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Weekly wrap: Cisco, Piper Jaffray, Transom | Mergers & Acquisitions – Mergers & Acquisitions

Weekly wrap: Cisco, Piper Jaffray, Transom | Mergers & Acquisitions  Mergers & AcquisitionsCisco acquires Acacia. Piper Jaffray buys Sandler O'Neill. Transom purchases Conair's liquid division.

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in – Becker's Hospital Review

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in  Becker's Hospital ReviewAt the AHIP Institute & Expo in Nashville June 19-20, Becker's Hospital Review asked 17 executives from health plans and providers one question: What is the …

Change Healthcare extends CommonWell contract – Nashville Post

Change Healthcare extends CommonWell contract  Nashville PostChange Healthcare has negotiated a six-year extension to its CommonWell Health Alliance contract that has the entities pushing to improve clinical data …

Uber Health chief: With 1,000+ partners, the question is no longer, 'What the heck is Uber doing in healthcare?' – Becker's Hospital Review

Uber Health chief: With 1,000+ partners, the question is no longer, 'What the heck is Uber doing in healthcare?'  Becker's Hospital ReviewFour million medical appointments are missed or delayed every year because patients can't get to their appointments due to transportation, data shows.

NantHealth to Exhibit at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2019 – Yahoo Finance

NantHealth to Exhibit at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2019  Yahoo FinanceNantHealth to Showcase Advancements in Technology that Enable Value-Based Care and Discuss Technology's Role in Reducing Health Care Costs.

University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA – Imaging Technology News

University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA  Imaging Technology NewsJune 14, 2019 – IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and clinically …

65 community hospital CIOs to know | 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

65 community hospital CIOs to know | 2019  Becker's Hospital ReviewBecker's Healthcare is proud to recognize 71 community hospital CIOs in 2019.

Alphabet's Verily adds Mayo Clinic, Duke University Health to consortium for clinical research – Becker's Hospital Review

Alphabet's Verily adds Mayo Clinic, Duke University Health to consortium for clinical research  Becker's Hospital ReviewVerily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company, launched the Baseline Health System Consortium in collaboration with six U.S. health systems to help make clinical …

HCA Healthcare says analytics system can detect sepsis quickly – Healthcare IT News

HCA Healthcare says analytics system can detect sepsis quickly  Healthcare IT NewsNashville-based HCA Healthcare announced the launch of Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy (SPOT), an algorithm driven, real-time system to more …

May 2019 Issue of Becker's Healthcare Review – Becker's Hospital Review

May 2019 Issue of Becker's Healthcare Review  Becker's Hospital ReviewMay 2019 Issue of Becker's Healthcare Review ON THE COVER 'I wanted to do more than just be upset': Dr. Esther Choo tackles gender equity with Time's Up …

Netherlands Proton Therapy Center Delivers First Clinical Flash Irradiation – Imaging Technology News

Netherlands Proton Therapy Center Delivers First Clinical Flash Irradiation  Imaging Technology NewsMay 2, 2019 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) recently announced the first Flash irradiation in an IBA proton therapy gantry treatment room at the University …

The Development of Tungsten Collimators May Advance Medical Imaging – Imaging Technology News

The Development of Tungsten Collimators May Advance Medical Imaging  Imaging Technology NewsA 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished.

Patients at Community Health Systems facilities can now get health records through their iPhones – Brentwood Home Page

Patients at Community Health Systems facilities can now get health records through their iPhones  Brentwood Home PageBy MATT BLOIS. Patients at Community Health Systems facilities will now be able to access their health records through an application on the iPhone.

210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019 – Becker's Hospital Review

210+ healthcare revenue cycle companies to know | 2019  Becker's Hospital ReviewHospitals, health systems, physician practices and healthcare organizations are experiencing increasingly complex revenue cycles, working with government …

Middle Tennessee tech industry driven by health care – Nashville Post

Middle Tennessee tech industry driven by health care  Nashville PostThe Nashville Tech Council released a report Thursday citing one-third of the 38,000 tech job openings in Middle Tennessee were derived from the region's …

Bridge Connector lands another $10M in funding – Nashville Post

Bridge Connector lands another $10M in funding  Nashville PostHealth data integration startup Bridge Connector has raised another $10 million from its main investor, money that will go toward sustaining the company's …

Nashville startup raises $10M from former Publix CEO's firm – Nashville Business Journal

Nashville startup raises $10M from former Publix CEO's firm  Nashville Business JournalHealth-tech startup Bridge Connector has raised a new $10 million round of funding, bringing the total amount raised by the 13-month-old company to $20 …

Interoperability-focused startup Bridge Connector nabs $10M – MedCity News

Interoperability-focused startup Bridge Connector nabs $10M  MedCity NewsThe company intends to use the funding, which came from Axioma Ventures, to advance its technology, differentiate product verticals and grow its sales, …

Data Determinants of Health – Pager Publications, Inc.

