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A Survey Of Primary Care Doctors In Ten Countries Shows Progress In Use Of Health Information Technology, Less In Other Areas

A study of 10 high-income countries finds that America is rising in adoption of EHRs, with 69 percent of US primary care physicians reporting that they are using an EHR.

Vt. GE Healthcare outpost lays off 10 percent

GE Healthcare announces layoffs for approximately 50 employees at its Burlington, VT offices.

Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Award EHR Integration Subcontract to DSS, Inc. for Fully Integrated Data

DSS is awarded the iEHR project, migrating VistA and legacy DoD systems onto a single integrated platform.

Cerner to Standardize Health Care for NBA Players

Cerner will implement a single EHR across all 30 NBA teams to securely manage the health of the athletes.

CACI Announces Intent to Acquire Emergint Technologies, Inc.

CACI, a government information systems provider specializing in Intelligence and Defense, acquires Emergint technology to expand its Healthcare IT position and broaden its portfolio.

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