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Health-Tech Startups Pivot as Obamacare Uncertainty Mounts

The Wall Street Journal profiles health IT startups funded during the ACA boom, and how they are pivoting their business models to survive the ongoing legislative uncertainty around ACA’s repeal.

Townsville Hospital responds to major cyber incident

In Australia, five hospitals within Queensland Health suffer network downtime stemming from issues installing the WannaCry security patch.

Synopsys and Ponemon Study Highlights Critical Security Deficiencies in Medical Devices

A survey of medical device manufacturers finds that 67 percent believe that an attack on one of their devices is likely to occur in the next 12 months,  but despite the risk only 17 percent are taking significant steps to prevent cyberattacks.

Health Care Providers Must Stop Wasting Patients’ Time

Harvard Business Review profiles Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to coordinate care outside of the hospital setting effectively enough to discharge surgical patients earlier, in many cases on the same day of the patient’s surgery. .

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  1. Any idea how many of those Cerner sales were Sorian to Cerner conversions? Or was that the number you pointed out as add-ons to existing customers? Curious what the real Sorian conversion rate is.

  2. Re: Commonwell (by way of Ex Epic)

    So, 29,360ish Cerner-using facilities have the capability of sharing clinical documents with clients of every top, willing and able EHR in the industry? That’s a pretty amazing stat.

    Now… you being an Ex and all… Is Epic not willing? Or not able? Both, maybe?

  3. That image says “documents exchanged” so while amazing, not in a good way. I wasn’t on the Care Everywhere team so I’d be guessing, but I’d estimate epic customers hit the 30,000 document milestone in about 2008. Only counting outside Epic, maybe 2009.







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