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Dell buys EMC in largest tech deal ever

As rumored on HIStalk over the weekend, Dell will acquire EMC for $67 billion, paying EMC shareholders with cash and stock worth a combined $33.15 per share, a 28-percent premium over EMC’s closing stock price Friday.

Cerner conference will focus on health care information technology

A local paper covers Cerner’s annual conference, which will draw an estimated 14,000 visitors to the Kansas City area this week.

HealthCare.gov to Get Major Changes to Ease Shopping for Coverage

Healthcare.gov will get new enhancements ahead of this years open enrollment period that will let users search for plans that include their primary care doctor, preferred hospital, and coverage for their prescription medications. Security enhancements include a “Do Not Track” option and other data exchange enhancements that will help safeguard personal information.

Technical Evaluation, Testing, and Validation of the Usability of Electronic Health Records

The National Institute of Standards and Technology publishes recommended guidelines on EHR design based on a patient safety-focused usability study.

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