VA Has Spent Over $1 Billion on EHR Efforts

The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contractors between 2011 and 2016 in the quest to modernize its EHR system, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

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Telemedicine Expands Reach of Small Physician Practices

Small practice primary care and specialist providers are expanding their telemedicine capabilities and options for patients, according to an article in FierceHealthcare.

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Hospital Groups to Sue CMS Over Slashed Drug Payments

Three leading US hospital associations are suing the CMS in response to a final rule slashing the 340B Medicare Drug Pricing Program by $1.6 billion.

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Study: Healthcare Organizations Expect Significant Impact from Digital Transitions

According to the study results, “Healthcare executives agree that digital transformation is the global trend that will have the greatest impact on their organizations.”

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Proposed Bill Brings National Data Breach Notification Standard for Non-HITECH Entities

A proposed bill in the US House of Representatives seeks to bring unity and clarification to the various state-level breach notification laws following the Equifax data breach, according to an article in HealthITSecurity.

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