Inovalon, a healthcare-focused data analytics vendor, will acquire Avalere Health, a data-focused consulting firm, for $140 million in cash and restricted stocks.
The VA announced this week that its disability claims backlog has dropped 84 percent to 98,000, its lowest point since record-keeping began in 2007.
Modern Healthcare unveils 2015’s Most Influential People in Healthcare list, which includes: Epic’s Judy Faulkner (#31), ONC’s Karen DeSalvo, MD (#35), McKesson’s John Hammergren (#73), and Cerner’s Neal Patterson (#99).
CMS publishes the July 2015 Meaningful Use update: 306,000 EPs and 4,400 EHs have attested to MU Stage 1, while 56,000 EPs and 1,500 EHs have attested for Stage 2. $31.3 billion has been paid out to date.