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Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska Connect via Direct Secured Messaging

The Nebraska Health Information Initiative, Kansas Health Information Network, and Missouri Health Connection announce that they are now connected and able to exchange Direct secure messages across state lines.

Naperville’s Edward Hospital to merge with Elmhurst Memorial

Edward Hospital & Health Services of Naperville, IL and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare announce plans to merge, forming a three-hospital health system with revenues of more than $1 billion.

Providers Get Help From Clinical Decision Support Evidence Vendors but Still Face Obstacles

KLAS evaluates clinical decision support strategies and roadblocks for providers and concludes that third-party order sets, care plans, and drug dictionaries lead the pack in CDS plans but notes that a lack of integration with EHRs is hindering the utilization of these tools.

King Saud University Signs a Strategic Agreement With Cerner for Two Major Hospitals in Saudi Arabia

King Saud University signs with Cerner to implement EHRs for two academic facilities in Saudi Arabia.

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