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September/October 2021

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 33 No. 5 P. 34

1 Month
After a cyberattack, UF Health Central Florida spent this length of time using paper documentation before bringing its EHR system back online, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

$7 Billion
Datavant, which helps health care organizations securely connect their data, and Ciox Health, a clinical data exchange provider, have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at this amount. The combined company will be named Datavant.

$3.81 Million
CareCloud Health, a cloud-based EHR vendor, will pay this amount to resolve allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to increase its EHR sales, according to the Department of Justice for the Southern District of Florida.

$500 Million
Appriss Health has acquired PatientPing, valued at this amount, to bulk up its care coordination software, according to FierceHealthcare.

A Florida man was sentenced to this number of years in prison for his role in a genetic testing and telemedicine scheme that resulted in the submission of approximately $3.3 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare, according to the US Justice Department, which notes that Medicare paid more than $1.3 million of the $3.3 million.

A former Aultman Health Foundation employee accessed patient information outside the scope of their job duties over a period of this many years. The breach involved about 7,300 patients, The Daily Record reports.

Louisiana-based Woman’s Hospital, which is seeking a partner to share the cost of equipment and technology such as Epic’s EMR, received proposals from this number of health care systems interested in an affiliation, according to the Baton Rouge Business Report.

1 in 3 patients admitted to the hospital in the United States has malnutrition but less than this percentage are diagnosed, according to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality data.