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Miami-Based CareCloud Health, Inc. Agrees to Pay $3.8 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Illegal Kickbacks

CareCloud will pay $3.8 million to settle a lawsuit that was brought by an employee whistleblower who said the company paid kickbacks to its users to gain referrals to boost its EHR sales.

Scripps Health targeted by cyberattack

A cyberattack over the weekend forces Scripps Health (CA) to divert some critical care patients, postpone appointments, and take its patient portal offline.

VA Explores Potential Future Emerging Technology-Centered Acquisitions

The VA posts a request for information for partnerships in a variety of innovative technologies that could be applied to areas that include emerging technology to transform clinical care delivery and advanced clinical decision support.

Ascension Technologies to lay off 651 out-of-state workers

Ascension Technologies will lay off 651 out-of-state IT employees between August 8, 2021 and December 10, 2021 as it outsources their jobs.



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