Cerner salutes attesting clients; Doctor blames computer for death of patient

> Cerner has released a list of its clients that have successfully attested to Stage 1 of Meaningful Use. The list covers 283 hospitals, including academic medical centers, critical access hospitals and integrated delivery systems, as well as more than 1,131 physicians. Announcement

> A U.K. physician is blaming the death of a patient on a "hazardous" computer system, claiming that the system failed to include a marker that would have shown that the patient had stopped taking needed medication. Speaking at the inquest, the physician noted that the screen design made the mistake easy to miss. Article

> The Tennessee Department of Health has requested $9 million from the state's general assembly to build a new Medicaid IT system using the Veteran's Administration VistA platform. VistA is appealing to the department in part because of its open source license, according to govhealthit.com. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... You never know when opportunity will knock. Article

Suggested Articles

Roche, which already owned a 12.6% stake in Flatiron Health, has agreed to buy the health IT company for $1.9 billion.

Allscripts managed to acquire two EHR platforms for just $50 million by selling off a portion of McKesson's portfolio for as much as $235 million.

Artificial intelligence could help physicians predict a patient's risk of developing a deadly infection.