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Buckling under the weight of $750 million in debt, voice recognition and medical transcription company M*Modal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
March 21, 2014
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The latest deployment of IBM's cognitive computing technology is at the New York Genome Center, where Watson will help oncologists speed their research for personalized cancer care.

March 21, 2014
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Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth is expanding again. This time the growth will be in research and development, and it's all happening in Austin, where there is already a core of 36 software developers at work, along with 20 more in other parts of Texas.
February 17, 2014
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To all the developers building applications in the cloud that need to comply with HIPAA privacy and security rules: You've just gained a big supporter. Internet behemoth Google recently announced its cloud platform will now be HIPAA-friendly and will support business associate agreements going forward.
February 11, 2014
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AT&T has tapped noted heart surgeon, geneticist and author Eric Topol, MD, as its chief medical advisor. Topol is expected to impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, executives say.
February 6, 2014
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After a long tenure as "Best in KLAS Overall Software Vendor," Epic Systems has been beaten by athenahealth for the top spot in this year's award ranking, which is tallied based on feedback from thousands of providers.
January 31, 2014
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Last October and November, as HealthCare.gov struggled to accommodate visitors and offer its promised user experience, HHS staff and contractors were, among other fixes, "adding server capacity" -- suggesting that the U.S. CTO's goals of technological innovation remain to be seen in health programs.
January 30, 2014
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Medical Professional Services, one of Connecticut's largest multi-specialty independent physician associations is going all out for population health. MPS will employ new technology to improve care quality and coordination across its growing network of providers and patients.
January 24, 2014
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A pilot project OhioHealth rolled out with IBM has resulted in a 90 percent compliance with hand-washing standards. That's a 20 percent jump for the hospital -- and markedly better than most other hospitals around the country that are at 50 percent.
January 10, 2014
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One byproduct of the massive move toward digitization in healthcare over the past 10 years is a huge – and growing – amount of data.
December 20, 2013
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Merge Healthcare is partnering with athenahealth to offer providers the ability to receive and view diagnostic images, exam results and other patient information within their electronic health records.
December 16, 2013
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Healthcare cloud services company ClearDATA Network closed an over-subscribed $14 million Series B funding round. The funding provides the company with capital to maximize its growth opportunities and momentum in the market, says ClearDATA President and CEO Darin Brannan.
December 5, 2013
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Healthcare organizations are burdened with a deluge of data and it’s only getting worse over time. Whether it’s provider-generated observational data coming through EHRs, medical imaging and telemetry data, or patient-generated consumer device and genetic data, the traditional methods for managing health information do not scale. Given the enormous and ever-increasing value of healthcare data, new approaches to enterprise ILM are essential. And, with scarce resources limiting your ability to “do it yourself” you’ll need the right partners that understand and implement these new approaches.
October 21, 2013
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Learn the challenges healthcare organizations have in locking down their HIPAA compliant applications in the cloud. See the latest data breaches and solutions to keeping your ePHI protected in the cloud.
March 25, 2014
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Thriving in today’s healthcare environment depends on how well an organization adapts to evolving industry demands. As a result, providers are looking to document process automation solutions - specifically, cloud faxing - as a way to put maximize their time, money and resources for core projects that drive success.
March 19, 2014
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To create truly engaged communities of care, you must do more than implement a patient portal. By elevating your patient portal to a platform, you create a vehicle that connects patients, physicians and all stakeholders across the care continuum. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult (or costly) as you might think. Change the way you think about patient portals.
March 12, 2014
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Learn how to plan, implement and manage a secure, agile cloud in healthcare during this webinar with Bill Wohnoutka, Level 3 VP Solutions Architects. Bill will share the insights that we’ve gathered over the past eight months from HIT leaders, subject matter experts and real-life cloud adopters.
