Cerner Acquisition Has Potential to Make All Patient Data Accessible on One Platform

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The merger of Oracle and Cerner, two multi-billion dollar corporations, could be the force that unites all healthcare data in the U.S. onto one platform. Oracle provides a relational database management system, and Cerner is a central platform for patients’ medical charts. Analysts say the acquisition inaugurates a cloud-based platform for providers to share patient data more easily.