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IMS Health Acquires Privacy Analytics

Danbury, CT - IMS Health has acquired Privacy Analytics Incorporated, a leader in technology solutions for de-identifying and anonymizing healthcare information, to extend its robust Real-World Evidence (RWE) capabilities. Affirming IMS Health's long-standing practices for safeguarding patient privacy, the acquisition advances the company's ability to help life sciences clients drive R&D and commercial performance and demonstrate treatment value in real-world settings. It also reinforces IMS Health's ...

Posted on: May 25, 2016
American Thoracic Society & Sunovion Release Landmark COPD Survey ATS 2016

San Francisco, CA - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. have announced the results of a survey of pulmonologists and pulmonology fellows to determine physicians' knowledge, attitudes and practices related to COPD management, with particular attention to the use of hand-held small volume nebulizers. A small volume nebulizer is a device powered by air that aerosolizes medications for delivery to patients. This study is the first of two separate landmark studies focused on ...

Posted on: May 24, 2016
Syntel Strengthens Delivery Capabilities for Health Insurers with HealthEdge Partnership

Troy, MI - Syntel, Inc. has announced it has enhanced its ability to deliver technology solutions for healthcare insurers by achieving Gold partner certification status in theHealthEdge Strategic Partner Program. HealthEdge provides the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for health insurers. To achieve Gold partner certification status, Syntel resources completed in-depth classroom and hands-on training on the HealthRules product suite, providing them with valuable experience ...

Posted on: May 24, 2016
SSM Health First Healthcare System to Adopt Surescripts National Record Locator Service

Arlington, VA - SSM Health, a Catholic not-for-profit health system based in St. Louis, is the first organization to go live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS). Announced earlier this year, the service gives more than 10,000 SSM Health clinicians in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma an effective way to locate patient records and obtain a more complete view of the health of a patient in the Epic electronic health record (EHR), regardless of where the patient received care. As part of the ...

Posted on: May 23, 2016
AHF: Business as Usual Cannot Continue at WHO

Los Angeles, CA - In an article published this week in the British Medical Journal, members of three different independent panels who last year evaluated and released reports on the global response to Ebola have concluded that major reforms are needed at the World Health Organization (WHO) and that prospective candidates for the next director general must be carefully questioned and scrutinized before the World Health Assembly votes in May 2017 to select a new leader. The authors - including AIDS ...

Posted on: May 22, 2016
NIAAA Selects Winners of Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has announced the winners of its Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge, a competition to design a discreet device capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in near real-time. The winning prototype and recipient of the $200,000 first prize was submitted by BACtrack, a company known nationally for designing and selling portable breath alcohol testers for consumer use and professional use. Their entry, the BACtrack Skyn, is worn on the wrist and offers ...

Posted on: May 21, 2016
Zillion Partners with Apollo Endosurgery to Power ORBERA Coach Program

Norwalk, CT - Zillion has announced that its digital health technology platform was selected by Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. to power the ORBERA Coach program. The on-demand telehealth program provides virtual aftercare support tailored to meet the needs of patients who undergo the FDA-approved ORBERA Gastric Balloon, an incision-less, non-surgical weight loss procedure. Powered by Zillion's digital health platform, patients who have undergone the ORBERA balloon procedure now have access to an individually ...

Posted on: May 20, 2016
Myriad Launches New Patient Web Portal

Salt Lake City, UT - Myriad Genetics, Inc. has announced plans to launch a new web portal on that will allow patients to access their personal test results as well as other high-quality tools and ideas to help them make healthcare decisions. "Nothing is more important to us than empowering and improving people's lives," said Johnathan Lancaster, MD, PhD, chief medical officer, Myriad Genetic Laboratories. "Myriad has a long track record of providing patients with free access to their test ...

Posted on: May 19, 2016
Gartner Names ClearDATA a 'Cool Vendor' in Healthcare Payers Report

ClearDATA announced it has been named in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in Healthcare Payers, 2016" report.ClearDATA is one of four companies recognized in the report which recognizes innovative technologies in support of core administration, cloud security, analytics and care management. According to the Gartner report, "2016 will be a pivotal year for cloud adoption in the healthcare payer industry," noting that "the payer industry has lagged other industries in cloud adoption, largely due to security ...

Posted on: May 18, 2016
Libman Education Releases Review Course for AAPC's COC Exam

Bedford, MA - Libman Education has released an ICD-10 version of its COC Exam Review, a course designed to help coders efficiently prepare for AAPC's Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) exam. The COC coding credential (formerly called CPC-H) demonstrates specialized knowledge of CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS Level II coding skills, and is the only stand-alone outpatient facility coding credential in the healthcare industry. "Physicians are increasingly moving from private practice to hospital groups, leading to ...

Posted on: May 17, 2016
Comtech Announces New VirtuMedix Virtual Care Delivery Model

Melville, NY and Minneapolis, MN - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is attending the ATA 2016 Annual Conference and has released a new version of its VirtuMedix virtual care delivery platform, a telemedicine application. VirtuMedix enables healthcare practitioners to offer efficient, secure virtual patient care anytime, anywhere and on any device. This upgrade provides an enhanced user interface and experience (UI/UX) for patients who can now register and validate their price group ahead of the ...

Posted on: May 16, 2016
Jefferson Joins the TriNetX Network

Cambridge, MA - TriNetX has announced that Thomas Jefferson University signed a membership agreement to join the TriNetX network to optimize clinical trial design and advance clinical research for Jefferson programs. Pharmaceutical researchers will gain access to Jefferson's de-identified clinical data in real time through TriNetX's proprietary network of healthcare institutions representing over 37 million patients in the US andEurope to support clinical study and protocol design, site selection and ...

Posted on: May 14, 2016
HIMSS, Level 3 Study Identifies Top Three Cloud Drivers

Broomfield, CO - A new Level 3 Communications, Inc. study, conducted by HIMSS Analytics and designed to understand cloud use, trends and preferred vendors among healthcare organizations, has been released. The 2016 Cloud Survey is a blinded, web-based quantitative study that includes perspective from more than 100 IT decision makers at medium to large-sized hospital systems and hospital corporate offices across the United States. Some of its key findings include: The top three cloud adoption ...

Posted on: May 13, 2016
Ardent Selects Epic EHR for Health Systems in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico

Nashville, TN - Ardent Health Services has selected Epic to unite all Ardent hospitals and clinics under a single information-sharing platform. The move provides Ardent's caregivers with a single, stronger patient information system that will help streamline their work. In doing so, it will afford caregivers more time at the bedside to offer consistent, high quality health services and a better patient experience for the people they serve. "This investment is a significant step in our journey to deliver ...

Posted on: May 12, 2016
MEDENT Partners with Clinigence for Comprehensive EMR/EHR solution

Auburn, NY and Atlanta, GA - MEDENT and Clinigence have announced that Clinigence technology, which includes clinical data analytics, data mining, predictive modeling and business intelligence, has been integrated into MEDENT's comprehensive EMR/EHR solution. MEDENT is a software development and services company focused on automating medical practices. The company offers an "all-in-one" EMR/EHR, patient portal and practice management system providing a high level of interoperability and automation. The ...

Posted on: May 11, 2016
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