August 20, 2013
Two health information technology mergers have been announced so far this week, with First Databank acquiring Design Clinicals, a developer of medication reconciliation technology, and the SSI Group acquiring analytics firm Medibis.
July 11, 2013
For many patients, a visit to a primary care provider is just the first stop on a long journey through the healthcare system. Getting to the second -- moving from the PCP to a suggested specialist -- can take a very long time. eReferral programs can help.
May 20, 2013
It is always interesting how events find ways of connecting themselves together even when they seem so unrelated.
May 19, 2013
Nearly half a billion dollars were raised in venture capital funding for health information technology in the first three months of 2013, according to Mercom Capital Group, which touted it as "record quarter."
May 02, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have formed what they call a first-of-its-kind partnership with San Francisco-based healthcare modeling and analytics company Archimedes to provide free and easy access to CMS synthetic claims data for any software developer.
April 12, 2013
AT&T is looking to mine the creative mHealth talents of the autism community through a two-day hackathon, which kicks off April 12 in downtown San Francisco.
April 10, 2013
Healthcare insurer UnitedHealth Group has awarded On Lok Lifeways a $897,240 grant to help strengthen its health information technology system and delivery of care to San Francisco Bay area seniors through EMR initiatives. The grant is part of $5.2 million UnitedHealthcare awarded to nine healthcare organizations.
April 09, 2013
The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced that it will evaluate a new, more sensitive measurement tool that is intended to improve the care and the outcomes of patients with heart disease and diabetes.
March 29, 2013
Omada Health, a start-up company based in San Francisco, has launched its flagship online product, called Prevent, which is aimed at tackling diabetes, a disease that affects 43 percent of Americans and, according to the American Diabetes Association, cost America $245 billion last year.
February 22, 2013
From toothbrushes that do more than brush teeth to mobile platforms that help users transition from the hospital to the home or the home to the assisted living, 14 entrepreneurs with innovative digital health ideas have been named to Rock Health's most recent graduating class.
January 30, 2013
Although a significant measure of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals are often deemed ill-fated and potentially hazardous to a company's health, a recent report reveals that healthcare IT M&A activity has seen considerable success in recent years (the much-cited Allscripts-Eclipsys merger aside, of course).
January 08, 2013
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth announced Jan. 7 that it would acquire San Mateo, Calif.-based Epocrates. It's a match hailed by the executives of both companies, and also by industry analysts, as a smart move. Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush explains his vision for athenahealth and for a connected healthcare system.
January 03, 2013
CollabRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLRX), a data analytics company focused on genomics, today announced that Chairman and CEO Thomas R. Mika is scheduled to present at the 6th Annual OneMedForum conference on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10:20 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. The January 7-9 conference is to be held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.
January 01, 2013
Healthcare IT News has selected six up-and-coming health IT gurus who have made a name for themselves in the industry -- all before their 30th birthday. These six best and brightest show that in health IT, wisdom has little to do with age.
December 14, 2012
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced Dec. 13 a competition to create a system for connecting healthcare researchers and patient partners to advance patient-centered comparative effectiveness research.
December 04, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services' August decision finalizing a one-year delay for ICD-10 has given providers additional time to make the necessary preparations for the switch, and, according to a KLAS report released Monday, the majority of providers plan to use a third-party firm to help get them there.
December 04, 2012
The market for brain health technology will surpass $1 billion by the end of 2012, and is set to grow at a brisk pace thereafter, to between $4 and $10 billion by 2020, according to SharpBrains, a San Francisco-based market research firm.
October 25, 2012
McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), a leading healthcare services and information technology company, and PSS World Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSSI), announced today that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement under which McKesson will acquire all outstanding shares of PSS World Medical for $29.00 per share in cash. PSS World Medical and McKesson’s Medical Surgical business will combine to form a leading provider of medical supplies, services and technology to physician and extended care customers.
October 10, 2012
Today, Health eVillages celebrates the one-year anniversary of delivering critical healthcare information via mobile technology to clinicians practicing in challenging global healthcare environments. The program, founded in partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and Physicians Interactive in September 2011, was formally launched during last year's Health 2.0 Conference. Since then, Health eVillages has had a tremendous impact helping clinicians deliver better patient care to patients in these underserved areas.
October 10, 2012
Winners of Blue Button app competitions sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and The Advisory Board Company were announced Oct. 8 at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco and at its Twitter hashtag, #health2con.