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4th official leaves amid hospital system’s improper billing probe

NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation CTO Paul Contino becomes the fourth high-ranking IT official to leave since HHC started its now over budget and behind schedule Epic rollout.

U.S. Army Awards Leidos Medical Research Contract

Leidos wins a $900 million contract to support R&D efforts within the US Army’s Medical Research and Material Command.

American software developer to supply patient data system

In Finland, Epic has been selected as the replacement EHR vendor for the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, in a $424 million contract that is budgeted to grow to $635 million in total project costs over 10-years.

How to Know Whether to Believe a Health Study

The New York Times dissects medical research studies, explaining in plain terms how to evaluate often confusing research methodologies and what characteristics to look for in a trustworthy study. The study also weighs the pros and cons of RCTs versus retrospective data analytics studies based on national datasets.  

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