Cerner offers free CommonWell services until 2018; Data of 8K compromised at Miami health center;

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> CommonWell Health Alliance services will be provided by Cerner to all its clients for free until Jan. 1, 2018, Cerner Neal Patterson wrote in a blog post this week. CommonWell manages a single identity for every patient, locates the person's records in the system and manages consent. "We believe that by providing the service free for three years, it will give your organization the chance to evaluate the service," Patterson wrote. Post

> Information for more than 8,000 patients at Miami-based Jessie Trice Community Health Center may have been compromised following an identity theft criminal operation. Information accessed includes patients' names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. The breach is under investigation by the FBI and IRS. Announcement

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> Better communication between physicians during shift changes can reduce medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Article

> Employee confidence in the healthcare sector in the third quarter of 2014 fell to its lowest level in more than a year and more workers intend to look for a new job in the upcoming year, according to the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Article

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> Blue Cross Blue Shield plans across the country are taking a wide range of steps to ensure they sign up a large number of consumers this upcoming enrollment period, reported AIS Health. Article

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