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