Cigna ’ s Evernorth Acquires MDLive
Evernorth, the leading health services portfolio of Cigna, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MDLIVE, a privately held, leading 24/7 virtual care delivery platform. Upon completion, this transaction will provide Evernorth with a highly complementary platform that will rapidly expand Evernorth’s capabilities to deliver a more affordable, convenient and connected patient […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring BofA Securities Charles Jones CIGNA Davis Polk & Wardwell Eric Palmer Evernorth Greenhill & Co. Health IT Acquisition LLC MDLIVE Mullin Richter & Hampton Shep Source Type: blogs

PacBio With SoftBank's $900M: How Might TheyWork?
Pacific Biosciences continued its roll of successful business development, snagging $900M from Japan's SoftBank two weeks ago.   Combined with a recent secondary stock offering and a major deal with Invitae, PacBio has gone from their self-proclaimed near-derelict status during the Illumina acquisition attempt saga to rolling in cash.Read more » (Source: Omics! Omics!)
Source: Omics! Omics! - February 27, 2021 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs

Saints, Sinners, & the Spirituality of the SPAC Church | Politics, Policy, Power
By EMILY EVANS Takeaway: Policy changes have overtaken many health care SPACs but that won’t stop a lot of telegenic advocates; something is sure to go wrong. Politics. Something is sure to go wrong. Over 400 SPACs have formed and about 100 business combinations announced. At least as far as health care goes, excluding biotech and pharma, the quality of the business combinations has thus far been uninspiring. Deerfield’s CareMax/IMC Medical, Jaws’ Cano Health are focused on the very crowded Medicare Advantage market just as demographic realities require attention to shift toward younger pe...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Politics Emily Evans SPAC Source Type: blogs

Leading Imaging Software Company Intelerad Medical Systems Announces Acquisition of LUMEDX
Intelerad Medical Systems™, a global leader in enterprise imaging solutions, today announced that it has acquired Oakland, CA-based LUMEDX, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS). The acquisition marks Intelerad’s third deal in just six months, extending a period of rapid growth for the company. Financial terms of the acquisition will […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Allyn McAuley Health IT Acquisition Hg Intelerad Jean-Baptiste Brian LUMEDX Medical Imaging Acquisition Mike Lipps Source Type: blogs

Teladoc Health Integration Update: Former Livongo & InTouch Health Execs Weigh-In
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Just 45 days after Teladoc Health closed its $600 million acquisition of hospital telehealth provider InTouch last year, it turned around and announced a surprise $18B acquisition of Livongo, extending its reach into patients’ homes via the digital health startup’s remote monitoring platform for diabetes, hypertension, and more. Now, four months past the signing of that deal, and at the start of yet-another pandemic year expected to be big for virtual care, the two big questions healthcare market watchers have for Teladoc Health are: 1) how’s that double integration going...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa WTF Health InTouch Source Type: blogs

Nuance Announces Acquisition of Saykara
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the acquisition of Saykara, Inc., a like-minded startup focused on developing a mobile AI assistant to automate clinical documentation for physicians. The acquisition underscores Nuance’s ongoing expansion of market and technical leadership in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and ambient clinical intelligence (ACI) solutions that reduce clinician burnout, enhance patient […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Ambient Clinical Voice EHR AI Assistant EHR Auto Documentation Harjinder Sandhu Healthcare AI Joe Petro Nuance Nuance DAX Saykara Source Type: blogs

The Positive Effects of Self-Directed E-Learning
When it comes to self-directed learning, the learner is the driver. The learner gets to design, conceptualize and evaluate their learning project. Self-directed learning has proved to be a vital tool in developing the competence of the students. However, Worth noting is that self-directed learning does not mean that students should work alone or in isolation. They are allowed to collaborate with educators and their peers. The idea is to enable the students to direct their learning and choose the technique they want to use.  Self-directed learning allows students to learn at their own pace. A learner taking an on...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips reading self education self-improvement Source Type: blogs

