North Dakota opts for Sanford Health over BCBS; Oregon sues Oracle over Medicaid site;

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> The North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System is ending its decades-long relationship with Blue Cross Blue Shield, according to the Associated Press. Effective July 1, the system's 29,000 beneficiaries and their families will be covered by the Sanford Health Plan. Article

> The state of Oregon is suing Oracle over a health insurance website--only this time it's the Oregon Health Plan, the state's version of Medicaid. According to the Wall Street Journal, Oracle plans to terminate its hosting contract at the end of February. The state says this will stop Medicaid enrollment in its tracks. Article

> Jennifer Koehler, executive director of Get Covered Illinois, has resigned, the Associated Press reported. Nearly 350,000 residents signed up for health insurance during Koehler's tenure. Article

Health Security News

> Security professionals in the United States say they feel ill-prepared to defend against cybersecurity attacks, according to new research conducted by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Article

> President Barack Obama's executive order to use information sharing and analysis organizations to boost cybersecurity will raise awareness and help create better coordination between private entities and government, according to Deborah Kobza, executive director of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Article

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