DaVita CFO announces departure

DaVita CFO announces departure

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 27, 2015

DaVita HealthCare Partners' CFO is stepping down from his post after less than two years in the role.

CommonWell hires exec director, aims to grow

CommonWell hires exec director, aims to grow

By Joseph Conn  |  March 27, 2015

The barely 2-year-old CommonWell Health Alliance, a group promoting EHR interoperability, is coming of age, demonstrating a new interoperability platform and hiring its first executive director.

End of CHIP will spell fewer benefits, higher costs

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 27, 2015

If the Children's Health Insurance Program ended, children affected would still be able to get most, but not all, of the coverage options they have with CHIP if they buy a plan from an insurance exchange.

Epic lands Scripps Health for EHR, revenue cycle IT

By Joseph Conn  |  March 27, 2015

Scripps Health announced its intent to buy an electronic health-record system and a revenue cycle management system from Epic Systems for its 26 clinics and four hospitals across the San Diego area.

Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

By Associated Press  |  March 27, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use.

GOP hopes budget will lead to replacing ACA

By Paul Demko  |  March 27, 2015

With their overnight vote before adjourning Friday morning, Senate Republicans joined their House counterparts in passing budget blueprints that set the stage for a fierce debate with the White House over the shape of the nation's healthcare system and appropriate levels of taxing and spending.

Premera faces class-action suit over massive data breach

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 27, 2015

Premera Blue Cross failed to adequately protect its customers' personal information and notify them of a recent data breach in a timely manner, according to the latest class-action lawsuit filed Thursday against the insurer in federal court in Seattle.

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