Humana notifies members of possible security breach; New CO-OP enters Kentucky market;

News From Around the Web:

> Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana has alerted about 3,000 of its members living in Atlanta that their medical records information and some Social Security numbers may have been compromised after a USB drive and laptop were taken from an employee's car, reported the Miami Herald. Article

> A new insurance cooperative, called the Kentucky Health Cooperative, has been approved to sell health plans in the state. Policies from the CO-OP will be available for purchase in November for the next health insurance exchange open enrollment season, Live Insurance News reported. Article

> The federal government is reimbursing insurers for enrolling expensive, high-risk members from money it has collected from large, self-insured employees, reported MedPage Today. Article

Health Provider News:

> As the healthcare system shifts towards quality and efficiency, pharmacists can play an integral role, focusing on medication management, medication reconciliation, preventive care and patient education. Article

> As hospitals compete for patients, new technology and design features will overhaul the nature of patient-hospital interactions. Article

Health IT News:

> Other industries have been far more successful than healthcare in mashing together big datasets to learn more about their customers, raising myriad possibilities. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has sufficient voluntary measures in place to address cybersecurity, making further regulations unnecessary. Article

And Finally... This pitcher says meow. Article