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House oversight panel will track VA's EHR overhaul

House oversight panel will track VA's EHR overhaul

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 20, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.

MD Anderson will pay $4.3 million fine to HHS for data breaches

MD Anderson will pay $4.3 million fine to HHS for data breaches

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 19, 2018

Employees at the Houston-based cancer center lost a laptop and two thumb drives containing data on approximately 33,800 patients. It's the fourth-largest HIPAA-related settlement ever paid to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.

Ascension ramps up automation subsidiary

Ascension ramps up automation subsidiary

By Alex Kacik  |  June 18, 2018

The largest Catholic health system in the country launched its subsidiary Agilify, which looks to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation for organizations across all industries.

Apple to facilitate health data transfer between apps

Apple to facilitate health data transfer between apps

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 05, 2018

Apple will soon allow third-party apps to access the health data stored in its Health app. The company already lets patients of 500 hospitals and clinics pull their health information from electronic health records into the Apple Health app.

Teladoc acquires Advance Medical for $352 million

Teladoc acquires Advance Medical for $352 million

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 04, 2018

Since Advance Medical's focus lies outside the U.S., the acquisition will help Teladoc serve U.S. multinational employers, a third of whose employees are outside the country.

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