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John Glaser to join Cerner upon acquisition close

Cerner reports that Siemens CEO John Glaser will join Cerner as a senior vice president following the acquisition. Glaser will focus on driving technology and product strategies, interoperability, and government policy development.

Fitch Affirms Duke University Health System (NC) Revs at ‘AA’; Outlook Stable

Duke University Health System retains its AA bond rating despite a $65 million reserve adjustment tied to billing issues following its Epic go-live.

Armed Robbery Of Doctor Puts Brigham and Women’s Patient Info At Risk

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MA) is notifying 1,000 patients of a potential PHI breach after an armed gunman steals a physicians computer and then ties him to a tree and demands his username and password.

HSE sets up internal audit into awarding of hospital contract

In Ireland, federal auditors are investigating a public hospital group that signed a sole-bidder contract for a clinical IT system after a local reporter discovered that the CEO of hospitals had previously consulted for the private firm that won the business.

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