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Vital Signs
Suspicion falls on Heartbleed in CHS hack
By Joseph Conn | August 21, 2014
It seems that healthcare information technology security specialists may have been right back in April when they warned that healthcare data systems were at risk from the then-newly discovered Heartbleed vulnerability.
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Information
FBI warns healthcare firms they are targeted by hackers
By Reuters | August 21, 2014
The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.
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Vital Signs
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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News
Chinese hackers hit Community Health Systems; others vulnerable
By Beth Kutscher and Joseph Conn | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An outside group of hackers targeted Community Health Systems' computer network and stole nonmedical patient data on 4.5 million individuals, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing.
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Magazine
Community Health Systems to pay $97 million settlement
By Bob Herman | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Community Health Systems has agreed to pay more than $97 million plus interest to the federal government to settle allegations that it submitted false claims for short-stay admissions that should have been billed as outpatient charges.
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Not-for-profit Inova Health System sees surplus increase, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Not-for-profit Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va., recorded lofty gains in its operating and total surplus in the first half of fiscal 2014 as its expenditures dropped year-over-year, the system reported.
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News
CHS to pay $97 million to settle short-stay investigation
By Bob Herman | August 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
For-profit hospital operator Community Health Systems has agreed to pay more than $97 million plus interest to the federal government, settling allegations that it submitted false claims for short-stay admissions that should have been billed as outpatient charges.
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Magazine
ACA gets credit for improved earnings at HCA, CHS
By Beth Kutscher and John N. Frank | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Obamacare contributed to strong second-quarter earnings at two publicly traded hospital chains.
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News
CHS sees strong quarter thanks to HMA purchase, fewer uninsured patients
By John N. Frank | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Community Health Systems reported strong results in the second quarter thanks to its acquisition of Health Management Associates in January and to the end of abnormal winter weather patterns that had hurt admissions in the first quarter of the year, the Franklin, Tenn.-based provider reported...
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News
HCA earnings get bigger boost than expected from healthcare reform
By Beth Kutscher | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HCA, the country's largest for-profit hospital chain by revenue, Wednesday previewed strong second-quarter results, highlighting a 12.2% increase in income before taxes. It also raised its financial guidance for the year.
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