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  1. Center for Children’s Digestive Health agrees to $31k HIPAA settlement

    Park Ridge, Ill.-based Center for Children's Digestive Health will pay $31,000 and implement a corrective action plan as part of a HIPAA settlement to resolve allegations it failed to establish a business associate agreement with FileFax.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Former US CTO, athenahealth co-founder joins New America think tank

    Todd Park now sits on the board of directors for New America, a left-leaning think tank focused on digital-age technology and policy.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Survey: 68% of healthcare employees willing to engage in unsafe data behaviors

    Seventy-two percent of employees across industries are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information in certain circumstances, according to a Dell survey.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. Allscripts EHR certified under ONC's latest health IT product criteria

    Allscripts' Professional EHR on April 5 achieved full certification under ONC's 2015 edition health IT product criteria.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From the Cherokee Nation suing drug wholesalers and pharmacies for their role in the opioid epidemic to hospice companies settling a false billing case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Walgreens pays $9.8M to resolve false claims allegations

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens has paid the federal government $9.86 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting improper claims to California's Medicaid program, according to the Department of Justice.   By Ayla Ellison -
  4. North Shore Medical Center plans to shut down pediatric inpatient unit

    North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass., part of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, is planning to close down its inpatient pediatric unit, according to a Salem News report. Hospital officials gave reasons for the closure at a Massachusetts Department of Public Health hearing on April 20.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Initial assessment shows Erie County Medical Center computer virus attack did not compromise medical records

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Erie County Medical Center's IT team has found no initial indication that patient health information was compromised as a result of a computer virus attack on April 9. The medical center is still in the process of restoring its computer system, and staff members have been using manual, paper-based processes to complete patient-related activities.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Broward Health Interim CEO Kevin Fusco to retire: 8 things to know

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health Interim President and CEO Kevin Fusco is retiring, once again leaving the troubled health system without a leader, according to a Sun-Sentinel report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Letter to the editor: Cigarette tax is key for our community

    As the president and CEO of McAlester (Okla.) Regional Health Center, I usually don’t like seeing taxes go up. But I hope our state legislature passes the $1.50 increase in cigarette taxes.  By By David Keith, President and CEO, McAlester Regional Health Center -
  4. KFF: Insurers' 2017 financial performance may 'significantly' improve on individual market

    The individual health insurance market is showing signs of stabilization, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report. If claims expenses don't increase unexpectedly, payers may see "significant" improvement in their 2017 individual market businesses.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. This Utah family physician is running for Congress because government needs 'more medically trained people'

    Kathryn Allen, MD, a family medicine physician from Utah, was catapulted into the national spotlight after declaring to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives — one that will be abandoned by Republican Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the oversight committee.    By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives occurred in the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Trans patient sues Dignity Health for discrimination

    A transgender man filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court against San Francisco-based Dignity Health after his hysterectomy surgery was canceled, according to a report from The San Francisco Chronicle.   By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Competitors challenge approval of Anne Arundel Medical Center's cardiac program

    A hospital and a health system in Maryland filed petitions calling for a judge to review the Maryland Health Care Commission's unanimous decision to select Annapolis, Md.-based Anne Arundel Medical Center as the site for a new cardiac surgery program, according to a report from the Capital Gazette.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. Gov. Cuomo signs law investing $200M+ to fight New York opioid epidemic

    Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday dedicating $213 million in funds to curb the rising rates of opioid and heroin abuse across the state. By Brian Zimmerman -
  6. This week's 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of April 17.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. 3 questions about population health with no easy answers

    'Population health' is a term used begrudgingly by most healthcare professionals. It's not that anyone opposes the idea of keeping populations healthy — it's that the fine print of how to do so makes for an endless conversation.  By Molly Gamble -
  8. 30 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. 4 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the four latest drugs or medical devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration this week.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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