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Epic Systems makes strategic next moves for expansion

Epic confirms that it has constructed a data center on its Verona, WI campus that it will use to begin offering hosted Epic systems to new customers. A backup data center is currently being constructed in Western Wisconsin.

PwC pitches open-source electronic health records

FWC analyzes the VistA EHR bid that PricewaterhouseCoopers and General Dynamics are proposing for the $11 billion DoD deal.

McKesson’s CEO John Hammergren on Q2 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

In its Q2 earnings call, McKesson CEO John Hammergren highlights its $45 billion quarterly revenue, but notes that revenue from its health IT business dipped six percent.  He also mentions plans to monetize its involvement in the CommonWell health data exchange through the expanded use of RelayHealth, the McKesson-owned exchange suite powering the network.

Lockheed Martin to buy health technology firm Systems Made Simple

Lockheed Martin acquires health IT vendor Systems Made Simple for an undisclosed sum. Systems Made Simple targets government contracts, providing data analytics and systems integration support to federal health IT projects, generating $278 million in revenue in 2013.

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