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.
The House Veteran's Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner's hefty contract to modernize the VA's electronic health record system.
Abbott Laboratories needs to decide whether to jump back into the merger arena or rely on internal revenue sources to drive growth and support Abbott's shares, which have leveled off since climbing 40% to a five-year peak of $63.62 during the 12 months ended in March.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plans to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by 35% for medical suppliers—apparently in an effort to win back business after new enrollees were blocked from the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program.
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.