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CoverMyMeds Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by McKesson

McKesson will acquire prescription electronic prior authorization vendor CoverMyMeds for $1.1 billion, plus an additional $300 million in financial performance incentives that would be paid out over the next two years.

Quality Systems, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results

Quality Systems, parent company to NextGen, reports Q3 results: revenue climbed 9 percent to $130 million, adjusted EPS $0.23 vs. $0.16.

Former HHS Secretary Burwell Is American University’s Next President

Sylvia Burwell will take over as the next president of American University in Washington DC, effective June 1, 2017.

If You Look at X-Rays or Moles for a Living, AI Is Coming for Your Job

Wired covers the expanding role AI will play in healthcare, noting a recent Nature study that tested the accuracy of deep learning algorithms designed to analyze images and identifying cancerous skin lesions and found that they performed as well as 21-board certified dermatologists.

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