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This afternoon, Surescripts announced that its subsidiary, Kryptiq, will be taken private via a management buy-out led by Kryptiq founder and CEO, Luis Machuca. Surescripts will maintain a minority stake in Kryptiq going forward and the two companies will continue

Setting Value-Based Payment Goals — HHS Efforts to Improve U.S. Health Care Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell for NEJM “Straight from the NEJM, Sec. Burwell’s outline of what CMS announced this week regarding accelerated move to VBR. Long on vision, short

Today I had the pleasure of having lunch with an informatics professor from the University of Wien and got an inside look into health IT in Austria. The highlight of our conversation was a discussion regarding ELGA – Austria’s national health

Start-Ups Are Helping Consumers Make Better Health Care Purchases Sachin Jain for Harvard Business Review “Sachin Jain’s analysis of the trend of consumer-directed health is spot on. While giving more control to consumers is an undeniably important issue, the specifics

Trinity Health to expand risk-based care with Heritage Provider Network Bob Herman for Modern Healthcare “Intriguing partnership between two healthcare providers to provide bundled healthcare services to payers and employers. We will see far more partnerships such as this in

Walgreens is entering the digital age with a spate of new partnerships that aim to create a virtual experience for a new, rising class of healthcare consumer.

The interoperability problems that plague healthcare are compounded by the paucity of developer options for modern software development. Software as a Service (SaaS) models are increasingly commonplace for EHRs, population health and other finished applications. Platform as a Service (PaaS)

First off, Happy New Year to all of our dedicated readers and followers. Quite a few of you joined our ranks in 2014, and we are most appreciative for every new follower that joins our family. We hope each and

Today, Health Catalyst and Minnesota-based Allina Health announced a deep, ten-year partnership to further respective goals in healthcare analytics. Health Catalyst will gain rights to Allina-developed intellectual property (IP) and add to its ranks roughly eighty Allina employees. Allina will

Having moved to Vienna in late August, I now have had sufficient time to get to know a little bit more about this central European city and its culture. While I could write about any number of things, from the

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