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Medfusion patient portal highlights system complexities

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    Cerner users upbeat about Siemens acquisition

    After Cerner's $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens' health IT unit, Cerner users already familiar with Siemens see the two companies' systems moving toward integration.

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    CMS brings the Open Payments site back online after an ID mix-up involving physician data prompted a review; some data won't be made public pending further investigation.

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    Epic's Dvorak talks interop, Cerner-Siemens

    In the wake of the Cerner-Siemens merger, Epic Systems' President Carl Dvorak refers to Epic as an EHR vendor underdog -- and talks about APIs and the cost of DirectTrust -- during a HIT Policy Committee health data interoperability hearing.