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Morning Headlines 10/27/14

Cerner Q3 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

In its Q3 earnings call, Cerner representatives address its recent Siemens acquisition, the upcoming DoD EHR deal, and its goal of having “the most open EMR.”

New York-New Jersey Quarantines Fuel Ebola Debate

After a doctor returning from Guinea is diagnosed with Ebola in New York, the state governments for both NY and NJ enact a mandatory 21-day quarantine order for any US aid workers returning from the affected areas. On Friday, a non-symptomatic nurse returning through Newark Liberty International Airport was involuntarily detained and is now being held under quarantine at Newark University Hospital.

FDA Approves Two Faster Ebola Tests

Two new Ebola tests that reduce the time it takes to run an Ebola screening from four hours down to just two hours have been approved for use by the FDA.

Salesforce to make big push into healthcare industry

Reuters reports that Salesforce will begin pursuing sales in the healthcare market, with a formal announcement expected in November.