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Cerner names new president

Cerner promotes Zane Burke to president, replacing Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson, who temporarily added the President title when Trace Devanny left the company in July 2010. Burke has been with Cerner since 1996 and most recently served as executive vice president of the client services organization.

Mostashari leaves policy designers final thoughts

National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD attends his final HIT Policy Committee Meeting, discussing the goals of MU3 and the challenges the industry will likely face on the road ahead. He also took the opportunity to thank the committee members for their work.

Your Heartbeat Is Your New Password

Developers at Bionym have created a bracelet that authenticates users based on the unique peaks and valleys of their heart’s rhythm. Users place their fingertip on a sensor embedded in the bracelet for a few seconds while an ECG is captured and compared to a stored version to confirm the wearer’s identity and authenticate that user to a host of devices.

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Reader Comments

  • Vaporware?: JTR, Cerner is re-tooling itself from a software company (sic) into a service company. The company needs a place to put ...
  • Dave Butler: Many similar issues that I've found as well during my time with provider groups. The EHRs screen can be really busy and ...
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