Morning Headlines 2/1/23
House bill would scrap VA’s $20 billion-plus electronic health record program
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) introduces a bill, co-sponsored by eight other members of Congress, that would scuttle the $20 billion Oracle Cerner overhaul of the VA’s EHR software.
Clearsense Announces Success of $50M Capital Raise
Health data management company Clearsense raises $50 million in a Series D funding round.
Russian cyber gang Killnet brings down websites of 14 top US hospitals and universities – including Stanford and Duke
The Killnet group of Russian hackers attacks 14 hospital websites, forcing them offline for various amounts of time.
Aluna inhales $15M Series B for asthma monitoring
Aluna, which offers asthmatic patients a smart inhaler and companion app also accessible by physicians, raises $15 million in a Series B funding round.
Nobody saw the DoD/Cerner implosion coming…… hold on…. I need to extract my tongue from my cheek. Funny enough I remember working for 2 companies that installed Oracle to “streamline operational efficiency.” Which was a catchy phrase for dumping office work on sales reps with order systems that took hours to input orders that used to take 10 minutes.
Curious if HVAC will ask why DHA could do it, and VHA could not. Maybe DHA has cut some corners? And, this drill becomes self defeating with bills like this because no one will want to join a contract supporting VA if it looks like the whole thing going to get pulled. Finally, isn’t interoperability about different systems speaking a common language so we don’t need to drive everyone into the same EHR because they are, all, interoperable? I’m missing a lot, I’m sure.
Maybe they should start by dropping guided weapns down the elevator shafts at Leidos?