Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to pay $100,000 and strengthen its data security policies to settle a state health information data breach complaint involving the medical and personal records of nearly 4,000 individuals exposed by the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer.
Dr. Luther Cobb has begun his yearlong term as president of the California Medical Association, succeeding Dr. Richard Thorp.
Most insurers, hospitals and other enrollment organizations agree that the federal and state exchanges are performing much better this time around. But the process of signing up and re-enrolling millions of Americans still isn't perfect, with some problems reported around the country.
Another proposal to overhaul health IT regulation is surfacing in Congress, this one with a powerful Republican name attached to it, that of incoming Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch.
Chad Wiskow has been promoted to director of finance at SharedClarity, a Phoenix-based startup that offers independent clinical reviews of medical devices for health systems.
Revenue-cycle management company Emdeon has acquired price transparency tool provider Change Healthcare in a deal potentially worth $185 million.
Cognizant, the Teaneck N.J.-based global technology, consulting and business-process outsourcing company, has closed on its purchase of TriZetto Corp., Englewood, Colo., a provider of information technology systems and services to health plans and third-party benefits administrators.
Corizon Health, a correctional-facility healthcare provider based in Brentwood, Tenn., has named B. Anderson Flatt as its senior vice president and chief information officer.
The techie term “net neutrality” likely isn't in the daily lexicon of most senior healthcare executives. But it should be, and soon, argue those in healthcare technology who have been following the topic.
The CMS has named Niall Brennan as essentially its first Big Data czar. He will head the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the CMS.
Valence Health, a Chicago-based provider of population-health consulting services and software tools, has raised $15 million through a growth-equity investment.
With the acquisition by Cerner Corp. of the electronic health-record system and other parts of the health services business unit of Siemens Healthcare moving ahead, it's likely at least some Siemens healthcare customers are worrying about the future of Siemens' Soarian line of EHR software.