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Inovalon to Acquire Avalere to Drive Strategic Expansion Into Pharma/Life Sciences

Inovalon, a healthcare-focused data analytics vendor, will acquire Avalere Health, a data-focused consulting firm, for $140 million in cash and restricted stocks.

VA’s Backlog of Disability Claims Falls to 8-Year Low

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.

100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2015

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).

July 2015 EHR Incentive Program

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.

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Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. Love the post about the 100 most influential aging white people in healthcare. No wonder this industry is moving so fast.

  2. Seahawkdoc, must have had the braille addition. 14 were at least people of color. And just for argument, 26 were women.
    Sorry, that’s not the reason health care is moving “so fast”

  3. Gordon the point is no one on that list is going hungry or looking to shake things up. The fact that you even bring up 14% only strengthens what I said.







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