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Merge Revises Previously Announced Subscription Backlog Totals

After an internal audit at Merge uncovers that 25 percent of its backlog contracts were fraudulently submitted by a salesperson attempting to collect unearned commissions, the company is forced to republish its previously reported subscription backlog. Merge stock prices have dropped 16 percent since Wednesday’s announcement.The salesperson has since resigned and offered to pay restitution, and incident has been reported to the US Attorney’s office.

Are drug companies using your health records to sell you stuff?

According to a Reuters report, pharmaceutical companies are partnering with freeware ambulatory EHR vendors to push medication ads into the exam room and, in some cases, are even emailing patients refill and vaccination reminders in the physicians name.

AHIMA: Board of Directors

AHIMA members elect Angela Kennedy, EdD, MBA, RHIA as president and chair of the board of directors. Kennedy is the chairman of the department of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University.

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