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VA may abandon VistA as its long-term electronic health record solution

The VA publically questions its commitment to modernizing Vista, its homegrown EHR platform, after requesting $40 million less for Vista modernization projects in 2017 than last year.

Main Line Health employees snared in security breach

10,000 employees at Main Line Health System have had their personal information compromised after an employee responds to a phishing email. The health system reports that no patient information was compromised.

Madison Memorial to move forward with $16 million purchase of records software

Madison Memorial Hospital (ID) contracts with Cerner to replace its existing Meditech EHR. The initial price of the contract was $6 million, and the ten year total cost of ownership is budgeted to reach $16 million.

2016 Student Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare

Mass General launches its “Ambulatory Practice of the Future” development challenge, calling on college students to design innovative solutions for primary care. The contest will award a $150,000 first place prize.

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