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Exclusive: Blackstone in lead for Allscripts, deal uncertain

Blackstone Group looks to be the front runner for the Allscripts acquisition after the second-round bidding ended. However, insiders at Blackstone report that a deal is still uncertain because of unreasonable premium demands by Allscripts.

”60 Minutes” says HMA set admission quotas

“60 Minutes” airs a piece on Sunday reporting that HMA, the nations fourth-largest for-profit hospital chain, set patient admission quotas for its emergency room physicians, which resulted in unnecessary patient admissions and costs.

CDC link will let Kansas network track health threats in real time

The Kansas Health Information Network has become the nation’s first HIE to connect with the CDC to report clinical information as part of the CDC’s BioSense program, which tracks public health data in an effort to preempt outbreaks.

CareFusion And Cerner Implement Integrated Solution To Help Improve Patient Safety, Streamline IV Medication Management

Cerner customer Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has implemented a new IV medication administration process that interfaces physician ordering data from the Cerner EMR to the IV infusion pump through a wireless connection.

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