Oracle Health: 7 headlines from May

Oracle Health, the EHR vendor formerly known as Cerner, had a busy May, with new contracts and technology rollouts. Here are seven headlines from the past month.

1. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs extended its EHR contract with Oracle Health in May for one month while negotiations for a new deal continue.

2. Oracle Health was second in U.S. nonfederal acute care hospital market share in 2023, with 23.4% of hospitals and 23.8% of beds, according to a May 17 KLAS Research report.

3. Leaders from the U.S. House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees jointly introduced a legislative package May 14 that includes additional scrutiny of the VA's Oracle Health EHR rollout, Nextgov reported.

4. After Oracle acquired Cerner for $28.4 billion in June 2022, the company lost at least a dozen of the EHR vendor's large clients, Bloomberg reported May 9.

5. Oracle Health said May 3 its EHR is now operational at all Department of Defense garrison facilities around the globe. 

6. Cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and moving beyond just EHRs are top priorities for Oracle Health, General Manager Seema Verma told the Nashville (Tenn.) Business Journal for a May 2 story.

7. Gulfport, Miss.-based Memorial Health System partnered May 1 with Oracle Health to digitize organ and tissue donor referrals.

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