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Seniors increasingly want home healthcare tech

By Darius Tahir  |  March 02, 2015

Think seniors can't handle technology when it comes to their healthcare? Think again. Results of a new Accenture study indicate just the opposite.

Cyber security firm claims China behind Anthem attack

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

The same malware originating from China that recently targeted a small U.S. defense contractor matches the software used in the massive attack on health insurer Anthem, a leading cyber security firm told the Washington Post on Friday.

CMS extends meaningful-use deadline, this time for providers

By Darius Tahir  |  February 25, 2015

The CMS, in another show of flexibility on the meaningful-use program, extended the attestation deadline until March 20. That gives eligible providers more time to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the requirements set forth by the EHR incentive program and so avoid penalties.

Defense Department narrows field for EHR contract

Defense Department narrows field for EHR contract

By Darius Tahir  |  February 24, 2015

The Defense Department has eliminated PricewaterhouseCoopers and its bid partners from contention for a 10-year multibillion-dollar contract to modernize its electronic health-record system.

Anthem breach costs could surpass its insurance coverage

Anthem breach costs could surpass its insurance coverage

By Bob Herman  |  February 24, 2015

Insurer Anthem Tuesday acknowledged in a new financial filing that its recent data breach involving 80 million people could result in “significant” expenses that its cybersecurity insurance policy may not fully cover.

Innovations: Kaiser tests video visits to cut waits

Innovations: Kaiser tests video visits to cut waits

By Darius Tahir  |  February 21, 2015

Kaiser Permanente leaders in the system's mid-Atlantic region were frustrated by long patient wait times in their clinical decision units that handled urgent and short-term observation care.

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