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Cyberinsurance: A breach savior for healthcare providers, but read the fine print

Cyberinsurance can be instrumental in weathering a security breach of a provider's electronic health record system, but purchasers should review policies carefully since they vary widely, according to attorney Scott Godes, with Barnes & Thornburg in the District of Columbia.

Concierge physician contracts under fire

With 4,000 to 8,000 fee-based practices so far, concierge practices continue to gain in popularity throughout the country. And as more physicians look to profit from the model, one of the movement's leaders, MDVIP, is under fire for what some competitors argue is an unfair monopoly in several U.S. cities, including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta and Houston, the  Boston Globe  reported.

Medical marijuana benefits: Lower death, overdose rates in states that legalize drug

States that have legalized the use of medical marijuana have lower opioid overdose mortality rates, according to new research in  JAMA Internal Medicine

Mass casualty lessons for hospitals from Iraq and Afghanistan

Hospitals can take lessons from war for ways to deal with potential mass casualty incidents, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.

American Hospital Association calls for end to OIG audits

The American Hospital Association called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cease what it calls "flawed and redundant" audits by its Office of the Inspector General in a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

Community Health Systems breach cost estimates as high as $150 million

The Community Health Systems breach exposing 4.5 million patients' data in 29 states is expected to be costly--the total bill could be somewhere between $75 million and $150 million, according to a calculation at  Forbes.

Todd Park to step down from US CTO post

After five years in the District of Columbia, Todd Park--who initially served as the first chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services before being named U.S. CTO by President Obama in 2012--is heading to the other side of the country.

How extra Ebola precautions could backfire

Healthcare providers' precautions against the Ebola virus may have the opposite of the intended effect, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Proposed rule: Insurers to pay for birth control at closely held companies

The Obama administration proposed a new solution to the issue of closely held companies who object paying for certain contraceptive methods under the Affordable Care Act.

Docs show little interest in mobile data tools, wearable devices

Innovative mHealth activity devices, and wearables promising to help patients stay healthy, may be proving alluring to consumers, but it'll take much more evidence of real benefit to get doctors and providers on board.