HIT Market

The Book Hasn’t Been Written on HIEs Yet

March 4, 2015     Gabriel Perna
A recent study determined that nothing conclusive has been written on the benefits in cost and care improvement from HIEs. We knew that already but why does it feel like people are trying to act as if this is the final chapter?

EHR Vendor Trade Org. Creates Delivery System Reform Workgroup

March 3, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), a Chicago-based trade organization comprised of EHR vendors, is creating a workgroup focused on healthcare delivery system reform.

Allscripts Announces Precision Medicine Partnership with NantHealth

March 3, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Precision medicine is all the rage, with the Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) system vendor, Allscripts being the latest company to dip its toes in genomics.

Merge Acquires DR Systems for $70 million

February 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Merge Healthcare, a Chicago-based imaging vendor, has dipped its toe in the acquisition pool, grabbing San Diego-based DR Systems for $70 million.

Documenting Better in the New Healthcare

February 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
David Goldman, D.O. says what many are thinking when it comes to documenting in current EHR systems: it’s not intuitive at all. The after-effect can be harrowing for providers, but he believes he has the solution to solve this problem.

Cerner Offers Voluntary Buyouts

February 25, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Cerner, the large Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, is offering voluntary buyouts to certain employees whose age and years of service total 65.

KLAS: Competition Between Epic, Cerner Stiffens

February 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which electronic medical record (EMR) to purchase, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

Pentagon Whittles Down Contenders for Mega EHR Contract

February 24, 2015     Gabriel Perna
A recent report from NextGov indicates that the Pentagon has whittled down the contenders for the Department of Defense's mega electronic health record (EHR) contract, valued at approximately $11 billion, to three teams.

UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Formalize their Collaboration on Healthcare Commercialization

February 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
The University of Pittsburgh and the UPMC health system have entered into a partnership that formalizes a longstanding collaboration between the organizations involving the commercialization of research-based products and services

Smaller Practices Pressured into Selecting Health System’s Hand-Picked EHR

February 23, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Black Book, a research firm based in Clearwater, Fla., found that most small offices and physician practices in a large health system buy directly from the CIO of their flagship hospital and felt obligated to do so, fearing financial consequences if they...

The Advisory Board Acquires Consulting Firm

February 13, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The Advisory Board, a Washington, D.C.-based technology, research, and consulting company, has acquired another D.C. consultancy in Clinovations.

Health Analytics Firm Raises $600m in IPO

February 13, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Inovalon, a Bowie, Md.-based clinical analytics firm, raised $600 million this week in its initial public offering (IPO) after pricing its 22.2 million class A shares at $27 per share.
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