Successfully Approaching M&As in Healthcare IT

Mobile Health Matters

Over the past couple of years, there have been around 200 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the healthcare IT space, driven by high enterprise value and the sheer size of the industry. Instead, go on the offense and own up to the challenges it currently faces.

Why 2020 Will Be The M&A Tipping Point

Mobile Health Matters

Over a year ago, we predicted that 2019 would be the era of health IT M&A , with the transition to value-based care as a primary driver. This type of long-term strategic planning has made headlines recently – Amazon acquires PillPack, CVS Health merges with Aetna – the list goes on.

Part Two: Our 2018 Health IT Wish List

Mobile Health Matters

The healthcare IT industry enters 2018 with a lot of potential, along with the need to overcome structures that have historically stunted progress. What is on our health IT wish list? This continues to be a daily concern for clinicians and healthcare leaders.

Our 2018 Health IT Wish List

HiTech Answers

By Mobile Health Matters - The healthcare IT industry enters 2018 with a lot of potential, along with the need to overcome structures that have historically stunted progress. What is on our health IT wish list? The post Our 2018 Health IT Wish List appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.

Part One: A Look Back on Health IT in 2017

Mobile Health Matters

2017 was a roller-coaster ride for healthcare, marked by exciting innovation, damaging cyberattacks, periods of lulls and disruptive change. In 2017, many hospitals were conservative in their IT investments due to healthcare reform uncertainties.

Survey: The Present and Future of the Health IT Workforce

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Payers and Healthcare networks must stay ahead of trends to protect against cybersecurity threats. Click HERE for how BHM develops high level protection for your data, addresses the c-suite cyber-security concerns, and proves it with HITRUST CSF. .

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth


Neurology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, post-procedure follow-up, acute care, home care, evaluation and management, and patient outreach – many are adopting remote and virtual care strategies. Healthcare cisco approach Health IT health IT solutions health solutions health tech health technology healthcare IT healthcare IT solutions healthcare solutions healthcare tech healthcare technology remote care telehealth telemedicine white paper

Collaborate for better care


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Real-time diagnosis: Changing the game for breast cancer


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3 Health IT Infographics You Need To Read Today

BHM Healthcare Solutions

This week’s round up includes everything from Health IT trends to the trends of Health IT purchasing. CDW Healthcare published this informational and beautiful infograhic on the Health IT Trends for 2015 and how they impact and support patient empowerment.

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Healthcare IT News has gone global: Here’s what you need to know

Healthcare Guys

A look at how both Healthcare IT News and sister site MobiHealthNews are now serving an international audience and what that means. With this exciting change brings a new era for Healthcare IT News and its sister site, MobiHealthNews, both of which are complimentary and have an international footprint.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

Health Populi

On July 18, 2017, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, tweeted this: When I saw this tweet, I was especially struck by Gomes’s phrase, “Designed & developed with heart/love by my @DICEGRP.”

Unifying the Healthcare Assembly Line

Mobile Health Matters

healthcare system is actually strong: we have some of the world’s best hospitals and doctors. Individual service lines can provide attentive and effective care, whether it is cardiology, endocrinology or oncology. As a result, there is no holistic view of the patient’s health.

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CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

The CMS Blog

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients. Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Healthcare costs continue to grow faster than the U.S. GDP, making it more difficult with each passing year for CMS to ensure healthcare to not only its beneficiaries of today, but generations of beneficiaries in the future. We are evaluating the data we have and how best to apply it to our mission.

Expert panel speaks about Hot Topics in Healthcare IT #HITCon13

Medicine and Technology

Here at the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Health IT conference (Twitter hashtag # HITcon13 ), an expert panel discussed some of the key hot topics in health IT. Panelists included: Aram Dobalian, JD, MPH, PhD, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center at Veterans Health Administration speaking about “HIE and EHR as enablers of Disaster Recovery” Ralph Oyaga, Esq., We can see this with some examples within the VA Health System.

