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New York health insurer hacked, over 10 mln members possibly affected

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its affiliate Lifetime Healthcare Companies reports that a cyberattack executed in December 2013 has exposed the demographic and medical claims data of 10.5 million of its customers.

Electronic Health Record Vendor Adherence to Usability Certification Requirements and Testing Standards

A JAMA study evaluates EHR vendor compliance with ONC’s usability and user centered design requirements, finding that many certified vendors are out of compliance but continue to hold their certifications.

GOP scores early win in ObamaCare lawsuit

A federal district judge has approved a House GOP lawsuit against the ACA to move forward. The suit alleges that the White House is using unauthorized funds to pay for components of the healthcare law.

2015 HIMSS Congressional Asks

HIMSS publishes its annual list of congressional asks, including: bolstering support of EHR interoperability, helping organizations combat cyber threats, and approving broad telehealth reimbursement for Medicare beneficiaries.

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