The record-breaking pension owed to John Hammergren, chief executive of McKesson, is discussed in a Wall Street Journal article. Had he left on March 31 this year, Hammergren would have walked away with $159 million, the largest pension in corporate American history.
Hawaii Health Systems Corp revises the estimate for its EHR conversion. The health system originally budgeted $58 million to implement Siemens across 14 hospitals, but is now saying that the cost will likely fall north of $100 million.
Athenahealth has pledged to hire an additional 1,900 employees to its Watertown campus by 2022 in exchange for $9.5 million in state tax credits under a tentative deal worked out with Massachusetts economic development officials.
Contributors from the American College of Emergency Physicians published an article in the Annals of Emergency Medicine that discusses the patient safety related benefits and dangers associated with the use of emergency department information systems. The article concludes with seven recommendations for patient safety.