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See you at the HIT Marketing Conference in Vegas

Meaningful HIT News

After several years of trying, John Lynn — host of the Healthcare Scene blog network, of which this blog is a part — has finally gotten me to speak on a panel at his Health IT Marketing and PR Conference , April 5-7 in Las Vegas. I’ve had schedule conflicts or disinterested bosses in the past, but now that I’m mostly unemployed, hey, let’s do it! And while you’re at it, go read my posts at because I get paid by the click.

Leveraging Customer Feedback to Drive Successful HIT Partnerships

Mobile Health Matters

Customer feedback is a critical piece of any commercial relationship, and its impact in health IT can be particularly valuable – but timing is everything. In healthcare, this type of qualitative feedback is often too little too late. How does their staff feel about it?

Video: AliveCor’s AI launch, plus $30M investment from Omron and Mayo

Meaningful HIT News

AliveCor also announced it has closed a $30 million Series D investment round, led by Omron Healthcare and Mayo Clinic. data mining health IT Healthcare IT imaging Innovation mobile predictive modeling video AliveCor artificial intelligence Mayo Clinic Omron Healthcare venture capital

The NCQA Welcomes 2 Important Vendors to the eMeasure Certification Program

BHM Healthcare Solutions

According to the NCQA press release, this means Health Plans will now be able to obtain certified data from these two health IT vendors. The NCQA hopes that this certification will help measure performance and improve the quality of healthcare data.

Blockchain: Its Future in Healthcare is Happening Now

HitPoint Blog

As of 2018, it’s difficult to talk about one without hearing about the other. Systems interoperability that would provide nationwide access to a common database of health information — no matter what EHR is used — is healthcare’s holy grail.

Will Amazon, Apple or Google Succeed as the Next Healthcare Disruptor?

HitPoint Blog

Consumer technology giants Apple, Amazon and Google are poised to put heavy footprints on the healthcare technology environment, at the same time new reports of patient dissatisfaction with current hospital EHR solutions are coming out. They want to disrupt healthcare big time.

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Mobile Health and Data Safety: Convenience vs. Privacy

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Technology may be revolutionizing the healthcare industry but while mobile health applications and cloud-based management are convenient, many think they may be compromising the privacy of healthcare data. It wasn’t too far off either.

Verscend closes $4.9B acquisition of Cotiviti, adding to Veritas Capital’s health IT portfolio


The acquisition comes months after Veritas Capital bought GE Healthcare's IT business line for $1 billion The combined company will operate under the Cotiviti name and go from public to private.

Five Reasons why the FDA got it Right with Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

The FDA recently announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Digital health differs significantly from drugs and traditional medical devices around which the FDA has developed its structure and policies over decades. Digital health software technologies have far less involvement by clinicians in product development than Pharma or medical device companies. In addition it recognizes the need for infrastructural and process changes in the agency itself.

Observations and Reflections on HIMSS 2018


The HIMSS 2018 conference recently wrapped up and as usual, it was educational, informative and exhaustive. Around meetings and other obligations at HIMSS 2018, I walked the exhibit hall to catch up on the general state of the health IT market. The traditional health IT vendors enhanced their existing products and, in many cases, expanded to address areas not previously covered. The post Observations and Reflections on HIMSS 2018 appeared first on Healthcare.

Why We Are at the Crossroads of the Next Healthcare Disruption

HitPoint Blog

At a moment when consumer technology giants Apple, Amazon and Google are poised to put heavy footprints on the healthcare technology environment, new reports of patient dissatisfaction with current hospital EHR solutions seem to be paving the way. This confluence of developments may be the perfect setting for the next major disruption in our industry, a scenario that many hospital leaders, physicians and health tech vendors won’t relish.

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Dr. Kizer opening keynote at the HIMSS Southern CA Chapter Healthcare IT Conference #HITCon13

Medicine and Technology

I'm in Los Angeles at the California Endowment attending the HIMSS Southern California Chapter Annual Healthcare IT Conference today. The theme of the conference is around Healthcare Consumerism and the Twitter hashtag is #HITCon13. How do you define healthcare consumerism?

