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Feds say cyberattack caused suicide helpline’s outage

Federal officials attribute last December’s 988 mental health helpline outage to a cyberattack on Intrado, the company that has managed it since its launch in July.

Veterans Deserve Better than VistA

Oracle EVP Ken Glueck pushes back against recent Congressional efforts to potentially scrap or overhaul the VA’s Oracle Cerner-powered EHR modernization project, pointing out that the software is being successfully rolled out across the DoD, and has been installed at thousands of hospitals around the world.

Simple HealthKit Raises $8M to Transform Health Diagnostics and Follow-Up Care; Expands Portfolio to Include Solutions for Sexual Health, Tripledemic

Simple HealthKit, which offers a digital health platform encompassing diagnostics and follow-up care, raises $8 million in a Series A funding round led by Initialized Capital.

CVS Nearing $10.5 Billion Deal for Primary-Care Provider Oak Street Health

Sources say CVS Health’s plan to acquire Medicare-focused primary care provider Oak Street Health may come to fruition as soon as this week, with the deal valued at $10.5 billion.

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  1. Veterans Deserve Better than Cerner. Pull the plug and go to Epic….or they’ll be doing it in 15 years anyways when Cerner breathes their dying breaths.

    • Would a VA on Epic talk with a DHA on Cerner? Defeats the whole push for a uniform system fore Service Members to Vets from entry into service until old age.

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

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

  3. Dr Jayne is noticing one of the more egregious but trivial instance of bad behavior by allegedly non-profit organizations. I…

  4. To expand on this a bit. The Vista data are unique to Vista, there are 16(?) different VISN (grouped systems)…

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