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2012’s Most Interesting Health IT Vendors

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What companies made the biggest splash this year in the health IT space

As a part of our annual Healthcare Informatics 100 issue, where we feature our unique compilation of the top IT vendor companies in healthcare by revenue, we also profile three of the year’s Most Interesting Vendors from that list. With meaningful use and other healthcare reform drivers fueling the ever-changing IT landscape, what is clear to all of us on the HCI team is that there are many fascinating vendors right now doing innovative work. It is always a challenge to whittle the large list down to a few, and this year was no exception.

For last year’s Most Interesting Vendors we featured: Optum Insight as it embarked on a brand restructuring, and had recently acquired several high profile companies, namely Axolotl, and made controversial inroads into the provider IT market;  Zynx Health, one of two companies dominating the evidence-based order sets area whose product, evidence-based and consensus-based physician order sets, were in demand as never before; and Allscripts, the EHR juggernaut that had a game-changing merger with Eclipsys Corp. to bring together complementary strengths in ambulatory and hospital settings to produce a company with a combined revenue of approximately $1.2 billion.

As we have began the process this spring to prepare for our June/July issue, we’re particularly aware of the fascinating accomplishments of many vendors  that succeeding in the marketplace. Below are some vendors (in alphabetical order) that we have taken note of this past year and are ones to watch in the future.