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Definitive Healthcare Acquires HIMSS Analytics

Definitive Healthcare acquires the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics.

PerfectServe Acquires Telmediq, #1 KLAS Rated Vendor for Secure Communication Platforms

Clinical communications and collaboration company PerfectServe acquires competitor Telmediq for an unspecified amount.

Apple should buy private digital health records operation Epic Systems, says Jim Cramer

CNBC’s Jim Cramer says Apple needs to make a “big, splashy acquisition” in the EHR space to breathe new life into its downtrodden stock, and back up claims that it will revolutionize healthcare.

Medtronic debuts first apps to let heart patients monitor their pacemakers

Medtronic gives patients the ability to pull data from their pacemakers via its new MyCareLink Heart app.

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    • If any EHR company is going to be bought, chances are likely it would be Cerner, not Epic. Judy wouldn’t let that happen until she has moved on.

      On the other hand, now that all 3 founders of Cerner have moved on (God Bless you NP), Cerner is ripe for acquisition, as it has been rumored for years. I would think Apple, Oracle or Amazon would be the most likely candidates. Not to mention, Cerner’s architecture is a bit more compatible, if you will, to those companies.

      If Epic were ever for sale, which again probably would never happen, would an Apple/Amazon want to purchase a system whose architecture is MUMPS based?

      • I love the people who call MUMPS old, but fail to acknowledge that macOS and iOS are based on UNIX, which is also ancient. Yet no one criticizes Apple for building an empire on dinosaur technology.

  1. “Rolling back the federal electronic health records mandate won’t stop doctors and hospitals from incorporating health information technology into their practices and facilities. Instead, it will allow them — not the government — to decide how to balance patient care and technology use. In theory, clinicians will use technology to improve their ability to deliver high-quality patient care — rather than using technology simply to satisfy the government.

    Doctors choose their profession because they want to heal people, not fill out paperwork. It’s time for the government to get out of the way and let physicians actually practice medicine.”

    With such deep analysis of Meaningful Use as “gubment bad!”, we ought to let this person into the Trump administration. There’s also zero evidence in any of the studies cited that government requirements are the factor contributing to burnout. You can speculate, but they just tied together a lot of disparate information in an attempt to sound knowledgeable about industry trends. They also ignore the conclusions in the same surveys which point out the benefits of EHRs.

  2. This Cramer guy has no idea what he’s blabbering on about. He wants Judy, which is pretty vehement about not selling, to sell to Apple, which is pretty bad with safeguarding people’s music files. I can’t think of a worse match. Now if something unthinkable happens to Judy before she’s set up the foundation plans, and Carl an/or her offspring feel like making some good money, then yeah it could happen.







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