IMS Health Acquires Social Media Analytics Company | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

IMS Health Acquires Social Media Analytics Company

May 2, 2013
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

IMS Health, a Danbury, Ct.-based healthcare analytics and consulting company, has acquired Semantelli, a Bridgewater, N.J.-based social media analytics startup, for an undisclosed price, it recently announced. The goal behind the acquisition, IMS Health says, is to provide healthcare organizations analytics that allows them to monitor and analyze social media content in real-time.

Semantelli’s technology, IMS claims, allows healthcare organizations to “access, navigate and analyze both structured and unstructured data from thousands of online resources,” including social media platforms. Its platform can support more than 50 languages, uses various algorithms, and has various technologies (including natural language processing) that can detect trends in disease areas and treatments, IMS adds.

“Social media has become an integral part of the healthcare experience, and navigating this channel effectively to unlock the right information for making decisions is critical. The combination of Semantelli’s technology and IMS’s healthcare data and privacy management expertise will fuel ongoing innovation in a responsible manner, enabling our clients to identify vital trends and take actions on real-world insights in real time,” stated Stefan Linn, senior vice president at IMS Health.

Get the latest information on Finance and Revenues and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

CMS Exploring Potential Behavioral Health Payment and Care Delivery Model

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to hold a one-day summit in September to solicit feedback and ideas for a potential behavioral health model to improve access, quality and cost of care for beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions.

MEDITECH to Soon Offer CommonWell Health Alliance Services to Customers

MEDITECH, a Westwood, Mass.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has announced that it is set to offer CommonWell interoperability services early next year.

HITRUST CSF Certification Now Includes NIST Cybersecurity Certification

HITRUST has announced that HITRUST cybersecurity framework (CSF) version 9 enhancements now extend an “assess once, report many” approach as a standard security framework for multiple critical infrastructure industries and includes National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity certification.

Premier: Analytics Helping Hospitals Optimize Blood Use

An analysis of 645 hospitals revealed that comparative data analytics to drive performance improvement has the potential to optimize blood use across numerous diagnoses.

Almost 80 Percent of Clinicians Still Use Hospital-Issued Pagers

A study examining the communication technologies used by hospital-based clinicians found that close to 80 percent (79.8 percent) of clinicians continue to use hospital-provided pagers and 49 percent of those clinicians report they receive patient care-related messages most commonly by pager.

Survey: IT Expenses per Physician Continue to Rise to Nearly $19,000

Information technology (IT) expenses for physician practices are on a slow and steady rise for most practices, and last year, physician-owned practices spent between nearly $2,000 to $4,000 more per FTE physician on IT operating expenses than they did the prior year, according to a recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) survey.