NoMoreClipboard will integrate ICA's health information exchange tools into its personal health record and patient portal systems. The Veterans Benefits Administration has awarded Harris Corporation a four-year, $37 million contract to work on its veterans' benefits claims system.
Today, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association released a code of conduct for EHR developers. The code of conduct addresses several key issues, such as interoperability, patient engagement, and privacy and security. National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari praised the code, saying, "The commitment here is very much in line with our national plan." Healthcare IT News.
A tool developed by the Center for Connected Health and the Center for Technology and Aging gauges the return on investment for certain remote patient monitoring technology. The tool was developed in collaboration with the California HealthCare Foundation. Healthcare IT News.
ResearchGate, an online network for scientists, has secured $35 million in funding led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Department of Defense has awarded Philips Healthcare Informatics an $88.5 million contract to implement its digital imaging network and picture archiving system.
Entrepreneurs seek more federal health data following the release of outpatient pricing information at a recent health IT conference. Also at the conference, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched a contest to help consumers understand such data. Kaiser Health News et al.
Martin Coulter -- former executive vice president and general manager of The Advisory Board Company -- has been named CEO of PatientsLikeMe, an online patient network. ConsultingMD, an online physician specialist consulting network, has raised $10 million from Venrock Capital.
An HHS Office of the Inspector General report finds that two Medicare databases store health care provider information that is inaccurate or incomplete. The report also finds that the information shared between the databases was inconsistent for 97% of records. OIG provided CMS with several recommendations to address the issues raised in the report. FierceHealthIT et al.
Health industry CIOs seek to determine how to best comply with HIPAA provisions under HHS' final omnibus rule. The rule allows certain patients to withhold information from data exchanges between health care providers and health insurers. Wall Street Journal's "CIO Journal."
John Halamka -- CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-chair of the federal Health IT Standards Committee -- has been named to the board of directors at Imprivata. Utah's Intermountain Healthcare will deploy Sotera Wireless' wireless health monitoring technology.
During a House committee presentation last week, IBM representatives showcased the health care knowledge of its supercomputer Watson. Lawmakers at the event expressed support for Watson and health care innovation. Washington Post's "Innovations."
Six health care organizations have selected VitalWare's claims auditing and ICD-10 financial risk assessment tool. TigerText, a health care messaging provider, has partnered with mobility management provider AirWatch to develop secure health care communications tools.
A MarketsandMarkets report predicts that the global health IT market will reach $56.7 billion by 2017, up from the 2012 market value of $40.4 billion. According to the report, the U.S. and Canada will account for the largest market share. Clinical Innovation & Technology et al.
Former National Coordinator for Health IT Robert Kolodner has been named vice president and chief medical officer at ViTel Net, a telehealth provider. Cavan Redmond is stepping down as CEO of WebMD Health, and David Schlanger has been named interim CEO of the company.
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has been appointed to the board of Jawbone, a developer of Bluetooth speakers and wearable health devices. IMS Health, a health information services provider, has acquired Semantelli Corporation, a social media analytics firm, for an undisclosed sum.
HealthSpot, a telehealth services provider, has raised $10.4 million from 18 investors and secured a $1.5 million loan from the Innovation Ohio Loan Fund. Nightingale Preventive Care's providers will use HealthFusion's electronic health record tools at Nightingale's Kmart-based clinics.