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Cerner Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Cerner stock closed down 6.75 percent today after missing revenue expectations in its Q3 financial results and projecting lower Q4 earnings than analysts had forecasted. Quarterly revenue rose 34 percent to $1.1 billion, adjusted EPS $0.54 vs. $0.42.

Prestigious medical journals rejected stunning study on deaths among middle-aged whites

Two Princeton economists, one a recent Nobel Laureate, have discovered that mortality rates for whites in the US between the ages of 45 and 54 rose dramatically from 1999 to 2013. The findings, which are unseen elsewhere in the developed world, were rejected for publication by both JAMA and NEJM, before being accepted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Better Together: High Tech and High Touch

A new study conducted by Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives surveyed 5,000 patients and 630 providers on consumer attitudes toward a wide variety of technologies used in healthcare, including EHRs in the exam room, telehealth services, and text-based appointment reminders.

Many patients ok linking social media to medical records

In a study published in BMJ Quality and Safety, researchers ask adult ED patients if they would be willing to link their social media accounts to their EHR for medical research purposes, to which 71 percent of the patients agreed.

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  1. Better Together, organized in part by the Bipartisan Policy Committee that uses “rigorous analysis” to achieve “principled solutions”, is interesting but fails to ask the questions that are consistent with “rigorous analysis”.

    Such questions would address privacy, hacking, safety, adverse events, errors, and big data that would address outcomes and costs from the tech ideas this organization is promoting.







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