Watch Jim Cramer pump Apple and Epic, the health-record giant

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The host of Mad Money may have the germ of a good idea.

 

Here’s CNBC’s 51-second summary, which is missing the punchline:

Cramer: Apple should buy Epic Systems, a private digital health records operation from CNBC.

Here’s the full, 10:38 version. Looking for a better format.

My take: I’m not usually a big fan of pundits spending Apple’s billions for them, but I think Cramer may be on to something. Having been introduced to Epic in Atul Gawande’s “Why Doctors Hate Their Computers” and watched first-hand a bunch of physician’s assistants wade through its over-stuffed menus, I can attest that a) it’s a big deal and b) its user interface is crying for that Apple touch.