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Harris acquires EHR training vendor Sedona Learning Solutions, which will operate as a division of the company’s IatricSystems.

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A reader emailed me an interesting point about the historical drivers of EHR use. Meaningful Use incentives made medical practice adoption widespread, but hospitals were more motivated by the shame of the IOM’s 1999 report “To Err is Human” and Y2K, with the resulting system implementation and replacement activity taking the industry into a three-horse EHR race of Cerner, Epic, and Meditech.


Poll respondents report quite a bit of employer-paid time off, with a surprising 29% indicating that their PTO is unlimited. Commenters suggest that maybe unlimited PTO isn’t the big gift that it seems – employees can’t tell if they are using too much compared to everyone else, and in the absence of someone else to cover their work, it’s just waiting for them when they return anyway. One commenter questions whether for-profit companies that change from accrued PTO to unlimited might be cleaning up their books in anticipation of selling the company.

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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

Shares in the Global X Telemedicine and Digital Health ETF mirrored the Nasdaq’s performance in the past month, dropping 7%. EDOC shares are down 35% in the past 12 months versus the Nasdaq’s 11% loss.


  • Allina Health signs a $20 million contract to implement Visage 7 Workflow and Visage 7 Viewer from Visage Imaging.



Dan Dwyer (Cecelia Health) joins Wildflower Health as SVP of sales.


In Israel, at least five hospitals report that physicians have been sent inaccurate lab test results due to a software problem.

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  • Premier Chief Pharmacy Officer and Group VP of Supply Chain Jessica Daley and Group VP of Life Sciences Denise Juliano join CancerCare’s Board of Directors.
  • Vocera publishes a new case study, “UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital: Relieving Nurse Burden and Strengthening Safety.”
  • Visage Imaging will exhibit at SIIM 2022 in Kissimmee, FL June 9-11.

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  1. Re: but hospitals were more motivated by the shame of the IOM’s 1999 report “To Err is Human” and Y2K, with the resulting system implementation and replacement activity taking the industry into a three-horse EHR race of Cerner, Epic, and Meditech.

    I disagree. IOM and others had made that claim numerous times before and adoption was still sloooow. It really came down to ‘follow the money’. The HIT Act as part of ObamaCare legislation and put real bucks in front of Hospitals…things really took off. Cerner, Siemens, Epic et al, were lobbying hard for it, and the Rand report that said there could be big savings (Ha! seen any?) was part of that effort.

    As for the ultimate consolidation to a few suppliers this was very predictable in a tech market that had less than 3,000 potential buyers.

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