Read about the latest contracts, mergers, and product announcements in the health care I.T. marketplace.
St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthPartners has expanded its virtuwell.com service, a web- and mobile-based online clinic designed to safely treat more than 50 common illnesses, to anyone who lives, works, or travels within Iowa and Virginia.
Alcon, the eye care division of global pharmaceutical and healthcare technology developer Novartis, has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc. to in-license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.
The exclusive agreement, which will result in more than 100 industry-specific enterprise apps, will significantly change how banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets operate.
The announcement that IBM and Apple have partnered to bring Big Data analytics to Apple mobile device users in enterprise business settings is getting a cautiously positive reaction from healthcare stakeholders.
Apple and IBM have joined forces to bring Big Blues core competencies in big data and analytics to Apples iPhone and iPad. The exclusive agreement will result in a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps developed from the ground up for healthcare, insurance, banking and other markets.
Reaction Biology Corp. has been awarded a grant to create a database of epigenetic drug interactions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted market approval to EarlySense of Waltham, Mass., for its chair sensor solution.
PHS Technologies Group LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of software that monitors patient exposure to ionizing radiation, has announced that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software technology.
Behavioral biometrics technology developer Biometric Signature ID of Lewisville, Tex., has released an authentication solution for use with Epic's electronic health record software.
Traffic was strong in the exhibit hall during the Healthcare Financial Management Associations recent Annual National Institute in Las Vegas and included several vendor announcements.
With an eye on accountable care organizations and other providers entering into quality care initiatives, Philips Healthcare and Salesforce.com have teamed to offer a cloud-based platform to identify and manage at-risk patients.
Sutter Health says it is launching a "fully integrated" health information exchange that will eventually enable clinicians in Sutter facilities to share pertinent patient data with non-affiliated providers ...
Consulting firm KPMG has purchased Cincinnatibased Zanett Commercial Solutions, a business and technology consulting firm with a strong hospital customer base, in order to deliver healthcare technology solutions that enhance patient care and outcomes by accelerating the meaningful use of electronic health records.
HIT leaders frequently tell us there's been a sea change in their relationships with board and top C-suite executives. After years of trying to get heard, the head honchos now "get it" technologically, acknowledging the mission-critical importance of IT through increasingly large investments.
Search engine giant Google will soon introduce Google Fit, a new mobile platform service to collect, aggregate and analyze data from wearable health fitness tracking products and healthcare apps, Forbes reports.