Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions

Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions   mobile tech mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth news merger healthcare IT health IT business Berkery Noyes Business is picking up across the health IT space today in terms of the rampant growth in mergers and acquisitions during the first six months of 2016.

Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, recently published its mid-year acquisitions trend report for the Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology Industry.

Total deal volume increased 18 percent since second half 2013, the report summary reads.

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New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Association’s Industry Council

New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Associations Industry Council   telemedicine Nonin Medical Mark VanderWerf ATA American Telemedicine Association This week, Mark VanderWerf, Vice President of eHealth and OEM at Nonin Medical, was elected Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Industry Council.

VanderWerf will also join the ATA’s Board of Directors.

VanderWerf’s work at Nonin Medical — the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring — has been internationally celebrated. And now his expertise and vision are being put to good use in a leadership role for the ATA.
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mHealth: Top Stories of the Week

mHealth: Top Stories of the Week   mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

For hospitals, there’s huge savings to be secured in secure SMS. Late last week, mHealthWatch was briefed on a new study that Imprivata recently published about the productivity and economic impact that inefficient provider-to-provider communication has in healthcare.

BlackBerry may be a shell of its former self among the modern smartphone superpowers of the world, but that doesn’t mean the embattled mobile giant isn’t still looking toward the future — a future rich with potential for mHealth.

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mHealth + Telehealth World 2014: Parks Associates Reveals 40% of U.S. Household Seek Health Info Online

mHealth + Telehealth World 2014: Parks Associates Reveals 40% of U.S. Household Seek Health Info Online   Parks Associates mobile health news mobile health mHealth 2014 mHealth + Telehealth World mHealth People may joke about paying an office visit to “Dr. Google,” but it’s more true than most people know.

According to new research from Parks Associates, in the last 12 months, more than 38 percent of consumers in U.S. broadband households searched for health information online.

Another 27 percent used the Web sites of their care providers or insurers to obtain information, according to the Parks Associates report.

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Home is Where the Medical Monitoring Happens

Home is Where the Medical Monitoring Happens   mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 mHealth Berg Insight This week, as mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 takes Boston by storm, no shortage of industry data and projections pertinent to healthcare are being reported, especially those that point toward growth markets.

And here’s one such growth market to be sure.

At the end of 2013, about 3.0 million patients worldwide were using home-medical monitoring devices remotely monitored by doctors.

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What’s Up, Doc? It’s Fevered Growth in Health IT

Whats Up, Doc? Its Fevered Growth in Health IT   mHealth investment healthcare health IT EHR doctors Health IT vendors are tearing it up. It’s the latest growth area, according to a new report by Mercom Capital. Mercom says the booming industry has logged its first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and is “smashing totals from the entirety of 2013.”

According to EHRIntelligence “population health management, clinical analytics, mHealth, and practice management companies were among the most popular with investors, who see ample opportunity for health IT products to supplement EHRs, improve patient outcomes, and address operational gaps in struggling healthcare organizations.”

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mHealthWatch in Boston for mHealth + Telehealth World 2014

mHealthWatch in Boston for mHealth + Telehealth World 2014   telehealth mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 mHealth Boston This week, the team at mHealthWatch is on hand at mHealth + Telehealth World in Boston, MA.

Through Thursday, we’ll be here reporting news, covering panels, and participating in the important conversations about the increasingly vital role played by technology in the modern world of healthcare.

This year’s event once again brings together hospitals, health systems, health plans, and innovators to share successes and failures of existing programs and discover new technologies and strategies for expansion of programs.

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