North Carolina HHS breach may impact 1,600 Medicare patients; eClinicalWorks' healow announces IoT cloud platform;

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> An employee at North Carolina's state Department of Health and Human Services mistakenly sent an unencrypted email to a county health department that contains information for more than 1,600 Medicaid patients. Letters about the breach were sent to patients late last week, according to an article at The incident occurred Aug. 19, when an employee sent the unencrypted email to the Granville County Health Department. Article

> A subsidiary of eClinicalWorks, healow (Health and Online Wellness), recently announced its own Internet of Things cloud that will allow third party platforms and apps to store and analyze patient data through an application programming interface. Announcement

Provider News

> Partnering with community retail pharmacies can help healthcare systems succeed in delivering value-based care, a senior executive for CVS Health argues. Article

> The financial realities of post-reform healthcare are pushing top-of-the-line medical services once available only in major, big-city hospitals into suburbs and smaller communities. Article

Health Insurance News

> Faced with the news that two more consumer operated and oriented health plans (CO-OPs) are shutting down, some CO-OPs and small insurers have formed a coalition to push for changes to the Affordable Care Act they say are making it difficult for them to succeed. Article

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