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A great hacker will find HIT system flaws, exploit them
By Joseph Conn | August 19, 2014
When you think about how an “advanced persistent threat,” i.e., a hacker, works, think of a professional quarterback like the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers.
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Information
Apax seeks $3 billion sale of healthcare IT firm TriZetto: sources
By Reuters | August 19, 2014
Private equity firm Apax Partners is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp., hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Information
U.S. won't reveal records on HealthCare.gov security
By Associated Press | August 19, 2014
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's healthcare website because doing so could "potentially" allow...
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App developers hope to help veterans battling mental-health issues
By Los Angeles Times | August 19, 2014
With military and veterans' suicides near record levels in recent years, a team of Los Angeles-based developers has launched a free iPhone app designed to help vets find one another, as well as nearby health centers, emergency care and other critical services.
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News
Despite noted revenue growth, Medtronic sees drop in profits
By Jaimy Lee | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medical devicemaker Medtronic reported a drop in profits even as the company enjoyed what CEO Omar Ishrak described as its “highest revenue growth performance in five years.” The Minneapolis-based company disclosed no new information about its pending deal to acquire Irish medical...
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Dignity Health teams with SAS for analytics to address Medicare penalties
By Joseph Conn | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health is jumping into predictive analytics with a new tech partner, analytics firm SAS. Initially, Dignity will be targeting what many other healthcare organizations have been aiming at in a recent wave of projects involving predictive analytics, namely to reduce readmissions subject to...
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News
CMS to withhold one-third of provider data as Open Payments website problems mount
By Darius Tahir | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS has confirmed that it will withhold until next June about one-third of submitted records on drug and device industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals due to suspected inaccuracies with data included on its Open Payments website.
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Information
New health apps, games reward patients who take their meds
By Reuters | August 18, 2014
A group of ex-gaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars.
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Information
Tennessee employees’ health plan info likely breached
By The Tennessean (Nashville) | August 18, 2014
More than 60,500 members of the State of Tennessee Group Insurance Plan might have had some personal information breached when someone gained access to a subcontractor’s computer system earlier this year.
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Magazine
New medical technology poses safety problems if users not trained properly | To improve patient safety, hospitals urged to adjust for how staff use new technology
By Sabriya Rice | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts say some types of adverse events and near-misses commonly happen when new technology is introduced without adequate analysis of how staff will interact with new devices.
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