Cerner stock hits a 52-week high at $55.98 per share following an announcement that it will partner with Wolters Kluwer Health in a joint venture to develop a new physician documentation solution that will embed Wolters Kluwer’s clinical decision support tools.
InformationWeek profiles both the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic and the work they are doing to draw patients into their patient portals.
IBM’s Watson supercomputer will be implemented at Cleveland Clinic in an effort to create a digital assistant capable of scanning a patients record and pointing doctors to crucial data and likely diagnoses. The tool is still a prototype and will initially not be consulted until after a doctor has made a diagnosis. Neil Mehta, MD, the Cleveland Clinic project lead says "I’ve had a couple of patients where Watson found things that I had missed. It doesn’t work every time, but it’s getting better."
Ambulatory EHR vendor CareCloud hints at a 2014 IPO.
North Carolina-based Novant Health receives HIMSS Stage 7 designation after installing Epic across its 350 ambulatory offices this August.