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Outrage as eHealth record sign-up squads hit Australian hospital patients in bid to boost numbers

Australia’s $1 billion eHealth system has sparked widespread criticism after recent reports reveal that only two hospitals are using the system and only 414 patient records have been entered. The eHealth system went live nine months ago.

University of New Mexico Hospital Lays Off 57

University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque will lay of 57 medical transcriptionists after outsourcing transcription services to Nuance.

Computer issues strike at Memorial

Equipment failures result in system downtime and diversion at Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s emergency department.

Florida Hospital Co. Sued Over Scheme To Sell Patient Info

Adventist Health System/Sunbelt is being sued after accusations that emergency room workers have been selling medical records to chiropractors and tort lawyers.

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