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McKesson considers IT unit merger with Change Healthcare

Reuters reports that McKesson is considering merging its health IT business unit with Change Healthcare, the former Emdeon.

Healthcare RCM: Trends in Alternative Payment Model Adoption

A Peer60 report explores adoption of alternative payment models, finding that hospitals under 500 beds are far less likely to transition to new payment models than larger organizations.

VA Won’t Use Law That Allows Expedited Firing of Executives

The VA will no longer use its authority to expedite the firing senior executives after the Justice Department ruled the provision unconstitutional because it denies employees the right to appeal their firing.

CancerLinQ—ASCO’s Rapid Learning System to Improve Quality and Personalize Insights

Robert Miller, MD director of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s CancerLinQ big data project, describes how the platform works and the value it offers front line oncologists.

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  1. McKesson merging with Change Healthcare ‘ to create one of the biggest players in Healthcare IT’. Yeah, just great. When was the last time a merger ended up being good for clients, patients, or the market? How about the last dozen times McKesson bought disparate systems, then slapped on a bumper sticker calling them ‘integrated’, only to drive them into failure.







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