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Q&A with Banner Health's Steve Narang on disrupting academic medicine

Q&A with Banner Health's Steve Narang on disrupting academic medicine

By Matthew Weinstock  |  September 01, 2018

With a focus on research and training, academic medical centers have long prided themselves on being a destination for complex care. But they aren't always organized around the patient. Banner Health's Dr. Steve Narang thinks there is a better way.

Banner Health to pay $18 million to settle False Claims Act lawsuit

Banner Health to pay $18 million to settle False Claims Act lawsuit

By Tara Bannow  |  April 12, 2018

Banner Health will pay the federal government $18 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit accusing it of admitting Medicare patients who could have been treated in outpatient settings at 12 of its Arizona and Colorado hospitals.

Banner Health under federal investigation after 2016 cyberattack

Banner Health under federal investigation after 2016 cyberattack

By Tara Bannow  |  March 19, 2018

HHS' Office for Civil Rights is investigating Banner Health following a 2016 cyberattack that may have affected 3.7 million patients. The Phoenix-based not-for-profit system anticipates that it may receive negative findings and be fined.

Banner Health buys 32 Arizona urgent-care centers

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 17, 2016

Banner Health said Wednesday that it has acquired 32 urgent-care centers in Arizona from Urgent Care Extra. Banner, which operates hospitals in seven Western states, said that the centers provide an important access point for patients outside of hospital emergency departments.

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

By Erica Teichert  |  August 13, 2016

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—the law the federal government uses to police the privacy and security of the nation's health information—is turning 20, and some people may wonder if it's up to the job in 2016 and beyond.

Banner Health cyberattack draws class-action suit

By Joseph Conn  |  August 09, 2016

An Arizona physician is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit alleging Banner Health is offering inadequate protection to victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week.

Health systems an ideal target for hackers

By Joseph Conn  |  August 06, 2016

Cybersecurity experts advise that the two types of data should be stored in computer systems separated by a firewall to avoid leaving both vulnerable if one is hacked. At Banner Health, both systems were penetrated.

As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2016

The Phoenix metro area is booming. Once-sleepy neighborhoods are seeing real estate bidding wars. New housing developments are appearing where there once was nothing. Against that backdrop, healthcare in Phoenix is reorganizing as systems compete for patients and the doctors who refer them.

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