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IBM to Help VA Search Electronic Health Records; Carolyn Clancy Comments

IBM to Help VA Search Electronic Health Records; Carolyn Clancy Comments

IBM Corp. has been awarded a $6.8 million contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to collect and analyze electronic health records and medical literature. The company will search and present… Read more »

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Tom Rodgers to Lead McKesson’s New Health Startup Investment Fund; John Hammergren Comments

Tom Rodgers to Lead McKesson’s New Health Startup Investment Fund; John Hammergren Comments

Tom Rodgers, formerly Cambia Health’s venture investment lead, has returned to McKesson Corp. as managing director and head of that company’s newly launched venture capital fund. He will lead McKesson Ventures’… Read more »

Lockheed’s Horace Blackman: ‘Biggest Opportunities’ Lie in Federal Health IT Space

Lockheed’s Horace Blackman: ‘Biggest Opportunities’ Lie in Federal Health IT Space

Horace Blackman, Lockheed Martin’s vice president of health and life sciences, attributes new business growth opportunities to the federal health information technology market, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Jay Hancock writes Lockheed Martin’s business with… Read more »

Systems Made Simple to Support VA Mobile Healthcare App Development

Systems Made Simple to Support VA Mobile Healthcare App Development

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a contract to Systems Made Simple to help the agency create new mobile applications for managing veterans’ healthcare. VA seeks to develop… Read more »

IDC Survey: Healthcare Needs Broad Approach Versus Cyber Vulnerabilities

IDC Survey: Healthcare Needs Broad Approach Versus Cyber Vulnerabilities

A new IDC report has underscored the need for healthcare organizations to pour more investments not just in cyber attack response but also in detection and mitigation, noting that the… Read more »

Alistair Rennie: IBM, CPSI Partner for Predictive Healthcare Analytics Project

Alistair Rennie: IBM, CPSI Partner for Predictive Healthcare Analytics Project

IBM and Computer Programs and Systems will collaborate on a healthcare project that seeks to leverage predictive analytics technology to help rural and community hospitals cut readmission rates. CPSI and… Read more »

ReportsnReports.com: North America to Lead EMR Market’s Growth Through 2018

ReportsnReports.com: North America to Lead EMR Market’s Growth Through 2018

ReportsnReports.com projects compound annual growth rate of at least 7 percent for the electronic medical record market across North America, Europe and Asia from 2012 to 2018 due to what the firm… Read more »

Jerry Hogge: Leidos-Accenture-Cerner Team Eyes Interoperability for Military EHR Contract

Jerry Hogge: Leidos-Accenture-Cerner Team Eyes Interoperability for Military EHR Contract

Jerry Hogge, deputy group president of Leidos’ health solutions group, said interoperability and connectivity are among key features the U.S. Defense Department want from the agency’s future electronic health records… Read more »

Doug Quarry: International SOS to Disseminate Ebola Outbreak Info Through Mobile App

Doug Quarry: International SOS to Disseminate Ebola Outbreak Info Through Mobile App

International SOS has developed a new mobile application for users to access travel and medical information on the Ebola outbreak. The app is available for free download on Andoid and… Read more »

Connie Harvey: Xerox Invests in Cloud-Based Healthcare Delivery System

Connie Harvey: Xerox Invests in Cloud-Based Healthcare Delivery System

Xerox Corp. has invested in HealthSpot‘s cloud-based care delivery system in an effort to expand patient access to healthcare. HealthSpot plans to deliver its kiosks to retail pharmacies, care centers and emergency departments across… Read more »

Stanton McComb: McKesson to Expand Virginia Operations with New Divisional HQ

Stanton McComb: McKesson to Expand Virginia Operations with New Divisional HQ

McKesson Corp. plans a $10 million investment to expand the headquarters operations of its medical technology products business in Henrico County, Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said Thursday that McKesson… Read more »

Marty Canning: Lexmark to Provide Gov’t Health Agency with Printing Systems, Services

Marty Canning: Lexmark to Provide Gov’t Health Agency with Printing Systems, Services

Lexmark has secured a five-year, $100 million contract to deliver printing products and enterprise services to a government agency that oversees healthcare delivery in Alberta, Canada. The Alberta Health Services… Read more »

Fulcrum Wins Military Health IT Testing Support Contract

Fulcrum Wins Military Health IT Testing Support Contract

Fulcrum has been awarded a potential five-year, $13.9 million contract to support a U.S. Defense Health Agency-run development test center for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization. The DHMS program… Read more »

Kamal Narang: SRA to Support Genomic Data Exchange, Bioinformatics R&D Efforts

Kamal Narang: SRA to Support Genomic Data Exchange, Bioinformatics R&D Efforts

SRA International has joined an international data-sharing coalition that seeks to develop a common framework for organizations to exchange genomic information for research and clinical applications. SRA said Tuesday that… Read more »

Frost & Sullivan: Health Tech Vendors See Biz Opportunity in EHR Data Retrieval

Frost & Sullivan: Health Tech Vendors See Biz Opportunity in EHR Data Retrieval

A new Frost & Sullivan study says investments from government and healthcare providers have facilitated increased usage of electronic health records and have placed EHR retrieval as an important service priority. Frost & Sullivan said… Read more »

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