5 most-read health IT stories in August

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

1. MD Anderson points to Epic implementation for 77% drop in adjusted income
Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center reported a 76.9 percent drop in adjusted income for the 10 months ended June 30, a downfall it largely attributes to its Epic EHR implementation project. Read more

2. Advocate to pay largest HIPAA settlement to date
Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care agreed to pay $5.55 million to HHS' Office for Civil Rights to settle claims that it violated HIPAA. The settlement is the biggest to-date HIPAA payment involving one entity. Read more

3. The EHRs used at US News' 10 top hospitals
Which EHR systems are used at the 10 top hospitals from the U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 Honor Roll? Read more

4. Banner Health suffers year's largest data breach; 3.7M affected
Cyberattackers gained access to "a limited number" of Banner Health computer servers, including the servers that process payment card information where food and beverages are sold at the Phoenix-based health system. Overall, 3.7 million patients, Banner health plan members and beneficiaries, food and beverage customers and providers, may be affected, making it the largest healthcare data breach of 2016. Read more

5. Physicians rate top EHRs for use, satisfaction, vendor support
More often than not, physicians report frustration and dissatisfaction with EHRs. They indicate EHRs are challenging to use, not user-friendly, introduce extra workflows and administrative burdens into their practices and detract from patient care. A Medscape survey sought to find what physicians liked about their EHRs. Read more

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