Epic sues competitor for stealing trade secrets; DoD announces name for EHR system;

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> Epic Systems has sued Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to prevent it from disclosing or misusing Epic's trade secret and other confidential information. Epic claims that TCS employees in the United States and India committed computer fraud and computer theft I order to take an unfair advantage for TCS' competing software called Med Mantra. Complaint (.pdf)

> The Department of Defense (DoD) has officially named its new EHR system MHS [Military Health System] GENESIS. The system will begin rolling out later in 2016 in the Pacific Northwest. The multibillion dollar contract was awarded to Leidos, Cerner and their partners in 2015. Announcement

> The DoD and the Defense Health Agency awarded a $139 million five-year contract to McKesson to use its RelayHealth patient engagement and interoperable secure messaging platform. The contract was a sole source acquisition.  Announcement

Health Finance News

> Despite the push to transition healthcare to value-based care, physicians continue to generate millions of revenue for hospitals, according to an analysis from Merritt Hawkins. Indeed, the survey finds that each physician produces $1.6 million a year in net revenue for his or her affiliated hospital. Article

> Big healthcare mergers, like the proposed deal between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago, face intense federal scrutiny. But regulators often ignore smaller deals involving hospitals and physician groups that over time create entities that dominate local or regional markets. Article

Health Payer: Antifraud News   

> With more than $1 billion in damages on the line, a Texas jury rejected a whistleblower's claims that Abbott Laboratories violated the False Claims Act by improperly marketing bile duct stents. Article

> The Department of Justice (DOJ) is hiring 10 new prosecutors and launching a new pilot program aimed at enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), according to an announcement last week. The DOJ's fraud unit will see a 50 percent bump in prosecutors devoted to FCPA enforcement, which focuses on bribery and accounting fraud in countries outside of the U.S. Article

And Finally... I like television, but not this much. Article

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