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Obama administration proposes new workarounds on contraceptive coverage

UPDATED: The Obama administration is proposing a workaround to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds. It was not immediately clear whether this latest compromise would finally defuse the controversy that has yielded dozens of lawsuits......

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park leaving his post

Todd Park, well-known in healthcare IT circles as a founder of Athenahealth and Castlight Health, is leaving his post as White House chief technology officer by year-end, Fortune is reporting....

Suspicion falls on Heartbleed in CHS hack

It seems that healthcare information technology security specialists may have been right back in April when they warned that healthcare data systems were at risk from the then-newly discovered Heartbleed vulnerability....

Reform Update: Hospitals see more paying patients, but there's a hitch

Insurance expansion under healthcare reform is starting to yield patient volume for hospitals, but the costs of staffing up for more patients are eclipsing the additional revenue....

ECRI Institute founder Dr. Joel Nobel dies at 79

Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday....

Cleveland Clinic takes cardiac network to New York

The Cleveland Clinic said Tuesday that it has chosen North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals....

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Obama administration proposes new workarounds on contraceptive coverage
By Paul Demko | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
UPDATED: The Obama administration is proposing a workaround to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds. It was not immediately clear...
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U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park leaving his post
By John N. Frank | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Todd Park, well-known in healthcare IT circles as a founder of Athenahealth and Castlight Health, is leaving his post as White House chief technology officer by year-end, Fortune is reporting.
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Two U.S. Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The first two U.S. patients infected with the Ebola virus were released this week from the Atlanta hospital where they have been receiving treatment for the past three weeks.
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Reform Update: People keeping noncompliant plans; rate impact varies by state
By Darius Tahir | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
When the Obama administration in November 2013 decided to allow states to decide if individuals could keep noncompliant insurance plans, speculation began about what effect that decision would have...
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Suspicion falls on Heartbleed in CHS hack
By Joseph Conn | August 21, 2014
It seems that healthcare information technology security specialists may have been right back in April when they warned that healthcare data systems were at risk from the then-newly discovered...
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Banner Health sees rising expenses chip away at growing revenue
By Rachel Landen | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Lower volumes have put pressure on Banner Health's top line, but the Phoenix-based not-for-profit health system still managed to grow its revenue by nearly 4% during the first half of fiscal 2014.
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Senators call for FDA action on power morcellators as controversy continues
By Darius Tahir | August 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to end or restrict the use of laparoscopic morcellators, New York's two Democratic U.S. senators are calling on the agency to pull them from the...
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Reform Update: Hospitals see more paying patients, but there's a hitch
By Beth Kutscher | August 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Insurance expansion under healthcare reform is starting to yield patient volume for hospitals, but the costs of staffing up for more patients are eclipsing the additional revenue.
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You can show patients test results, but will they understand them?
By Rachel Landen | August 20, 2014
With the increasing adoption of electronic health records, more patients are able to view their lab results electronically outside of clinical consultations, but a study suggests that access doesn't...
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ECRI Institute founder Dr. Joel Nobel dies at 79
By Sabriya Rice | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday.
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Cleveland Clinic takes cardiac network to New York
By Bob Herman | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Cleveland Clinic said Tuesday that it has chosen North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., as its exclusive partner in New York for heart-care referrals.
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Reform Update: Arkansas may make Medicaid enrollees fund HSAs
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Arkansas, the first state to establish the conservative private-plan model for expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now is looking to join several other...
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