• Most Influential Women in Health IT at work closing gender gap

    Most Influential Women in Health IT at work closing gender gap

    • March 10, 2018

    The HIMSS18 Women in Health IT roundtable convened Wednesday to explore ways on how best to advance the role of women who work in healthcare information technology. The panel, the third gathering since the initiative launched at HIMSS16,  included this year’s awardees as well as women who received the designation in previous years. In January

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  • PointClickCare launches developer program aimed at LTPAC apps

    PointClickCare launches developer program aimed at LTPAC apps

    • March 10, 2018

    LAS VEGAS – PointClickCare Technologies, which develops software-as-a-service for long-term and post-acute care providers, announced a new program at HIMSS18 on Thursday designed to give software developers a streamlined, integrated process to create LTPAC-focused apps on its platform. Officials say it’s meant to be a quick, cost-effective way to foster new third-party integrated solutions with help

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  • Canadian startups to focus on advancing personalized healthcare mobile apps

    Canadian startups to focus on advancing personalized healthcare mobile apps

    • March 10, 2018

    A cadre of Canadian digital health startups were at the forefront of a special HIMSS session organized by the Canadian government’s department of foreign affairs, trade and development. Each of the six featured startups was a graduate of the Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health IT in Philadelphia, and tackled healthcare challenges ranging from medication adherence

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  • Inovalon to buy ABILITY for $1.2 billion

    Inovalon to buy ABILITY for $1.2 billion

    • March 10, 2018

    Inovalon, a vendor of cloud-based systems for data-driven value-based care, will acquire ABILITY Network for aggregate consideration of $1.2 billion in cash and restricted stock. The goal of the acquisition is to create a vertically integrated company in cloud-based enablement of data-driven value-based care. The transaction is expected to close in April 2018. ABILITY is

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  • At HIMSS18, vendors debut new IT for fighting the opioid crisis

    At HIMSS18, vendors debut new IT for fighting the opioid crisis

    • March 10, 2018

    Medicomp Systems, a physician-driven vendor of patient data systems, has launched at HIMSS18 its new care management system for treating opioid addiction. The offering, powered by the company’s existing suite of Quippe Clinical Solutions, provides a centralized repository of clinical data and comprehensive care plans that include opioid addiction-specific treatment protocols. According to the National

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  • Microsoft, Apollo Hospitals to employ AI for early detection of cardiac diseases

    Microsoft, Apollo Hospitals to employ AI for early detection of cardiac diseases

    • March 10, 2018

    Microsoft is expanding MINE – the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare – to build an AI-focused network in cardiology in a new partnership with Apollo Hospitals. The tech giant and Apollo, one of the largest health systems in India, announced the deal at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas. Microsoft and Apollo will work together to develop

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