5 most popular health IT stories in January

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The five most-read health IT stories from Becker's Hospital Review in January, beginning with the most popular:

1. Jim Cramer: Why Apple should buy Epic

With Apple's increasing investments in healthcare, CNBC's Jim Cramer said the company has to make a big move to show it is serious about its business in the industry.

2. Epic sued by National Federation of the Blind: 4 things to know

The National Federation of the Blind claims Epic's software isn't suitable for blind and low-vision users, according to a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts.

3. 'Idiot,' 'dumb': Partners HealthCare flags 'cranky' comments to improve EHR alerts

Partners HealthCare in Boston is trying a new method to improve clinical decision support in its EHR, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

4. Best Buy has quietly grown a home healthcare business

Best Buy acquired mobile device and emergency call service GreatCall for $800 million in 2018, marking its foray into healthcare. The technology retailer has since quietly built up its efforts in the space.

5. Cerner to pivot from EHRs to 'platforms,' CEO says

Cerner CEO Brent Shafer said the company is "moving from being an EHR-centric company to a platform organization" during a presentation at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

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