5 most popular health IT stories in January 2018

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

1. Fairview CEO bashes Epic, calls for march on Madison

James Hereford, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, called Epic an "impediment to innovation" and said healthcare leaders should exert more influence over the EHR giant.

2. Here's what physicians like most about Epic, Cerner and 8 other EHR vendors

While physicians often report dissatisfaction with EHRs, a recent Reaction Data survey sought to determine the reasons physicians like their current platforms.

3. Allscripts update: Some services still unavailable 6 days post-ransomware

Six days after ransomware took down Allscripts' cloud-hosted applications, the EHR vendor is still recovering, a company spokeswoman told Becker's Hospital Review.

4. Amazon is hiring a HIPAA expert

Amazon is fielding applications for a HIPAA Compliance Lead, according to a job listing on its website reported by CNBC.

5. Apple adds medical records to its Health app

Apple plans to integrate patient health records into its Health app to make it easier for consumers to review medical data from multiple providers, the company announced Jan. 24.

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