Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
eClinicalWorks
Current Parent Company: 
eClinicalWorks
Penalty: 
$154,920,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
May 31, 2017
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

One of the nation's largest vendors of electronic health records software, eClinicalWorks, and certain of its employees agreed to pay a total of $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that ECW misrepresented the capabilities of its software. The settlement also resolved allegations that ECW paid kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting its product.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Massachusetts
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
electronic medical records systems
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Parent company note: 
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