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Hacker charged with stealing HHS employee info

Personal information for more than 100,000 employees of several federal agencies--including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--was obtained illegally by an alleged British hacker, indicted late last week by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, among a bevy of charges.

Hospitals increasingly plan to outsource coding efforts

Hospitals increasingly plan to outsource coding efforts in the coming year, according to a new survey published today by Black Book Rankings.

Kaiser Permanente implements testing as part of ICD-10 transition

Kaiser Permanente is testing nearly 200 applications with a range of external trading partners and providers as part of its preparation for the transition to ICD-10.

Carolinas HealthCare embraces new data initiatives

Using data and analytics, physicians at Carolinas HealthCare System are undertaking many new initiatives, including ones on community health.

OIG audit criticizes HHS access controls

The Department of Health and Human Services must improve its security procedures for granting access to physical facilities as well as computer applications and files, according to an audit from the HHS Office of Inspector General that found security controls inadequate.

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