5 most popular health IT stories in August 2017

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Here are the top five most-read health IT stories from August, beginning with the most popular.

1. Judy Faulkner, Joe Biden reportedly clash over patient access to EHRs

Epic reaffirmed its commitment to patients' right to access their medical records, despite recent reports of a tense conversation between the company's CEO Judy Faulkner and former Vice President Joe Biden.

2. In leaked audio, Jared Kushner says VA-Cerner decision happened in '2 weeks'

In a leaked hour-long address to Congressional interns July 31, White House Adviser Jared Kushner said the deal with Cerner is "one of the great successes we've had so far" in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs.

3. IBM sues former CIO as he nears deal with Amazon

IBM filed a formal complaint against Jeff Smith, its former CIO, Aug. 1 to recoup damages for Mr. Smith's alleged breach of his non-compete agreement with IBM.

4. Trump: Transferring VA medical records is now 'so easy'

President Donald Trump discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' EHR system at an event honoring American veterans in Struthers, Ohio, July 25.

5. 5 questions with new Cleveland Clinic CIO Edward Marx

Edward Marx, who Cleveland Clinic named its CIO July 18, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about his leadership strategy in a rapidly changing IT landscape.

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