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UnitedHealth Sees 2016 Revenue Slightly Below Estimates

Ahead of its Tuesday investor day, UnitedHealth projects 2016 revenue of $180 billion to $181 billion, short of analyst expectations. The insurance giant noted earlier this month that its public exchange business as underperforming and would cut into profits.

Highmark Medicare Advantage members to retain in-network access to UPMC

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues a ruling preserving in-network access to UPMC doctors and facilities for Highmark Medicare Advantage health insurance customers.

Glens Falls Hospital picks single electronic health record, data provider to streamline systems

Glens Falls Hospital (NY) will expand its current inpatient Cerner install to replace Epic in its ambulatory space and GE Healthcare in patient registration and billing.

Lahey Clinic computer theft leads to $850,000 HIPAA settlement

Lahey Clinic (MA) will pay an $850,000 fine and enter into a corrective action plan to settle privacy and security violations filed by the OCR after a 2011 unencrypted laptop theft exposed the records of 599 patients.

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