Netsmart Acquires GPM to Enhance Provider Digitization and Mobile Workflows
Today, Netsmart announced the acquisition of GPM, a North Carolina-based Software-as-a-Service technology and services company, dedicated to supporting Long-term/Post-acute care (LTPAC) medical practices that provide medical care to geriatric patients – many of whom reside in skilled nursing facilities. This acquisition extends the Netsmart CareFabric platform to deliver interoperable data sharing between long-term care facilities and the providers that treat […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT LTPAC Beth Reece CareFabric GEHRIMED GPM Health IT Acquisition LTPAC EHR Mike Valentine Netsmart Source Type: blogs

Zyter Acquires Care Management Technology Leader Casenet, LLC
Zyter, Inc., a leading digital health product company, confirmed today that it has acquired Casenet® LLC, a leading provider of population health products, from Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC).  Zyter, a privately-held corporation, did not disclose financial details of the transaction. Casenet provides a comprehensive suite of enterprise care management software products for commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, TPA, provider/ACO […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Care Management Casenet Centene Corporation Health IT Acquisition KLAS NYSE: CNC Population Health Sanjay Govil TruCare Value Based Care Zyter Source Type: blogs

Does your IVF doctor give cuts and kickbacks to get referrals ?
 In an ideal world , your family physician or gynecologist would refer you to the best IVF clinic – one which provides the best possible medical care , to maximize your chances of getting pregnant . Unfortunately , this is not an ideal world and the fact remains that the medical profession has been riddled with corruption .This is especially true for expensive high ticket items such as IVF , and many IVF clinics routinely provide a kickback (a referral fee or commission ) to gynecologists and family physicians who refer IVF patients to them .This corruption has become embedded systemically , specially with the i...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - February 2, 2021 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Sharecare Acquires doc.ai to Expand Engineering Expertise, Accelerate Digital Transformation of Healthcare Through Innovative AI platform
Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire doc.ai, an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) platform accelerating digital transformation in healthcare. “The promise that AI holds in healthcare is about much more than identifying behavior patterns or mapping […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT doc.ai Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare AI Jeff Arnold Rajeev Ronanki Sam De Brouwer Sharecare Walter De Brouwer Source Type: blogs

Study Suggests There Is Not A “Sensitive Period” For Developing Musical Skills
By Emma Young Mozart famously started playing the piano and composing while still a young child. But if he hadn’t started musical practice then, would his future achievements have been as impressive? Is there, in other words, a “sensitive period” in which the brain is especially susceptible to musical stimulation, and during which a person must start to acquire musical skills in order to achieve their full potential — as is the case for visual perception, say, or language acquisition? There has been a lot of debate about this, but now a major new study of professional musicians and identical...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Music Source Type: blogs

emids Acquires Canadian Design-Led Software Engineering Firm Macadamian
emids, a leader in digital engineering and transformation solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industry, today announced another step in its purposeful growth strategy, this time adding global design-led software engineering capabilities through the acquisition of Macadamian, one of the largest and most respected healthcare specialist firms of its kind in the world. Terms of the deal, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Dinesh Kandanchatha emids Frederic Boulanger Health IT Acquisitions Health IT Design Healthcare Design Healthcare Developer Kumar Kolin macadamian Saurabh Sinha Source Type: blogs

GetWellNetwork Acquires Docent Health
GetWellNetwork, a global leader in patient engagement, announced today the acquisition of Docent Health, an innovative enterprise consumer engagement platform that enables healthcare organizations to scale personalized outreach through AI-enabled communication technology. Docent Health primarily leverages intelligent, real-time text messaging to improve patient outcomes and retention by guiding patients to the “next best step” in […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Alisahah Cole COVID-19 Tracing Docent Health GetWellNetwork Health Equity Health IT Acquisition Healthcare AI Michael O'Neil patient engagement Population Health Royal Tuthill Source Type: blogs

