5 most popular health IT stories in March

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

1. Kaiser Permanente hospital used video call to tell patient he was dying

A patient's family was upset to learn over video that their grandfather was dying at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont, Calif. A nurse told the patient, 79-year-old Ernest Quintana, and his granddaughter, Annalisia Wilharm, a physician would make rounds. Instead, a physician called in and communicated over video with Mr. Quintana.

2. Patient sues Northwestern Medicine after medical records posted on social media

A patient at Winfield, Ill.-based Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group is suing the health system and a former employee for allegedly accessing her medical records and posting them on social media.

3. Cardiologists warn against Apple's health push, FDA watch software approval

With the release of its latest Apple Watch, Apple touted features that detect if wearers have atrial fibrillation, but some cardiologists are questioning the feature's effectiveness and potential for harm.

4. CHS made false meaningful use claims, whistleblowers say

Whistleblowers allege Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems submitted hundreds of millions of dollars in false claims to HHS for federal incentive payments through CMS' promoting interoperability program for EHRs, according to court documents unsealed March 14 in Miami.

5. New York hospital settles with Cerner over billing problems: 5 things to know

Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital has reached a settlement with Cerner over losses it sustained when Cerner's billing system did not work.

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