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IBM Reports 2015 Third-Quarter Results

IBM reports Q3 results: total revenue was $19.3 billion, down one percent from 2014, EPS $3.34 vs. $3.68. Q3 marks IBM’s 14 straight quarter in which revenue fell. Stock price dropped 5.7 percent on the news.

KLAS publishes inaugural interoperability study

KLAS publishes its first interoperability report, concluding that private vendor HIEs are the best value-to-effort interoperability option, and reporting that Athenahealth is the easiest system to connect with, followed by Epic and Cerner.

UCHealth-Aspen hospital partnership improves record system

11-bed Aspen Valley Hospital (CO) will partner with the University of Colorado Health to implement Epic within its facility.

Jack Adcock death: Accused doctor ‘called off resuscitation’

In England, a doctor at Leicester Royal Infirmary is fighting manslaughter charges after missing abnormal lab results for a pediatric patient in part because the hospital’s computers system had failed. As the patient deteriorated a Code Blue was called, which the doctor halted because he mistakenly believed there was a DNR order in place.

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  1. Amazing. Epic is called on the carpet by congress and in other venues to answer for interoperability and a few months later KLAS comes out with this report.







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