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IBM’s Watson supercomputer recommended ‘unsafe and incorrect’ cancer treatments, internal documents show

Internal IBM documents reveal that Watson Health employees and customers identified “multiple examples of unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations” as the company promoted the software to prospects.

Some Epic workers will continue to fight for overtime pay as individuals

Epic employees working in quality assurance and tech writing begin filing individual overtime claims after the Supreme Court ruled they cannot file them as a group.

Patientco Primed to Help More Health Systems Rethink Patient Payments with Strategic Growth Investment Led by Accel-KKR

Patient billing company Patientco raises $28 million in a Series B round.

Trump Administration, in Reversal, Will Resume Risk Payments to Health Insurers

The White House reverses its decision to suspend the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment payments, citing the need to keep payers from becoming insolvent or withdrawing from the market.

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