Read about the latest contracts, mergers, and product announcements in the health care I.T. marketplace.
Medical device makers are among companies with the biggest potential for stock gains after the Republicans prevailed in midterm U.S. elections.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. reported earnings that beat analysts estimates as the hospital company saw increased revenue from higher admissions and fewer uninsured patients under Obamacare.
Health insurance company Health Net has outsourced a variety of technology and administrative services to Cognizant Healthcare Services, which also will provide consulting services.
Cleveland Clinic will expand its use of the IBM Watson supercomputer, using a newer Genomics Analytics cloud service to help oncologists deliver personalized treatment to cancer patients.
New York private equity firm New Mountain Capital LLC has acquired health information management software and services firm HealthPort.
Targeting the exploding health and wellness market, Microsoft in one fell swoop has launched a new cloud-based platform, mobile app, and wearable fitness tracking wrist band.
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.