Jan. 19, 2011

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Today's Featured Story

Securing Patient Information in Devices Is Difficult but Essential
Reprinted from Report on Patient Privacy

When Mountain Vista Medical Center found that two portable memory cards were missing from endoscopy machines, it notified patients and retrained staff in its gastroenterology unit. And it took an additional step: It “modified the endoscopy machines to no longer use the compact memory data cards,” the Mesa, Ariz., hospital said in a statement last month.... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

“There are Republicans in the House who know the value of [health insurance] exchanges and will support them. [This] is more of a divisive issue within the Republican ranks than anyplace else.”

— Larry Mirel, a partner at the law firm Wiley Rein LLP, told AIS’s Health Reform Week.

Click here to read the AIS's HEALTH REFORM WEEK article in which this quote appeared. (Free for HRW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

200% … is the minimum risk-based capital ratio the National Assn. of Insurance Commissioners requires insurers to hold, but the 33 not-for-profit Blues plans exceeded 810% by the end of the 3rd quarter of 2010.

Click here to read the AIS REPORT ON BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD PLANS article in which this datapoint appeared. (Free for THE AIS REPORT subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers). (Not affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or its member companies.)


People on the Move

Aspire Bariatrics, LLC appointed Kathy Crothall president and CEO. Crothall was founder and former CEO at Animas Corp....Aurora Health Care named Gail Hanson senior vice president and chief financial officer. Hanson was deputy executive director of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Outcomes Health Information Solutions
Client Services Executive
Alpharetta, Ga.

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