Calif. AG sues Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. over security breach; Mo. pushes for prescription drug monitoring;

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> A Missouri congressman is pushing legislation for a prescription drug monitoring system, which would put the state in line with the rest of the nation when it comes to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances, the News Tribune reported. Article

> California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a suit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. in state court last week, claiming the company took too long to notify more than 20,000 employees about a 2011 security breach, according to Law360. Article (registration required)

> A proposed Idaho bill would make battery against a healthcare worker a felony, MagicValley.com reported. Article

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> Telestroke programs are valuable for rural areas with the proper facilitators and state policies, though they're not without their barriers, according to a study published this month in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

> The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology announced that it will no longer certify electronic health record systems for the federal government's Meaningful Use incentive program, citing uncertainty with the timing and nature of future program requirements. Article

And finally… Ouch. Article

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