Medsphere Systems Corporation Acquires Marketware Inc.
Provider of affordable clinical IT systems and support services adds suite of healthcare relationship management and analytics tools Medsphere Systems Corporation today announced the acquisition of Marketware, Inc., a leading developer of robust software tools focused on managing healthcare relationships and analyzing a wide variety of data to augment existing competitive advantage. The Marketware suite supports hospitals […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Alex Obbard Irv Lichtenwald Marketware MedSphere Physician Strategy Suite Source Type: blogs

symplr to Acquire Phynd Backed by Clearlake
Phynd’s cloud technology will accelerate symplr’s innovation roadmap while further establishing the company as the healthcare governance, risk management, and compliance software leader symplr, a leading global healthcare governance, risk management, and compliance (“GRC”) software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and SkyKnight Capital (together with its affiliates, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Administration Health IT Company Healthcare IT Behdad Eghbali BJ Schaknowski Claude Burton Clearlake Clearlake Capital GRC Platform Harris Williams Health IT Acquisition Health IT Merger Healthcare Compliance Healthcare Governanc Source Type: blogs

Siemens MULTIX Impact C DR System Cleared by FDA
Siemens Healthineers won FDA clearance for its recently introduced MULTIX Impact C ceiling-mounted digital radiography (DR) system. The FDA also cleared the MULTIX Impact VA20, a new version of the existing parent DR system. Both devices are targeted toward clinics on a budget, but offer advanced capabilities, including helping to optimize settings to achieve the best acquisitions and image reconstructions. The systems include wireless detectors, motorized tube heads, and come with free-floating patient tables. A 10″ touchscreen display right on the X-ray tube make things flow easier and allow technologists to...
Source: Medgadget - January 21, 2021 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Hims & Hers CEO on IPO, Push into Primary Care, Target & More
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH On the eve of the finalization of their SPAC IPO and New York Stock Exchange debut as $HIMS, Hims & Hers CEO, Andrew Dudum, sat down with Jess DaMassa to talk about his wellness company’s transition into full-on healthcare provider. With new primary care, mental health care, and covid19 testing services launched as a result of the pandemic, Hims & Hers has expanded beyond their initial dermatology and sexual health core to provide telehealth-plus-pharmacy services for a growing range of chronic conditions, mental health issues, and everyday health concerns commonly tackled by...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health $HIMS Hers Hims & Hers IIPO Source Type: blogs

The Enormous Clinical Potential of Senotherapeutics for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
Today's open access review paper is a high level look at what the newfound realization of the importance of senescent cells to aging and age-related disease means for the treatment of chronic kidney disease. At present there are few good options for treatment, and those therapies that are widely used can only slow the progression towards kidney failure. The kidneys filter waste and regulate many of the chemical and other characteristics of blood. Correct function of the kidneys is vital to the correct function of many other organs in the body, including heart, vascular system, and brain. As the kidneys decline, so too does...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 20, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Inauguration Day Feels Like Groundhog Day for Buy American
Daniel J. IkensonExactly four years ago today, responding to the protectionist pledges in President Trump's inaugural speech, I warned of thefalse promise of Buy Americanregulations. Because ofthis memo from incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain to incoming White House staff, I republish parts of that warning below. The memo notes that, by February 1, President Biden will take action to " fulfill his promises to strengthen Buy American provisions so the future of America is made in America, " which is another way of saying U.S. taxpayers will be charged double for half the infrastructure they're forced to...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel J. Ikenson Source Type: blogs

Philips to Acquire Capsule Technologies, Inc. for $635 Million
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Capsule’s Medical Device Information Platform – comprised of device integration, vital signs monitoring and clinical surveillance […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System AEX: PHIA Capsule Capsule Technologies Health IT Acquisitions Hemant Goel Medical Device Information Platform Medical Device Integration NYSE: PHG Philips Philips Connected C Source Type: blogs

