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CVS Health’s MinuteClinic Introduces New Virtual Care Offering

CVS Health adds MinuteClinic-branded virtual consults from Teladoc to its CVS Pharmacy app.

Northwestern Medicine lays off 60 IT workers after launch of new electronic medical records system

After hiring “hundreds” to implement its Epic system, which went live in March, Northwestern Medicine (IL) reorganizes and lays off 60 IT employees.

OpenEMR security flaws could have exposed millions of patient records

OpenEMR patches nearly 20 security vulnerabilities brought to its attention by a team of Project Insecurity researchers.

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  1. Why is CVS Health using Teladoc for its telehealth solution? Didn’t CVS announce early in 2017 that it was going to expand its use of Epic (Per press release: Expands Company’s use of Epic EHR system to help improve clinical care management processes as well as patient outcomes and experiences). https://cvshealth.com/newsroom/press-releases/cvs-health-adopt-epic-electronic-health-record-system-cvs-specialty-care.

    Or is this yet another piece of evidence that Epic’s dreams of expanding to non-provider markets are not going beyond fancy press releases? Their massive project with Anthem has run into some nasty turbulence as well.







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