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September 2017

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 29 No. 9 P. 34

$214 Million
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a three-hospital system in Nashville that also operates more than 120 clinics across Tennessee and southern Kentucky, plans to go live on a new Epic EHR system in November, according to a Moody's Investors Service report, which pegged the cost of the installation at this amount.

About this percentage of Boston Children's Hospital's patients has data in another system's network, according to President and CEO Sandra L. Fenwick.

According to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit, errors in Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's fiscal year 2010 cost report caused the hospital to overstate its occupational-mix-adjusted average hourly wage rate by $5.78, resulting in the hospital receiving this amount in Medicare overpayments. The OIG estimates Alta Bates' reporting errors caused Medicare to overpay 32 other area hospitals a total of $5.3 million.

This percentage of eClinicalWorks customers indicates their perception of the EMR vendor worsened since learning about the company's recent agreement with the US Department of Justice to settle allegations it withheld information from federal officials, according to a KLAS Research report. However, only 4% of customers said they plan to replace their EMR vendor due to the settlement; 35% said they were still satisfied with eClinicalWorks and plan to keep the vendor.

$2.8 Billion
WebMD will be acquired by Internet Brands for this amount, reports The Washington Post.

According to a Premier survey, this percentage of health system leaders will increase a push to integrate data from disparate sources and/or make investments in analytics; no respondents indicated they would decrease focus on this strategy. Additionally, 50% will increase their efforts to improve interoperability of existing health technology, 56% will increase patient access to clinicians through telehealth, and 45% will increase investments in patient engagement initiatives; no respondents indicated they would decrease investments.

A survey of senior IT staff working for US organizations, conducted by IDG Connect on behalf of Malwarebytes, found cyber attacks such as viruses, phishing, and ransomware proliferate despite the extensive cybersecurity defenses already in place. This percentage has already deployed firewalls, and 81% uses antivirus/malware software. Web/e-mail filtering platforms (62%), endpoint protection solutions (61%), identity access management tools (58%), and intrusion detection/prevention systems (57%) are also often used in tandem but fail to stop every attack.