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Visibility of cybersecurity threat detection and response is one way to thwart evolving attacks on the healthcare industry. With that in mind, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT today announced two funding opportunities for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) that wants to help.
College Choice, an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college, has ranked The University of Southern Mississippi’s online nurse practitioner degree program among the most affordable options nationwide. In its Top 10 listing, Southern Miss ranked No. 4 in affordability.
The State of Mississippi will receive nearly $2.5 million to help combat the Zika virus. More than $1 million of the funding will come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and $1.2 million will come through the CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement.
Mississippi's health department says a second state resident has been infected with the dangerous bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. Spokeswoman Liz Sharlot told WDAM-TV on July 21 that the person lives in Forrest County and was infected in Mississippi gulf waters.
Despite objections from Congress and the hospital industry, the Obama administration said it will soon publish star ratings summing up the quality of 3,662 hospitals. Nearly half will be rated as average, and hospitals that serve the poor will not score as well overall as will other hospitals, according to government figures released on July 21.