February 20, 2014
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The use of cloud as a deployment alternative for IT infrastructures, application platforms, and applications has evolved over the past decade from novelty, to proof-of-concept, to pilot, to a fundamental instrument in IT's toolbox. Lately, it seems as if every enterprise has its head in the clouds, and healthcare is right in the mix. IT demands efficiency, business units demand flexibility, and end users demand convenience. Add growing budget and staffing pressures, and it’s easy to understand why we are turning toward cloud computing. But, even as individuals and healthcare organizations realize the potential agility and cost savings benefits of cloud computing, concerns about security and availability of clouds persist.
February 3, 2014
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Healthcare Organizations suffer from communication inefficiency, and their IT teams are under pressure to modernize communication platforms, enable mobility, and maintain high availability for mission critical workloads like email, while maintaining compliance with security and privacy regulations governing patient data. Join this session to learn how Community Health Network serving New York city leveraged Microsoft's Office 365 platform to transform their communication and collaboration platform, enabling them to maintain operations during Hurricane Sandy.
January 23, 2014
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Take advantage of a world of many clouds to improve the quality of patient care and simplify clinical workflows.
December 31, 2013
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Within the wide scope of use for wireless communications, the ability to use radio frequency for identification and location tracking has become very prevalent. This white paper provides a look into how RTLS is helping hospitals save money and how early adopters have paved the way for a widespread acceptance.
October 2, 2013
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The case for telemedicine in today’s healthcare world is rapidly changing. Not only does it reduce the costs of chronic care, it has been shown to improve outcomes. This white paper discusses where Telemedicine is today and where it's headed, based on technologies that are available and the increasing rate of adoption.
October 2, 2013
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Seeking to improve daily workflow and decrease A/R days, Roanoke, Virginia-based Carilion Clinic discovered that through tight integration with its Epic HIS, SSI’s ClickON® Technology solutions could help the health system achieve its goals. With SSI, Carilion Clinic now boasts an impressive 47-52 A/R day range for hospital billing and 25-30 days for professional billing.
July 8, 2013
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At the precipice of the 5010 conversion, Hendersonville, North Carolina-based Pardee Hospital embarked on a change of billing vendors. With guidance from SSI’s acclaimed customer support, the nationally recognized, not-for-profit community hospital thrived during the transition and continues to benefit from ClaimSmart Suite®, SSI’s fourth generation Revenue Cycle Management solution.
July 8, 2013
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It seem an increasing number of healthcare providers are spending more and more time gazing at, and venturing into, the clouds.
August 1, 2011
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With each form of transport there are benefits and costs, and just as you weigh options when making travel plans, healthcare organizations need to do the same to determine what connectivity type is the right fit.
March 25, 2014
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During HIMSS14 I met with numerous companies, leaders and fellow IT professionals. The theme I heard frequently was the need for care management/population health applications based on data acquisition, normalization, mining and workflow.
February 27, 2014
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Healthcare cloud security goes beyond protecting sensitive personal information to ensuring the availability of critical medical data that can be the difference between life or death.
November 14, 2013
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Organizations are showing a remarkable appetite to innovate using the latest in cloud technology, but also concerns over whether the cloud is secure enough to protect electronic patient health information. And everyone wants to know - is my service provider compliant?
September 20, 2013
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There is no question that the resources required to process, analyze, and manage petabytes of genomic information represent a huge burden. That burden becomes even greater when one factors in the need to handle these data in compliance with an alphabet soup of regulatory regimes.
September 4, 2013
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If you’re a healthcare provider who has shied away from the cloud due to security concerns, you could be making a grave mistake. In fact, moving to the cloud can increase data security.
August 29, 2013
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Many healthcare companies are using a range of infrastructure services to meet their changing IT needs. This usually begins with storing data in an in-house data center then moving to collocation in an outsourced data center.
July 24, 2013
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An interesting challenge that healthcare companies face when making the transition into cloud computing is, what to move into the cloud? Putting aside the technology decision – be it public, private or a hybrid cloud – the return on investment decision can be daunting.
June 12, 2013
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Speed, immediacy and scalability are just a few of the rewards of using the cloud for your applications and data, and the reasons why so many healthcare companies are turning to the cloud to hold even their most critical data.
