HIT Market

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.

Knowing the Enemy, Knowing Ourselves: Mac McMillan Challenges HIT Leaders on Data Security

August 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Data security guru Mac McMillan challenges attendees at the CHIME Lead Forum-Seattle to rethink what he sees as healthcare’s historical complacency around data security in a landscape of accelerating threats

Could Well-Implemented IT Help Reverse Primary Care Physicians’ Skepticism Over the New Healthcare?

August 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The results of a recent Commonwealth Fund survey point to both opportunity and risk facing healthcare IT leaders when it comes to end-user acceptance of IT for ACOs and PCMHs

Commonwealth Fund Finds Mixed Views of PCPs Towards New Payment Models

August 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The Commonwealth Fund's new brief finds mixed views among PCPs of new payment models, including ACOs and PCMHs—but more positive perceptions of healthcare IT

Developing a Clinically Integrated Network in a Pediatric Setting: Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Experience

August 9, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The leaders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital have been busy at work building a clinically integrated network, and an ACO, in a pediatric setting, and they’ve been learning important lessons along the way

What Does IBM’s Acquisition of Merge Healthcare Say About the Healthcare IT Market?

August 7, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
IBM’s acquisition of Merge Healthcare caps a series of recent acquisitions, and reflects major shifts taking place now in several healthcare IT vendor sectors

BREAKING: IBM to Acquire Merge Healthcare for $1B

August 6, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM has just made a big move in the area of advanced image analytics, announcing that it has acquired the Chicago-based Merge Healthcare, a provider of software for managing and processing medical images, for $1 billion.

Cerner President on DoD Deal: Consortium “Fully Prepared to Meet the Staffing Requirements” of the Contract

August 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Zane Burke, president of the Cerner Corporation, spoke extemporaneously Aug. 4 regarding the newly inked deal with the Department of Defense for EHR development, during its quarterly earnings call
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