Friday, May 17, 2013
An Institute of Health Technology Transformation report finds that data analytics is critical to the success of population health management and accountable care organizations. The report lists several steps that are key to the effective use of health data analytics, such as building partnerships with health plans to obtain claims data. HIT Consultant
, Clinical Innovation & Technology.
A report from HIMSS Analytics finds that bed management technologies represent one of the most promising market opportunities for vendors because of their low rate of market penetration. The report ranked 24 types of health care software applications. FierceHealthIT
Concerns are being raised about the trend of pharmaceutical companies using databases of doctor and patient information to improve drug marketing strategies. Drug companies say they use the data to provide doctors with information tailored to their needs. New York Times
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office is reviewing a five-year, $8.9 million contract under which Truven Health Analytics would build the platform for a new health information exchange in the southeastern region of the state. Government Health IT
, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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.