Modernizing Medicine Announces Acquisition of Orthopedic Healthcare Technology Company Exscribe, Inc.
Modernizing Medicine today announced it has acquired orthopedics electronic health records (EHR) vendor Exscribe. The acquisition brings together two of the healthcare industry’s leading, all-in-one orthopedic EHR vendors with a shared mission of increasing practice efficiency by transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized. With a commitment to streamlining practice operations through intuitive, customizable solutions […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Dan Cane Exscribe Exscribe EHR Modernizing Medicine Ortho EHR Ortho EMR Ranjan Sachdev Source Type: blogs

JP Morgan: Illumina
Illumina presented at J.P. Morgan on Monday, reminding us that they aren't just a sequencing instrument company but an interlocking set of businesses focused on genomics. CEO Francis deSouza spent much of his time discussing the Grail acquisition and some of the other ways in which Illumina is pushing rapidly to become an essential part of clinical medicine, but there was one slide on future improvements to sequencing technology and a few on the lineup of existing sequencers.   Reminder: I'm working off public sources, as during the day we work closely with Illumina and they even sunk some serious cash into my...
Source: Omics! Omics! - January 14, 2021 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs

Komodo Health Acquires Mavens on Heels of Komodo ’ s $44 Million Series D Funding
Komodo Health today announced its acquisition of Mavens, a leader in cloud-based technology solutions. The acquisition brings together Komodo’s Healthcare Map™ and software suite with enterprise applications from Mavens, creating the most advanced data-driven, enterprise platform for healthcare and life sciences. This deal will enable customers to more efficiently and seamlessly put life-saving therapies into the hands […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Andreessen Horowitz Arif Nathoo Caroline Xie Felicis Ventures Health IT Funding Healthcare Analytics Funding IA Ventures ICONIQ Growth Komodo Health Komodo Healthcare Map Mavens Source Type: blogs

Intraprise Health Acquires HIPAA One
Intraprise Health, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions and the Protect™ risk management software platform, today announced that it has acquired HIPAA One, provider of industry leading HIPAA compliance automation software. The merger allows Intraprise Health to offer an integrated set of cybersecurity and compliance software solutions to the healthcare market. Leveraging this new […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Bluff Point Associates Health Enterprise Partners Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Security Acquisition HIPAA HIPAA BAA HIPAA One Intraprise Health Intraprise Health's Protect Ke Source Type: blogs

Cedar Gate Technologies Acquires Enli Health Intelligence
Cedar Gate Technologies (Cedar Gate), a leading value-based care performance management company, today announced its acquisition of Enli Health Intelligence (Enli), a market leader in population health management technology solutions. Enli, consistently rated Best in KLAS for population health management, expands Cedar Gate’s enterprise value-based care platform with population, cohort, and patient management technologies, including […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Cedar Gate Cedar Gate Technologies David B. Snow Jr. Enli Luis Machuca Population Health Value Based Care Source Type: blogs

TigerConnect Acquires Critical Alert, Ends 2020 with Second Major Acquisition
TigerConnect®, healthcare’s most advanced, reliable, and widely adopted care team collaboration solution, today announced the acquisition of Critical Alert®, a leading provider of enterprise-grade middleware for hospitals and health systems. Critical Alert’s product suite consists of a middleware suite of products as well as traditional nurse call hardware servicing over 200 hospitals in North America. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Brad Brooks Critical Alert Healthcare Alerts Healthcare Communication Healthcare Middleware Healthcare RTLS John Elms Nurse Call Sec Source Type: blogs

OptumInsight (UnitedHealth) Acquires Change Healthcare for $13 Billion
Optum, a diversified health services company and part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), and Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG), a health care technology leader, have agreed to combine. Change Healthcare will join with OptumInsight to provide software and data analytics, technology-enabled services and research, advisory and revenue cycle management offerings to help make health care work […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Andrew Witty Change Healthcare Health IT Acquisitions Nasdaq: CHNG Neil de Crescenzo NYSE: UNH Optum OptumInsight UnitedHealth Source Type: blogs

