Healthcare IT

Radiation oncology practice settles with HHS over data breach

Cancer Care Group, a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, paid $750,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in connection with the theft of protected information from 55,000 current and former patients.

Inovalon to acquire Avalere for $140M

Inovalon, a publicly traded healthcare analytics company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire healthcare consulting firm Avalere Health.

Online privacy advocate joins new FTC office

Online privacy advocate Justin Brookman will join the Federal Trade Commission as policy director in its new Office of Technology Research and Investigation, he announced on Twitter Monday.

Hospitals use big-data platform to improve care

Hospitals use big-data platform to improve care

Cleveland Clinic spinoff Explorys collects and organizes data from hundreds of sources and gives providers and researchers tools and applications that allow them to comb through the data to identify patient risk factors, track outcomes and evaluate treatment success.

Meaningful-use attestation needs to be simplified, and another letter

Regarding the recent article “Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014” (, Aug. 12), it is astounding that the CMS would expect Medicare patients, who often have five or more physicians, to log in with each of their doctors on different websites with different...

Feds pushing EHR vendors toward modular software

A proposed federal regulation favoring modular electronic health-record systems is changing the way vendors certify and market their software to providers striving to meet the requirements of the government's EHR incentive program.

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