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ID Theft Scheme Hits 400+ in Louisiana and Elsewhere

The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local … Continue reading

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Hospital leaders: I’m most thankful for … FierceHealthcare’s Advisory Board Share their Thanksgiving Notes

As Frank Byrne, president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently noted, healthcare doesn’t do very good job of  recognition, even though there is much to celebrate. With the industry seeing new innovations, technology and healthcare delivery  models, we … Continue reading

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Healthcare industry group builds cybersecurity threat center By Michael Cooney, Network World

Looking to address growing cybersecurity threats in the healthcare industry the Health Information Trust Alliance today said it has established a centralized Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center where organizations can report incidents and get help remediating electronic medical security … Continue reading

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107 charged in health care fraud bust

By Terry Frieden, CNN DOJ: 107 charged in Medicare fraud bus Washington (CNN) — More than 100 people have been charged and an estimated $450 million in false billings uncovered by federal agents in a nationwide operation that authorities say … Continue reading

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HHS to scammers: Don’t even think about Medicare fraud By Alicia Caramenico Associate Editor, FierceHealthPlayer

As the government celebrates a year of unprecedented, record-breaking healthcare fraud recoveries, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Justice Department are sending a message to potential fraudsters: “Don’t even try,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said yesterday … Continue reading

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New healthcare technology can save lives in Latino communities by Krista L. High

The move to electronic healthcare technology is experiencing growing pains, according to Jason Llorenz and Jose Marquez-Leon, the directors, respectively, of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) and Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership ( HTTP). LISTA recently launched … Continue reading

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Doctors Need Spectrum, STAT!

LISTA, HTTP and our members often discuss the transformative potential of technology. We promote technology, innovation and broadband connectivity because it empowers communities, reveals new possibilities, and changes lives. But technology can also improve health, quality of care – and … Continue reading

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Feds Finalize Next Stage of ‘Meaningful Use’ Guidelines

Doctors now have an extra nine months to prove to the federal government that they’ve accomplished the early stages of “meaningful use” of health information technology (IT), National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari announced Thursday. The 34,000 health IT … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Inches Closer to Delay, ICD-11 in the Wings

By Tom Sullivan, Government Health IT WASHINGTON – The case for leapfrogging ICD-10 and holding out for ICD-11 just got a lot more curious. And though it’s not here yet, when ICD-11 is ready, it will be something ICD-10 cannot … Continue reading

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5 Ways Pharma Can Mitigate Compliance Risks When Using Social Media

We are all familiar with the old saying, “the best offense is a good defense.”When it comes to highly regulated industries such as pharma getting involved with social media, having a well-prepared defensive plan in place at the outset is … Continue reading

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