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Joint: API Task Force

The Health IT Policy Committee’s API Security Task Force, organized to work through security issues associated with an open API infrastructure, held its first meeting this week.

Allscripts Announces Share Repurchase Program

Allscripts announces that it will repurchase up to $150 million of its common stock, representing 5.2 percent of the company’s outstanding shares.

Why the US Pays More Than Other Countries for Drugs

The Wall Street Journal analyzes the many forces contributing to exorbitant drug prices in the US, compared to other developed nations.

UNC, Duke hospitals post record 2015 revenue as WakeMed reports loss

WakeMed (NC) posts a $50 million operating loss for its 2015 fiscal year, blaming the loss on a number of one-time expenses including its Epic implementation, construction of a new 61-bed hospital, and operating a chronic disease management program.

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