News & Updates

Jeff Margolis has joined WellTok, developer of the social health hub network, CafeWell as Executive Chairman. Margolis was previously founder of healthcare payer software firm The TriZetto Group, which he led to a $1.4 billion return to shareholders in just 10 years. WellTok is utilized by healthcare payers to engage members in improving their health.

An study presented at the 2012 American College of Cardiology conference showed that extended monitoring with the iRhythmn Zio(R) Patch, a wireless holter monitor, for up to 14 days can increase the detection and diagnosis of abnormal heart rhythmns.

Mobile health monitoring company BodyMedia, which makes an armband that captures health data from users, has raised $2.7 million of an anticipated $10 million round.

Clinical decision support company, Elsevier, has expanded its partnership with ExitCare. ExitCare’s already provides Elsevier customers with access to its patient education library. Under the new deal, Elsevier will further offer its customers a means to license the ExitCare software solution, to help them achieve meaningful use.

MD On-Line, a health care data analytics firm, has acquired MD Technologies, a health IT provider, for an undisclosed sum. In addition to a suite of revenue cycle management solutions, MD Technologies offers a practice management system that spans a broad range of provider specialties.

Authentidate, a provider of secure web-based software applications and telehealth products and services for healthcare organizations, has completed a $4.0 million secured loan financing with certain accredited investors.

According to a new report from Kalorama Information, six EHR vendors (Cerner, McKesson, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Epic, and Allscripts) account for about half of the revenue in the electronic health record market, which is valued at about $17.9 billion.

In a new partnership with IBM, researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will strengthen Watson’s capabilities as a medical resource by feeding it information from medical textbooks, journals and individual electronic health records (with patient permission).

ImpactRx, an analytics firm focused on measuring the impact of promotion on physicians’ attitudes and prescribing behavior, has acquired AlphaDetail, Inc., healthcare market research firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Health Care DataWorks, a provider of business intelligence and enhanced analytics and reporting tools, has selected Health Language, a provider of health care terminology software, to map data entered into its KnowledgeEdge™ brand Enterprise Data Warehouse, providing health systems with standard code sets, enhanced analytics, reporting and business intelligence.

TELUS Health Solutions, a provider of telemedicine, EHR, and remote monitoring services, has partnered with HIPAAT, a consent management and privacy auditing services provider, to implement patient-centered privacy services for health information exchanges. HIPAAT’s privacy eSuite electronically manages patients’ consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal health information while simultaneously adjudicating organizational and jurisdictional privacy policies.

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