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AMN Healthcare Acquires Avantas

AMN Healthcare, a healthcare-focused staffing firm, acquires Avantas, which builds data analytics tools for optimizing staffing and scheduling.

Medicine Is About to Get Personal

TIME reports on direct-primary care provider Qliance Health, and their efforts to provide direct to consumer primary care for a flat monthly fee, and without involving insurance.

Health IT In Connecticut – Learning From Mistakes

A director from HITE-CT, Connecticut’s quasi-public organization tasked with building its health information exchange, explains that the organization was dissolved after “wasting $4.3 million in federal grants and four years, without accomplishing anything.”

Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority Annual Report to the Governor and General Assembly

The organization responsible for Pennsylvania’s HIE reports that despite very lean staffing, finding a business model capable of delivering financial sustainability remains its biggest challenge.

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  1. Thanks for your coverage of the PA and CT HIE disasters — these are just the tip of the iceberg on federal HIE program.

    Learning from the past does not seem to be a strength among Connecticut HIE leaders. Their new SIM/HIE “plan” has all of the hallmarks of disaster that befell their statewide HIE:

    The “plan” includes $10.4M in federal funding, though the state auditor report notes that the previous HIE disaster still owes the federal government for matching funds and concludes “…that requirement remains unmet.” WTF??

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