Tag Archives: Data

Aetna, Ascension join industry blockchain pilot to improve network directory data

Dive Brief: Health insurance giant Aetna, newly merged with CVS Health, and Ascension have teamed up with five other healthcare companies to test the use of blockchain technology to fix provider network lists.  The so-called Synaptic Health Alliance will help to pilot a blockchain-enabled initiative to improve data quality and trim time and costs associated with… Read More »

More than half of health data breaches triggered internally, study finds

Dive Brief: Breaches of protected health information can seriously harm an organization’s brand and finances, but little is known about how breaches occur and the steps organizations take to prevent a recurrence, according to a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers analyzed 1,138 breach cases that occurred between Oct. 21, 2009, and Dec. 31,… Read More »

New milestone for two data exchange alliances

Two industry initiatives that have worked together to advance interoperability are teaming again to further expand connectivity. Commonwell Health Alliance, a vendor-led organization that embeds interoperability services into health information systems, brings its 3-year-old health information exchange to the table. Carequality has been working on a governance framework that enables different networks to link to… Read More »