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Cerner settles class-action lawsuit
By Mike Miliard 03:04 pm June 29, 2018
The lawsuit, litigation for which had lasted for more than three years, alleged that the EHR developer had misclassified certain employees to keep from paying them overtime.
WannaCry and Petya 1 year later
By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm June 29, 2018
Healthcare providers are investing more in cybersecurity, but an increase in threat sophistication and new bad actors mean the industry is still not ready for the next big global cyberattack.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Michigan launches Cerner EHR

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm June 29, 2018
Leaders at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, touted as the first free-standing behavioral health system to implement Epic, anticipate ROI through better patient quality and efficiency.
CMS interoperability requirements
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm June 28, 2018
While Intel, Beth Israel Deaconess and others threw their support behind the CMS proposed plan to make interoperability mandatory for Medicaid and Medicare billing, AHA and other stakeholders slammed the proposal as “premature” and “duplicative.”
next-gen health IT consulting to focus on data science

Jeff Geppert, a senior research leader at Battelle, believes next-gen health IT consulting services will focus “on data science and applications that leverage large and connected datasets.”

By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm June 28, 2018
Consultants weigh in on what hospitals should expect from them as healthcare moves beyond digitization and into the age of consumerism.
Miami health system partners with Philips on patient monitoring
By Bernie Monegain 12:42 pm June 28, 2018
The 11-year agreement will eliminate up-front costs by giving Philips ownership of the care monitoring system.
VA secretary hearing about EHR, Cerner

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By Jessica Davis 11:54 am June 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the veterans’ agency, Robert Wilkie, also says he would not privatize veterans’ healthcare if confirmed.
PillPack acquired by amazon

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By Laura Lovett 10:58 am June 28, 2018
The New England-based startup delivers medications and coordinates refills and renewals.
GE healthcare downsizes
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am June 28, 2018
The company will downsize its other businesses to reduce expenses and debt.
VA VistA EHR review by GAO
By Jessica Davis 09:35 am June 28, 2018
The amount averages about $1 billion a year, less than the projected $16 billion for the Cerner platform -- which Congressional members say doesn’t encompass the whole price tag.

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