From the smallest biotechs to the biggest pharmaceutical stocks, The Motley Fool's weekly show Market Check-Up covers the health care sector's biggest headlines, industry trends, and market movers. In this segment from the show, analysts Simon Erickson and Max Macaluso discuss health care costs and focus on two electronic health record, or EHR, specialists -- Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) and athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN) -- that are developing new systems that can help reduce inefficiencies and cut costs in the health care system.

Max Macaluso, Ph.D. owns shares of athenahealth. Simon Erickson has the following options: short January 2014 $50 puts on Cerner. The Motley Fool recommends Athenahealth. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.