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Verisk Analytics hires Morgan Stanley to sell healthcare business

Morgan Stanley has been hired to sell the healthcare division of Verisk Analytics, a deal that is projected to be worth between $900 million and $1.1 billion.

GPs’ diagnostic skills could be obsolete within 20 years’ time, says Hunt

In the UK, health secretary Jeremy Hunt predicts that within 20 years computers will be used to diagnose conditions rather than doctors, pledging to ensure the NHS is ready when this technology becomes available.

Trends & Insights in Ambulatory EHR

Peer60 publishes a report on the ambulatory EHR market. Epic and Cerner are leading in both market share and mindshare. NextGen holds a strong market share but virtually no mindshare among independent providers and, similarly, Meditech has a strong market share but virtually no mindshare among hospital-owned facilities.

Xerox Provides Update on Government Healthcare Business Strategy

Xerox will walk away from the failed implementations of its Health Enterprise Medicaid platform in California and Montana, writing off $385 million, or $0.22 cents per share, on its third quarter results.

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