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Oklahoma hospitals make ‘Most Wired' list
Published: July 23, 2013
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State hospitals make ‘wired' list

The American Hospital Association named several Oklahoma hospitals to a list of the nation's “Most Wired” health care organizations. State hospitals or organizations that operate state hospitals on the list included Mercy Health Center, Duncan Regional Hospital, Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, the Veterans Health Administration, and HCA. The list was generated by a survey that asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their health information technology initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals.

Series boosts Netflix earnings

— Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than quadrupled as the revival of the comedy series “Arrested Development” attracted more subscribers. The report released Monday showed Netflix added 630,000 U.S. subscribers during the three months ending in June. That performance was slightly above the midrange target set by Netflix Inc.'s management in April, but less than what many investors were expecting. Its stock fell 6 percent. The gains leave Netflix with 29.8 million U.S. subscribers to an $8 monthly service that streams video to Internet-connected devices. The second quarter included Netflix's Memorial Day weekend release of 15 new “Arrested Development” episodes. Netflix earned $29.5 million, or 49 cents per share, in the quarter, up from $6.2 million, or 11 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 20 percent to $1.07 billion.

Google makes deal in Taiwan

Google Inc. is investing in a Taiwanese microchip maker that makes chips used in its Google Glass, the eyeglass-enabled devices it is testing that can shoot photos and video and access the Internet. The deal with Tainan, Taiwan-based Himax Technologies Inc. gives Google a 6.3 percent stake in the Himax Display Inc. subsidiary in the form of preferred shares. Himax Technologies now owns 81.5 percent of Himax Display and says it will remain the subsidiary's majority shareholder. U.S.-traded shares of Himax Technologies rose $1, or 19 percent, to $6.17 in premarket trading. Google's shares rose $2.40 to $899.

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