5 most popular health IT stories in February

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

1. Walmart drops price of virtual visits from $40 to $4

Walmart is offering employees a 90 percent discount on telemedicine, dropping the price of a virtual visit from $40 to $4.

2. CHS reaches settlement with 4.5M patients affected by data breach

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has reached a settlement, which must be approved by the judge, in a class-action lawsuit over a 2014 data breach that affected 4.5 million people.

3. Hundreds of patient records found burning across from Atlanta hospital

Piles of patient records were found burning in a dumpster across the street from Atlanta-based Southside Medical Center.

4. Cerner to debut 'longitudinal patient records' by next year

Cerner demonstrated new interoperability capabilities it plans to roll out through 2020 during the HIMSS19 trade show this week in Orlando, Fla.

5. Google might be building an EHR: 4 notes

Google may be building its own EHR and analytics system, according to a July 2017 patent application that was published by the U.S. Patent Office Jan. 31.

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