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Heads roll following Oregon's rudderless healthcare exchange debacle
By Paul Demko | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No one was truly in charge of ensuring Oregon's health insurance exchange website was functional when it opened for business Oct. 1, according to a report commissioned by the state to determine what went wrong with the launch.
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M-Modal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
By Joseph Conn | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
M-Modal, a Franklin, Tenn.-based privately held provider of medical transcription services, speech recognition and natural language processing technology, announced it has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief. The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York comes less than two years...
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Chopra, Tullman tapped by cloud-based storage firm Box
By Joseph Conn | March 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Aneesh Chopra, the former White House chief technology officer, and Glen Tullman, former CEO of electronic health-records developer Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, have been named special advisers to Silicon Valley-based cloud storage company Box. The company has ambitions to overcome the...
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Ex-Sacred Heart CEO pushes back in Medicare kickback case
By Andrew L. Wang, Crain's Chicago Business | March 19, 2014
The indicted former owner and CEO of Chicago's Sacred Heart Hospital is arguing that evidence gathered in a search of the facility last April should be suppressed because of the alleged questionable credibility of federal prosecutors' key cooperating witness.
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Md. House passes medical marijuana bill
By Washington Post | March 18, 2014
A measure to get Maryland’s ineffective medical-marijuana law working cleared the Maryland House of Delegates by a large margin Monday. The House voted 123-13 for the bill, which now goes to the state Senate.
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Fla. court approves first-of-its-kind data breach settlement
By Computerworld | March 18, 2014
Courts have generally dismissed consumer class-action lawsuits filed against companies that suffer data breaches if victims can't show that the breach directly caused a financial hit, but a federal court in Florida broke the mold by approving a $3 million settlement for victims of a breach in which...
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Doctors open offices in Mass. to prescribe marijuana
By Boston Globe | March 17, 2014
With names such as CannaMed and Delta 9 Medical Consulting, a dozen physicians offices have opened across Massachusetts in recent months to evaluate patients to use marijuana. The 2012 referendum that legalized medical marijuana is giving rise to a new niche—psychiatrists, anesthesiologists,...
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Doc fired over Facebook comment sues Spectrum Health
By MLive.com | March 17, 2014
An emergency room doctor has sued Spectrum Health, saying her position was terminated and she was wrongfully accused of a HIPAA violation over a comment made on Facebook.
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U.S. judge strikes Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban
By Associated Press | March 15, 2014
A federal judge Friday struck down Arkansas' attempt to ban most abortions beginning 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, saying viability, not a heartbeat, remains the key factor in determining whether abortions should be allowed.
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Florida cap on wrongful death malpractice suits unconstitutional, high court rules
By Rachel Landen | March 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Florida Supreme Court declared Thursday that a state law capping noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits involving wrongful death is unconstitutional. The ruling applies to cases involving multiple claimants.
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