Cerner announces the acquisition of Labotix Automation Inc., a lab automation solutions vendor for the clinical labs. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Lawrence Melrose Medical Electronic Record Inc., in Melrose, Mass. will notify the Office for Civil Rights of a data breach after an employee improperly accessed patients’ electronic medical records.
The Association of Health Care Journalists today launches a website to provide a free, searchable database of federal inspection reports for hospitals around the nation following the digital release of the reports by CMS. The Joint Commission has been petitioned to follow suit, but has so far rejected requests for this information, saying disclosure would compromise its efforts to improve hospital quality.
athenahealth announces that 96 percent of the company’s participating providers successfully attested for 2012 Medicare Meaningful Use Stage 1, Year 1, more than double the industry average.