EHR Vendor Allscripts Reaches $145 Million Settlement with DOJ

    Amanda Doran

    On August 9, 2019, Allscripts reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under which the electronic health record (EHR) vendor agreed to pay $145 million to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by its subsidiary Practice Fusion.

    In March 2017, the DOJ opened an investigation into Practice Fusion due to allegations that it violated HIPAA and anti-kickback laws and falsified a software IT certification from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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