At the center of the huge U.S. drug research enterprise sit some of its lowest-paid workers, who do the data-entry scut work that holds most research projects together. Unfortunately, they often must juggle their tasks between separate data systems.
Todd Lupton has been named CFO for Mercy Health-Cincinnati. The move was effective June 22.
Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. has appointed Kathy McElligott as its next CIO and CTO. McKesson is heavily investing in health information technology startups and is expecting to spend several hundred million dollars over the next five to eight years.
Strong performance in McKesson Corp.'s North American pharmaceuticals business drove rising revenue for the San Francisco-based company in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year.
Total compensation for some of the highest-paid CEOs in the healthcare industry increased faster than their companies' profits last year, a Modern Healthcare analysis of the first firms to report executive pay found.
The barrier for entry into interoperability is too high right now for providers. We can lead our way out of the state we're in by forming together with other like-minded providers, vendors and healthcare organizations to keep pushing toward more transparency and better interoperability.
Private-equity firms traditionally have invested in medical groups that offer high-reimbursement potential, such as dermatology and dentistry. Now, equity firms are also scouting for primary-care practices that are ahead of the curve in value-based care.
The barely 2-year-old CommonWell Health Alliance, a group promoting EHR interoperability, is coming of age, demonstrating a new interoperability platform and hiring its first executive director.
The business of offering consumers virtual visits with physicians is booming even as questions about the quality of care and cost effectiveness of those services remain unresolved.
Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. reported markedly higher net earnings in its fiscal third quarter after incurring several significant one-time charges during the same period in its fiscal 2014.
Midsized health information tech firm Athenahealth announced an acquisition that expands its offerings into the hospital segment of the electronic health-record and financial software market.
Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. plans an aggressive move into venture capital funding for healthcare technology, planning to commit several hundred million dollars over the next five to eight years and hiring a VC industry veteran to head its VC initiative.