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Cerner Has Acquired Labotix Automation Inc.

Cerner announces the acquisition of Labotix Automation Inc., a lab automation solutions vendor for the clinical labs. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

EHR vendor to report HIPAA breach

Lawrence Melrose Medical Electronic Record Inc., in Melrose, Mass. will notify the Office for Civil Rights of a data breach after an employee improperly accessed patients’ electronic medical records.

AHCJ unveils hospitalinspections.org

The Association of Health Care Journalists today launches a website to provide a free, searchable database of federal inspection reports for hospitals around the nation following the digital release of the reports by CMS. The Joint Commission has been petitioned to follow suit, but has so far rejected requests for this information, saying disclosure would compromise its efforts to improve hospital quality.

athenahealth Delivers 96 Percent Meaningful Use Attestation Rate Among Participating Providers

athenahealth announces that 96 percent of the company’s participating providers successfully attested for 2012 Medicare Meaningful Use Stage 1, Year 1, more than double the industry average.

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Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. The athena article is comedy. While I applaud their MU successes, it gets diluted by these ridiculous scripted statements. I’m sure they’re happy with the results, but cmmon’ athena PR department, no one talks like that except PR people.

  2. What is meant by the qualification of “participating providers”. Lets ask Athena to be transparent and disclose how many providers it claims to have on EHRs and of those how many they had attest. My sense is that we’re seeing that special sort of math that only can be done on the special calculators only found in the marketing department.

  3. Two office in our office switched form Athena. They were charging 8% for billing and the office had to still keep all of their billing staff as employees as they were still doing a lot of data entry and charge reconcile. It ended up being very expensive for elementary billing.







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