EverCommerce Acquires Updox
Today, EverCommerce, a leading service commerce platform, completed the acquisition of Updox, a complete healthcare communication platform for in-person and virtual care. Headquartered in Dublin, OH, Updox serves more than 560,000 users across healthcare practices, health systems and pharmacies and more than 210 million patients. It facilitated over 3.5 million telehealth visits since March and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring EverCommerce Matt Feierstein Michael Morgan Rev1 Tamarind Hill Telehealth Telehealth Acquisitions TripleTree TT Capital Partners TTCP UpDox Source Type: blogs

PointClickCare Making a Serious Push into Acute Care
PointClickCare, the market leader in the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) space, recently announced the acquisition of Collective Medical, a platform that helps care teams collaborate to support vulnerable patients. The size of the deal was impressive (estimated by Blake Dodge at Business Insider to be $650M), that was not the important part of the story. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Clinical Communication and Patient Experience EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC care transitions Chris Klomp Collective Medical Dave Wessinger Long Term Post Acute Care Patient Transitions PointClickCare Senior Source Type: blogs

Azara Healthcare and SPH Analytics ’ Population Health Division Announce Merger
Azara Healthcare, a leading provider of population health solutions to the community health market, and SPH Analytics, a leader in healthcare consumer experience measurement, engagement and population-based analytics, today announced a merger between Azara Healthcare and SPH Analytics’ population health division. Operating as Azara Healthcare, the new company offers a unique combination of provider-centric population health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Azara Healthcare Healthcare Analytics Hughes & Company Jeff Brandes Population Health SPH Analytics Travis Hughes Source Type: blogs

Kyruus and HealthSparq Come Together to Transform Care Navigation Through Novel Payer-Provider Collaboration
Kyruus, the leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, and HealthSparq, a trailblazing healthcare guidance and transparency technology company serving health plans, today announced they are joining forces to lead the next wave of transformation around how people navigate healthcare. HealthSparq will become part of Kyruus, accelerating a groundbreaking platform to connect payer […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Cambia Health Solutions Graham Gardner Health IT Acquisitions Health Plans HealthSparq Kyruus Kyruus ProviderMatch Mark Menton Source Type: blogs

Cerner Announces Agreement to Acquire Health Division of Kantar
Cerner Corporation today announced an agreement to acquire Kantar Health, a division of Kantar Group, for $375 million in cash, subject to adjustment. Kantar Health is a leading data, analytics and real-world evidence and commercial research consultancy serving the life science industry. With this acquisition, Cerner plans to harness data to improve the safety, efficiency and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Calritis CancerMPact Cerner Cerner Learning Health Network Donald Trigg Health Data Analytics Health IT Acquistion Kantar Group Lynnette Cooke Source Type: blogs

Bad Idea: Overly Focusing on Development and Acquisition Speed
The Pentagon has in recent years turned its attention to the need for speed in weapons system development and acquisition. While shortening the timeline for program development and fielding is important for Defense Department acquisition leaders, overly prioritizing speed can lead to issues with program management, sustainment, and other areas. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - December 16, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jonathan P. Wong Source Type: blogs

The Feds Come for Facebook
David BoazFacebook is under assault again, this time for real. The Federal Trade Commission and 46 states havefiled an antitrust case to make the company divest itself of Instagram and WhatsApp and submit to restrictions on its future acquisitions and deals.How many times have I seen this story play out as West Coast tech companies find themselves suddenly facing unwanted attention from Washington? It was bad enough that congressional committees kept summoning founder Mark Zuckerberg to hearings, both in ‐​person and virtually, forcing him to trade his T‐​shirt and hoodie for a suit and tie.Zuckerber...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs

PointClickCare Technologies Announces Intent to Acquire Collective Medical, Creating the Largest Combined Acute and Post-Acute Care Network in North America
PointClickCare Technologies, the leader in cloud-based software technology for the long-term and post-acute care market, today announced its intent to acquire Collective Medical, the leading network-enabled platform for real-time cross-continuum care coordination. Together, PointClickCare and Collective Medical will provide diverse care teams across the continuum of acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care with point-of-care access to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Healthcare IT ACO care transitions Chris Klomp Collective Medical Health IT Acquisitions Health IT Mergers LTPAC Mike Wessinger PointClickCare Value Based Care Source Type: blogs

