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Beth Israel Deaconess settles state data breach suit for $100,000

By Joseph Conn  |  November 24, 2014

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.

Open enrollment's first week: So far, (mostly) so good

By Bob Herman and Darius Tahir  |  November 21, 2014

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.

Congress ponders health IT regs and the FDA, again

By Darius Tahir  |  November 21, 2014

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.

Device-review startup SharedClarity promotes Wiskow

Device-review startup SharedClarity promotes Wiskow

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 21, 2014

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.

Cognizant closes on $2.7 billion TriZetto acquisition

By Joseph Conn  |  November 20, 2014

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.

Prison healthcare provider Corizon names new CIO

Prison healthcare provider Corizon names new CIO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 20, 2014

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.

Here's why healthcare should be talking about net neutrality

Here's why healthcare should be talking about net neutrality

By Darius Tahir  |  November 19, 2014

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.

CMS names first chief data officer

CMS names first chief data officer

By Joseph Conn  |  November 19, 2014

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.

Siemens CEO seeks to calm software users

Siemens CEO seeks to calm software users

By Joseph Conn  |  November 18, 2014

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.

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