Surgical Notes, a Dallas-based developer of transcription, coding, document management, services for the ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital markets, has launched a mobile transcription app for use on the Apple iPad and iPhone.
Online health workforce education vendor HealthStream has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, a veteran firm offering online compliance training curricula.
Last September, two computer science students from the University of St. Andrews in the U.K. attempted to pin down a definition of Big Data, publishing Undefined by Data: A Survey of Big Data Definitions in the open-source journal arxiv.org. Their round-up included:
Ambulatory software vendor Greenway Medical Technologies has acquired patient relationship management vendor PeopleLYNK to help physician practices enhance the enhancement and retainment of those they serve.
Software vendors made many announcements of new products, services and initiatives during HIMSS14 in Orlando. Here's a sample.
As interoperability experts made connections, the agenda was to look at wider data-sharing issues.
By 2016, nearly half of U.S. large hospitals (200 or more beds) will be making a new EHR purchase, finds a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS.
Health Data Management gave away four Vespa LX150 scooters from the HIMSS14 show floor Wednesday, Feb. 26.
A proposal for the 2015 Edition of electronic health record technology certification criteria was published today in the Federal Register by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Standards development organization Health Level Seven has begun a pilot program to offer standardized interoperability testing to health care software vendors, providers and payers to reduce the cost of connectivity while improving its quality.
The chief physician of Walt Disney World stopped by HIMSS14 in Orlando to impart some health I.T. wisdom learned from keeping tabs on the companys sprawling workforce, numbering more than 60,000 workers in Florida alone and around 150,000 globally.
3M Health Information Systems announced at HIMSS14 that it will acquire data analytics vendor Treo Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
Tenet Healthcare Corp., with 77 hospitals in 14 states, will use the interoperability services of CommonWell Health Alliance, which seven technology companies formed in early 2013 to cooperate on systems interoperability issues.
Founding members of CommonWell are Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, Greenway, McKesson and Sunquest, with McKessons RelayHealth unit providing the health information exchange platform. These members, according to the alliance, represent 42 percent of the acute care electronic health records market and 23 percent of
Slowly but surely, social media is creeping into the health care industrys vocabulary.
A new final rule from the Food and Drug Administration requires medical device manufacturers and importers to electronically submit reports of adverse events with devices to the agency.