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Forbes ranks Cerner among world’s most innovative companies

Forbes ranks Cerner #13 on its list of the world’s 100 most innovative companies, as measured by the difference between its market capitalization and the net present value of cash flows from its existing businesses.

Jeremy Hunt plans sale of confidential patient medical records to private firms

In England, the General Practice Extraction Service will send de-identified electronic patient records from NHS to a central database, where they can be bought by private companies performing research.

NSF invests $20 million in large projects to keep the nation’s cyberspace secure and trustworthy

The Trustworthy Health and Wellness Program will receive a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation cybersecurity grant to develop tools for authentication and privacy, malware detection, and medical IT auditing.

Bingham Memorial Hospital CEO pleads guilty to stalking charge

Louis Kraml, CEO of the Idaho hospital, pleads guilty of ordering the IT director to tap the telephone of a former hospital physician. Kraml received a suspended jail sentence, probation, a $1,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service. Charges were dropped against two other IT employees, but a warrant has been issued for the arrest of IT Director Jack York after he failed to appear in court.

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