Data Determinants of Health  Pager Publications, Inc.The grey area lies in what is considered "health data," but it is hard to imagine data worth collecting that could not somehow be used to analyze a consumer's …

Unlocked: Meet the NBJ's 2019 Health Care Awards winners – Nashville Business Journal

Unlocked: Meet the NBJ's 2019 Health Care Awards winners  Nashville Business JournalThe Nashville Business Journal is excited to announce the 2019 class of Health Care Awards winners. The Health Care Awards honor the city's top business …

Vanderbilt EHR to undergo first major upgrade since 2017 go-live – Health Data Management

Vanderbilt EHR to undergo first major upgrade since 2017 go-live  Health Data ManagementVanderbilt University Medical Center will implement changes to its Epic electronic health record system on April 7—the most extensive update since it was …

Austin health care exec says Nashville needs to find its 'hunger' – or suffer the consequences – Nashville Business Journal

Austin health care exec says Nashville needs to find its 'hunger' – or suffer the consequences  Nashville Business JournalFor [Nashville], one of the big challenges is, you have strengths in health care but where's the hunger? You've got to find what your'e hungry for,” said Dr.

Healthcare Payments Innovator MAPay Tackles Inefficiencies in Global Healthcare Transactions – PRNewswire

Healthcare Payments Innovator MAPay Tackles Inefficiencies in Global Healthcare Transactions  PRNewswirePHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MAPay, LLC, a global healthcare technology firm, has deployed a transformational healthcare payment network …

Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Technology Content in March 2019 – Imaging Technology News

Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Technology Content in March 2019  Imaging Technology NewsFour of the top pieces of *content* in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern …

Louisiana Health Data Exchange Pilot Uses CommonWell-Carequality Link – HITInfrastructure.com

Louisiana Health Data Exchange Pilot Uses CommonWell-Carequality Link  HITInfrastructure.comTwo Louisiana healthcare providers have undertaken a collaborative health data exchange pilot program as part of the CommonWell-Carequality partnership, …

Nashville Post: The Center for Medical Interoperability is moving closer to setting standards that will drive innovation

Our CEO Ed Cantwell, recently had an opportunity to update the Nashville Post on progress being made by the Center for Medical Interoperability. Click here to see the Nashville Post article (subscriber content).

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Nashville Business Journal offers a virtual tour of our headquarters

Via the Nashville Business Journal >> The Nashville Business Journal recently toured The Center for Medical Interoperability office and took some great pictures of our new home.  See the space and discover some of the goals that informed the designs in this virtual tour.

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What a former member of the Soviet bloc has to offer Nashville’s health leaders

Via Nashville Business Journal » When looking for technological advancements, few look to the former USSR, but one of Nashville’s health care leaders did exactly that when searching for a way to solve what is one of the industry’s biggest problems: interoperability. Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, recently visited Estonia to […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Moves to New HQ

Via Nashville Medical News » In April, the Center for Medical Interoperability opened its new Nashville headquarters and a one-of-a-kind testing and certification lab in the oneC1TY development off of Charlotte Pike. The new facility’s striking interior was designed around the theme of “Follow the Flow of Data.” The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development […]

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4 Initiatives Advancing Healthcare Interoperability in 2017

Via EHR Intelligence » Healthcare organizations and health IT developers have cemented their commitment to achieving true interoperability through multi-stakeholder initiatives in 2017. Healthcare interoperability has been a priority for vendors and providers since the advent of health data exchange. Timely access to accurate health information regardless of health IT system or location improves provider […]

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The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

Via Modern Healthcare » Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information, with a […]

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With revenue up, Cerner remains unaffected by ACA uncertainty

Via Modern Healthcare » Cerner Corp. posted strong financial growth in the first quarter despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act and healthcare industry, the company said Thursday. One of the nation’s largest health information technology vendors, Cerner is well positioned to help the healthcare industry lower costs through delivery reform, said Cerner […]

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Can Nashville’s health care leaders solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges? They better

