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Athenahealth closing Atlanta office
By Bernie Monegain 11:48 am November 06, 2017
In a filing to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the EHR company said layoffs would begin on Dec. 18.
UPMC invests billions to leverage Microsoft tech

Photo via UPMC

By Susan Morse 10:03 am November 06, 2017
Specialty hospitals for cancer, heart and transplant and vision and rehabilitation to be built with the tech company’s input on IT design.
Epic sued
By Bernie Monegain 03:50 pm November 03, 2017
The EHR giant called the allegations “fundamental misunderstanding of how claims software works.”
MACRA final rule
By Mike Miliard 01:46 pm November 03, 2017
While doctors can use either 2014 or 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology, CMS is giving a 10 percent bonus to those practices using only 2015 edition CEHRT.
VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm November 03, 2017
Senate, House propose bills for congressional oversight of VA’s Cerner project, would require reports of any major cost increase, loss of health data, delay or privacy breach.
Supreme Court breach lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 11:08 am November 03, 2017
The definition of harm as it relates to data breaches has been placed front-and-center in legal cases this year.
EHR connectivity

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services in Gallup, New Mexico Photo via Google Maps

By Jeff Lagasse 10:32 am November 03, 2017
New Mexico hospital leans on Zoeticx tech to bridge the gap between medical quality and patient care.
Google Cloud machine learning
By Bill Siwicki 10:12 am November 03, 2017
Helping customers glean more insights from radiological images can also advance precision medicine and population health efforts, the company said.
VA telehealth
By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm November 02, 2017
Introduced earlier this fall by the VA Secretary, the bill would override state licensing restrictions for telemedicine for the agency’s providers.
population health

Senator McCain gives a thumbs-down not to repeal the ACA on the Senate floor in the early hours of July 28. But the uncertainty leading up to the vote prompted hospitals to scale back their spending.

By Tom Sullivan 03:34 pm November 02, 2017
Plenty of people have speculated that all the back-and-forth concerning repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act was causing hospitals to tighten their IT budgets and new research has determined that, at least when it comes to population health management spending, they may have been right. Here’s what happened.

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