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  1. Tennessee medical group notifies 81,000 patients of phishing attack

    Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance began alerting 81,146 patients Feb. 14 that their information may have been exposed in a phishing scheme.
  2. Atrium Health is 2nd system this month to swap Cerner EHR for Epic & 13 other health IT notes

    Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Apple, Google and Verizon.
  3. Nacogdoches Medical Center Health Network names Jeff Patterson CEO

    Nacogdoches (Texas) Medical Center Health Network has tapped Jeff Patterson to rejoin the organization as CEO, effective March 9.

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  1. Anthem invests in AI-enabled telehealth platform

    K Health, a startup offering patients an artificial intelligence-powered symptom checker and telehealth consultations with primary care physicians, raised $48 million from investors that included its partner Anthem, Crunchbase reports.
  2. Amazon adds CDC notice to coronavirus searches

    When Amazon shoppers search for "coronavirus," "COVID-19" or other related terms, they will now be shown a notice directing them to the CDC's resources regarding coronavirus protective measures, CNBC reports.
  3. AMA innovation arm spins out data access startup led by Geisinger alum

    Health2047, the American Medical Association's innovation enterprise, announced on Feb. 27 its fourth spinout company: Medcurio, which develops software to improve healthcare organizations' data access and usage.
  4. 5 hospitals share strategies for better infection control

    Preventing the transmission of healthcare-associated infections is a key part of maintaining a safe hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors. To improve infection control, organizations are making small changes that can make a big difference in this effort.

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  1. Walmart health clinics will drive 'consumer revolution,' former Apple CEO says

    With the promise of low prices and convenient point-of-care delivery, Walmart's standalone health centers are set to create a "consumer revolution" in healthcare, according to former Apple CEO John Sculley.
  2. Washington governor gets Swedish, union back to bargaining table next week

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has worked with Seattle-based Swedish Medical Center and the Service Employees International Union Healthcare 1199NW to restart negotiations with outside mediators, his office announced.
  3. 1st US coronavirus case of unknown origin confirmed

    The CDC confirmed the first U.S. COVID-19 case of unknown origin Feb. 26, though the agency declined testing for the infected patient for four days, USA Today and The Hill report.
  4. 29 Michigan health system employees fall victim to phishing attack, exposing patient data

    Twenty-nine employees at Munson Healthcare fell victim to a phishing attack that allowed an unauthorized third party access to patient data, according to the Cadillac News.

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  1. Home health company alerts 157,000 patients of ransomware attack at EHR hosting provider

    Lake Success, N.Y.-based Personal-Touch Home Care, a branded home healthcare company that provides services across the state, has notified more than 157,000 patients that their information may have been exposed in a ransomware attack against a third-party vendor.
  2. Google has 2,886 job openings, including Google Health

    Google has 2,886 job openings as of Feb. 27, including 99 related to health and healthcare.
  3. CVS prescription mistakes prompt probe of staffing levels at Oklahoma pharmacy

    A CVS Pharmacy in Owasso, Okla., is being investigated by the state's pharmacy board after a compliance officer found repeated medication errors, according to the Owasso Reporter.
  4. Widespread coronavirus outbreak could drive US economy into recession, former Fed chief says

     A widespread outbreak of the coronavirus could push the U.S. economy into a recession,  former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned Wednesday, according to Bloomberg.
  5. Apple has 4,000 job openings, including Apple Health

    Apple has more than 4,000 open jobs as of Feb. 27, with 32 related to the company's Apple Health division.
  6. UHS sees profit jump to $815M in 2019

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services saw revenues and profits increase in 2019, according to financial documents released Feb. 26.
  7. Orlando Internal Medicine deploys clinical communication system for patient data sharing

    Orlando (Fla.) Internal Medicine announced on Feb. 27 that it will implement mobile communication technology that allows clinicians to electronically share patient health information.
  8. Aetna, Optum misused CPT codes to hide administrative charges, AMA says

    The American Medical Association said Aetna and Optum misused Current Professional Terminology codes to hide administrative costs, according to a judicial advocacy post. 
  9. Colorado shares public option plan details

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Feb. 24 released the reimbursement formula for the state's pending public option plan, The Denver Post reports.

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