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Patient advocates oppose defunding N.Y. doc profile site

By Andis Robeznieks  |  February 28, 2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to save $1.2 million by defunding the state's NYDoctorProfile.com website is coming under fire from a coalition of 16 patient- and consumer-advocacy groups who call the plan “a dangerous step backwards in the effort for greater transparency in...

Other insurers may be liable in Anthem data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  February 28, 2015

Potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 insurers from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.

Legal liabilities in recent data breach extend far beyond Anthem

By Joseph Conn  |  February 23, 2015

The potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of some 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 health insurance plans from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

Webinar: Cybersecurity and the New Age of Hackers

February 18, 2015

This editorial webinar will separate the science from the fiction of cybersecurity, giving healthcare leaders an authoritative, unbiased assessment of the nature of the threat and real-world measures their organizations can take today to improve their defenses against this new, exotic threat.

Lawmakers oppose any further ICD-10 rollout delays

By Paul Demko  |  February 14, 2015

Judging from a House hearing last week, Congress is unlikely to further delay implementation of the ICD-10 coding system. Of course, few predicted last year's congressional decision to put it off for a year.

Lawmakers oppose delaying October rollout for ICD-10

By Paul Demko  |  February 11, 2015

No further delays should occur in implementing the ICD-10 coding system for Medicare payments, said legislators from both sides of the aisle during a congressional hearing Wednesday. Six of seven healthcare officials who testified agreed. The lone dissenter was a doctor concerned that most private...

Big healthcare breaches affected millions before Anthem's hack

Big healthcare breaches affected millions before Anthem's hack

By Nia Williams  |  February 10, 2015

The hack on health insurer Anthem's IT system was by far the largest known healthcare data breach, exposing information belonging to as many as 80 million current and former customers and employees. But Several other healthcare breaches each affected more than a million people. Here's how they...

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