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Cerner CEO Neal Patterson dies from cancer complications

Neal Patterson, the co-founder and CEO of health IT giant Cerner, died July 9 at age 67, according to a company statement.

Epic doesn’t bid on $33 million contract in its home state; Cerner inks deal

Even though electronic health record (EHR) giant Epic is based in Wisconsin, it didn’t bid on a contract for serving seven state-run facilities, effectively ceding the 10-year, $33 million contract to rival Cerner.

West Virginia hospital replacing computer system due to Petya cyberattack

The Petya cyberattack which has disrupted hospitals, radiology services and pharmaceutical companies is a forcing one West Virginia facility to scrap its entire computer network.

Widespread blockchain adoption predicted within five years

According to survey released by the Pistoria Alliance, 83 percent of executives in life sciences and pharmaceutical companies believe there will be widespread adoption of healthcare blockchain tools within the next five years.

HFMA 2017 preview: What the ‘internet of things’ can do for healthcare finance

The “internet of things,” or IoT, is in its infancy everywhere in healthcare, according to Warren Averett security services director Paul Perry. For those on the finance side of hospitals and health systems, he says this connected technology offers great opportunity to those who realize its potential.

Teladoc to acquire virtual consultant platform Best Doctors

The largest telemedicine provider in the U.S., Teladoc, has announced a $440 million deal to acquire virtual consultation company Best Doctors in a move that could further consolidate its hold on the telehealth market.

OIG: CMS should try to recover $729M in erroneously paid EHR incentives

Out of the $6 billion CMS made in Medicare electronic health records (EHR) incentive payments by June 2014, the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) estimated $729 million was paid to professionals who didn’t meet meaningful use requirements.

Apple hires Stanford digital health director

Apple has brought on Sumbul Desai, MD, for an undefined senior role which CNBC said “demonstrates that Apple is taking its health ambitions seriously.”

Cerner wins Veterans Affairs EHR contract without competitive bidding process

Confirming months of speculation, Cerner has been selected to replace the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ in-house electronic health record system.

eClinicalWorks to pay $155M to settle claims it faked certification

Electronic health record (EHR) vendor eClinicalWorks will pay $155 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging it “falsely obtained” meaningful use certification and gave customers kickbacks in exchange for publicly promoting its products.

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