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$146 million fraud scheme involved 4 doctors targeted homeless, poor

Four doctors are among 20 individuals and 14 corporations named in a lengthy indictment that describes an alleged massive and intricate and fraud operation that sought to bilk Medicaid, Medicare and other publicly funded insurance providers of approx...

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$146 million fraud scheme involved 4 doctors targeting homeless, poor

Four doctors are among 20 individuals and 14 corporations named in a lengthy indictment that describes an alleged massive and intricate and fraud operation that sought to bilk Medicaid, Medicare and other publicly funded insurance providers of approx...

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Medical note system could boost patient engagement, reduce documentation time

Encouraging patients to help write and add notes to their personal medical charts -- a task typically handled only by medical professionals -- may help patients feel more involved with their own care and improve relationships with their doctors, a ne...

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Rx precision medicine tool latest to be integrated into clinical workflow

Credit: Twitter Translational Software recently became the latest in a growing number of health IT vendors creating systems to advance precision medicine with its debut of its PGx pediatric platform. Another precision medicine player stepped into...

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2018 is primed for blockchain, big data and cloud computing advancements, all with a better security plan

Health IT is in a very fluid state and evolving quickly. Hospital executives and technology professionals no doubt have their hands full keeping up with technological advances, security events and much more. Following are six health IT predictions fo...

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Weathering change and the promise of digital transformation in healthcare

Providers are among those most impacted by the turbulence in today’s healthcare landscape – whether it be adding facilities, covering more patients, changing leadership, providing additional services or entering new value-based programs, ...

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KLAS names 3 keys to successful EHR optimization, and they aren't your typical guideposts

Looking for a fresh perspective on electronic health record usability and optimization? Here it comes. “Hospitals can make any EMR work if they put the right governance, customization and education in place,” said Mike Davis, who research...

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2018 Cybersecurity prediction: Extortion attempts, ransomware will proliferate

For about two years, the healthcare industry has come up against some major cyber threats. Ransomware especially has proven problematic -- along with being a nuisance -- as it can shut down entire systems and disrupt care. This year saw the rise of w...

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Allscripts CEO Paul Black claims the EHR vendor will pull ahead of the pack in 2018

It's been a big year for Allscripts. And not just because of the $185 million acquisition of McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions that closed in October.  On the interoperability front, the company hit a milestone this year too: a whopp...

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The top three artificial intelligence challenges facing hospitals

Healthcare providers are interested in increasing the role of artificial intelligence in their organizations in the near term, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, sponsored by Intel. Fifty-seven percent of providers plan to leverage AI in t...

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In lawsuit defense, Leapfrog says hospital failed to review self-reported data

Leapfrog Group responded to a lawsuit claiming it gave Chicago-based Saint Anthony Hospital an inaccurate patient safety grade on Wednesday: The official affirmative defense is that the hospital failed to review its own self-reported data within the ...

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Hackers breach Henry Ford Health, exposing data of 18,000 patients

Henry Ford Health System is notifying patients that a hacker breached its system in early October and potentially viewed and stole the data of 18,470 patients. The Detroit health system first discovered the incident on Oct. 3 when the email credentia...

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