Kentucky