Weekly review: Measles outbreak grows, the largest cyberattack in health care history, and more

Key news from Feb. 2 to Feb. 6

Missed a day of the Daily Briefing? Here's a quick roundup of top stories and research highlights from last week's issues.

Prosecutors: At Sacred Heart Hospital, 'the most sacred thing was money'  (Feb. 2)
The federal fraud trial against three former Sacred Heart Hospital executives began last week. The CEO of the now-shuttered Chicago hospital blamed any wrongdoing on hospital staff that he claims to have trusted. 

Which doctors are most burned out—and why?  (Feb. 3)
A new Medscape report finds that at least half of physicians in at least six specialties feel "burned out," mostly because of excessive bureaucracy and a lack of personal autonomy.

ABIM: We 'clearly got it wrong' on maintenance of certification (Feb. 4)
Amid growing concern from the physician community and less than a year after the program underwent a significant overhaul, the American Board of Internal Medicine is calling for widespread changes to its Maintenance of Certification program. 

Tobin: EHRs are the start—not the finish. Here's how to think about the next phase.  (Feb. 4)
Imagine a world where patients can easily navigate the health care system and hospital leaders are able to track access, spot bottlenecks, and course correct in real time. Crimson CEO Glenn Tobin says that health care system isn't that far away—and explains how we can get there.

Should doctors who bash vaccines be punished? Medical board investigates outspoken cardiologist  (Feb. 5)
An Arizona doctor is under investigation by the state's medical board after several complaints were filed related to his stance on vaccinations, which he calls "unnatural" agents that hamper the body's natural defenses. 

Authorities suspect Chinese state-sponsored hackers in Anthem hack (Feb.6)
Investigators of a massive data breach at Anthem are examining evidence that suggest the incident—believed to be the largest health care cyberattack in history—may be linked to Chinese state-sponsored hackers, according to sources familiar with the investigation.


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