Medicaid data breach now impacts nearly 800K; 3M acquires computer-assisted coding provider CodeRyte;

> Denver-based dialysis service provider DaVita this week launched website--KidneySmart.org--stocked with educational information for patients and providers alike looking to learn more about chronic kidney disease. The site is accessible via smartphone and tablet, according to the company. Announcement

> The number of Medicaid recipients at risk due to the Utah data breach now has ballooned to nearly 800,000, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. More than 280,000 Social Security numbers have been exposed, according to the newspaper, meaning that one out of every six citizens in the state is affected. Article

> St. Paul, Minn.-based technology provider 3M will be able to apply natural language processing technology to its 360 Encompass System, thanks to the acquisition of Bethesda, Md.-based CodeRyte, which provides computer-assisted coding technology to outpatient providers. Announcement

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