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Foundations Unite to Support Access to Clinical Notes for 50 Million Patients Nationwide

A group of foundations will spend $10 million funding the expansion of the OpenNotes project with the goal of expanding access to 50 million patients over the next three years.

Dell Looks to Sell Perot Systems for More Than $5 Billion to Raise Cash for EMC Deal

Dells is seeking a buyer for its Perot Systems business unit, hoping to raise $5 billion from the sale to help cover the cost of its EMC acquisition.

Is Your Doctor Getting Too Much Screen Time?

The Wall Street Journal covers a recent study finding that patients rated the care they received lower when doctors looked at a computer screen more during patient examinations.

The Corporate Takeover of the Red Cross

A ProPublica report analyzes corporate challenges at the Red Cross five years after an executive team from AT&T was brought in to streamline operations. Since their arrival, the Red Cross has cut payroll by a third, eliminated thousands of jobs, and closed 450 of its 700 chapters.

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