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Morning Headlines 1/22/18

Allscripts Ransomware Update

In a ransomware update Sunday morning, Allscripts tells customers that Professional EHR and Allscripts PM are being brought back online on a rolling basis; users should plan for their systems to be down Monday. The company will let customers know what if any HIPAA breach reporting is required.

Amazon just hired a top Seattle doctor who ran a network of health clinics

Amazon hires Martin Levine, MD (Iora Health) for an unstated role.

Consent for Release of VA Medical Records

To ensure medical records are available at the point of care, the VA issues a proposed rule that would allow outside providers to access records through HIEs, bypassing the need for the VA to have a patient’s written consent in hand.