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EHR safety goes to court

EHR safety goes to court

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 25, 2016

A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.

Patients sue Wash. hospital over charity-care dispute

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 22, 2016

Two Washington state men have filed a class-action lawsuit against Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, claiming the hospital failed to screen them for free or discounted care under the Washington Charity Care Act.

FTC loss may spur more hospital deals

FTC loss may spur more hospital deals

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 18, 2016

A judge delivered the Federal Trade Commission a major setback last week in one of its biggest hospital cases in years, and experts say the decision could embolden even more hospitals to consolidate.

High court backs theory that could boost False Claims liability

By Lisa Schencker and Bob Herman  |  June 18, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court last week unanimously upheld a legal theory now used to bring many fraud cases against providers—but it also tried to outline the limits of that theory so it's not used to go after providers for minor violations.

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 18, 2016

A brilliant and beautiful young billionaire. A fast-rising startup with a disruptive medical technology. Allegations the company's product doesn't work. Federal investigations.

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