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Mayo Clinic Selects Epic as Strategic Partner for Electronic Health Record and Revenue Cycle Management System

Mayo Clinic announces that it has chosen Epic to replace its incumbent Cerner and GE Centricity EHR and revenue cycle systems.

Federal Marketplace: Inadequacies in Contract Planning and Procurement

A report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General finds that CMS failed to oversee Healthcare.gov development work adequately, failed to review past performances of vendors selected for key Healthcare.gov contracts, and structured vendor contracts so that the risk of unanticipated cost increases were absorbed solely by the government, rather than shared among the selected contractors.

Geographic Clusters in Underimmunization and Vaccine Refusal

Kaiser Permanente uses its EHR data to pinpoint areas in California with low rates of childhood vaccination,  finding in one school that 50 percent of the children were unvaccinated due to “personal belief exemption.”

MMRGlobal Proceeds With $30 Million Patent Licensing Case and Files Three New Federal Appeals

MMRGlobal announces that it will appeal decisions made by the California district court to throw out its patent infringement lawsuit against Allscripts and WebMD.

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