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Cerner To Buy PureWellness

Cerner announced this morning that it will acquire PureWellness, which offers an online health and wellness platform. Cerner said in a blog post, “We think the combination of our Millennium solutions and Healthe Intent platform with PureWellness’ engagement platform creates the most comprehensive set of capabilities on the market to support an individual’s health and care needs. Individual engagement is an important piece of a comprehensive approach to population health management, a concept we see playing a vital role in the evolution of health care.”

CIOs say lack of security pros leads to more breaches

In a survey released this week, CIOs report that a shortage of qualified IT security professionals is directly impacting network security within healthcare.

Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program Funding Announcement

HHS announces a $4.5 million grant that will be awarded in $300,000 increments to rural health networks engaged in recruitment, education, training, or retention activities aimed at developing and sustaining a population of health IT professionals in rural areas.

HealthEdge adds Arik Hill as Vice President of Customer Support

HealthEdge, a software vendor which provides an integrated financial, administrative, and clinical platform for healthcare payers, announces that Arik Hill (CIO, FirstCare Health Plans) has joined the company as vice president of customer support.

SAIC Announces Names For Planned New Companies

SAIC announces the names for the businesses that will be created later this year following its planned split into two independent companies. The national security, health and engineering business – to which acquired health IT consulting firms maxIT and Vitalize will belong — will be named Leidos, a coined word clipped from “kaleidoscope.” The technical services and enterprise information technology business will continue to carry the SAIC name.

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