NH-ISAC, CIS team up for cybersecurity efforts; David Bates lands chief innovation officer role at Brigham and Women's Hospital;

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> The National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) are teaming up to strengthen cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. The partnership "will enhance health sector cybersecurity by leveraging the strengths of the NH-ISAC, CIS and the Multi-State ISAC," according to an announcement. The groups also will work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other healthcare stakeholders to support adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework. Announcement

> David Bates, M.D., has been chosen to fill the newly created role of chief innovation officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, according to an article at Healthcare Informatics. In the role, Bates will be responsible for taking ideas and discoveries and transforming them into services that can improve patient care. Announcement

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> Though hospitals increasingly strive to reduce readmissions to comply with benchmarks set by value-based payment models, a new study suggests that many of the factors that cause higher readmission rates are location-related and therefore out of healthcare facilities' control. The study, published in the Health Services Research journal, analyzed publicly reported 30-day readmission rates from 2007-2010 for patients at more than 4,000 hospitals with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure or pneumonia. Article

Health Insurance News

> By 2016, nearly 14 million eligible individuals will qualify for cost-sharing reductions (CSR), according to new research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Should those eligible enroll in a marketplace plan, they would save an average of $479 per year on co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance. Article

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