HealthStream to Acquire ANSOS Staff Scheduling from Change Healthcare
HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare’s staff scheduling business, which includes their market-leading ANSOS™ Staff Scheduling (“ANSOS”) application and related products. Highlights: ANSOS™ Staff Scheduling application—which is contracted by over 300 hospitals and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System ANSOS Capacity Planner Change Healthcare Enterprise Visibility Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare Scheduling Healthcare Staff Scheduling HealthStream Nasdaq: HSTM NurseGrid Source Type: blogs

Imprivata Acquires FairWarning to Expand Digital Identity Platform
Imprivata®, the digital identity company for healthcare, today announced the acquisition of FairWarning Technologies, LLC, the leading provider of patient privacy intelligence. The combination of Imprivata and FairWarning solutions provide customers with a single Digital Identity platform that integrates role-based access controls, robust identity governance, and critical data privacy compliance. “Healthcare organizations can’t promise secure patient data privacy without clear visibility into each identity […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - December 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy CHIME Digital Identity Ed Holmes FairWarning FairWarning Technologies Gus Malezis Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare Security Imprivata Joe Van De Graaff Patient Privacy PHI Source Type: blogs

PacBio's Renewed Energy
When confronted by antitrust regulators last year, the core thesis of Illumina and Pacific Biosciences was that PacBio could not survive as an independent company.   After giving up on the merger, PacBio decided to dispute their own thesis -- and seem to be succeeding so far.  As highlighted at their recent"Global Summit" meeting, they have a new CEO, new financing and a burnished product offering.Read more » (Source: Omics! Omics!)
Source: Omics! Omics! - November 30, 2020 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Keith Robison Source Type: blogs

A physician moves from the exam room to the C-suite [PODCAST]
“The dictionary definition of learning is‘the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught.’ For leaders, the most crucial and common way of learning happens through experience, and as we often say, leadership is flying the plane while building it. Moreover, the onus of making the process of learning an […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Podcast Practice Management Source Type: blogs

CompuGroup Medical Acquires eMDs
CompuGroup Holding USA, Inc., a 100 % subsidiary of CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. KGaA is acquiring 100 % of eMDs, Inc., based in Austin, TX/USA. Today, CompuGroup Holding USA and MDeverywhere Midco, Inc., USA, the sole indirect shareholder of eMDs, Inc., USA (jointly “eMDs”), have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of 100 % […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Aprima Benedikt Brueckle CompuGroup CompuGroup Medical Derek Pickell Dr. Ralph Körfgen EHR Acquisition EHR Consolidation EHR Mergers eMDs Frank Gotthardt MDEverywhere Source Type: blogs

I Reckon It Is Only A Matter Of Time Before We See A Similar Outcome in Australia.
This appeared last week: Amazon expands push into healthcare with online pharmacy Angelica LaVito and Matt Day Nov 18, 2020 – 9.42am New York/Seattle | Amazon unveiled its biggest push into selling prescription drugs with the launch of a digital pharmacy and discounts for paying US Prime members that sent shock waves through shares of pharmacy chains and distributors. The e-commerce giant on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT) un veiled Amazon Pharmacy, a section of its retail website and mobile application that lets people order medication. Shoppers can pay using their health insurance. Prime members who do not use their insur...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - November 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

GigCapital2 Has Entered into Business Combination Agreements with UpHealth and Cloudbreak to Form Combined Company to List on the NYSE
GigCapital2 (NYSE: GIX), a Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ corporation, today announced that it has entered into two separate definitive business combination agreements with each of UpHealth Holdings, Inc. (“UpHealth”), one of the largest national and international digital healthcare providers, and Cloudbreak Health, LLC, (“Cloudbreak”), a leading unified telemedicine and video medical […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring behavioral health Chirinjeev Kathuria CloudBreak Cloudbreak Health Digital Pharmacy Dr. Avi Katz Dr. Raluca Dinu GigCapital2 Glocal Health IT Acquisitions Jamey E Source Type: blogs

