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What payers can learn from Aetna's CISO

As the role of chief information security officer continues to expand throughout the healthcare industry, insurers can take a page from Aetna's book in how to successfully implement and build this position.  

Have insurers established ICD-10 accommodation periods?

As the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline inches closer, many insurers haven't announced whether they have implemented accommodation periods--when they will pay claims that aren't coded correctly as long as they're in the right family of codes, reports Health Data Management.

Zoom's secret to reinventing healthcare: Not trying to be all things to everyone

What if patients thought of getting healthcare, even paying insurance premiums, more like treating themselves to new jewelry than forking out cash for a necessary evil? That's one aspiration of Zoom (formerly Zoomcare), the Portland–Oregon based company planning to redesign a full array of medical and health insurance services to create an "insanely great experience" for its target customer base, according to an article from Fast Company.

Demand up for independent second-opinion services

Many experts encourage patients to look outside of their institution or healthcare network for second opinions, increasing the demand for independent online services dedicated specifically to providing patients with another perspective on their diagnosis, according to  The   Wall Street Journal.

Collaboration is the best medicine for mHealth

There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.

Collaboration, risk-taking drive healthcare innovation [Special Report]

In this exclusive  FierceHealthcare  special report, we explore some of the obstacles to innovation and how these unique ventures offer lasting lessons to healthcare leaders who want to drive change in the industry.

ABA Health Law Section: Precision medicine may benefit from health IT models

The White House Precision Medicine Initiative might do well to borrow some of the concepts already in use in health information exchange and health IT, according to comments released by the American Bar Association's Health Law Section on the proposed privacy and trust principles issued by the Precision Medicine Initiative Interagency Working Group.

Predictive analytics help Humana identify gaps in care

Humana has been an early IT adopter, making analytics a foundational piece of its clinical operations and consumer engagement efforts--and has reaped the benefits, reports Enterprise Apps Today.

Customers sue CareFirst following cyberattack

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has become the latest insurer to be slapped with lawsuit following a cyberattack that compromised its customers' sensitive information.  

Hospital EHR adoption grows, but other care settings still lack ability to receive data

While exchange of data between hospitals and outside providers is increasing, the industry still faces many barriers when it comes to interoperability.