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CCO value-based care
By Jessica Davis 07:15 am July 26, 2016
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer said that the drive toward clinical quality outcomes and patient engagement are giving rise to the CCO role as distinct from the chief medical officer. CCO attributes? Tech-savvy consensus-builders comfortable living in ambiguity, to start.
Mergers value-based Kaufman Hall
By Jeff Lagasse 02:19 pm July 25, 2016
The first half of 2016 has seen more healthcare organization M&A activity than the same timeframe in 2015 as providers are figuring out how to navigate rapid industry change and emerging payment models, Kaufman Hall said. 
athenahealth MIPS guarantee
By Jessica Davis 12:42 pm July 25, 2016
Under the guarantee, the company will incur all penalties for customers on its athenaOne platform who are unable to meet MIPS standards, subject to limitations.
Covenant Cerner population health
By Bernie Monegain 12:22 pm July 25, 2016
Tennessee health system said it intends to will roll out one system across its entire care continuum.
CVS Health VA HIPAA breaches

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By Jack McCarthy 11:35 am July 25, 2016
ProPublica published some 300 letters that Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights sent to healthcare providers reminding them of legal obligations, advising how to fix problems and suggesting they make voluntary changes. 
Mississippi HIPAA breach
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am July 25, 2016
The Office for Civil Rights said that UMMC was aware of security risks as far back as April 2005 but did not take appropriate action.
Medicare quality ratings
By Kaiser Health News 10:12 am July 25, 2016
While some hospitals fear the ratings will be misleading and oversimplified, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that its analysis proves that all types of hospitals can perform well and have opportunities to improve. 
Cyberattacks hiring information security pros
By Jack McCarthy 09:40 am July 25, 2016
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that data breaches and hacking attacks will expand the information security professional workforce by nearly 20 percent. 
OIG EHR disruption ransomware
By Tom Sullivan 01:01 am July 25, 2016
The Office of the Inspector General posted research from 2014 so there’s reason to believe the proliferation of cyberattacks and malware could create even more downtime. OIG recommended that hospitals institute and continuously update contingency plans.
FBI HHS $1 billion Medicare fraud
By Jeff Lagasse 04:01 pm July 22, 2016
Philip Esformes, Odette Barcha, and Arnaldo Carmouze were charged with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in a wide-ranging billing scam. 

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