Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) As tech giants compete for contracts, hospitals shift their data to the cloud. Stat+, March 12, 2019. 

Hospitals are decreasing the amount of data stored in the cloud to protect against malware attacks.

2) UnitedHealthcare Will Expand a Drug Discount Program Aimed at Lowering Consumer Costs. The New York Times, March 8, 2019.

The insurance company will expand a program that passes drug discounts on to their consumers.

3) Idaho Senate approved Medicaid expansion budget. The Associated Press, March 12, 2019. 

The Idaho Senate approved the proposed 2020 budget for Medicaid expansion.

4) Ex-operator of east Arkansas hospice pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud. Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 12, 2019.

A former hospice owner pleads guilty to one of the worst Medicaid fraud cases the state has ever seen.

5) Healthcare breaches reported in February exposed date on 2 million people. Modern Healthcare, March 15, 2019.

Between providers and healthcare companies reported 31 breaches to the HHS in February alone. 

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