HITRUST forms business associate council; UC San Diego Health CIO calls cybersecurity infrastructure a critical priority;

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> The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) is forming a business associate council to give a voice to healthcare business associates and vendors. Currently 17 founding members have been named to the HITRUST Business Associate Council and it will hold four meetings throughout the year. Announcement

> New UC San Diego Health CIO Christopher Longhurst, M.D., hopes in his first year in the role that the organization's new Jacobs Medical Center, will include tech "to make it a shining star and highlight of our outreach efforts." He also says, in an interview with Becker's Health IT and CIO Review, that infrastructure of IT systems is one of the most important components to health IT today, especially cybersecurity infrastructure. Article

Health Insurance News

> The commercial health insurance market was tumultuous in 2014 thanks to a slew of changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act--all of which is reflected in payers' bottom lines in that pivotal year, according to a research report from actuarial firm Milliman. Article

> Statistics released this week by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association indicating new Affordable Care Act enrollees were sicker and costlier should surprise no one, least of all the insurance companies that provided those plans. Article

Practice Management News

> The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a Zika app for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Article

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