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Whistleblower attorney expects more false claims lawsuits against EHR vendors | Fierce Healthcare
An attorney who represented the whistleblower in the eClinicalWorks case expects similar cases to hit other EHR vendors. "OIG is encouraging providers and vendors to be aware of the issues and I think that likely means there will be more cases," she said.
The American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and others are coming together in an alliance with the Human Diagnostics Project to form the Human Dx Alliance, which will help bring healthcare to underserved populations through a machine-learning system.
Breach at UC Health hospital may affect data of 4,721 patients | Health Data Management
An employee at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, part of UC Health in Cincinnati, improperly accessed 4721 patient records over two years.
Nanthealth, Inc. files an 8-K entry into a material definitive agreement | Market Exclusive
Allscripts is trading 15 million shares of Nanthealth stock for most of the assets of Nanthealth's provider- and patient-engagement solutions business, which includes Nanthealth's FusionFX and parts of NantOS.
MIT researchers developing device to pump drugs to the brain | Drug Delivery Business News
MIT researchers are working on a pump that can deliver drugs directly to the brain that could eventually be used to treat mental health conditions, like anxiety.
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Gene editing spurs hope for transplanting pig organs into humans | The New York Times
Scientists have used gene editing to create pigs whose genes lack retroviruses, an advance that could lead to pig organs that can be transplanted to humans.
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