Via Nashville Business Journal » If you’re thinking about the future of health care, you should be mindful of Steve Jobs. Whether that comes in the form of optimism or wariness depends on your perspective. For Charlie Martin, a veteran hospital company CEO and the head of investment firm Martin Ventures, Jobs’ innovative ability is emblematic of […]

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Health Care of the Future: Interoperability

Via HCA Today Blog » Today I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech at the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care of the Future event at the Music City Center. It was a challenge to tackle this vast subject in just 15 minutes. Following is the text of my speech, which focuses on three […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters in Nashville

Via HealthcareInformatics.com » The Center for Medical Interoperability officially opened its headquarters this week and launched a testing and certification laboratory with the aim of improving patient safety and care. The center is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems. The center’s […]

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Nashville’s health care moonshot is ready for its moment

Via Nashville Business Journal » He’s got the hospitals on his side. He’s been courting the vendors. Now he’s ready to see what they can do together. “He” is Ed Cantwell, CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a new Nashville-based nonprofit that has brought together some of the industry’s biggest power players to improve the […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability Opens Headquarters and Unique Lab to Speed Seamless Flow of Patient Medical Data

Lab dedicated to breaking down data barriers that prevent doctors from having quick, complete access to patient information   Nashville, TN (April 6, 2017) – The Center for Medical Interoperability (“The Center”) has opened its headquarters and launched a one-of-a-kind testing and certification laboratory that will improve patient safety and care. The Center is dedicated […]

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Center opens to tackle interoperability challenges in healthcare

Via Health Data Management » Nashville is home to a new 16,000-square-foot Center for Medical Interoperability that will be focused on simplifying and advancing health data sharing across technologies and systems. Thursday is the grand opening of the center, which is a membership-based organization that includes what is described as the first-of-its-kind testing and certification laboratory […]

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Ascension Health, Vanderbilt UMC unveil Center for Medical Interoperability HQ

Via Becker’s Hospital Review » The Center for Medical Interoperability on April 6 opened its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. The center is a joint initiative of Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America; Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems; Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health; St. Louis-based Ascension Health; and Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center, among other U.S. healthcare providers. […]

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A millionaire’s mission: Stop hospitals from killing their patients by medical error

Via Fox News » IRVINE, Calif. — Joe Kiani likes to point out that the most worn spot on most medical monitoring devices is the mute button. He’s out to change that — and, he hopes, to stop the epidemic of preventable hospital death that kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. It’s not […]

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CEO Ed Cantwell Featured in InCharge Healthcare 2017: The Continuum of Care

Via Nashville Medical News » View the 2017 edition of InCharge Healthcare » As our healthcare delivery system continues to evolve and transform, there is an increasing focus on communication, connection and engagement at every point along the continuum of care. Certainly, the top executives featured on this year’s cover represent not only excellence in […]

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Trusted Wireless Health – A New Approach to Medical Grade Wireless

Via ICT Today » Several current trends give cause to rethink the design of wireless systems in medical buildings. Increasingly, patients are bringing in their connected smart devices and expecting the hospital to provide wireless internet services for free. Studies conducted over the last six years show that guest traffic in these facilities has risen […]

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Blockchain and health care’s future

Via Nashville Post » Disruptive database technology could be industry savior Beyond the country music tropes and Bible Belt platitudes, Nashville should be best known for its place in the health care industry. Headquartered in the city are 16 publicly traded health care companies with a combined $73 billion in global revenue, according to an […]

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Nashville Health Care Council Panel Calls for Leadership, Accountability in Addressing Cyber Threats

Via Businesswire » NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With cyber security breaches becoming an ever-growing issue for health care companies, the Nashville Health Care Council welcomed a panel of experts to discuss strategies for preventing such attacks. Though data invasions can be disastrous for health care organizations, the industry has so far struggled to put processes into place […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability names CEO

Via Nashville Post >> A local health industry group aiming to overhaul how medical technologies talk to each other has named a new CEO. The Nashville-based Center for Medical Interoperability has announced the promotion of Ed Cantwell (pictured) to chief executive officer. Involved since the center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its executive director. Prior […]

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Center for Medical Interoperability names Ed Cantwell as CEO

  Nashville, TN (October 27, 2016) – The Center for Medical Interoperability, an organization of health systems dedicated to improving health care by advancing the seamless flow of information among medical technologies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ed Cantwell to Chief Executive Officer. Involved since the Center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as its […]

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ONC offers help navigating complex EHR contracts, post-go-live usability

Via Healthcare IT News » The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has put out new guidance for choosing EHRs and understanding the fine print of vendor contracts. The EHR contract guide – subtitle: Selecting Wisely, Negotiating Terms, and Understanding the Fine Print – aims to help providers that are purchasing new systems better understand […]

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Will MACRA spark interoperability advancements?

