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Roper will buy Managed Healthcare for $1 billion

Medical and industrial equipment maker Roper Industries, which acquired Sunquest last year, will buy Florham Park, NJ-based Managed Healthcare Associates for $1 billion in cash. Shares of Roper picked up 86 cents to $121.40 in aftermarket trading following the announcement of the deal.

The next-generation electronic health record: perspectives of key leaders from the US Department of Veterans Affairs

In a recent JAMIA article, senior VA clinical and informatics leaders are interviewed to identify common goals and ideas for a next generation EHR.

Med Student Brings Software to Clinton Global Initiative University

A University of Vermont medical student is working on a secure text-based communication platform that will allow patients to text pharmacists with medication questions.

15 patients possibly given wrong antibiotic after lab error at Regina General Hospital

In Canada, a computer bug in the lab system of Saskatchewan-based Regina General Hospital resulted in erroneous sensitivity reports that led to 15 patients being treated with inappropriate antibiotics.

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