Yet here you are, using Yahoo resources to bash them. From your response, not surprising. And Fox is the master at this bogus technique for influencing the feeble minded.
Definitely headlines, look how successful GE was in getting into the healthcare space. This discussion with Apple and Microsoft has been going on for years....nothing new here. However, does make sense with technology very much like Nuance who has partnerships with the major vendors, but not from a core business model.
Fox News? Right. Try MSN and Yahoo. They are the masters at crafting ridiculous headlines that are only designed to entice into clicking the link to sell ads.
This sounds like a Fox News headline. Couch a ridiculous statement as a question and people think there's substance to it.
This is as absurd as those thinking Apple wanted to buy Tesla Motors (more likely merely interested in the massive battery plant Tesla's going to build).
That would be awesome. I really want to be able to be engaged in my healthcare, my kids, and my retired parents and being able to be connected from my smart device would be invaluable. I hope something like this happens soon!
The stock has shown some pretty aggressive movement the past few days and Apple is looking for strategic verticals to move into - like healthcare....hmmm.
I agree that CERN s a great play. Have seen the rise in ATHN. ATHN lowers 2014 guidance and yet it still sets new highs????Momentum play or what???
CERN is preparing for post-EHR sales cycle in 2014. That is where population health management and volume based reimbursement come into effect. CERN is focused on this emerging market and hospitals and clinics will buy CERN's ANALYTICAL software.
The LEGACY IT systems are being replaced as hospitals and clinics buy NEW EHR software .EHR requirements change every 2 years.
CERN is targeting software which transfers patient data across different types of computer systems.
Not to mention the revenue that CERN will obtain from ICD-10 code conversions from ICD-9 codes.
CERN is well positioned to take market share from McKesson and QSII. It will be a battle against EPIC. These new ICD-10 codes mean EXTRA REVENUE foe CERN.
In a study of ICD-10 costs to physicians, It was determined that small practices could pay about $83,000, medium practices could pay $285,000, and large practices could pay up to $2.7 million for the NEW ICD-10 DISEASE codes. ICD-9 only had 13,000 codes. ICD-10 has about 68,000 codes. This translates into a lot of REVENUE for CERN.
Approx. 1.1 million physicians have to convert to ICD-10 by October 2014. CERN is well positioned to capture a good percentage of them through training and transitioning them from ICD-9 to ICD-10(disease codes). This means lots of $$$$ for CERN through 2014.