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Global mHealth market to touch $10.2 billion by 2018: A new Transparency Market Research report

Driven primarily by factors like increasing occurrence of chronic diseases and adoption of smartphones, the global mHealth market, which is $1.3 billion in 2012, is estimated to reach $10.2 billion by 2018, at a 41.5% CAGR, according to a new Transparency Market Research report. The report evaluates the global mHealth market by making a cross [...]

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UMass Memorial Health Care contracts Informatica and MedCPU to lower preventable hospital readmissions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have initiated the Hospital Readmissions Reduction (HRR) Program that reduces reimbursements to hospitals that have an increased readmission rate. Aligning with this initiative of lowering avoidable readmissions, UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) has roped-in Informatica Corporation, a data integration software provider, and MedCPU Inc., a provider of [...]

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McKesson provides revenue management solutions to Alabama’s radiology facility

Homewood, AL-based Optimal Radiology chooses San Francisco, CA-based McKesson Corporation’s Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) for strengthening its billing process.

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Russian healthcare IT spending to reach $882.0 million by 2017

A recent Frost & Sullivan research finds information and communication technology (ICT) to play a major role in the development of the Russian healthcare industry, and a top priority for investments.

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Proposed athenahealth-HDS acquisition to aid in value-based payment models

Watertown, MA–based athenahealth has acquired Boston, MA-based Healthcare Data Services LLC (HDS), a provider of clinical tools for accountable care organizations, in an attempt to expand its services and aid healthcare setups traverse through an era of new payment models and streamline their clinical activities. The transaction is expected to complete by October, this year.

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eClinicalworks Deploys EHR Solutions at Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence

In an attempt to increase the efficiency and reduce the time lag in delivering services, Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence has chosen eClinicalWorks, an ambulatory clinical solution provider, for its electronic health record (EHR) solution to be used by 59 providers, located at various regions.

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HHS tackles hospital-associated infections with IT

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently revised its National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections. The new draft includes substantial IT participation in the task of monitoring healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which is spear-headed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Centers for Disease Control and [...]

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Global Healthcare Exchange Buys TriSolve

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), as part of its ambitious three-year European growth plan, has announced the acquisition of consulting services provider TriSolve Ltd., in order to extend global supply chain capabilities.

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Health Data Breaches Increase by 97% in 2011

A recent report has provided evidence of a staggering 97% increase in protected health information (PHI) data breaches in 2011, across a sample of healthcare organizations in the US. This report has been released by Carpinteria, CA-based Redspin, Inc., a provider of penetration testing and IT security audit services, by analyzing a total of 385 [...]

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SA Health ropes in Allscripts for State-wide EHR plan worth A$ 408 Million

Allscripts has been chosen by SA Health and the Commonwealth Government of Australia for its $408 million eHealth project, the Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS). Through this agreement, Allscripts will provide the Sunrise Enterprise™ suite as the EPAS solution, for the creation of the statewide electronic health record (EHR) system.

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mhealth + Telehealth World 2013

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