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McKesson and Nuance seeking expansion and growth with acquisitions

M&A activity in the Health technology industry has been extremely active with McKesson acquiring MedVentive for it’s risk management tools and MED3000 for it’s physician group management offerings. Both deals add considerably to McKesson’s overall Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio. Another interesting pair of acquisitions saw Nuance Communications expand even further into the healthcare […]


Healthcare IT Industry Articles Worth Reading

Just in case you missed any of these… X-rays and iPads: The network healthcare evolution – ArsTechnica HealthIT is terrible. That’s good news – Forbes Big Data And Health Care Get Engaged – Forbes Ontario hospitals spend more on administration – The Star The Future of e-,  m-,  tele-health: Integration – Health Council of Canada Geo-Medicine New […]


eHealth 2012 Conference Summary

Conference overview eHealth 2012 conference was held in Vancouver last week and was once again hosted by CIHI, COACH and Canada Health Infoway. This year’s theme was Innovating Health e-Care and included a Clinician only track as well as sessions certified for continuing education credit towards the CPHIMS-CA and The Canadian College of Health Leaders certifications. The conference learning […]


Niagara Health Restructuring interim report released

Niagara Health Restructuring – Dr. Kevin Smith Supervisor for the Niagara Health System has released his Interim Report on Restructuring of the Niagara Health System for consultation before submission to the Minister in June 2012. His recommendations include building a new acute care hospital as well as a new Urgent Care clinic in South Niagara and an […]


How to Make the Most of HIMSS: A 5 Step Conference Plan

Whether a first time attendee or a seasoned conference goer, having a conference plan is a MUST, especially for a show as big and potentially overwhelming as HIMSS 2011. IT folks are used to planning a project, but sometimes when we are out of our normal day to day environment we forget the basics that […]


Social Media is Coming to HIMSS 2011

Social meeting will be taking a place at the forefront of the HIMSS conference this year and on the exhibition show floor as well.  The HIMSS Social Media Center will be located in Hall E, Booth 7981, the new and improved Social Media Center will host 12 educational sessions and networking meetups. Furthermore, the center […]


PWC Forecasts Healthcare IT Trends for 2011

PWC in the US recently put out their “Top health industry issues of 2011” report. Although our systems are very different, Canadians will be impacted. The rush is on! Expected increased spending in the US on  Health IT from 2011 to 2015 is $36 Billion, with at least $20B of that coming from the Gov’t […]


Cloud and SaaS Among IDC’s Top 2011 Healthcare Industry Predictions

January is prediction season and IDC has released it’s own top ten list of tends that will shape and define the Healthcare landscape in 2011. Here’s their list: Health reform providers will explore new care and reimbursement models. EMRs will shift from purchase to adoption phase for hospitals in 2011. EMR-as-a-service options will take off […]


30 Canadian Organizations and $15.5M Come Together to Prevent Chronic Diseases

Led by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and funded to the tune of $15.5M under the name Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP), 30 Canadian organizations are partnering on a series of initiatives designed to help Canadians become healthier and prevent chronic diseases. CLASP will target health problems such as childhood obesity, screening […]


Longwoods Transitions – February 16th, 2010

Longwoods February 16th, 2010 eLeter Transitions: Lynn Nagle to Strategic Advisor, eHealth at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Kurtis Bishop to Director, eHealth at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Saäd Rafi to Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Caroline DeKeyster to Chief Nursing Officer, Misericordia Health Centre, MB Patti Smith to Executive Director of the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation, […]