Bernie Monegain | August 14, 2015 | 10:14 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Analytics
Driven by the vast proliferation of unstructured clinical data in EHRs, the global market for healthcare natural language processing is expected to grow from $1.1 billion in 2015 to $2.67 billion by 2020, a new report shows. More
BETHESDA, MD | Bernie Monegain | August 13, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
Less than two months after raising $30 million in Series B funding, Aledade, the physician-focused company launched by former National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, is set to launch new accountable care organizations in seven states. More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Bernie Monegain | August 12, 2015 | 11:51 AM | Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning, Analytics
Close on the heels of acquiring data analytics company CECity for $400 million this past week, Premier is growing again -- announcing Wednesday that it would buy Healthcare Insights for $65 million in cash. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 12, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Just as it takes two to tango, it takes two to exchange healthcare information, and therein rests the rub. Many hospitals ready and willing to exchange healthcare data with other providers are stymied because the healthcare organization at the other end is... More
Bernie Monegain | August 11, 2015 | 09:27 AM | Meaningful Use, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Even as the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology puts interoperability front and center this week, a new survey shows healthcare professionals are skeptical it can even be achieved in 10 years. More
Bernie Monegain | August 10, 2015 | 07:32 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Analytics
Several big-bucks deals and partnerships struck us recently -- not just because of their price tags, but also because they could prove to be game changers for health IT, now and far into the future. Here are nine worth watching for their effect on the... More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | August 7, 2015 | 09:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
The American Academy of Family Physicians has entered into an agreement with HealthFusion to offer HealthFusion's software to its 120,900 family physician members. More
ARLINGTON, TX | Bernie Monegain | August 7, 2015 | 07:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
Texas Health Resources has appointed Joey Sudomir as senior vice president, innovative technology solutions and chief information officer. More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Bernie Monegain | August 6, 2015 | 13:57 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Analytics
Healthcare improvement alliance Premier will spend $400 million to acquire CECity, a privately-held, SaaS-based healthcare solutions company. Much like Premier, CECity focuses on performance management and improvement, pay-for-value reporting and professional... More
Bernie Monegain | August 6, 2015 | 10:07 AM | Business Intelligence, Imaging, Analytics
Big Blue scoops up the medical imaging technology provider and plans to integrate the acquired products with its Watson supercomputing and analytics capabilities. More
Bernie Monegain | August 6, 2015 | 09:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Accountable Care, Clinical
The Commonwealth Fund surveyed primary care physicians to find out what they really think about the changing ways of delivering care. See whether their experience has been positive -- or maybe not. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 6, 2015 | 08:43 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Half of primary care physicians across the country view the increasing use of quality-of-care metrics and penalties for unnecessary hospitalizations as potentially troubling for patient care. More