Amid growing demands for her resignation, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before congress today where she took full responsibility for the healthcare.gov rollout and reported that to date the site has cost taxpayers $174 million, which includes $56 million for support. In an unfortunate timing of events, the site crashed again in the middle of her testimony.
Modern Healthcare reports that growing concern over the impact mobile health apps and patient portals are having on health information security could lead to another expansion of HIPAA.
After eight years in operation, the nonprofit that built New Mexico’s health information exchange is operating in the black. CEO Bob Mayer reports "Our federal grant runs out in January and we will be sustainable on Jan. 1.”
CommonWell Health Alliance introduces its board of directors which includes: Jeremy Delinsky, Board chairman (AthenaHealth CTO); Rich Elmore, Board vice chairman (Allscripts VP); Bob Robke, Board treasurer (Cerner VP); Rod O’Reilly, Board secretary (McKesson VP); Scott Schneider (CPSI EVP); Justin T. Barnes (Greenway VP); and Keith Laughman (Sunquest EVP).