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Health IT Legislation Would Establish Consumer Rating System for EHRs

October 7, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Legislation introduced on Oct. 6 from U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) focuses on making health IT systems accountable for their performance in three key areas: security, usability, and interoperability.

Report: Investment Portfolio Mindset Needed for Healthcare M&A Deals

September 17, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Record levels of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are changing the U.S. healthcare landscape, but if healthcare providers don’t oversee these transactions with an investment portfolio manager mindset, they could be leaving money at the table, according to a new...

Qualcomm Life Acquires Capsule Technologie

September 15, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Qualcomm Inc., though its Life subsidiary, has acquired Capsule Technologie, an Andover, Mass.-based provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries.

Turning Around the Ship of U.S. Healthcare in Mid-Ocean: What Are We Learning about Mastering the Data Integration Challenges?

September 12, 2015     Mark Hagland
The results of a recent survey of accountable care organizations affirm what our reporting continues to uncover: vast data integration challenges in ACO development

IBM Launches New Population Health Tool

September 10, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Opening its new IBM Watson Health global headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. on Sept. 10, the Armonk, N.Y.-based organization also introduced a new population health solution.

Partners, Health Catalyst Team Up for $30M Population Health Deal

September 10, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Salt Lake City, Utah-based healthcare data warehousing and analytics vendor Health Catalyst have collaborated on a $30 million population health management (PHM) strategic initiative.

IDC: Cerner/DoD Deal Will Create New Benchmark for EHR Market

September 4, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The massive U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract that was awarded in July to a team led by Cerner Corp. will create a new benchmark for ROI in the market for EHRs in large healthcare systems, according to recent analysis from...

New Salesforce Platform Targets Improved Patient Engagement

September 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Customer relationship management company Salesforce has introduced a new healthcare platform, with the aim to help healthcare providers go beyond health records and build stronger relationships with patients.

Intermountain, LSU Named Founding Members of Healthcare Services Platform Consortium

September 2, 2015     David Raths
The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led initiative to launch a next-generation interoperability platform, announced the commitment of two initial founding members: Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and LSU Health Care...

Report: No Single Vendor Controls the EMR Market

August 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Despite the public at times thinking otherwise, no single health IT vendor has outright dominated the electronic medical record (EMR) market, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.

HealthSpot Demonstrates Integration of Samsung Rapid Lab Test Technology

August 26, 2015     David Raths
HealthSpot, a telehealth provider in retail clinic settings, this week demonstrated point-of-care lab technology from Samsung that analyzes patients’ blood while they wait, using a drop of blood from a finger stick.

Black Book: EHR Satisfaction Growing Among Large Physician Practices

August 20, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
There appears to be a shift upward in physician experience across the large practice and clinic sector when it comes to electronic health record (EHR) satisfaction, according to an annual survey by Black Book Market Research.


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