HIT Market

VC Funding for Digital/Health IT Drops in Q1 2015

April 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Venture capital funding for health IT and digital health companies dropped by 35 percent in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report from the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.

“HIE is Hard, HIE Sustainability is Really Hard”

April 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
By giving up as executive director of Inland Empire HIE, Richard Swafford, Ph.D. is the latest example that those aiming to create regional and statewide health information exchanges (HIE) are doing yeoman’s work. As Swafford said, “HIE is hard.”

NIH Awards $20B to Improve Health IT

April 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is awarding $20 billion in funds to 65 companies to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.

Ed McCallister’s Vision for UPMC: “The Patient Has To Be At the Center”

April 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Ed McCallister, who in October became CIO of the vast UPMC Health System, shares his thoughts on putting patients at the center of all innovation in healthcare—and what that means for today’s CIOs

Report: EMR Market Hit $25B in 2014

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The market for electronic medical records (EMRs) reached $24.9 billion last year, according to market researcher Kalorama Information.

HIMSS CEO Lieber Confirms Las Vegas and Orlando As Core Destinations Going Forward

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As the HIMSS Conference grows ever larger in size and scope, more and more cities are being eliminated as potential sites for the healthcare IT world’s largest annual gathering

HIMSSanity Boiled Down to One Quote

April 16, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
It’s the end of the road for HIMSS15 and a hectic week in general for health IT followers. How do you put the craziness into words? I think one HIE thought leader did a good job of doing just that.

Explorys CMO: IBM Deal Will Fuel New Predictive Power

April 15, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Earlier this week at HIMSS15, IBM abruptly announced that it was acquiring the Cleveland-based Explorys. Explorys' CMIO discusses the impact that the deal will have on clinical decision support and how it will impact patient care.

IBM Announces Deal to Acquire Both Phytel and Explorys; Goal Is Data Transformation

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On April 12, IBM executives announced the creation of a new business unit called Watson Health, which whose umbrella will encompass the acquisition of Phytel and Explorys

Five Things to Watch For On the Exhibit Floor at HIMSS15

April 10, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
What will be the hot concepts in the exhibit halls this year at HIMSS? Will policy clarity lead to vendor messaging consensus of any kind? We’ll know when we see the vendor booths at HIMSS15

CommonWell to Expand Interoperability Services

April 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade group made up of many of several of the largest electronic health record (EHR) vendors, has announced that it expects at least 5,000 provider sites to be live on its services nationwide in 2015.

CommonWell Members: Epic’s Point-to-Point Interoperability Doesn’t Cut It

April 9, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
During an April 8 press call on interoperability, members of the CommonWell Health Alliance continued to trade jabs with Epic Systems, pointing to the need for person-centered interoperability.
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