5 most popular health IT stories in April

Here are the five most-read health information technology stories from Becker's Hospital Review in April, beginning with the most popular:

1. Michigan medical practice to close after refusing to pay ransom to hackers

Battle Creek, Mich.-based Brookside ENT and Hearing Center is shutting down after cyber hackers deleted all the practice's patient records.

2. IBM's 'predictive attrition program' can identify employees about to quit

IBM has patented an artificial intelligence tool that its CEO Ginni Rometty says is roughly 95 percent accurate at identifying employees who are about to quit.

3. Feds charge 24 in $1.2B telemedicine fraud scheme

Top executives from telemedicine companies and the owners of durable medical equipment companies were among 24 defendants charged for their alleged participation in a healthcare fraud scheme that resulted in more than $1.2 billion in losses.

4. EMR parody account on Twitter draws following from frustrated physicians

A parody account on Twitter highlighting physicians' frustrations with EMR systems has gained more than 10,000 followers since it launched in March.

5. Walgreens to invest $300M in digital health

After reporting a dip in net earnings for the first quarter, Walgreens plans to invest $300 million in digital health to make up for the losses.

More articles about health IT:
AI-powered smartphone scanner diagnoses diabetic retinopathy on the spot
Microsoft data breach targeted cryptocurrency users
Slack planning more healthcare plays, IPO filing suggests

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