Breaking Healthcare News March 19, 2012
- Incoming Cal eConnect CEO backs out
Less than two weeks after the Cal eConnect board of directors announced Ted Kremer as their incoming CEO, the Emeryville, Calif., health information exchange developer said he would not be filling the top slot.
- InVentiv Health agrees to buy Kforce Clinical
InVentiv Health signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kforce Clinical Research, an outsourcing provider for drug and device companies, for $50 million in cash.
- IOM panel offers ways to monitor progress on caring for HIV patients
An expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine released a report that identified core HIV-related indicators for HHS to evaluate the country’s success in caring for patients with HIV.
- Texas sues HHS over health-program defunding
Texas’ attorney general’s office sued HHS in federal civil court in response to the department’s decision to terminate federal funding for the state’s Women’s Health Program.
- OCR deputy: Lessons for providers in HIPAA settlement
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee’s federal settlement over alleged violations of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security laws holds lessons for providers, according to a senior official responsible for HIPAA…
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