The Center for Medical Interoperability introduced a new maturity model and HIMSS publicly commented that focusing on technical interoperability is not enough in the industry-wide move toward value-based care and alternative payment models. The rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will be released early this fall. But even before […]

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From the Editor: How Nashville will save health care

HCA Holdings Inc. and Community Health Systems Inc. control a large chunk of the nation’s hospital beds. That gives them significant power to change the health care industry. So when the two Middle Tennessee hospital giants — and rivals — come together on something, the industry takes notice.   That’s why a new nonprofit group […]

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The tech doesn’t talk: Nashville needs to fix it

Two hundred thousand people die every year because of a failure to communicate. A trillion dollars is wasted every year. That’s how health care experts set the stage when they talk about one of the biggest concerns facing the industry today: a lack of interoperability. Yes, it’s a big word. And it’s one that means […]

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Industry News

CommonSpirit Health earns BBB+, Baa1 bond ratings, stable outlook – ModernHealthcare.com

CommonSpirit Health earns BBB+, Baa1 bond ratings, stable outlook  ModernHealthcare.comFitch Ratings assigned CommonSpirit Health a "BBB+" rating, while Moody's Investors *Service* assigned it a similar Baa1 rating, both looking at about $5.7 …

NextGen Healthcare Partners with Appriss Health to Combat Substance Use Disorder – Yahoo Finance

NextGen Healthcare Partners with Appriss Health to Combat Substance Use Disorder  Yahoo FinanceEnhanced prescription capabilities in NextGen Office will help prevent the illegal acquisition of controlled substances from multiple sources.

Prefilled Syringes Market 2019 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2024 – News by Intelligence Journal

Prefilled Syringes Market 2019 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2024  News by Intelligence JournalPrefilled Syringes Market size is expected to foresee substantial growth from 2017 to 2024.

Global Healthcare Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market Thriving business growth: Key Players are: Cerner Corporation, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Nuance Corporation, Apixio, MModal IP – A Technology Market

Global Healthcare Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market Thriving business growth: Key Players are: Cerner Corporation, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Nuance Corporation, Apixio, MModal IP  A Technology MarketThe Healthcare Natural Language Processing (NLP) market report is an essential tool for the ones who want to comprehend the Healthcare Natural Language …

Global vaccines market is Driving Business Growth with various Emerging Technolo – News By ReportsGO

Global vaccines market is Driving Business Growth with various Emerging Technolo  News By ReportsGOGlobal Vaccines Market size was valued over USD 38.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to witness more than 9% CAGR from 2019 to 2025.

McLeod Health Goes Live With Cerner EHR at 4 Additional Locations – Xtelligent Healthcare Media

McLeod Health Goes Live With Cerner EHR at 4 Additional Locations  Xtelligent Healthcare MediaMcLeod Health will go live with a new Cerner EHR implementation at four more locations.

Soom launches mobile app that notifies patients, caregivers and nurses of medical device recalls – DOTmed HealthCare Business News

Soom launches mobile app that notifies patients, caregivers and nurses of medical device recalls  DOTmed HealthCare Business NewsJuly 16, 2019. Press releases may be edited for formatting or style. BOSTON – Soom, a pioneer in utilizing barcode and knowledge graph technologies to bridge …

Infusion Pumps Software Market size technological advancement and growth analysis with forecast to 2024 – Rise Media

Infusion Pumps Software Market size technological advancement and growth analysis with forecast to 2024  Rise MediaGlobal Infusion Pumps Software Market Analysis 2019. The report is a comprehensive exploration of the Global Infusion Pumps Software market offering growth …

Integrated Operating Rooms Will Use Intelligent Delivery Options – Xtelligent Healthcare Media

Integrated Operating Rooms Will Use Intelligent Delivery Options  Xtelligent Healthcare MediaThe integrated operating rooms of the future will be able to employ intelligent delivery options to improve the precision and predictability of surgical services.

