What Oracle Cerner did in January

From U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs EHR updates to new genomics and kidney diagnostic tools, here is what Oracle Cerner did in January.

1. Oracle Cerner had 80 open IT positions Jan. 24 including senior test automation engineer, software engineer and technical solution analyst.

2. Multiple VA medical facilities across the U.S. reported an EHR slowdown the week of Jan. 22, according to The Spokesman-Review. The VA worked with Oracle Cerner and the Department of Defense to remedy the situation.

3. Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System's IT standardization efforts, including an Oracle Cerner EHR install, that disrupted operations over the past few years contributed to Fitch's ratings downgrade from an A- to BBB+ rating Jan. 18.

4. Several health systems were seeking employees in January to work on their Oracle Cerner EHRs.

5. The Government Accountability Office denied a pair of protests, allowing consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton to continue work as the program manager on an $860 million task order implementing the VA's Oracle Cerner EHR system, Washington Technology reported Jan. 12.

6. Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital implemented the ActX Genomic Decision Support platform Jan. 11 into its Oracle Cerner EHR to provide clinicians with alerts on a patient's genetics.

7. On Jan. 10, LeanTaaS, a healthcare software and analytics company used by 150 health systems, acquired Hospital IQ, a healthcare workflow automation company that partners with Oracle Cerner, creating a combined company valued at more than $1 billion.

8. Oracle Cerner's planned health management product will be a disruptive health tech trend in 2023, according to a Jan. 9 report from professional services group KPMG.

9. Diagnostics company Renalytix said Jan. 9 it is partnering with the VA to install the KidneyIntelX tool within the agency's Oracle Cerner EHR system.

10. Kayla Thomas, senior regulatory strategist with Oracle Cerner, was named to the Electronic Health Record Association's executive committee for 2023 and started Jan. 1.

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