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Hospital pays $55,000 ransom; no patient data stolen

Hancock Health (IN) pays a hacker’s demanded four bitcoin in ransom – worth $55,000 at the time of payment — to regain access to its systems.

Mounting Concerns About VA’s EHR Contract

The DoD decides to place its MHS Genesis Cerner project on hold for eight weeks because of a large number of open problem tickets and doctor complaints about poor workflows.

Nordic acquires The Claro Group’s revenue cycle transformation practice

Nordic expands beyond its traditional Epic consulting business with the acquisition of The Claro Group’s revenue cycle transformation practice.

Former Health Secretary Tom Price Gets a New Gig as Advisor

Former HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD joins Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare’s advisory board.

VA CIO: Expect another 10 years of VistA in facilities during new EHR rollout

VA CIO Scott Blackburn points out that the VA will invest in and support VistA while the department implements its new Cerner system over the next decade.

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  1. Coming in to an election season where healthcare will most certainly be part of the debate are we starting to see the first signs of Cerner’s deal with the devil? Public hearings with some grandstanding congressman or Senator won’t generate the kind of publicity that publicly traded companies seek out. We already know unfortunately that the VA and our troops are boiler plate political publicity generators. I can already hear Trump calling it a bad deal.

  2. VA CIO: Expect another 10 years of VistA in facilities during new EHR rollout

    This is clear indication of how the VA and government agencies are disfunctional. There is so much wrong with this it’s hard to decide where to begin. Interoperability issues between systems only being exacerbated over years as patients move from a region on Cerner back to a faciltiy still on VistA. How do you call a system new 10 years after it’s installed in the organization?
    In 10 years the VA and DOD could be replacing Cerner with another system.

    It’s all to easy for organizations such as the VA to talk themselves into the rationale for slow implementations.
    Remember McKesson’s market share? Years ago we saw McKesson implementations stall or plateau when clinicians pushed back against implementation documentation at the point of care. Requiring hybrid patient charts. Many of these hospitals failed to move to a full EHR as a result. Epic had success moving hospitals to an EHR by requiring all modules implemented at once instead of a phased approach and quickly took McKessons market share.

    The VA should be rewriting the roll out plan for Cerner to accelerate it nationwide. They can start by asking questions. What are the benefits of moving to Cerner? What is the cost of delay?

  3. Tom Price is a sebaceous cyst on our nation’s already pimply fundament, now cashing in on his disgraceful, execrable and thankfully brief career as one of the worst Cabinet secretaries in American history.

    Giving a certain apparently braindead brain surgeon a run for his money. Good times.







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