News & Updates

Beyond Lucid, which created a health record used during emergency situations, announced its Response for Responders campaign. In recognition of the heroism of EMS and fire professionals, especially those who acted in recent crises, the company will donate 5% of net revenue on all software sales between December 2012 and June 2013.

In 2011 more than 200 small hospitals — with 200 beds or fewer — changed or replaced their information systems, according to a recent KLAS report. KLAS found that a number of hospitals weren’t happy with their original EMR choice.

MC10, creator of “conformal electronics,” closed a $10 million Series C round of financing, which included an investment from Medtronic. MC10 produces wearable devices that conform to the body. Medtronic will work with MC10 as it explores the digital health applications of its technology.

HIT company Diversinet signed a licensing agreement with AirStrip Technologies, allowing the company to use Diversinet’s mobiSecure SDK to enable secure messaging. This allows AirStrip’s military and government customers to comply with tough federal security requirements.

EMC Corporation, a data storage company, released the findings of an IDC Digital Universe study on Big Data. IDC estimated that only 0.5% of the world’s data is being analyzed. It also found that, while 35% of digital information requires some type of protection, less than 20% of digital data is actually protected.

Allscripts is suing New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) after Allscripts lost a bid for a contract to Epic. Allscripts stated that the contract was arbitrarily awarded, and that their proposal would have saved HHC $535 million in comparison to Epic’s.