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Pentagon to Increase Health Records Contract Ceiling By Another Billion

The Department of Defense will increase its EHR contract ceiling by $1.1 billion in expanding MHS Genesis to cover implementation of Cerner by the Coast Guard.

Identity Automation Announces Acquisition of HealthCast Inc.

Identity and access management technology vendor Identity Automation acquires HealthCast, which offers single sign-on and virtual desktop systems for healthcare.

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Google Cloud announces that former Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD has signed on as an advisor to its healthcare and life sciences team.

Scoop: 23andMe is raising up to $300M

23andMe prepares for the sale of up to $300 million in new shares, potentially driving up its value to $2.5 billion.

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  1. Presumably this is the extra billion to get CommonWell up and running?

    Just a reminder of how it’s gonna be for the next 20 years:
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    December 2016
    http://medcitynews.com/2016/12/cerner-delay-military-ehr/?rf=1

    “There are other pieces of business in the DoD,” Zane Burke said. “The more they go through and understand the capabilities, the more they say, ‘This wasn’t in our initial scope, but now that we understand it,’” the Pentagon is expanding the scope of Cerner’s work.

    “I think you can expect more of those kinds of things within the DoD. Even the core rollout to the theater was not bid as part of the original contract,” Burke said, referring to EHR installations outside the U.S. and aboard aircraft carriers.







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