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VA names companies to share in $22 billion IT overhaul

The VA awards $22.3 billion in contracts to Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, and Accenture as part of a department wide initiative to revamp IT systems. The project does not include funding to modernize or replace Vista, the EHR platform used by the VA.

e-MDs to Acquire Ambulatory Software Technology Assets from McKesson

E-MDs will acquire a number of McKesson ambulatory practice products, including Practice Choice, Medisoft, Lytec, and Practice Partner. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Theranos Ran Tests Despite Quality Problems

The Wall Street Journal reports that results from a 2015 CMS inspection of the Newark, California-based Theranos lab suggest that the company had been knowingly processing PT/INR tests on equipment that was generating erroneous results.

How Nash UNC improved care and added $1.5 million in revenue by deploying smartphones in the ER

UNC Nash Health Care (NC) generated $1.5 million in new revenue after issuing clinicians in the ED dedicated smart phones that were integrated with the hospital’s EHR. ED length of stay fell by 27 minutes and wait time for an inpatient bed assignment fell by 57 percent.

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