Report shows rise in adoption of patient engagement solutions; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center breach impacts 33K patients;

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> A report by Markets and Markets shows an increase in adoption of patient engagement solutions by healthcare providers, payers and patients. The market is expected to surpass $13 billion by 2019. Report

> The number of patients impacted by a data breach at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center this summer has grown to 33,000, according to a Los Angeles Times article. The data breach occurred when a laptop was stolen from an employee's home. After consulting a data forensics firm, the medical center found that what they had thought to be a breach impacting only 500 was in fact 33,000. Article

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> Despite the mixed results so far of  Medicare accountable care organizations, a new issue brief from the Navigant Center for HealthCare Research and Policy Analysis concludes that the traditional model is here to stay, although it will continue to evolve. Article

> A push by the U.S. Department of Justice to hold executives accountable for corporate misdeeds could mean an increased focus on prosecuting healthcare executives, the law firm Arent Fox warns. Article

Health Insurance News

> The Department of Health and Human Services can't unilaterally make payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act as a way of making up for unexpected losses, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal opinion. Article

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