Molly Merrill is the Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News. She covers physician practice IT issues and national breaking news.
By Molly Merrill 09:35 am October 20, 2011
In the midst of economic uncertainty, IT decision-makers in the healthcare industry report expected growth in overall IT budgets and hiring, according to the latest CDW IT Monitor.
By Molly Merrill 05:49 pm October 17, 2011
Social media is a way to "go where people are," says the co-author of a new whitepaper from CSC that aims to show healthcare organizations why they shouldn't take the "wait-and-see approach."
By Molly Merrill 10:15 am October 17, 2011
A social media guide for physicians is being released Monday by Avvo at the Third Annual Health Care Social Media Summit, which kicks off at the Mayo Clinic.
By Molly Merrill 09:44 am October 17, 2011
Orion Health will acquire Microsoft's hospital information system (HIS) software assets, including RIS/PACS, previously known as Amalga HIS. The two companies will also collaborate to co-market their health information exchange and data aggregation and analysis products.
By Molly Merrill 03:26 pm October 13, 2011
If you plan on attending the Social Media Summit hosted by Mayo Clinic next week get ready to experience your Twitter feed “in real life,” as one speaker puts it.
By Molly Merrill 10:40 am October 13, 2011
Mercy, the eighth largest Catholic healthcare system in the U.S., announced plans this week to build a virtual care center in Chesterfield, Mo., billed as "the first of its kind in the country."
By Molly Merrill 01:47 pm October 11, 2011
The project, which seeks to create a replicable and sustainable model for using mHealth technology for medication adherence, has been awarded a $77,150 grant.
By Molly Merrill 09:53 am October 11, 2011
A bill signed last week in California aims to greatly increase access to healthcare in rural areas by providing more telehealth services, through more providers, in more care settings.
By Molly Merrill 09:16 am October 11, 2011
Venture capital funding and merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare IT sector saw significant growth in the third quarter of 2011, according to a report from global communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.
By Molly Merrill 09:54 am October 10, 2011
The iPhone 4S will be available on October 14, and one expert says Apple's new release "certainly boosts its suitability for healthcare applications." But one team of UC Davis researchers didn't need an upgrade to transform their iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices.