The Department of Veteran’s Affairs said yesterday it approved a $10 billion, 10-year contract with Cerner Corp. (NSDQ:CERN) to implement an electronic health record system, which Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie called one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government. With the deal, the VA will switch from its internally developed VistA system to off-the-shelf […]
Cerner Corp. (NSDQ:CERN) said yesterday that it named Brent Shafer to serve as chairman & CEO effective Feb. 1. Shafer previously served as CEO of Philips‘ (NYSE:PHG) North America business. Cerner’s co-founder Cliff Illig has been serving as interim CEO and chairman of the board since July last year. Illig said he plans to resume […]
Lumicell said last week it tapped former Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) chief operating officer Kelly Londy as its new chief exec, with founder W. Lee moving to take the role of prez & chief scientific officer. Prior to holding the COO position at Accuray, Londy has held leadership positions at GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), Lumicell said. “We are […]
On-Q-ity, which raised a $26 million Series A round back in December 2009, quietly folded its tents last year after an unsuccessful bid to develop its technology for personalized cancer detection.
Bruce Booth, a partner at Atlas Ventures, 1 of the VC shops that backed the company (and a member of On-Q-ity’s board), detailed the reasons behind the decision this week on his blog, Life Sci VC.
Nine medical device companies ranging from industry titans to small-cap movers inked a pledge to make the data generated by their devices available to patients, in a move aimed at ridding the healthcare system of unnecessary deaths by 2020.