News & Updates

The Veterans Affairs Department awarded ASM Research a $162.5 million contract to “improve the user experience” for VA’s electronic health record system VistA.

The ONC named the winners of its recent patient empowerment codeathon. In the Blue Button category: Edge Interns, Light Hearts, and Patient Watch. In the financial category, WTF! Denied, MintMD, and Archimedes.

Global information services company Experian acquired Franklin, TN-based Passport Health Communications for $850 million in cash.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is recruiting members with diabetes for a national study testing the viability of Better Choices, Better Health. The Stanford University-developed online self management program blends self-monitoring with personal and group therapy.

Colorado’s accountable care collaborative program is have early success with its analytics platform. Now covering about half the state’s beneficiaries, Colorado’s Medicaid accountable care program saw a 15% reduction in hospital admissions and a 25% reduction in high-cost imaging, contributing to $44 million in savings.

Motorola Solutions debuted MC40-HC, a handheld smartphone like device for health care organizations. It has enterprise grade data capturing ability, and provides mobility to clinical workflow processes.

Intel-GE Care Innovations received 510(k) for QuietCare, a remote home care monitoring platform. QuietCare uses infrared motion sensors and sends data to a Care Innovations server.

Telehealth company iSelectMD partnered with Competitive Carriers Association, a national association of wireless service providers, to deliver mobile health services to their customers in rural, regional and nationwide areas of the U.S.

Videocon Telecom, a technology company based in India, launched a specialized ayurvedic mobile health service for its subscribers, in collaboration with JIVA Ayurveda Group. The service will provide access to top ayurvedic doctors for advice and diagnosis.

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