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Venture Fund Targets Data-Driven Health Technologies

March 19, 2017  |  David Raths
Seattle-based Biomatics Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on genomics, digital health and data-driven healthcare technologies, has announced the closing of its initial fund of $200 million, in excess of its target of $150 million.

Health IT Now Coalition Questions ONC’s Role in Letter to Secretary Price

March 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Health IT Now Coalition has written a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price, M.D., calling out concerns the organization has with the ONC.

KLAS Analyst: Vendor Selection Consulting Market Shifts

March 11, 2017  |  David Raths
As the EHR software marketplace has matured, the requirements health systems place on consultants in the vendor selection process have changed, too. According to a KLAS analyst, it has become more of a strategic assessment of whether a client should even go to...

Report: Global Healthcare IT Market to Hit $280B by 2021

March 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The global healthcare IT market is projected to reach more than $280 billion by 2021, up from $134 billion in 2016, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 16 percent during the forecast period, according to a MarketsandMarkets research rep

In Colorado Springs, UCHealth, Centura Health and EMS Leverage Mobile Technology to Coordinate Care

March 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Two Colorado Springs health systems have partnered with each other and with a dozen local emergency medical services (EMS) agencies to use mobile technology to coordinate their care teams to accelerate time to treatment for critical care patients.

Providers Urge Federal Officials to Delay 2015 CEHRT Requirements

March 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
An array of provider associations have asked federal officials to delay 2015 EHR certification requirements “until such technology is widely available, and in no event, sooner than January 2019.”

Study: 87 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Will Adopt IoT Technology by 2019

March 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
In just two years, by 2019, the majority of healthcare organizations (87 percent) will have adopted Internet of Things (IoT) technology and 76 percent believe it will transform the healthcare industry, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a...

McKesson, Change Healthcare Complete Formation of New HIT Company

March 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
San Francisco-based McKesson Corporation and Nashville-based Change Healthcare Holdings have announced the completion of their previously-announced agreement to create a new health IT company.

Evidence-Based Care Startup Based on Intermountain Platform

March 2, 2017  |  David Raths
Intermountain Healthcare and healthcare growth services firm Oxeon have co-founded and launched Empiric Health, an independent company that will address variation in healthcare costs and outcomes for both clinicians and health system administrators.

Who’s to Blame for Healthcare’s Interoperability Struggles? An Expert Weighs in—and Urges Stakeholders to Move Forward

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
It was refreshing to read Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein’s commentary on interoperability, and why constantly pointing fingers at each other can be counterproductive.

If You Thought You Knew Exactly What Was Going to Happen at HIMSS17, You Might Have Been Wrong

February 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
The whirlwind that is the annual HIMSS Conference hit Orlando, Florida this year—and brought with it a mix of predictability and surprises, at a time of unprecedented change for U.S. healthcare

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: Catching Up Briefly with Brian Ahier at the HIMSS Conference

February 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Brian Ahier, digital health evangelist at Aetna/Medicity, spoke with Healthcare Informatics about what he’s been seeing at HIMSS17


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