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Report to Congress April 2016

In a MACRA-mandated report to Congress, ONC evaluates the feasibility of establishing an EHR comparison tool to support providers evaluating health IT products.

2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index

IBM publishes its 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence report cites healthcare as the most targeted industry for cyber attacks in 2015.

US to Delay Release of New Hospital Ratings

CMS announces that it will hold off on publishing quality ratings for hospitals until July amid questions from health providers and Congress over the methodology behind the ratings, “We are concerned that the star rating system may be misleading to consumers due to flaws in the measures that underpin the ratings,” states an April 11 letter signed by 60 senators.

Here’s Why This Genetics Biotech’s Stock Plunged Today

Gene sequencer manufacturer Illumina’s shares dropped 23 percent Tuesday after reporting preliminary Q1 revenue of $572 million, missing its forecasted $596 million, and lowering its projected 2016 growth from 16 percent to 12 percent.

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