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Navy to VA: We Printed Out Health Records and Mailed Them

According to a NextGov report, despite millions invested in DoD/VA integration, when a sailor is discharged from the Navy a paper copy of their entire medical record is printed out, put in an envelope, and mailed to the VA where it is then, eventually, batch scanned into their system for benefits processing.

Our Epic Journey Begins With You

New Bedford, MA-based Southcoast Health System, a three-hospital system, will implement Epic across all of its hospitals and clinics.

‘Let the Crime Spree Begin’: How Fraud Flourishes in Medicare’s Drug Plan

A  ProPublica investigation uses Medicare’s own data and finds widespread fraud by analyzing the prescription data of physicians whose prescribing behaviors over time showed the hallmark signs of having been used for by scammers for fraud.

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