Patients, not providers, get tablets at hospital; WellPoint fined $100K for failing to report data breach;

> The Department of Health and Human Services should consider Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentives and Meaningful Use in its retrospective review of existing regulations, the American Hospital Association (AHA) urged in a recent letter to HHS Kathleen Sebelius. FierceEMR

> University Health Network, Toronto, Canada is handing tablets to its internal medicine patients to help smooth the transition to at-home care. The pilot study provides tablet computers to patients so they can ask questions, manage exacerbations or health concerns, and contribute their own observations to their electronic medical record, according to a report in InsideHealthZone. FierceMobileHealthcare

> "It seems like every week a hospital proudly unveils a new mobile app," writes Hospital Impact contributor Jenn Riggle. "But before you go and hire a mobile developer, ask yourself: Will a mobile app provide real value to users and will it advance your hospital's marketing and/or clinical objectives?" Blog post

> WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) will pay a $100,000 fine because it waited months before notifying Indiana officials of a security breach that may have exposed personal information of 32,000 members. It also will reimburse each affected member up to $50,000 for any breach-related losses as part of the settlement reached with the Indiana Attorney General. FierceHealthPayer

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