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Cerner Announces Passing of Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Cerner, died Sunday of cancer complications. Fellow co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Board Cliff Illig has been named interim CEO.

Nuance Healthcare: Impacted Customer Update

Nuance issues an update on its hosted services outage reporting that Dragon Medical Practice Edition servers have been restored.

Jawbone to Be Liquidated as Rahman Moves to Health Startup

Consumer electronics manufacturer Jawbone plans to shut down following years of financial pressures. CEO and co-founder Hosain Rahman has opened a new business called Jawbone Health Hub that will make health-related devices.

UnitedHealth, Vista Said Near Deal to Split Advisory Board

UnitedHealth is working with Vista Equity Partners in a deal that would allow the two to acquire the Advisory Board Company and split it, with UnitedHealth taking the healthcare division and Vista Equity Partners taking the education business.

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  • Vaporware?: JTR, Cerner is re-tooling itself from a software company (sic) into a service company. The company needs a place to put ...
  • Dave Butler: Many similar issues that I've found as well during my time with provider groups. The EHRs screen can be really busy and ...
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