Doximity participation surpasses AMA membership; Hospital employee tax info breached through W2 forms;

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> Doximity participation has surpassed American Medical Association membership, according to an article in VentureBeat. The free network now reaches 35 percent of all doctors in the U.S., which CEO Jeff Tangney called a "significant tipping point." Article

> Employee tax information was breached at a Rochester, Minn.-based Olmsted Medical Center, according to an article in the Post Bulletin. OMC, according to the article, has announced that area tax advisers and attorneys are advising employees to immediately contact the IRS theft-identity division "to learn whether a fraudulent tax return has been filed under their name using illegally obtained information." The data involved employee W2 tax forms, the police believe. Article

> A Penn Medicine collaboration aims to track and slow drug resistance, according to an announcement from the medical school. They'll collaborate with software and analytics company Teqqa, LLC, working together to develop a new software platform and mobile app that "aims to encourage appropriate antibiotic use by providing real-time data to clinicians, and minimize the risk of dangerous pathogens developing resistance to life-saving antibiotics." Announcement

Health Payer News

> Medicare Part D overpaid almost $12 million for inappropriate, gross drug costs for incarcerated beneficiaries from 2006 through 2010, according to results of an Office of Inspector General audit. The overpayment resulted from weak internal controls at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Article

EMR News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a notice of its plan to create a centralized database to help providers determine if public health agencies and registries' readiness to receive patient data from certified electronic health record technology. The notice, published in the Federal Register Feb. 7, also invites the public to comment. Article

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