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Morning Headlines 5/22/14

Surescripts: E-prescribing up, but still faces challenges

Surescripts reports that over one billion prescriptions were filed electronically in 2013, accounting for 58 percent of all eligible prescriptions and up 32 percent since 2012.

Ex-WellCare CEO Gets Three Years for Medicaid Scheme

Todd Farha, the ex-CEO of WellCare Health Plans, is sentenced to three-years in prison following a 2013 conviction for overseeing a scheme to defraud Florida’s Medicaid program for $40 million.

Federal investigators issue subpoena to Cover Oregon, Oregon Health Authority

The FBI has issued a subpoena seeking documents, memos, and emails between Cover Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority, the two organizations responsible for the rollout of Oregon’s botched $250 million health insurance exchange.

Introducing Insight, the nation’s largest real-time healthcare database

Practice Fusion launches a free, publicly available version of Insights, its analytics solution. The new platform was enhanced to provide de-identified health data to public health researchers, students, and the general public.