Horizon BCBS won't renew 2013 plans; Preventable vulnerabilities often threaten med device security;

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> Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will not renew any 2013 small group or individual health plans after Dec. 31, 2013, so as not to undo three and a half years of work implementing the Affordable Care Act, the insurer announced this week. Announcement

> The contract between the Indiana University Health and UnitedHealthcare ends on Dec. 31, and letters from UnitedHealth suggest it might drop hospital system, The Star Press reported. Article

> BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is expanding its retail footprint this weekend, opening a new store in Columbia to sell coverage and inform and assist customers. Statement

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> Several vulnerabilities--some entirely preventable--continue to plague medical devices when it comes to security, according to panelists speaking Wednesday at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. Article

> The Western New York Beacon Community is touting its success in using technology to provide measurable results in controlling diabetes and improve communication, care coordination and patient engagement. Article

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