10 biggest moves from Oracle Cerner in '22

Oracle Cerner, the nation's second-largest hospital EHR vendor, had a bustling 2022. For one, it got a new name — and owner.

Here are the top 10 moves from Oracle Cerner this year:

1. Software giant Oracle completed its $28.4 billion acquisition of Cerner in June.

2. The company renamed its EHR division Oracle Health, first reported in July based on an internal company email.

3. Cerner generated $1.5 billion in revenue for Oracle in the second quarter of 2022, playing a strong role in Oracle's overall quarterly sales, which exceeded analysts' estimates, according to a Dec. 12 earnings report from Oracle.

4. Oracle Cerner partnered with life sciences company Labcorp in November to manage hospital-based laboratories in 10 states.

5. Oracle Cerner was awarded two task orders worth $956 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs in October to continue modernizing the VA's EHR system.

6. Oracle Cerner closed two Kansas City, Mo.-area campuses, a move first reported in October.

7. After his company's acquisition of Cerner, Larry Ellison, the co-founder and chief technology officer of Oracle, said he wants to create a national — and global — patient database.

8. Cerner entered into an agreement with the U.S. Social Security Administration in February to help simplify patient disability benefits claims through clinical EHR retrieval.

9. Oracle Cerner inked a 10-year contract extension in October with Omaha, Neb.-based Methodist Health System.

10. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in November it plans to join the integrated federal EHR under Oracle Cerner in the summer of 2023.

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