Cardiologist follow-up linked to lower mortality, hospitalization risk; 41% of healthcare workers' personal devices not password-protected;

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> After an emergency visit for chest pain, follow-up with a cardiologist was associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality or hospitalization for myocardial infarction at one year compared with follow-up with a primary care physician, according to a study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Abstract

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> Nearly 89 percent of U.S. healthcare workers use personal smartphones for work purposes, finds a Cisco partner network study. However, 41 percent of healthcare employees' personal devices are not password-protected, and 53 percent of healthcare employees access unsecured WiFi networks with their smartphones. Article

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