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FTC Approves Final Order in Practice Fusion Privacy Case

The FTC finalizes its privacy case settlement with Practice Fusion. The company’s trouble with the FTC stems from a 2013 incident in which it solicited doctor reviews from patients without disclosing that the reviews would be publicly posted on the Internet. The settlement, which was published in a draft version in June, prevents the company from using the illegally collected reviews, and authorizes the FTC to conduct privacy audits on the company for the next 20 years.

Points for pills: Walgreens hopes gamelike program will make taking meds easier

Walgreens expands its mobile health app to include gamification strategies and Walgreens rewards points to improve medication adherence.

Aetna Warned it Would Withdraw From Exchanges if Humana Deal Was Blocked

In July, Aetna warned the Justice Department that if its antitrust officials sued to block its Humana acquisition, it would reduce its presence on ACA public health insurance exchanges.

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  1. Question: what does it mean for the HIT industry if insurers continue to retreat from the ACA marketplaces? Do we have to worry about budget issues coming our way?







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