Web-based applications and interfaces are increasingly common in the health care industry. Read here about advances in the field and about related topics such as how enterprise intranets facilitate communications across disparate locations.
Cloud computing vendor Carpathia is seeking beta sites for its new Healthcare Community Cloud Service (HCCS) that will be restricted to covered entities under HIPAA.
Cloud-based clinical research platform developer Medidata says it has formalized a strategic collaboration with activity tracker vendor Garmin International. The collaboration features integration of data from Garmin's vivofit tracker into the Medidata Clinical Cloud platform.
Ambulatory software and outsourced billing services vendor athenahealth is accelerating its move into the hospital market in a new alliance with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Following large-scale adoption of electronic health records, due in part to government subsidy and incentives, healthcare providers have embraced cloud technology as a means to host EHRs and other clinical applications.
Geisinger Health System in Dansville, Penn., has become the first healthcare organization in the state with access to the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, a public network exchange built and managed by the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research to provide broadband connectivity, foster collaboration and promote innovative use of digital technologies.
Roper Industries, a vendor of products and services for multiple industries, continues to expand its healthcare information technology holdingsthis time buying analytics vendor Strata Decision Technology.
Analytics start-up vendor Apervita Inc. has raised $18 million in a recent round of funding. The Chicago-based company, formerly named Pervasive Health, in 2013 developed a self-service platform enabling health professionals to connect datasets, author evidence-based algorithms and measures, and publish findings.
Veteran ambulatory software and outsourced billing services vendor athenahealth is taking the inpatient plunge by acquiring small hospital software vendor RazorInsights for an undisclosed sum.
Electronic health record developer Medsphere Systems Corp. and British Telecommunications (BT) have reached an agreement in which they will jointly promote Medspheres OpenVista EHR under a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
Walgreens, the nations largest retail pharmacy, and Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of wireless technology vendor Qualcomm Inc., have announced a collaboration to seamlessly connect medical devices and personal health data.
Modernizing Medicine, developer of a cloud-based electronic health record system, has completed its acquisition of Aesyntix Health, Inc., expanding its specialty-specific product offerings with billing, inventory management and group purchasing services.
Venture capital funding for digital health companies reached an unprecedented level in 2014, continuing to significantly outpace traditional healthcare sectors.
In November 2014, electronic health record vendor Cerner announced it was forming a partnership with Livongo for Health, a remote care platform developer based in Chicago and Palo Alto, Calif., on a real-time diabetes care ecosystem. Livongo CEO Glen Tullman and Cerner President Zane Burke explained to HDM how the system will work.
Draft guidance from the government, being released for public comment, offer an early model for metrics that government agencies, businesses and other organizations could use as they select an appropriate cloud computing vendor partner.
Information security continues to be influenced by various forces, including threats, regulations and fundamental changes in healthcare and information technologies. Their impact on information security is increasing and next year will be another busy one for those who are tasked with protecting confidential information. Brian Evans shares discusses how four security trends may play out in 2015,