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DOJ hits eClinicalWorks hard with $155 million settlement

Last week, eClinicalWork, a prominet ambulatory EHR vendor (who also just released their inpatient product), will pay $155 million as a result of a lawsuit settlement with the Department of Justice. The allegations include false representation of the product’s capabilities during ONC testing, as well as paying customers to use the software – violations of…

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CMS extends Medicare EHR attestation deadline

Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program – widely referred to as Meaningful Use – have a little more time to attest to requirements.

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Latest HIPAA settlement proves why managing security risk is critical

St. Joseph Health will pay $2.14 million for HIPAA violations, serving as an unfortunate example of why managing security risk is critical.

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Sign up for June 20 webcast: MACRA + MIPS, Education and Action Planning

Join David Ginsberg, CEO of PrivaPlan Associates, Inc., as he addresses the not-so-distant future of Medicare payment reform and how this will affect meaningful use and planning for certified electronic health records.

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AMA’s top 9 list includes focus on health IT

This month the American Medical Association (AMA) released a list of the nine top issues they believe physicians should watch in the coming year and why, and what the AMA is doing to address the issues. We’re going to look at the two that call out health IT.

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Congress makes it easier to reach Meaningful Use

The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (S. 2425) was passed by both chambers of Congress on Friday, December 18.