June 5, 2013
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Every organization is considering “cloud” approaches for their business, yet if you ask “what is cloud” you’ll get a wide range of answers. This variety of cloud options has an impact on healthcare organizations, especially those contemplating a future cloud strategy aligned to regulatory compliance.
May 6, 2013
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Africa has 433 million cell phone subscriptions and only 12 million landlines. Africans have enthusiastically adopted mobile technology because it is accessible, scalable, cost effective and available. By not investing in cloud solutions, today’s healthcare providers are theoretically building the landlines of Africa.
April 23, 2013
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IBM Opening the Watson Cognitive Platform to Global Community of Entrepreneurial Software App Providers, from Start-ups and VC Backed Companies to Established Players.
November 14, 2013
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Healthcare Providers Navigate Regulatory Hurdles, Protect Patients, Improve Care Delivery and Accelerate Electronic Medical Record Adoption Using Intelligent Systems with Speech and Language Understanding
May 6, 2013
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Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), aprovider of hiring, learning, marketing and selling cloud software, announced today that a recognized insurance leader has selected CallidusCloud's ICM, the market-leading Incentive Compensation Management solution for the insurance industry.
October 5, 2012
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athenahealth, Inc. ATHN -2.20% (the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and care coordination services to medical groups, today announced that it will hold a conference call for investors on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. ET.
October 2, 2012
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Top web PHR provider ZweenaHealth.com ensures reduced downtime and availability in critical scenarios with resilient cloud computing on its online PHR platform.
August 21, 2012
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CareCloud, a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing software and services, today announced that it has partnered with Lone Star MSO, the leading medical practice management services organization in Texas, to offer CareCloud's cloud-based software and services to medical practice clients. Lone Star MSO currently services hundreds of medical group clients throughout Texas and multiple other states and will look to further assist them in optimizing financial and clinical outcomes through CareCloud's platform and services.
August 9, 2012
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Cognosys has launched the latest BI version of its Hospital Management Premier Suite, CogHMS, certified for Microsoft Azure and HP Convergence Infrastructure Cloud offering hospital chains and wellness center customers, innovative user interface features and reliability improvements.
August 3, 2012
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PA Consulting Group has this week joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Services Partner. PA uses cloud-based services to help organisations create innovative, cost-effective and scalable IT solutions, from concept development to design and delivery.
July 27, 2012
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CareCloud, a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR) and medical billing software and services, today announced that Doctors Access, Inc., a nearly 20 year old practice management company and a division of iPractice Group, has entered into a unique partnership with CareCloud. Through this agreement, Doctors Access will utilize CareCoud’s platform in its new cloud-based practice management offering, Doctors Access Pro™, which will be made available to the approximately 500 current users of the Doctors Access practice management software.
July 26, 2012
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Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market - Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 - 2017)
July 6, 2012
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eCareSoft, Inc. announced today its new channel partner for Mexico, Alestra. Alestra will represent eCareSoft's integrated clinical, financial and EHR technology for hospitals. This agreement enables Alestra to launch Cloud Based Health Care Clinical, Revenue Cycle & Financial Solutions in Mexico utilizing eCareSoft, Inc.'s Cirrus™ Hospital Inpatient and Nimbo™ Physician Ambulatory Platforms. Cirrus™ is an ONC-ATCB Certified Complete Inpatient-Hospital EHR. Nimbo™ is an ONC-ATCB Certified Complete Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR). The combination integrates best-of-breed clinical, revenue cycle and financial applications and is designed to satisfy the needs of the Mexican market for reliable and highly secure options for healthcare applications in the cloud delivered as "Software as a Service" (SaaS) solutions.  
May 23, 2012
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LA Net, a community-based Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) focused on addressing health disparities reduction in Southern California, is working with Emerge.MD and services partner Burwood Group to implement Emerge.MD's Enterprise Consult Accelerator solution. This solution will solution will enable clinical collaboration between community based clinicians and specialists. LA Net supports the largest population of uninsured patients in the nation and their program is intended to emulate The University of New Mexico's nationally renowned ECHO Clinic.
April 27, 2012
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