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WebMD to eliminate 250 jobs in cost-cutting push

WebMD announces that it will lay off 250 employees as it concludes a year in which its stock is down 63 percent.

Patient records held to ransom in Australia

In the latest ransom-ware attack, Russian hackers hijack the EMR servers of an Australian medical practice, demanding $4,200 to decipher the now-encrypted files

Oroville Hospital Open Sources eRx VistA Module

Oroville Hospital releases a freeware eRx solution that supports all of the capabilities required for Meaningful Use 2 and integrates with the VistA EHR.

Souerwine Leaves McKesson Provider Technologies

McKesson Provider Technologies confirms on HIStalk that David Souerwine, president of the group, has left the company “to reassess where he wants to spend the remaining time of his career.”

Charlotte healthcare software firm hires new CEO, changes name

Rothman Healthcare renames itself PeraHealth and hires Stephanie Alexander as CEO.

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