HIT Market

Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

September 22, 2014     Anna Son, IBISWorld Lead Healthcare Analyst
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...

Doug Fridsma to Depart ONC, Become Head of AMIA

September 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Science Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), will be leaving the ONC to be President and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Cerner, Athenahealth: Latest Working with Apple

September 19, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Two major EHR vendors, the Kansas City-based, Cerner and the Watertown, Mass.-based, Athenahealth are both working with Apple to integrate their software into HealthKit, according to media reports.

Population Health Resource Company Receives $400 Million in Funding

September 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Privia Health, an Arlington, Va.-based physician practice management and population health resource provider for independent physicians, received $400 million funding for expansion this week.

Report: Stanford and Duke Hospitals Working with Apple for Pilots

September 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Stanford University and Duke University Hospitals are working with Apple to test out the consumer tech company's HealthKit service for pilot projects, a report from Reuters indicates.

Hospital for Special Surgery Launches Innovation Center for New Medical Technologies

September 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has launched the HSS Innovation Center, with the aim to identify and support medical and scientific technological breakthroughs in musculoskeletal care.

Cognizant Acquires TriZetto for $2.7 billion

September 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
TriZetto Corp., the Englewood, Colo.-based care management, administration, and billing software vendor, is being bought by Cognizant, the Teaneck, N.J.-based consulting and business process outsourcing services company, for $2.7 billion in cash.

Analytics Rank as Top IT Priority, Health System Execs Say

September 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A new survey of senior IT executives at some of the nation's largest health systems reveals that their top priority for IT infrastructure investment is analytics.

Epic Looks to Improve Image on Capitol Hill

September 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Epic Systems (Verona, Wisc.) is hiring a lobbyist firm, Card & Associates, in an attempt to improve its image to members of Congress, Modern Healthcare first reported.

Can Anyone Stop the (Consumer Electronics Hype Cycle) Insanity?

September 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
The intense hype around today’s set of product announcements from Apple reminded me of 90s fitness guru Susan Powter’s catchphrase, “Stop the Insanity!”

IBM’s Watson, Mayo Team Up on Initiative

September 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Watson’s next stop is the Mayo Clinic, as the famous IBM creation will be assisting in a new initiative that aims to match patients more quickly with the appropriate clinical trials.

Remote Patient Monitoring Market Set for Growth

September 5, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is set for an incredible growth spurt as nearly 100 million wearable devices will ship over the next five years, a new research report from New York City-based ABI Research predicts.
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