Healthcare IT

Using data to create custom care plans

Using data to create custom care plans

Managing large patient populations within value-based reimbursement models is placing new demands on clinical support staff to improve patient care coordination. Case managers, social workers and pharmacists today share responsibility with primary-care providers for making sure care is well-managed.

Huron Consulting acquires digital health firm MyRounding

MyRounding makes software for use during hospital rounds. It can collect data on patients, create checklists on safety issues such as preventing hospital-acquired infections, track patient issues and assign tasks to specific employees.

HCI Group acquires training specialist Expert Technical Advisors

The HCI Group, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based consultancy specializing in health information technology system installation and support, has acquired health IT training and systems-implementation company Expert Technical Advisors, Houston, the company has announced.

Bipartisan Senate bill seeks to expand telemedicine services

The CONNECT for Health Act would expand the use of remote patient monitoring for some patients with chronic conditions, increase telemedicine services in community health centers and rural health clinics, and provide basic telemedicine benefits through Medicare Advantage.

Drug data company IMS reports higher profits

IMS Health Holdings, which sells prescription data and technology services to medical-device manufacturers, providers and payers, reported a rise in its year-end profits and is looking forward to more growth in 2016.

Epic leads in KLAS awards

There were honors to share for the top three hospital EHR developers in the annual Best of KLAS awards this year, with Epic Systems Corp., Cerner Corp. and Meditech all taking home awards. But Epic garnered the most mentions.

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