Cambia Health shutters Wellero; mHealth effort to focus on helping Spanish-speaking patients;

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> One of the latest healthcare startups to shutter its doors is Wellero, a company launched two years ago by Cambia Health Solutions, according to a MedCity News report. Wellero's free mobile app aimed to help make healthcare service payment easier and quicker for users and providers. Cambia intends to continue building out the company's tools and services. Article

> Digital health platform maker ConsejoSano and Mercer LLC, are deploying a mobile effort focused on helping U.S. Hispanic healthcare users, according to Mobile Strategies 360. The platform features native Spanish-speaking providers offering medical advice and services on a subscription basis. Article

Health IT News

> Hacking is at the top of the list of sources of healthcare data leaks in 2015, according to a Bitglass report; hacking accounted for 98 percent of breaches last year. Those big breaches include the Premera Blue Cross hack, which impacted 11 million customers, and the Anthem hack that resulted in almost 80 million leaked patient records. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week published a final rule clarifying requirements for face-to-face encounters for Medicaid beneficiaries to be eligible to receive home health services; the rule outlines that telehealth can be used for such encounters. Article

Health Insurance News

> Though concerns over narrow networks and rising premiums continue to gain attention, a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that many Americans are actually satisfied with their insurance plan. Seventy-four percent of non-elderly Americans with insurance say that health coverage is worth the money it costs, and 61 percent rated their plan as an "excellent" or "good" value for what they pay for it, according to KFF's monthly health tracking poll. Article

And Finally... Humans were the downfall for this big Australian bird. Article

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