After a tough year of losses and cost-cutting, McKesson Corp. is looking to divest its technology business in a joint venture with Change Healthcare Holdings.
Medsphere Systems, a purveyor of an open source electronic health record system derived from a federal EHR, has acquired ChartLogic, a provider of a web-based systems and billing services for office-based physicians.
Smartphones, with their compact computing power, are allowing more and more patients to get care and diagnostics outside of healthcare settings—an irresistible trend that hospitals and clinicians need to embrace, Dr. Eric Topol said Monday.
A year ago, Pamplona Capital Management acquired MedAssets for $2.7 billion, immediately selling off its GPO and performance-improvement businesses and merging its revenue-cycle management business with Precyse, its own brand. A new identity for the combined company was announced Sunday.
Leigh Anderson has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer at Premier.
Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.
A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.
Healthcare providers looking to upgrade to the latest government-approved electronic health record systems got a signal this week that the products are in the pipeline, though they may be six or more months away from reaching the market.
Sutter Health and Alameda Health System have teamed to install software at six Oakland, Calif., area hospitals to try to reroute patients who frequent their emergency departments to other appropriate care and services.
Jon Freshman, the former senior vice president of research and development at American Well, has been promoted to chief technology officer of the telehealth systems and services provider.
Dutch conglomerate Royal Philips announced Tuesday that it has acquired PathXL, a Northern Ireland-based developer of software used for digital pathology image analysis, workflow and education.
Premier is launching a new data sharing initiative to help hospitals meet federal reimbursement requirements. An earlier iteration is credited with preventing 176,000 deaths and saving $15 billion at 350 hospitals over eight years.