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EClinicalWorks Launches Acute Care EHR & Revenue Cycle Management Starting at $599 Per Bed Per Month

EClinicalWorks launches a cloud-based hospital EHR/RCM system that will start at $599 per bed per month, with the first live hospital scheduled to be 42-bed Hamilton Healthcare System (TX).

R1 to Acquire Intermedix Corporation

Revenue cycle technology company R1 RCM will acquire Intermedix’s healthcare division, which includes physician and EMS RCM, practice management, and analytics service lines, for $460 million.

Does Fitbit have time to pull off its digital healthcare transformation?

Fitbit reports Q4 revenue of $571 million – $17 million less than analyst estimates, prompting stocks to tumble 15 percent and CEO James Park to stress that the wearables company will focus on “managing down” expenses while expanding its line of smartwatches.

Shulkin: ‘There’s one agenda … and anyone who doesn’t want to do that shouldn’t be in the VA’

At the annual American Legion conference, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD hints at unrest within the ranks when he makes it clear that those staffers who aren’t on board with the department’s priorities – replacing VistA with Cerner, increasing access to care, and suicide prevention – should get their walking papers in order.

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