Wyoming bill would force hospitals to post pricing, quality data online; Cerner creating an EHR for the NBA;

> A Utah state senator has proposed a bill that would require hospitals and health clinics in the state to notify patients when they plan to share their personally identifiable data with Medicaid, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The bill comes in response to a breach last March--hackers stole the personal information of 780,000 state residents. Article

> Hospital officials in Wyoming are leery of a proposed bill that would force them to post their facilities' pricing information and quality statistics online, WyomingNews.com reports. Lawmakers say that the goal of the bill is to lower healthcare costs by encouraging competition. Article

> Kansas City, Mo.-based electronic health record vendor Cerner is teaming with the National Basketball Association to create a league-wide electronic health record system for players. Cerner's "Healthe Athlete" system will hold the medical records for athletes on all 30 teams. Announcement

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