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Allscripts announces third quarter 2016 results

Allscripts reports Q3 results: revenue climbs 11 percent to $392 million, adjusted EPS $0.14 vs. $0.13, missing on both.

Cerner (CERN) Q3 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

In its Q3 earnings call, Cerner CFO Marc Naughton explains that revenue and bookings came in below guidance because of lower than expected technology resale and software licensing sales, with technology resale revenue declining 21 percent and software licensing declining 12 percent.

University College London Hospitals set for Epic adventure

In England, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects Epic as its next EHR vendor.

HHS announces Phase 1 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge

HHS selects ten teams as the winners of the first phase of its Move Health Data Forward Challenge, which asks developers to use APIs to help patients securely share their health data with providers, family members or other caregivers.

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

Forbes profiles Magic Leap, a secretive virtual reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in investments from major firms, including Google, Andreessen Horowitz, and Kleiner Perkins.

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  1. Magic Leap has been profiled extensively in the recent past, with similar articles in many magazines. Some investors are unsure, calling it -unfairly, i think – the next Thenaros. (http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2016/11/02/will-magic-leap-become-the-next-theranos.html, similar comments by other VC’s are observed at some Silicon Valley events). Microsoft came out with their HoloLens recently and a couple of other players – Daqri and Meta -are also preparing.

    Despite a very exciting vibe (and valid opportunities for some domains such as training), this augmented/mixed reality arena still has many formidable problems: Viewing some content with helmet-based glasses is one thing but interacting with a floating display is a lot tougher – say, when you have to click on a chart to see a lab result: will it be cumbersome, with you preferring to go back to the keyboard? A surgeon who mentioned recently online how he could wear these during surgery so that he would not have to look up at the displays frequently, either has not tried these headsets which weigh about pound and a half or he has very short duration surgeries.

    In any case, very impressed that HIStalk is tuned in to the emerging technologies.

  2. I think the whole point of Magic Leap is that there will not be a heavy headset. It seems they are aiming for a more lightweight and adaptable model…aka glasses similar to google glass. I also think you are missing the point. You are imagining recreating a computer as a visual, but it is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy different. Instead of scrolling for instance the goggles would be able to track eye movements so you could select things by looking at them and say blinking.

    With that being said this could be a total flop like google glass.

  3. @ Seargant Forbin, You make some good points and possibly I am influenced by my experiences with HoloLens and other similar. Let’s wait and see. Having dabbled in this Augmented/Mixed Reality for some time, my skepticism about depending on eye movement remains – most of these technologies require the users to move/turn their head while keeping eyes relatively static, not particularly natural or easy.

    Agree that we are in very early stages and Magic Leap could be a huge success or not.

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