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Morning Headlines 8/8/14

Allscripts announces second quarter 2014 results

Allscripts reports Q2 results: a nine percent increase in quarterly bookings drove revenue up two percent, to $354 million. Adjusted EPS EPS $0.09 vs. $0.05, meeting analyst expectations.

More Than Half of US Hospitals Have At Least A Basic EHR, But Stage 2 Criteria Remain Challenging For Most

A Health Affairs study finds that only 5.8 percent of hospitals are currently able to meet all of the MU Stage 2 criteria.

Walgreens stock smacked after tax inversion out

Walgreens acquires overseas pharmacy chain Alliance Boots in a move many assumed would be followed by a tax-dodging transfer of its headquarters out of country. Instead, Walgreens announced that it would keep its headquarters in the US, leading to a 14 percent drop in its stock price.

Health Information Technology in the United States: Progress and Challenges Ahead, 2014

RWJF publishes a report on the EHR incentive program and the state of EHR adoption across the US.