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MiraMed Global Services, Inc. (MiraMed) is pleased to announce that its global subsidiary, Ajuba International, LLC (Ajuba), has completed its Service Organization Controls (SOC) Type II Examination. The independent SOC examination was conducted by Plante Moran, PLLC a public accounting and consulting firm who evaluated and tested the company’s internal operational controls and processes. SOC… Keep reading →

As Supreme Court Mulls Health Care Act, Florida Emergency Room Tends To All In Need

LCG, a fast-growing, leading provider of innovative grants management and technology solutions to federal agencies in the areas of health and science, has announced it has been awarded an estimated $17.5 million IT contract, including all options, with the Health Resources and Services Administration under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support… Keep reading →

Cyber Security

  The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, announced today that it continues to fully support S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015, because it formalizes the process for information sharing, encouraging private entities to share amongst themselves and with… Keep reading →

HITRUST, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), announced today that its Monthly Cyber Threat Briefing will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM Central Time. This special briefing will be open to media and address a recent high-profile healthcare-related cybersecurity incident, featuring speakers from the Federal… Keep reading →

A new report released today by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the TIAA-CREF Institute finds that only 18 percent of full-time public-sector workers are very confident about their retirement income prospects, down from 21 percent in 2012. In particular, many public-sector workers also express concern about retiree healthcare costs, future benefits… Keep reading →

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki granted a request by his own VA Office of Inspector General, and has placed Phoenix VA Health Care System director Sharon Helman and two others on administrative leave, effective May 1. Helman faces allegations that she was aware, and defended the use of, a secret list of patients… Keep reading →

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as health care reform, was on everyone’s mind in 2013, according to a special report by A.M. Best. Insurance companies continued to make preparations for changes that were about to become effective, January 1, 2014, many of which began in prior years. In planning… Keep reading →

In the new era of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, the financial ties between medicine and industry will be unveiled as the law is implemented this year and transforms the medical community and patient care. Physicians, researchers, lawyers and medical industry professionals from across the nation will gather to discuss transparency, the state of medicine… Keep reading →

The political showdown developing in Congress regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could bear negative implications for the U.S. healthcare industry, according to Fitch Ratings, especially if these debates dampen the early benefits of expanding health insurance coverage through the ACA. Fitch believes the implementation of the ACA’s health insurance expansion elements in early 2014… Keep reading →