Towards an Effective Vaccine for Cytomegalovirus
Cytomegalovirus is a persistent herpesvirus that is problematic in a few populations, largely harmless in the short term for everyone else, largely unnoticed by those infected, and widely prevalent in the population. Near everyone is infected by the time old age arrives. Unfortunately, CMV appears to be a major factor in the age-related decline of the adaptive immune system, possibly by causing ever more immune cells to become uselessly specialized to target it, leaving too few immune cells for other tasks. This sort of runaway resource misallocation in the immune system is a large problem in the elderly, given that the th...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 20, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Central Logic Acquires Ensocare to Ease Transitions from Hospital to Post-Acute Care
Central Logic, the leading healthcare access and orchestration company, announced today that it has acquired Omaha-based Ensocare, which automates the inpatient referral process to post-acute care (PAC). Central Logic’s flexible, purpose-built technology solution currently focuses on referrals and transfers into a health system by uniting all available provider, facility and transportation resources to enable them to operate as […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT LTPAC Angie Franks Central Logic Ensocare Health IT Acquisitions Source Type: blogs

New Longevity Focused Venture Funds Continue to Emerge
This article considers one newer venture fund that is focused on the growing longevity industry. It is far from the only such recently created fund; one might consider SP8CEVC and Longevitytech.fund as other examples. There are more. Biotech startups attempting to address mechanisms of aging are launched at a faster rate these days, and an increasing amount of capital is coming into the space. These are still the early years for this industry, but the trend is apparent. The thesis that one can intervene in the aging process to productively slow or reverse aging is going to be solidly tested in practice in the years ahead. ...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 13, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Reviewing the Development of Therapies to Target Cellular Senescence
Senescent cell accumulation is an important feature of aging, both for its contribution to the chronic inflammation of old age, as well as the disruption of tissue function that leads to age-related disease. Targeting senescent cells for destruction via senolytic drugs is an area of clinical development that is growing in popularity, but it isn't the only possible approach. This paper is interesting for its taxonomy of drugs and other compounds that either selectively destroy senescent cells, prevent cells entering senescence, or mute portions of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that causes harm to surr...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 11, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Merger Law for Biotech and Killer Acquisitions
D. Daniel Sokol (University of Florida), Merger Law for Biotech and Killer Acquisitions, 71 Fl. L. Rev. 1 (2020): This Essay suggests a framework of how to conceptualize “killer acquisitions” in the biotech sector. In a killer acquisition, a larger... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - October 28, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

SOC Telemed and HCMC Announce Customer Commitment to Invest in PIPE
Healthcare Merger Corp. (“HCMC”) and SOC Telemed (“SOC”), the largest national provider of acute care telemedicine, today announced that Bon Secours Mercy Health (“BSMH”) has committed to make a private investment (“PIPE”) that will close concurrently with the proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) among HCMC, Sabre Merger Sub I, Inc., Sabre Merger Sub II, LLC, and […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - October 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Bon Secours Mercy Health Hai Tran HCMC Healthcare Merger Corp Healthcare Mergers PIPE Rebecca Lenz Sabre Merger Sub I SOC Telemed Telehealth Investment Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Remote Patient Monitoring Sets Up Big Tech to Revolutionize Telemedicine and Healthcare
By JAMES MOELLER Remote patient monitoring has emerged as the next significant challenge for virtual healthcare and that challenge is creating significant opportunities for many companies largely outside of the traditional healthcare technology marketplace. In particular, it is potentially setting up an opportunity for Big Tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, to revolutionize telemedicine and healthcare similar to what those companies have accomplished in mobile phones, Internet search, and retail. Next Generation Remote Health Monitoring Next generation remote healthcare monitoring will likely look ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology James Moeller Moeller Ventures remote patient monitoring Telemedicine Source Type: blogs