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Governor Blames IBM For Minnesota’s Troubled Obamacare Website

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton blames IBM for the state’s health insurance exchange problems. IBM was not the main contractor of the $46 million website, but is taking the brunt of the blame because it provided the critical components that failed.

Providers Look For Next Level of Healthcare Analytics

KLAS evaluates the the healthcare analytics market, which it says has yet to deliver products that offer robust functionality while being easy to use.

Whidbey General Hospital billing system gets pricey

Coupeville, WA-based Whidbey General Hospital’s $7.5 million Meditech implementation caused billing issues that prevented claims from being sent out, leaving the hospital with just 2.5 days of cash on hand at one point.

House leader unveils exchange security act

Representative Joe Pitts (PA) will introduce The Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, which would require that HHS notify individuals of any data breach on the health insurance exchanges within two business days.

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