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Electronic Health Record? Comprehensive Health Record? Connected Health Record!

A blog post from UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation takes exception to Epic’s claim that it offers a “comprehensive health record,” pointing out that no EHR can be comprehensive since important information is also generated by numerous entities and sourced from non-clinical settings.

Cognizant Gobbles Up Another US Healthcare IT Services Provider

Cognizant will acquire Louisville, KY-based RCM services vendor Bolder Healthcare Solutions.

Presidential Order Regarding the Proposed Takeover of Qualcomm Incorporated by Broadcom Limited

The White House puts a stop to Broadcom’s hostile takeover of Qualcomm, meaning that medical device information systems and integration vendor Capsule Tech will remain a Qualcomm subsidiary.

Epic won’t challenge Cerner Contract

Epic’s Judy Faulkner says the company won’t challenge the VA’s single-source Cerner contract choice, but she estimates that Epic would have charged at least $3 billion less than Cerner and would have offered more interoperability with providers outside of the VA system.

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