Hacking Of Health Records Alarms Lawmakers, Industry
After investing billions to go digital, the health care industry faces the realization it must spend more to secure patients' electronic records, reports Politico. Meanwhile, eHealth, the nation's largest online health insurance broker, faces tough competition from the health law's exchanges.
Health Care Spending Billions To Protect The Records It Spent Billions To Install
The hacking of the health records of as many as 1 in 3 Americans has awakened the health care industry to an unpleasant reality: After spending billions to install computerized documents in hospitals and networks, it now must spend billions more to make them secure. (Allen, 6/1)
Kaiser Health News:
EHealth Sees Once-Thriving Business Decline After Health Law’s Exchanges Open
The Affordable Care Act was expected to be a boon for eHealth Inc., the nation’s largest online health insurance broker. After all, the law required most Americans to have coverage, provided government assistance to afford it and allowed Internet brokers to sell Obamacare policies. (Galewitz, 6/1)