An 11-nation study of data loss across 16 industries finds healthcare breaches are the most expensive to remediate.
The first update in more than a decade to Medicaid managed-care rules seeks to fill a funding gap left by Congress in promoting the use of electronic health-record systems by long-term care, behavioral health and other providers.
The CMS wants to launch a system to track enforcement actions against Medicare providers over questionable claims. Fraud costs the federal government an estimated $60 billion to $90 billion annually.
A national conversion from magnetic strip-based credit and debit cards to cards embedded with security enhancing computer chips is already underway and could prove a boon to providers, after some upfront costs and hassles.
IT staff at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield believed they contained a data hack back in June. But on Wednesday, the insurer said data on 1.1 million individuals was breached. Experts warn any delay in responding to a breach can aggravate security risks and increase public relations damage.
CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a not-for-profit insurer serving Maryland, Washington and northern Virginia, said Wednesday that it was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack affecting 1.1 million individuals.
The sophisticated cyberattack against CareFirst Blue Cross and the record-breaking hacks at Premera Blue Cross and Anthem would have a narrower impact if companies didn't retain customer data for so long, experts say.
A study released May 15 shows consumers using a mobile device coupled with a smartphone app can detect atrial fibrillation.
The nation's largest e-prescribing network reported another big jump in e-prescribing volume, but the number of e-prescribers increased more slowly and e-prescribing of controlled substances has lagged.
Startup company TowerView Health aims to make it easier for patients to manage their medication regimens. The company has developed software and hardware that reminds patients and their clinicians about medication schedules, and warns them when a patient is falling off track.
Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, is walking away from its role overseeing the performance of HealthCare.gov. Experts say a primary focus for the government and the next contractor will be to improve the back-end systems of the website that sells insurance as part of the federal health law.
Nearly a year after holding a listening session on the matter, the Obama administration is still deliberating changes to the rule requiring heightened patient consent for disclosing drug- and alcohol-abuse treatment records.