53,000 patient records breached after phishing hack on Onco360, CareMed

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Three employee email accounts were hacked in November, exposing PHI, including financial data and Social Security numbers for some.

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CMS offers special insurance enrollment opportunities for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin islands

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that an "exceptional circumstance special enrollment period" is available for those who move, or are temporarily displaced.

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Top 20 hospitals get poor marks on Yelp

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In an industry increasingly beholden to consumerism, Yelp ratings matter, as hospitals seek to retain their respective market shares.

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25% of public health workforce could disappear, group says

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Private hospitals that can offer better benefits and working conditions, as well as higher salaries, are poised to lure fresh graduates as baby boomers exit their careers.

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Advisory Board CEO says company will only add more services under Optum

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Knee-deep in the integration process, Robert Musslewhite says the company will be focusing on analytics, best practices, research and broadening its portfolio of services.

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VA aligns with four health systems to form generic drug company

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Advisors to the ambitious plan include former CMS head Don Berwick, MD, and Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, among others.

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HIMSS and ANI honor Catherine Ivory with Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

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Award honors someone who has demonstrated significant leadership in the area of nursing informatics within the healthcare community.

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