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Leidos Announces Closing Of  the Merger With Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS Business and Election Of Three New Directors

Leidos completes its merger with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions, adding three new members to its board of directors in the process.

The Bahamian Ministry of Health and Public Hospitals Authority select Allscripts Sunrise

The Bahamian Ministry of Health and the Public Hospitals Authority will implement Allscripts across three hospitals and more than one hundred clinics as the health system moves to integrate care delivery under a single software platform.

Aetna to Narrow Individual Public Exchange Participation

Aetna will scale its participation in health insurance exchanges back to just four states in 2017, citing $430 million in pretax losses since January 2014.

Xerox Research Finds Patients and Healthcare Professionals Divided on Responsibility and Cost in Healthcare

A Xerox study measuring perceptions of responsibility of consumers’ health finds that 90 percent of payers and providers say patients need encouragement and help to make living a healthier lifestyle a priority, but only 55 percent of patients say they need such encouragement.

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Currently there are "2 comments" on this Article:

  1. RE KLAS Post from Monday: KLAS is untrustworthy, plain and simple. From their minuscule sample size to their unethical practices, KLAS has proven to be impartial.

  2. When Lockheed Martin is now a player in Health IT, the medical profession is on its last legs. What does that say about the policy market that has been made in Health IT. Goodbye innovation, here comes, more companies trying to make their nickel off the care of patients. Its sad and frightening. We are now going to have a HealthIT Industrial Complex? We are in really big trouble.







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