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Risk management, security strategies key to current mHealth acceptance

Providers and care support teams are just as wary as their patients of mHealth security and privacy, claims a risk management and patient safety specialist.

State insurance regulators take on narrow-network debate

In an effort to better regulate narrow networks, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is working to hash out a new model network adequacy law,  reports  Managed Care  magazine.

Trump unveils plan to repeal, replace ACA

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered details about his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in a recent interview with "60 Minutes." 

Boehner leaves behind fraught legacy in fight against ACA

When John Boehner retires as Speaker of the House, it will mark the end of the Ohio Republican's complicated and conflict-fraught relationship with the Affordable Care Act.

Hospitals sued for overcharging patients for EHR copies

Two hospitals in the District of Columbia have been sued for charging "illegal" and "excessive" fees to patients for providing them with copies of their electronic health records.

Flexible wearables promising, but face many challenges to health success

Healthcare wearables face a variety of challenges, including the development of an industry that will drive value-added solutions, and privacy, political and treatment issues that could divert attention from innovation, according to Robert Reuss, Ph.D.

Too soon for Aetna, Anthem to declare victory in merger review process

When it comes to the rigorous review process that major industry mergers must face, how soon is too soon to declare victory? Personally, I would argue that any time before the Department of Justice...

Health app accreditation doesn't assure security of data, user privacy

Accredited mobile healthcare apps are not as secure and data is not as protected as many may believe, new research concludes.

3 challenges to hospital innovation--and how to fix them

As innovation becomes an increasingly vital part of the healthcare landscape amid rapid change within the industry, several obstacles may keep efforts at innovation from taking off, according to  Executive Insight.

Sanders, Senate Democrats introduce bill to repeal Cadillac tax

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and a group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to repeal the Cadillac tax, which would place a 40 percent levy on certain high-cost employer health plans starting in 2017.