Mail delivery truck theft compromises Kaiser Permanente members' info; Few Americans follow ACA news coverage

> The theft of a mail delivery truck from a parking lot in Santa Clarita, California, last month compromised the personal information of 2,400 Kaiser Permanente members on the Inland Empire Health Plan, The Press Enterprise reports. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has reached a verbal agreement with Hospital Corporation of America that resolves the two companies' contract dispute, according to MySanAntonio.com. Article

> While many Americans closely followed the Planned Parenthood federal funding fight and the 2015 measles outbreak, an analysis of monthly poll data shows the Affordable Care Act didn't even make the list of top health stories, Kaiser Family Foundation President Drew Altman writes in a blog post for the Wall Street Journal. Post

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> Interoperability of health information and connectivity between patients, clinicians, hospitals, health insurers and others are foundational elements for a national system of evidence generation for clinical decision research, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials. Article

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> Hospitals could save at least 33,000 lives each year if they followed the patient safety policies and procedures of the highest-scoring hospitals in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score update, a new study finds. Article

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