IBM, American Well expand data security

An announcement that could not be more timely (what with well-publicized hospital data breaches and WikiLeaks): IBM and American Well are expanding their two-year-old security auditing relationship to increase security of patient information that is collected online through American Well’s virtual consult platform. It is currently used by insurers OptumHealth, WellPoint, BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York, Ascension Health and pharmacy chain Rite Aid. Healthcare IT News