HIT Market

Optum Moves into Physician Group Space with Acquisition

September 30, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Optum, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based clinical analytics firm, will acquire Irving, Texas-based physician practice management and revenue management software firm, MedSynergies.

ZirMed Acquires Analytics Provider MethodCare

September 29, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Louisville, Ky.-based ZirMed, a cloud-based business and clinical performance management solution provider, has acquired Chicago-based analytics provider MethodCare.

Death of the Desktop

September 29, 2014     Pete Rivera
blog
When we get home, the last thing we want to do is sit down in front of a computer. The whole “keyboard/mouse” thing seems like we are at work or away from the rest of the family.

drchrono Links with Apple’s HealthKit

September 29, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Another health IT vendor is jumping on the Apple HealthKit express train, integrating its platform onto the consumer tech giant’s new service.

Cerner, Intermountain Latest to Align for DoD EHR Contract

September 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The Kansas City, Mo.-based vendor Cerner has announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, Utah), as it continues to compete for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health...

Survey: Interoperability, Cost Continue to Hold Back ACOs

September 25, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent survey of 62 ACO participants revealed that 100 percent of respondents have trouble gaining access to data outside of their organizations. On a press call, health IT executives dug deeper into the survey’s findings.

SPi Healthcare Bought by Conifer for $235 Million

September 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The year of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare IT continues as Frisco, Texas-based Conifer Health Solutions has bought revenue cycle management (RCM) and health information management (HIM) software vendor, SPi Healthcare (Tinley Park, Ill.) for $235 million.

HCA Buying Physician-Focused Software Vendor PatientKeeper

September 24, 2014     David Raths
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HCA, which operates 164 hospitals and 114 surgery centers in 20 states and England, has agreed to purchase PatientKeeper, a privately held provider of software and mobile applications that help physicians access and work with patient information.

A Consultant Development Program Answers the Call for Qualified HIT Professionals

September 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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There is no denying that with the plethora of requirements healthcare organizations face, the industry could use more qualified professionals. A program from Stoltenberg Consulting has developed talent to meet the ever-increasing demand.

Teladoc lands $50M in venture funding

September 23, 2014     David Raths
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Teladoc, a telehealth provider, has secured a $50 million round of equity funding. The Dallas-based company says it is on target to complete more than a quarter-million medical consults across the United States this year.

What Caused the Fall of the Nevada HIE?

September 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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By a vote of four to two, the Nevada Health Information Exchange (NV-HIE) was ordered to its death in January of last year. As HIEs across the country struggle with sustainability, Healthcare Informatics looks at why this one failed.

Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

September 22, 2014     Anna Son, IBISWorld Lead Healthcare Analyst
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In light of regulatory changes and financial incentives for the successful conversion of paper-based medical records, adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) systems has skyrocketed in recent years. Here are procurement techniques to help healthcare...
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