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21st Century Oncology to pay OCR $2.3 million for 2015 breach

After filing for bankruptcy in May, the Florida-based cancer specialty provider also settled with the government for $26 million over false claims allegations.

UPDATED: Cerner sued by CliniComp for patent infringement as EHR battle continues

The EHR developer’s suit is tied to patent for an enterprise healthcare management system that gives users access to remote-hosted healthcare apps through a public network.

New Year's resolution: Dust off that EHR contract to make sure you're as protected as you think

With lawsuits against eClinicalWorks, Epic and 62 hospitals over EHR use, are you certain your contract is solid enough to protect your org? Time to take another look.

$146 million fraud scheme involved 4 doctors targeted homeless, poor

Defendants used the stolen funds to buy lavish multi-million dollar homes, expensive handbags and luxury travel.

Why HIPAA shouldn't be an impediment to public health data sharing

A new report from de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins aims to clear the air with regard to what the privacy law does and doesn't do.

Proposed Senate bill would fine, jail execs who conceal data breaches

The bill will require organizations to report breaches within 30-days of discovery and is intended to standardize breach notification laws across the U.S., given states currently have a wide range of reporting requirements.

UPDATED: 62 Indiana hospitals named in $300 million fraud suit over EHR kickbacks

Local report says lawsuit alleges the hospitals made false claims in order to snag federal grant money for electronic health record systems.

American Medical Association, other groups cut ties with Outcome Health amid controversy

American Medical Association, the American Epilepsy Society and CancerCare have all officially severed ties with the startup amid fraud allegations.

eClinicalWorks sued for nearly $1 billion for inaccurate medical records

The class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the estate of a cancer patient, claimed he was unable to determine when cancer symptoms began due to the EHR vendor’s faulty software.

10 Health IT predictions for 2018: Al, blockchain, robotics and a $100 million class-action suit

Emerging technologies will start to gain some firmer footing in the year ahead, moving out of pilot testing and into production environments.