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Medical Software Breach Affects 1-in-4 Hoosiers

Aug 5, 2015
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An Indiana medical software company says a data breach earlier this year has impacted 1.5 million people in Indiana, including 28,000 Indiana University employees.

Medical Informatics Engineering reported the data to the US Department of Health and Human Services this week.

Officials say the breach of the company's NoMoreClipboard service exposed personal data including birth dates, addresses and phone numbers — but a number of users may have had their social security numbers compromised.

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The business personal property tax exemption, which lawmakers spent most of the 2014 session debating, recently became available for local governments. But counties so far aren’t taking advantage of the new tool. 

The tax allows counties to collect fees on the property businesses use in their production, everything from computers to boilers.

Governor Mike Pence called it an impediment to job creation and asked the General Assembly to phase it out.

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The Indiana State Fair this year is shining a spotlight on the Hoosiers who help put food on the table as part of its “Year of the Farmer.” 

The State Fair’s theme is typically a product or animal – that includes the Year of Corn, of Pigs, Dairy Cows, and Tomatoes.  But State Fair spokesperson Lesley Gordon says this year, the focus will be on what ties all those things together – the farmer.

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With Indiana's Supreme Court bringing an end to a 10-year legal battle over high-fence hunting preserves, the deer farming industry is stepping in to try to set standards for itself.

Deer and elk farmers have formed the Indiana Deer Advisory Council, to recommend standards for deer treatment and how they are hunted.

Advisory council chairman Gary Jacobson says he believes getting the group’s seal of approval will be valuable enough to preserve owners that they’ll follow whatever rules IDAC sets.

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Executives with Indianapolis-based Anthem have given their first interviews about the deal that will make the health insurance company the largest in America, following a $54 billion deal to merge with rival company Cigna.

The companies announced the agreement Friday morning, after a year of sometimes-contentious negotiations. The purchase price represents about $34 a share above Connecticut-based Cigna's current value.

Anthem says the merger will allow the combined company to save $2 billion in operating costs while reining in the costs of care.