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Software, Design Defects Cripple Health-Care Website

The federal government has acknowledged for the first time since the October 1 launch of the federal insurance marketplace healthcare.gov that coding and architecture issues are causing the site’s poor performance. Until Sunday, the administration was maintaining that the site was technically sound, but could not keep up with traffic demands.

Nuance Adds Two Icahn Associates to Board

After months of pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn, Nuance names two Icahn delegates to its board: Brett Icahn, Carl Icahn’s son, and David Schechter, a longtime business partner.

PatientKeeper CPOE Rated the Easiest-to-Use CPOE Solution by KLAS Research

KLAS gives PatientKeeper’s CPOE system an ease-of-use score of 8.3 (out of 9), placing it almost a full point above Epic’s second-place score of 7.4.

WellStar launches massive project to merge data, improve access

WellStar Health System, a five-hospital system based in Marietta, GA, is covered by the local news as it begins a $125 million Epic implementation that will integrate its hospitals, urgent care centers, practices, home health agencies, nursing homes, and hospice.

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