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July 13, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

‘Business As Usual’ Won’t Cut It: Plaintiffs’ Lawyer in Anthem Case
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Two years after Anthem Inc., the largest health insurer in the country, announced a breach of personal health information (PHI) affecting nearly 80 million of its beneficiaries, the attorneys for those breached have come to an agreement with the insurer. The settlement is a good reminder that health plans can no longer assume the status quo will work for protecting patient records, attorneys and cybersecurity consultants say. Neither should they become apathetic because of the difficulty of cybersecurity in today’s rapidly changing technology world.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

2,268,247 ... is the number of self-insured/ASO enrollees in Pennsylvania for Highmark Health, making it the top ASO insurer in the state, representing a market share of more than 44% in that category.

From AIS’s DIRECTORY OF HEALTH PLANS

 

People on the Move

Dragonfly Therapeutics, Inc. named Nicolai Wagtmann chief scientific officer. He will head the company’s scientific team and the development and commercialization of novel Natural Killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapies. Wagtmann joins Dragonfly from Innate Pharma, where he served as executive vice president and chief scientific officer and led the company’s biopharmaceutical research and development of NK cell-based therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer….Humana Inc. appointed Sam Deshpande to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief risk officer to oversee development of the company’s Chief Risk Office. Deshpande joins Humana from Capital One, where he most recently served as business chief risk officer for the U.S. and international card business….Cynthia West joined CAQH as managing director, business development and account management. She previously was vice president, sales and marketing, for Thomson Reuters.

 

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