5 most popular health IT stories in June 2018

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

1. MD Anderson slapped with $4.3M penalty for HIPAA violations

An HHS administrative law judge upheld an HHS Office for Civil Rights finding requiring the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to pay $4,348,000 in civil penalties for HIPAA violations related to the organization's encryption policies, HHS confirmed June 18.

2. GE to spin off healthcare business: 5 things to know

GE revealed plans to spin off its healthcare business into a standalone enterprise June 26, concluding a yearlong strategic review of the company's operations and financial strength.

3. STAT: IBM Watson Health was crumbling long before layoff announcements — 10 things to know

Internal competition and a disorganized operating structure have plagued IBM Watson Health since its inception three years ago — ultimately leading to a series of recent layoffs.

4. Mayo Clinic pulls off 25k-user Epic go-live: 3 questions with the consulting firm that helped them do it

Jason Huckabay, executive vice president of operational delivery at HCI Group, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about how the health IT consulting and technology solutions firm helped Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic plan for one of the nation's largest Epic EHR implementations to date.

5. Jonathan Bush steps down as athenahealth CEO: 4 things to know

Athenahealth co-founder Jonathan Bush resigned as president, CEO and member of the company's board, the company announced June 6.

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