Cumberland Consulting Group Acquires Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, Expands Payer Market PresenceApril 4, 2016 - Cumberland Consulting Group today announced that it has acquired Little Rock-based Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare consulting firm specializing in IT and operations for a diverse client base, including government healthcare agencies, integrated delivery systems and health plans.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. Honored to Join the CHIME FoundationMarch 30, 2016 - Navigant announces today it joined the CHIME as a foundation partner for 2016. The CHIME Foundation’s mission is to collaborate with other thought leaders in the advancement of strategic and innovative applications within healthcare information technology.
CloudWave Joins the College of Healthcare Information Executives (CHIME) Cooperative Member Services ProgramMarch 29, 2016 - CloudWave is pleased to announce its participation in the CHIME Cooperative Member Services Program, provided by CHIME Technologies. The program is designed to help CHIME members leverage the IT services and solutions offered by CHIME Foundation firms with exclusive members-only packages or incentives.
Report from DrFirst Reveals the Current State of Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances in the USMarch 25, 2016 - DrFirst today released a report providing an overview of one of the most valuable tools we have in the fight against the abuse of opioids and other controlled substances: electronic prescribing of controlled substances.
Survey Reveals Data Analytics Stays Top of Mind for Health IT LeadersMarch 24, 2016 - In the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. for the second year in a row, a majority of respondents pointed to data analytics and business intelligence as the biggest topic in health IT. However, most said their organizations' data analytics programs are well underway but lack resources to complete requested initiatives. The survey was conducted at the 2016 HIMSS annual conference held recently in Las Vegas.
Nordic named one of Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare”March 23, 2016 – Nordic has been named to Becker's Healthcare’s 2016 edition of its list, "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare," which was released this week.
Sunquest Information Systems Engages Amendola Communications for PR and Content Creation ServicesMarch 22, 2016 - Amendola Communications is pleased to announce that Sunquest Information Systems has engaged Amendola for public relations and content creation services.
Futura Mobility & Pursuit Healthcare Advisors Announce “New” Partnership with the Industry’s First End-to-End Provider of Healthcare Communication & Collaboration SolutionsMarch 22, 2016 - Futura Mobility and Pursuit Healthcare Advisors congratulate partner Practice Unite on their merger with Uniphy Health, a breakthrough physician engagement firm. Their merger will create the new Uniphy Health which provides healthcare organizations with transformative, HIPAA- compliant, mobile-first solutions that deliver a positive return on investment and help transition those organizations to value-based care for tomorrow.
Impact Advisors’ Named to Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” ListMarch 21, 2016 - Impact Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been named as a Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” This is the second year in a row the firm has been included on the list.
Trilogy of Comedy Videos Spotlight the Healthcare Industry’s Stubborn Reliance on Pagers, Fax MachinesMarch 16, 2016 - DrFirst has teamed-up with physician and medical satirist Dr. Zubin Damania to release a series of comedy videos that highlight the healthcare industry’s continued reliance on outdated communication tools.
Thomas Health System Consolidates Hospitals Under MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR PlatformMarch 21, 2016 - Thomas Health System recently announced they’ll be implementing MEDITECH. Parallon, a collaborative partner, will host and implement MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR at the 403-bed hospital system.
Sectra Announces VNA Win in ConnecticutMarch 21, 2016 - International medical imaging IT company Sectra announces that Hartford HealthCare has entered into a multi-year contract to implement Sectra's vendor neutral archive for the handling of patient imaging throughout the healthcare system. The common archiving platform will promote sharing of images between the hospitals, with the goal of driving efficiencies and improving patient care.
Impact Advisors Names New Vice PresidentMarch 16, 2016 – Impact Advisors announced today that Michael Nutter has been promoted to Vice President. Nutter joined Impact Advisors in 2011 as the Director of Firm Culture and Associate Satisfaction.
Impact Advisors’ Mike Hannon Named to Consulting Magazine’s “Rising Stars of the Profession” ListMarch 10, 2016 - Impact Advisors announced today that Senior Advisor Mike Hannon was named one of Consulting magazine’s “Rising Stars of the Profession: Thirty Five Under 35.” Hannon was recognized in the “Excellence in Healthcare” category.
Spok Takes Healthcare Communications Conference on the RoadMarch 8, 2016 - Spok’s annual healthcare communications conference is offering attendees something fresh this year. Instead of one event, Connect 16 will be a series of day-long programs held in six locations around the country, with the theme of “On the Road: Continuing the Conversation.” Like the annual gathering, the Connect 16 events will provide a lively forum for healthcare leaders and industry experts to share innovative ideas and discuss trends in healthcare communications.
Allscripts Signs Multi-Year Agreement with AssistRx for Automated Patient Enrollment AppMarch 8, 2016 - Providers seeking to enroll patients more quickly in specialty drug programs offered by pharma and biotech manufacturers may now do so directly from their EHRs, AssistRx announced today. Allscripts, whose client reach extends across 180,000 physicians and 45,000 physician offices, will be the first EHR vendor to offer the iAssist EHR-integrated app, making it available across Allscripts' three largest ambulatory e-Prescribing and EHR platforms in the US.
Partners HealthCare and Health Catalyst Honored as Recipients of the 2016 Microsoft Health Innovation AwardsMarch 2, 2016 - Health Catalyst and Partners HealthCare today announced they have been named recipients of Microsoft Corp.’s 2016 Health Innovation Awards. The organizations won the “Reinventing Productivity and Business Processes” category, which evaluates solutions that transform care delivery or population health by connecting clinicians and staff to new processes and insights.
Health Catalyst Announces New Products at HIMSS16March 1, 2016 – From the floor of the HIMSS16 Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Health Catalyst announced it is launching the most significant update to its technology and product strategy since the introduction of its industry-changing Late-Binding™ Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) in 2008.
Health Catalyst Raises $70 Million Led By Norwest Venture Partners & UPMCFebruary 29, 2016 – Health Catalyst announced the closing of a $70 million Series E funding round. The capital raise was co-led by Norwest Venture Partners, the lead investor in three previous rounds, and UPMC, a world-renowned healthcare provider and insurer that is also a Health Catalyst customer.
Nordic partners with Qlik to bring deeper, more accessible data, insights to clientsFebruary 29, 2016 – Nordic today announced its partnership with Qlik. Nordic uses Qlik Sense to bring insights to clients through flexible and interactive visualizations to optimize performance across financial and clinical operations.