HIT Market

So Long, Farewell, Until We Meet Again…

July 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
A few weeks back, I was staring at the train tracks at the Stamford station while waiting for my ride into New York. I couldn’t help but marvel at what we take for granted.

Teladoc Impresses in Wall St. Debut

July 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Teladoc, the Dallas-based consumer telehealth company, had an impressive debut on Wall Street with shares trading up 50 percent its initial public offering (IPO).

Allscripts Purchases Stake in NantHealth

July 1, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Allscripts, the Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, announced it is purchasing a 10 percent equity stake in NantHealth, a Culver City, Calif.-based provider of clinical decision technology.

Report: M&A Activity Ripe in Health IT Industry

June 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the healthcare IT segment improved 33 percent on a year-to-year basis, according to new research from New York City-based investment bank Berkery Noyes.

At AMDIS, AMIA’s Fridsma Promotes the Rethinking of MD Documentation for EHR Usability

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On June 24 at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D. urged CMIOs to help rethink usability and function in EHRs

Some Patients Want Digital Interactions with Doctors, Most Not Getting Them

June 24, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
A large chunk of healthcare consumers wish to use emails, websites, mobile apps, and even Facebook to interact with their provider, a new survey revealed.

Washington Debrief: Senate Hearing Examines User Experience with EHRs

June 22, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy
Last week, a Senate HELP Committee hearing discussed user experiences with EHRs and the meaningful use program. Committee members heard concerns about quality reporting duplication, physician time restraints and the variability in standards implementation...

What Does the Acquisition of a PACS System in the High Arctic Say about the U.S. Imaging Informatics Market?

June 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The acquisition of a PACS system and a CT scanner by Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit in Canada’s Nunavut Territory speaks to the near-universalization of imaging diagnostics and informatics access

Final Day to Submit Your Company's Data for the 2015 HCI100

June 19, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Healthcare Informatics’ annual list of the top 100 vendors in healthcare IT is returning, with some new elements being added to distinguish the top companies.

CVS Opens Digital Innovation Lab in Boston

June 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
CVS Health has announced the official opening of its Digital Innovation Lab in Boston, with the aim to develop digital services and personalized capabilities that offer an accessible and integrated personal pharmacy and health experience.

At iHT2, Provider Leaders Acknowledge Innovation Must Come from Within

June 17, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Leading healthcare organizations at iHT2’s Washington D.C. Health IT Summit shared a recurring theme: If providers want innovative technology in their organization to reduce cost, improve care and increase access, the ideas must come from within.

Philips, WMCHealth Partner With $500M Deal

June 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network and Andover, Mass.-based imaging specialist Philips are partnering up with the aim to improve healthcare for millions of patients across New York’s Hudson Valley.
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