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HHS Awards $107 Million to Support Health Center Quality Improvement

HHS awards $107 million in Quality Improvement Awards to 1,273 health centers across the country that have, among other improvements, advanced the use of health IT.

Mobile EKG maker AliveCor has cut ties with Apple amid rising tensions over wearable EKGs

AliveCor takes its Apple Watch-compatible KardiaBand off the market to focus more on expanding the capabilities of its KardiaMobile EKG products.

Fitbit wins contract with Singapore to supply trackers to potentially hundreds of thousands of citizens

Fitbit edges out Apple in a contract win that will see the wearables company provide devices to Singaporeans who enroll in the country’s Live Healthy SG program.

VA scheduling tool enhancement ‘almost complete,’ just in time to be replaced

A report from the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General finds that enhancements to the VA’s scheduling software are four years overdue, over budget, and soon to be replaced by capabilities within the department’s new Cerner EHR.

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