Healthcare IT News January 21, 2022
Big Tech has a proven track record of building consumer-friendly technologies. But will this deal extend that expertise to electronic health records, and improve the provider experience for physicians and nurses?
The announcement this past month that Oracle would acquire Cerner in an all-cash deal for $28.3 billion was colossal. The planned purchase of the electronic health record giant is the biggest yet for the famously acquisitive Oracle, and one of the biggest ever deals in the health IT space.
In announcing the deal, Larry Ellison, Oracle’s cofounder, chairman and CTO, said it would “provide our overworked medical professionals with a new generation of easier-to-use digital tools that enable access to information via a hands-free voice interface to secure cloud applications.”...