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Vermont to Host Health Care Technology Summit This Fall


Vermont to Host Health Care Technology Summit This FallMake room for yet another prominent healthcare and technology summit. This one is coming in early fall of this year.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) has just announced the 2015 Transforming Health Care Through Technology Summit at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.

The Summit will open on September 30 and close October 1.
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Op-Ed: Pioneering Good Health IT Design


Op-Ed Pioneering Good Health IT DesignThe following is a guest contributed post from Jonathon Dreyer, director of cloud and mobile solutions marketing for Nuance’s healthcare division.

I grew up during the era when PC video gaming was gaining popularity.  It was an exciting time when trail-blazing designers and developers created masterpieces like the Oregon Trail, forcing school children everywhere to decide whether to ford the river, or caulk and float their wagons across it—and, most importantly, learn what those phrases meant.  It also taught the importance of anticipating and preparing for the unexpected: dialog boxes seemed to constantly interrupt game play and announce a drought or another bout of dysentery. The game was an endless maze of unknowns, which was scary when you were just trying to get your family and animals safely, and healthily, to new land.

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mHealthWatch Recognized by CDW Healthcare Among Top Health IT Blogs


mHealthWatch Recognized by CDW Healthcare Among Top Health IT BlogsThe team at CDW Healthcare recently published their list of the Top 50 Health IT Blogs of 2014. And those of at mHealthWatch would like to express our thanks for being recognized.

“From mHealth to EHRs to senior technology to data security, the healthcare technology community has a lot to talk about these days,” CDW posted to its Community page. “We see an overwhelming number of dedicated people contributing to the conversation and exploring important ideas and discussions about the shifting landscape of healthcare, the latest technology trends and what it all means for healthcare delivery and patient engagement.”

mHealthWatch will be among the leading Health IT blogs to be saluted on Monday, April 13th by CDW Healthcare at their booth during HIMS15 in Chicago.
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Opinion: The Evolution of Health IT


Opinion The Evolution of Health ITThe following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Eric Venn-Watson of AirStrip.

Health IT is often considered a silent partner in healthcare – not seen by patients, but a critical part of the system. As we celebrate National Health IT Week, it’s important to realize that although health IT already has a long history, the constant and rapid evolution of this space continues to transform the market. Information has been collected and stored for years, but the promise of clinical decision support has us at the cusp of all this information becoming valuable in new and innovative ways.

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Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare Providers


Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare ProvidersThe writing has been on the wall for some time now that Apple will soon make healthcare a bigger part of its business model.

Following the company’s introduction of HealthKit at June’s WWDC 2014, all signs have poised to Apple cultivating the close ties that healthcare and mobile technology have already forged.

HealthKit is a new app bundled with iOS 8 that’s geared toward fitness and tracking apps and other mHealth solutions.
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Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and Acquisitions


Strong 2014 So Far for Health IT Mergers and AcquisitionsBusiness 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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What’s Up, Doc? It’s Fevered Growth in Health IT


What's Up, Doc It's Fevered Growth in Health ITHealth 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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