Read about the latest contracts, mergers, and product announcements in the health care I.T. marketplace.
In a $600 million cash transaction, Optum, the IT and business services unit of UnitedHealth Group, is buying health management vendor Alere Health, which provides services to more than 200 regional and local health plans, 89 Fortune 500 employers and 29 states, covering about 22 million people in the U.S.
Cloud-based electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has launched a new EHR optimized "from the ground up" for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets.
Americas patient privacy law, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, has been anything but static. Regulators have pushed to keep it current and to draft forward-looking rules. This fall is no different.
A mobile app being pilot tested could help physicians and mental health professionals keep tabs on the well-being of patients with depression, anxiety, stress and behavioral disorders between visits.
The Kodak Alaris document imaging division, patient portal vendor Access My Records and clinical data exchange vendor Inofile have jointly developed a provider-to-patient portal to exchange data using the Direct Project secure messaging protocols.
Royal Philips has announced that its eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion telehealth apps have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
BD, a global manufacturer of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products, will acquire CareFusion for $12.2 billion in a deal announced on October 5.
Optum, the information technology and business services unit of UnitedHealth Group, will acquire physician practice consultancy MedSynergies Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
Ambulatory software vendor Practice Fusion will integrate with laboratory firm Quest Diagnostics to enable physicians to order and receive test results via the electronic health records system.
Physician software and revenue cycle management vendor athenahealth Inc. is accepting applications from start-up companies to participate in its More Disruption Please Accelerator program.
One of four vendor teams competing for the Department of Defense electronic health records contract now boasts a major provider organization on board.
Hospital chain HCA, which relies heavily on ancillary physician software vendor PatientKeeper, will acquire the company for an undisclosed sum.
Hospital and physician software vendor Epic Systems Corp. is integrating Apples HealthKit into its EHR systems, which serve more than 170 million patients per year. Specifically, Epic customers will be able to use HealthKit through Epics MyChart app, which the company says is the most popular U.S. patient portal.
Health network Surescripts says it is expanding its electronic prior authorization (ePA) service for e-prescribing with four nationwide pharmacy benefit managers, including CVS/caremark and Express Scripts, as well as six health technology vendors.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to AliveCor for its smartphone-based atrial fibrillation detection algorithm.