A Texas pediatrician says he plans to open a second office with the money he won in an arbitration case against a marketer of electronic health record systems.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Health information technology deals, mergers and acquisitions; providers' IT budgets; venture capital in health IT; startup accelerators for health IT.
Justin Dearborn, who was most recently CEO of Merge Healthcare, has taken over as CEO of the Chicago Tribune's parent company.
Global computing powerhouse IBM plans to acquire Chicago-based Merge Healthcare for $1 billion. IBM has been working for years to teach its Watson super-computing platform to think about healthcare. With the Merge deal, the company aims to help Watson “envision” healthcare.