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Deficiencies Found at Theranos Lab

The Wall Street Journal reports that a damaging inspection report on Theranos’ California lab testing facility will be made public soon. The article says that investigators found “serious deficiencies” that could compromise its standing with Medicare and existing corporate clients.

Cerner CEO Neal Patterson being treated for cancer

Cerner CEO Neal Patterson files an SEC update announcing that he has been diagnosed with a “treatable and curable” soft tissue cancer. He reports that he will reduce his travel and work schedule while he receives treatment, but notes that “it will not be a big change compared to how we run Cerner day to day already.”

Kaiser Permanente says website woes, now on third day, weren’t caused by cyber attack

Kaiser Permanente’s website, including its patient portal, went down last week due to server issues. Kaiser has confirmed that the outage was not the result of a cyberattack, and has confirmed that all systems are back up.

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