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MyMedicalRecords Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Jardogs, a Subsidiary of Allscripts

MMR Global files a patent infringement suit against Jardogs, recently acquired by Allscripts. The suit references Jardog’s FollowMyHealth patient portal as infringing on an MMR Global patent. Prior to this suit, MMR Global had been predominantly targeting hospitals and health systems in its string of lawsuits, but it appears that patient portal vendors will now be targeted as well.

WEDI announces ICD-10 best-practices initiative

Organizations from California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin announce the formation of a new collaborative initiative with the goal of documenting and sharing best practices guidance to help hospitals prepare for ICD-10 conversion.

Computer error releases 8,330 LSU Health patients’ personal info

Louisiana State University and Siemens Healthcare have informed 8,000 patients that their personal health information was exposed after a bug in a Siemens system associated visit information with incorrect billing addresses. Siemens had been contracted to print and mail patient bills on behalf of LSU. The issue was discovered when patients began calling the hospital reporting incorrect names and treatments on their bills. No Social Security numbers, birthdays, or account numbers were exposed in the breach.

ONC’s Mostashari to Open HIMSS ICD-10 Forum with Insights on Interoperability, Testing & Big Data

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, will deliver the opening keynote speech during the ICD-10 Forum on June 17-18.

Business Strategy: Accountable Care Maturity Model

IDC Health Insights has published a guide to ACO formation, detailing five stages of what it calls ACO maturity. The report emphasizes the importance of introducing new technologies, like data analytics and mHealth apps, to support post-acute care, but only after key maturity levels are reached.

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  1. Patent trolls like MMR consume resources, time and energy and contribute nothing to our industry or economy. Does the archaic US patent system make it impossible to discourage this business model? Or would that expose too many other parties who make healthy livings inside that ecosystem?







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