In a one paragraph statement, Chicago-based EHR vendor, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has announced it is dropping its lawsuit against the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation over the latter awarding an EHR implementation contract to the Verona, Wis.-based Epic Corporation. In the statement, Allscripts says it looks forward to working with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation in the future.
Last year, Allscripts lost its bid to Epic to implement an EHR across New York City’s public health system, which encompasses 11 public hospitals 70 clinics, and thousands of doctors, and serves more than one million patients. According to a report from The New York Times, Allscripts claimed that when all ancillary costs were included, its system would be more than $700 million less expensive to implement than would the Epic system. “
In a recent interview with HCI, Paul Black, CEO of Allscripts (who came into office after this lawsuit was announced), wouldn’t comment on the lawsuit.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.
A phishing scam at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. has potentially exposed the personal data of 13,000 patients, according to a privacy statement from the patient care organization and a report from MassLive.
In an update, DirectTrust reported significant growth in Direct exchange of health information and the number of trusted Direct addressed enabled to share personal health information (PHI) in the third quarter of 2016.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.