Morning Headlines 4/10/19

Cerner Announces Agreement with Starboard Value Regarding Board Refreshment, Operational Improvement Initiatives and Expanded Capital Return Program to Drive Next Phase of Profitable Growth and Value Creation Cerner bows to pressure applied by an activist investor by...

News 4/10/19

Top News Cerner bows to pressure applied by an activist investor — and perhaps as a result of its own self-examination led by Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer, who was hired in January 2018 — by appointing four new board members. Hedge fund operator Starboard Value owns...

Morning Headlines 4/9/19

Apple’s Health Opportunity Could be Triple Smartphone Market Morgan Stanley analysts determine that Apple’s piece of the consumer-centered health pie could eventually be between $15 billion and $313 billion. NVIDIA and American College of Radiology AI-LAB Team to...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/8/19

  I recently attended my medical school class reunion. It was my first time attending, and since it was a “big year” for our class, I figured I should go. I didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be a great experience. The way our school handles reunions is...

Morning Headlines 4/8/19

DocuTap merging with a competitor based in Illinois Urgent care EHR/PM vendor DocuTAP will merge with urgent care solutions vendor Practice Velocity. Data payday slow in coming for electronic medical records specialist Crain’s Chicago Business says the attempt by...

Monday Morning Update 4/8/19

Top News Urgent care EHR/PM vendor DocuTAP will merge with urgent care solutions vendor Practice Velocity, the companies said in a teaser announcement that promises further details later.  Reader Comments From Not From Monterey: “Re: Cerner Rev Cycle. Can any site...

Weekender 4/5/19

  Weekly News Recap PatientsLikeMe seeks a a buyer after the federal government’s foreign investment review committee demands that its majority investor, a China-base firm, divest its holdings Amazon announces the availability of six new HIPAA-compliant Alexa...

Morning Headlines 4/5/19

The Trump administration is forcing this health start-up that took Chinese money into a fire sale PatientsLikeMe looks for a buyer after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States demands that its majority owner, a Chinese investment firm, divest its...

News 4/5/19

Top News PatientsLikeMe looks for a buyer after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States demands that its majority owner, a Chinese investment firm, divest its holdings in the company. The personalized health network has raised $127 million in several...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 4/4/19

CMS has launched an Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. The three-state competition is planned to “accelerate artificial intelligence solutions to better predict health outcomes such as unplanned hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions and...

Morning Headlines 4/4/19

UMass prize will fund telemedicine initiative UMass will roll out video-based substance use disorder evaluation software developed by prize-winning physicians within its Memorial Medical Group at three of its EDs over the next three months. VA’s IT leadership problem...

Morning Headlines 4/3/19

Walgreens Boots Alliance Reports Fiscal 2019 Second Quarter Results Walgreens announces executive changes, store layout redesign, and cost-cutting measures following its announcement of disappointing quarterly results. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Joins...

News 4/3/19

Top News Walgreens announces executive changes, store layout redesign, and cost-cutting measures following its announcement of disappointing quarterly results Tuesday. WBA shares closed down 13 percent Tuesday after the company released results that fell short of...

Morning Headlines 4/2/19

Brian Tyler Becomes McKesson’s New CEO McKesson COO and President Brian Tyler succeeds John Hammergren as CEO. NTT DATA Services Acquires State Healthcare Consulting Practice from Cognosante NTT Data Services acquires Cognosante Consulting, which has supported IT...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/1/19

  It’s time for a trip through the reader mailbag. I apologize that I’m not able to respond to emails as often as I’d like, but sometimes it’s hard to manage not only a full-time job but my HIStalk gig and the volunteer work I do. I love hearing from readers and I...

Morning Headlines 4/1/19

West Michigan doctor’s office hacked, doctors held for ransom A two-doctor ENT practice in Michigan closes for good and its partners retire after they refuse to pay a hacker $6,500 to restore their ransomware-encrypted systems. Queensland Health rejects call to pause...

Monday Morning Update 4/1/19

Top News A two-doctor ENT practice in Michigan closes for good and its partners retire after they refuse to pay a hacker $6,500 to restore their ransomware-encrypted systems. Some of their patients worry about starting over at new practices that can’t get their...

Morning Headlines 3/29/19

Teladoc Health Launches Telemedicine Service in Canada, Expanding Portfolio of Available Healthcare Solutions Teladoc Health will launch its services in Canada. FDA Chief Calls For Release Of All Data Tracking Problems With Medical Devices Departing FDA Commissioner...

News 3/29/19

Top News Medicare Advantage payer Clover Health lays off 140 employees as part of a restructuring that will eventually add more staffers with health insurance and clinical backgrounds. The company, which has touted its predictive analytics capabilities since launching...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 3/28/19

  For your entertainment pleasure, ONC has released the public comment submissions received on the “Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs” document. More than 200 comments were received, with the majority...