Huron Consulting Group is continuing a shopping spree by announcing its intent to acquire a healthcare IT consultant whose clients include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner and Epic. Terms of Huron's fifth pickup in less than a year were undisclosed but the current target is Healthcare Services...
New York-Presbyterian has created a platform to provide a variety of telehealth services, including urgent care to patients across its network and across the country. Patients will also be able to pay an $800 one-time fee to receive a second opinion from a New York-Presbyterian physician.
Consulting firm West Monroe Partners is acquiring Invoyent, a small Chicago company that provides software and consulting services to health insurers.
HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's IT systems. The goal is to allow providers, public health agencies and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and education."
The University of Mississippi Medical Center paid a $2.75 million penalty to HHS as part of an agreement to resolve security problems found after the 2013 disappearance of a laptop computer with health information for as many as 10,000 people.
Houston-based Decisio Health developed the first FDA-approved web-based clinical platform and created easy-to-read displays that alert clinicians to problems as they emerge.
Physicians are increasingly selling their practices to larger groups to gain access to the capital and expertise needed to survive under value-based reimbursement.
Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Wellcentive, a population health management company based in Atlanta. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Oregon Health & Science University has agreed to pay $2.7 million and work through a three-year corrective action plan after a federal investigation found “widespread and diverse problems” with its data protection.
More than six years late and more than a few requirements short, the federal government has released a report on the privacy and security—or lack thereof—of healthcare information that's gathered by organizations and businesses that are not subject to HIPAA.
Critics indicate that at best, the term moonshot is misguided when it comes to figuring out how to beat cancer. At worst, it's false advertising that could ultimately weaken public trust and support.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has introduced a bill to help cut the operating costs of health IT in rural areas. The legislation would create a group tasked with offering financial and technical assistance to rural hospitals and physicians and advice on how to increase internet access in rural areas.