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Reform Update: Will Anthem's Vivity gain traction among large employers?
By Bob Herman | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Anthem Blue Cross' new health plan partnership with seven hospital systems has grabbed the attention of healthcare stakeholders nationally, but questions loom about the ability of the HMO-like plan to catch on and draw interest from its main target market—large, fully insured employers in Los...
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Security assessment planned for HealthCare.gov, Tavenner vows
By Virgil Dickson | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS plans to perform, by the end of September, a comprehensive security assessment of Healthcare.gov to determine if any site vulnerabilities exist, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said at a congressional hearing Thursday.
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Providence Health launches $150 million tech venture fund
By Bob Herman | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Providence Health & Services, the fifth-largest not-for-profit system in the country by revenue, has started a venture capital fund to develop innovative, consumer-driven technology. A former Amazon.com executive will run the new undertaking.
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Partners HealthCare to develop IT systems with Sunquest to interpret, share genomic data
By Beth Kutscher | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Partners HealthCare has forged a deal with Sunquest Information Systems, a diagnostic and laboratory software company, to develop tools that will make it easier for geneticists and pathologists to interpret and share genomic information.
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CPI for hospitals unchanged in August, up 4.1% year-to-year
By Melanie Evans | September 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Inpatient hospital prices were flat and outpatient hospital prices declined 0.3% last month, the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index show. Overall, hospital prices were unchanged in August.
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More tech support, trust needed to boost wellness plan participation, survey shows
By Joseph Conn | September 18, 2014
Many employer-sponsored wellness programs need some healing hands themselves, particularly when it comes to embracing home and mobile health technology. That's especially true when employees still remain queasy about participating in the programs because of concerns their personal information might...
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Enterovirus 68 confirmed in 16 states across the country
By Washington Post | September 18, 2014
The rare respiratory illness that cropped up in multiple states recently has been confirmed in four new states, public health officials said Wednesday. Cases have been confirmed in Connecticut, Montana, Nebraska and Virginia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means...
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Cost of Mass. insurance exchange's website failure disputed
By Boston Globe | September 18, 2014
When the Massachusetts Health Connector website failed disastrously, the recovery was bound to cost a lot of money. The Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts-based policy think tank, released a report Wednesday that puts a high price on the failure. But state officials vehemently reject the...
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Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps
By Associated Press | September 18, 2014
A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.
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Online volunteers map uncharted Ebola zones to help save lives
By Reuters | September 18, 2014
Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross. These days in the Internet age, for the Ebola crisis, citizens from all over the world are donating their time by going online to build maps for relief workers by using satellite imagery.
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