Posts Tagged ‘US’
The health care system in the United States relies heavily on the storage and processing of information via the Internet. This $2.5 trillion industry is at an ever increasing risk of a cyber-terrorism attack if the right security is not in place. An attack could have far-reaching consequences from affecting patients’ privacy to jeopardizing lives. [...]
US patients are at risk because of a shortage of “anti-infective” drugs, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. These drugs are commonly used in hospitals to prevent infection after treatment. When they’re not available patterns of care change and patients are more likely to get sick–especially now that drug-resistant diseases are becoming more [...]
Duty of care is a legal obligation requiring someone (such as an employer) to maintain a “reasonable” standard of care when handling issues that could cause harm to others. Hence, poor expat health benefits can mean big trouble for multinational employers if they’re ever found negligent. Multinationals need to be aware of their legal obligations [...]
The US State Department has updated its Worldwide Travel Alert to reflect “recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan” (read: the killing of Osama bin Laden). According to the revised text Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, US citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their [...]
The recent release of HSBC’s interactive Expat Explorer tool was good news for Spain, which expats gave top marks for children’s health. The survey attributes this performance to a pleasant climate, which encourages kids to stay active by playing outside. 81% of expat kids in Spain spend more time playing outdoors than inside, the survey [...]
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