#HIMSS18: Digital, Data and the Patient Experience


#HIMSS18 brought together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. After arriving on site, I witnessed thousands of healthcare professionals approaching the convention center and slowly trickling into the vendor hall. Be sure to take the time in the future to attend a HIMSS conference so you too can be where the world connects for health.

#HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors: Mission to Innovate


It’s time for the #HIMSS18 Annual Conference & Exhibition in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Expo and Convention Center March 5-9. The annual conference is the leading healthcare information extravaganza bringing together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. The post #HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors: Mission to Innovate appeared first on Healthcare.

Health informatics pioneer Larry Weed dies at 93

Meaningful HIT News

a pioneer in the world of health informatics and organization of patient information, has died at the age of 93. Weed was forced out by investors in 2006, and PKC was sold to consumer health company Sharecare — founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and TV doctor Mehmet Oz, M.D. —

7 Telehealth Terms You Need to Know

BHM Healthcare Solutions

If you read our blog post 5 Top Telemeds Trend of 2015 , you know that telehealth is slowly revolutionizing the healthcare world for the better. What does it actually mean? And often considered an important part of health IT initiatives and clinical care services.

3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

BHM Healthcare Solutions

If you read our post “ Healthcare Top 5 Trends ,” you know know that healthcare trends from specialty pharmacy to accreditation have been gaining traction this year. From ICD-10 to telehealth, let’s explore these important trends and what they mean for healthcare!


2015 Trends for Rural Hospitals and Rural Healthcare

BHM Healthcare Solutions

According to the NC Rural Health Research Program there have been 56 rural hospital closures since 2010. We’ve selected 4 trends that we’ve seen buzzing in the rural healthcare sector this year and that have been helping rural hospitals make the changes they need to succeed.

A new focus: How to become empowered patients

Meaningful HIT News

After years of doing this blog in fits and starts — particularly the two-year gap while I was essentially prohibited by a full-time employer from writing about health IT here or anywhere else but that company’s site — I have decided to refocus on healthcare consumers rather than industry insiders. Meaningful Use was largely successful in getting hospitals and physician practices to adopt electronic health records, which was the goal of Stage 1 (2011-13, give or take).

Consumer Driven Models can Transform Care

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Healthcare IT News interviewed Kaiser Permanente CIO Dick Daniels and he shared his perspective on Kaiser Permanente’s holistic model and the value of the consumer in the care equation. We believe that individuals need to have access to information and services in ways that are welcoming and convenient to them in order to manage their health effectively. The post Consumer Driven Models can Transform Care appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health.

Google+ Hangout with ONC's Chief Scientist Doug Fridsma

Medicine and Technology

EST ONC will host its first ever Google+ Hangout today at 12:30 EST. Doug Fridsma, ONC's Chief Science Officer and Director, Office of Science & Technology, will be chatting with healthcare IT thought leaders about ONC's interoperability strategy and the challenges the health IT community is facing. google health it ONCONC's Chief Scientist Doug Fridsma "hangs out" today at 12:30 p.m.

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Medicine and Technology

Don't miss the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum June 4-5, 2013 Washington DC Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media, the industry’s leading sources for news and leadership in healthcare information technology, have joined forces to present the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum. As reimbursement shrinks and risk sharing grows, analyzing data to improve decision-making may well determine the winners and losers in this new healthcare landscape.

How to Get the Most Out of Your EHR Implementation

Healthcare Guys

To optimize their investments, healthcare IT leaders must emphasize infrastructure, education and more. The implementation of an electronic health record system is a massive investment for a healthcare organization, both financially and for staff and clinicians.

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A Concerning Gap in Cybersecurity for Medical Technology

Health Populi

Notwithstanding mass adoption of antivirus protection and firewalls among healthcare providers, there remains a security gap for biomedical technologies, according to a report from Zingbox. based healthcare IT leaders for the survey in October 2018.

Engaging Your Consumer: The New Wave of Healthcare Business

Mobile Health Matters

One of the major transformations in healthcare today centers on the development of the patient as a consumer. As the consumerization of healthcare continues to evolve, the patient will play a larger role in overall healthcare IT strategy.