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The EU reportedly gives Oracle unconditional antitrust clearance for its proposed $28 billion acquisition of Cerner.


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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Virtual care company VitalTech raises $14.1 million in equity.


Kaid Health raises $4.25 million in Series A funding. The company has developed AI-powered Whole Chart Analysis software to help providers more quickly identify gaps in care.


  • Garrett Regional Medical Center (MD) will use $650,000 in federal funding to replace its 20-year-old Meditech EHR with Epic.
  • Marlette Regional Hospital (MI) will implement telemedicine hospitalist and specialty consult services from VeeOne Health.
  • Geisinger (PA) selects AWS as its cloud provider and will migrate all of its 400 applications to AWS.
  • Morris Heights Health Center (NY) selects NextGen Enterprise EHR/PM.



Talkdesk names Jeff Haslem (PluralSight) as its first CIO.


Ashish Kachru (Altruista Health) joins DataLink as CEO.


Komodo Health Chief Medical Officer Aswin Chandrakantan, MD takes on the additional role of COO.


Regional One Health (TN) promotes Daniel Thomas to VP of IT operations.


Gregg Veltri, former CIO of Denver Health and Charleston Area Medical Center, has died at 64.

Announcements and Implementations

Northwest Health (AR) launches its Care Management at Home program using remote patient monitoring technology and services from Cadence.


Chase County Community Hospital (NE) implements Avel ECare’s remote hospitalist services, including telehealth care boards.

Lynn County Hospital District in Texas rolls out care coordination software from CrossTx as part of its chronic care management efforts.

TidalHealth Peninsula Hospital (MD) goes live on the Copernicus electronic referral system for organ and tissue donation.

Tufts Medicine says it is the first health system to transition its digital health ecosystem to the cloud, having moved 40 applications to Amazon Web Services with a goal of 300 at completion. It has also deployed a chatbot powered by Amazon Lex and telehealth and virtual care services using Amazon Connect’s cloud-based contact center.

Government and Politics

The Roseburg VA Health Care System (OR) will launch its new Cerner EHR on June 11.


US Army Medical Logistics Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland honors the efforts of its healthcare technology management workforce – “from factory to foxhole” – during its annual HTM Workshop.



ChristianaCare will use a $1.5 million grant from the American Nurses Foundation to deploy five Diligent Robotics Moxi robots, integrated with Cerner to relieve nurses of delivery tasks and to use AI to predict when they will need equipment, supplies, and medications.


Tennessee’s most expensive home, a $50 million, 20,000-square-foot mansion on 50 acres, is listed for sale by its billionaire owner, HCA Healthcare co-founder Thomas Frist, Jr., MD. 

Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic posts another episode of its monthly “DocTalk” series titled “Soft Interoperability.”
  • Dina appoints Mary Naylor, PhD, RN to its board.
  • Gyant publishes a case study about OSF Healthcare’s use of its Clare virtual assistant on its website as a virtual care navigation assistant, which it says has generated $2.4 million in revenue.

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  1. I imagine this supply robot smearing bodily fluids around the unit like the Roomba dog poop scenes.

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  1. Agreed, The VA is using CCDAs today for outbound communication and they started with C32s back in 2012. Looked at…

  2. Part of my attitude relates to an experience I had. And this was within a single HIS. I wanted to…

  3. For what it's worth, the VA currently releases C-CDA (or HITSP C-32...my memory fails me) via eHealth Exchange and has…

  4. Unfortunately, I can't disagree with anything you wrote. It is important that they get this right for so many reasons,…

  5. Going out on a limb here. Wouldn't Oracle's (apparent) interoperability strategy, have a better chance of success, than the VA's?…

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