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Former HealthCare.gov IT program manager Chao retires from CMS

Henry Chao, CMS deputy director of the Office of Information Services and program manager of the troubled Healthcare.gov rollout, retires after 21 years of government service.

Almost half of Obamacare exchanges face financial struggles in the future

The Washington Post reports that nearly half of the 17 state-run health insurance exchanges are struggling financially. Some are considering increasing fees imposed on insurers, while others looking into cost sharing arrangements with other states or shutting down completely and migrating exchange services to Healthcare.gov.

athenahealth’s (ATHN) CEO Jonathan Bush on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Athenahealth hosts its Q1 earnings call, with CEO Jonathan Bush providing his own style of commentary on the company’s recent performance and projects. This quarter the company added 2,300 providers, and sold a number of new inpatient systems through its recently acquired EHR RazorInsights.

Erlanger Chooses Epic Software For New $100 Million Electronic Medical Records System; CEO Judy Faulkner To Visit Chattanooga

Erlanger Health System chooses Epic as its next EHR vendor, beating out Cerner as the other finalist. The system will be implemented over a two-year period and will cost $100 million.

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