Redox Launches Effort with Advanced Technology Development Center to Help Health Technology Startups Scale their Businesses – Yahoo Finance

Redox Launches Effort with Advanced Technology Development Center to Help Health Technology Startups Scale their Businesses  Yahoo FinanceATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–. Startups of ATDC's HealthTech Program gain access to Redox's full-*service* integration platform to help get products to market …

MatrixCare Appoints Geriatrician Dheeraj Mahajan as Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President – Yahoo Finance

MatrixCare Appoints Geriatrician Dheeraj Mahajan as Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President  Yahoo FinanceMatrixCare announced today that Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, MBA, MPH, FACP, CMD, CIC, CHCQM, has joined its team as chief medical officer and executive vice …

Conference aims to close radiation treatment gaps in disasters – BlueRidgeNow.com

Conference aims to close radiation treatment gaps in disasters  BlueRidgeNow.comEditor's Note: This article is made possible through a sponsored *content* partnership with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.It didn't take long for New …

Medecision Launches New Interactive Digital Experience under the Aerial™ Brand – Yahoo Finance

Medecision Launches New Interactive Digital Experience under the Aerial™ Brand  Yahoo FinanceA simulation of Aerial's integrated health management capabilities now available via a new digital experience at aerialhealth.io. DALLAS, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE …

Enhancing delivery of quality health care: Biomedical engineers act as a bridge between modern medicine,… – Firstpost

Enhancing delivery of quality health care: Biomedical engineers act as a bridge between modern medicine,…  FirstpostFrom the concept to market reach and clinical trials, biomedical engineers are part of the health care ecosystem contributing to meeting the SDGs, especially …

Healthcare Data Interoperability Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019–2025 – Medical Device News

Healthcare Data Interoperability Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019–2025  Medical Device NewsLatest Report Available at Zion Market Research, “Healthcare Data Interoperability Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, …

New Research on Medical Sector Contract Electronic Manufacturing Market 2019: focuses on companies, opportunities, Market size, growth, revenue & forecast 2025 – Market Research Finance

New Research on Medical Sector Contract Electronic Manufacturing Market 2019: focuses on companies, opportunities, Market size, growth, revenue & forecast 2025  Market Research FinanceMedical Sector Contract Electronic Manufacturing Market. The market research report on the Global Medical Sector Contract Electronic Manufacturing Market …

People in the news, July 16 – Companies – McKnight's Senior Living

People in the news, July 16 – Companies  McKnight's Senior LivingAppointments at Age-friendly NYC Commission, American Health Partners, Avenir Healthcare Group, Brooksby Village, Cadence Millbrae, Chicago Pacific …

Govt plans Aadhaar-based digitised-health-data vault – Times of India

Govt plans Aadhaar-based digitised-health-data vault  Times of IndiaIndia News: Moving towards complete digitisation of health records of all citizens, the government has mooted an ambitious plan to introduce interoperable …

EULAR stresses privacy, transparency in research using 'big data' – Healio

EULAR stresses privacy, transparency in research using 'big data'  HealioRheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders researchers should consider the ethical issues surrounding privacy, confidentiality, identity and transparency when …

MIPI I3C Basic Transforms Sensor-Proliferation Challenges into Opportunities – Electronic Design

MIPI I3C Basic Transforms Sensor-Proliferation Challenges into Opportunities  Electronic DesignThe publicly available MIPI I3C Basic spec helps meet demanding market requirements in order to deliver successful IoT devices.

Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs – Health Data Management

Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs  Health Data ManagementThe vast majority of healthcare provider organizations use electronic health records and physician practice management systems to manage the care they give …

Improving Patient Safety with Smart Pump-EHR Interoperability – Pharmacy Times

Improving Patient Safety with Smart Pump-EHR Interoperability  Pharmacy TimesAttendees at the 2019 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer Meetings & Exhibition in Boston, MA got a look of the effect smart …

Seqster Announces License of SRP™ to Boston University for Alzheimer's Disease Study at Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC) 2019 – PRNewswire

Seqster Announces License of SRP™ to Boston University for Alzheimer's Disease Study at Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC) 2019  PRNewswireSAN DIEGO, July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Seqster, the leading consumer-mediated health data interoperability platform, today announced the expansion of …

Discover MedTech's call to action for an interoperable data ecosystem for digital health – Health Europa

Discover MedTech's call to action for an interoperable data ecosystem for digital health  Health EuropaMedTech Europe have recently published a paper reflecting on the world of digital health and it's call to action regarding the need for an interoperable data …

Poly VVX Desktop Voice Phones Part of Largest VoIP Deployment in US Defense Department History – Commercial Integrator

Poly VVX Desktop Voice Phones Part of Largest VoIP Deployment in US Defense Department History  Commercial IntegratorPoly, formerly Plantronics and Polycom, today announced that its VVX desktop voice phones will be part of the largest Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) …