MedCity News June 9, 2022
Katie Adams

Two days after it completed its $28.4 billion acquisition of Cerner, Oracle announced plans to build a national, anonymized health information management system.

Oracle completed its $28.4 billion acquisition of Cerner on Tuesday, prompting many to wonder what healthcare plans the tech giant could have up its sleeve after buying the No. 2 EHR vendor.

Larry Ellison, the company’s board chairman and chief technology officer, shared answers Thursday during Oracle’s The Future of Healthcare broadcast, revealing that the company is developing a national, anonymized health records database. 

The project aims to address a gripe health tech experts have been expressing for a decade: how the fragmentation of health data prevents caregivers from obtaining the information they need to provide effective treatment....

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