Morning Headlines 2/15/19

Texas Health System Selects CPSI SaaS Offering, nTrust Mid Coast Health System selects CPSI’s NTrust program, which combines the vendor’s Thrive EHR, interfaces, and maintenance services with RCM support from TruBridge. Health tech is so old-fashioned that Google had...

From HIMSS 2/14/19

News Items Veritas Capital is seeking a buyer for the API Healthcare workforce management software business it bought in its July 2018 acquisition of GE Healthcare’s software business. Veritas separated out API Healthcare with the acquisition and restored its previous...

Dr. Jayne at HIMSS 2/14/19

  There was a shuttle immediately available at my hotel today, so I took it, figuring I’d give my feet a rest before hitting the show floor. It delivered me a bit before the doors opened but when I looked to find a place to sit, all the tables were covered with food...

Dr. Jayne at HIMSS 2/13/19

Today was an absolute whirlwind and I am only going to be able to capture the bare minimum because it’s already after 1 a.m. and it’s been a very long day. Wednesday morning started as a disaster. Everyone was taking the shuttles because of the rain. Three passed me...

From HIMSS 2/13/19

From the Burner Phone “HIMSS hasn’t announced attendance because it is down thousands over last year. It would have been even worse except for the 10 percent of the attendees who were international.” I was expecting to see attendance figures released today, along with...

Morning Headlines 2/14/19

Veritas seeks buyer for API Healthcare, former GE workforce management unit After acquiring Athenahealth, Veritas Capital considers selling API Healthcare, which it bought last year from GE alongside its enterprise financial and ambulatory care management units for $1...

Dr. Jayne at HIMSS 2/12/19

I started the day at the HIStalk booth seeing what Lorre’s plans were for the day. She’s riding solo at HIMSS this year and had a few take-home items on her list, including various stuffed critters from vendor booths. I was happy to help score her a Charlie from...

From HIMSS 2/12/19

  News Items CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in today’s opening session that previously announced hospital penalties and lower incentives for practices were supposed to encourage the industry to move forward on its own with interoperability, but the industry’s...

Morning Headlines 2/13/19

Partners Healthcare system back up following IT issue Partners Healthcare (MA) rectifies Citrix connectivity issues that affected clinical and administrative systems at its 12 hospitals. RTI International Launches Center for Health Care Advancement to Provide...

Dr. Jayne at HIMSS 2/11/19

I was thrilled to finally make it to Orlando in one piece, and to not have to engage my backup plans of flying to Tampa and renting a car or having to come a day later. My HIMSS schedule this year is crazier than it’s ever been, with only a few scattered hours of free...

From HIMSS 2/11/19

News Items HHS / CMS / ONC seem to have developed a knack for publishing important documents late on a Friday or immediately before the first day of the HIMSS conference. HHS released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for interoperability, as required by...

Morning Headlines 2/12/19

Francisco Partners Acquires Qualcomm Life Francisco Partners acquires Qualcomm Life from Qualcomm and will restore the name of Capsule Technologies, the medical device connectivity business that Qualcomm acquired in 2015. HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the...

Dr. Jayne at HIMSS 2/10/19

I was eagerly awaiting my flight to the Sunshine State this morning, but the travel gods decided to conspire against me with an inch of ice that closed the airport and a good number of Interstate segments. I thought I was getting ahead by traveling in on Sunday...

Acquisition Announcements 2/11/19

  Francisco Partners acquires Qualcomm Life from Qualcomm and will restore the name of Capsule Technologies, the medical device connectivity business that Qualcomm acquired in 2015. The business also includes the 2Net medical grade mobile connectivity platform....

Morning Headlines 2/11/19

Catholic Health plows $100M into electronic records Catholic Health (NY) will spend $100 million to implement Epic over the next 18 months – its most expensive health IT project to date. OCR Concludes All-Time Record Year for HIPAA Enforcement with $3 Million Cottage...

From HIMSS 2/10/19

From Degree Checker: “Re: Hal Wolf. WTF on his undergrad degrees and no advanced ones?” I’m not quite sure how Hal’s undergrad-only degrees in business and textile management became the perfect qualification for running the sprawling HIMSS (although I bet he wears...

Morning Headlines 2/8/19

Health Catalyst Secures up to $100 Million with Financing Led By OrbiMed Health Catalyst secures up to $100 million in a Series F round led by OrbiMed, increasing its total to $392 million. Leidos, Mayo Clinic to collaborate on scaling transformative innovation to...

News 2/8/19

Top News Greenway Health will pay $57 million to settle Department of Justice allegations that the company falsified the certification process for Prime Suite EHR and paid kickbacks to customers who recommended its product. DoJ accused Greenway of falsely obtaining...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 2/7/19

Physicians are always up in arms about quality reporting, having been burned by payer, federal, and institutional quality programs. The American Academy of Family Physicians released a position paper recently that hopes to help influence the development and use of...

Morning Headlines 2/7/19

Electronic Health Records Vendor to Pay $57.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Greenway Health will pay $57 million to settle DoJ allegations that include misrepresenting the capabilities of its software during the certification process and doling out...

Morning Headlines 2/6/19

Cerner Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results and Announces Plan to Initiate Quarterly Cash Dividend Cerner reports Q4 results: revenue up 4 percent, adjusted EPS $0.63 vs., $0.58, meeting earnings expectations but falling short on revenue. CommonWell...

News 2/6/19

Top News Cerner reports Q4 results: revenue up 4 percent, adjusted EPS $0.63 vs., $0.58, meeting earnings expectations but falling short on revenue. The company announced plans to start paying a quarterly dividend of $0.15 in Q3 2019. Also in Cerner news, the company...