Week in Review for Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

This week's top news and views: Health Net Fined Again for Breach; Assessing Whether Congress Will Alter HITECH Plans; Palm Scans as a Fraud Preventer.Here's what you'll find in our review of some of's most compelling content from the past week:
  • Insurer Health Net has been fined a second time for tardy notifications following a 2009 health information breach.
  • In the wake of the election, observers say that it's unlikely Republicans will attempt to pull the plug on funding for the HITECH Act electronic health records incentives.
  • Using palm scanning biometric technology to identify patients can help improve patient safety and prevent fraud, says Michael Sauk, CIO at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

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