Morning Headlines 12/22/21
Oracle’s Cerner Purchase Prompts a Trio of Debt-Downgrade Warnings
Several investment firms and bond ratings organizations downgrade Oracle’s shares and debt due to the cash requirements and possible lack of strategic value in acquiring Cerner for $28 billion in cash.
Oracle’s $30 billion Cerner deal is about more than health care records. It’s about AI.
A privacy advocate worries how Oracle, which runs the world’s largest third-party data marketplace, will use Cerner’s EHR data after the acquisition.
Patient financial solutions vendor AccessOne acquires patient payments platform vendor CueSquared.
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