PYMNTS.com December 17, 2021

To get an idea about the growth prospects for connected healthcare, look at the deals happening in recent months. The latest evidence is Oracle’s interest in Cerner Corp., the electronic medical records and data analytics firm that’s been making headlines lately.

News of talks between Oracle and Cerner came to light on Thursday (Dec. 16), with The Wall Street Journal reporting that a rumored $30 billion price tag would make the Cerner acquisition its biggest ever — yet more proof of Oracle’s intention to own a bigger slice of healthcare.

The data and cloud computing giant already has a sizable footprint in the healthcare space, with vertical solutions addressing finance and operations, insurance administration and analytics.

Cerner specializes in electronic health record...

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Topics: Analytics, EMR / EHR, Health IT, Mergers & Acquisitions / JV, Technology, Trends
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