U-Minn Medical Center nurses ditch pagers: The nurses began using ASCOM handsets about six months ago, seeking to cut down on the time it takes to answer patient calls.
Boston-based healthcare data analytics provider Humedica launched with $30 million in venture backing.
The company said (PDF) it plans to offer a software-as-a-service solution to inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, medical device manufacturers, government agencies and financial services firms.
Humedica’s backers include Bain Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners and Leerink Swann.
The real top medical iPhone apps (money-making edition): Apple’s list of the top 200 highest-grossing applications in its iTunes App Store.
Athenahealth Inc. is putting down a marker for doctors who sign up for its electronic medical records service: A guarantee that they’ll receive their fair share of up to $44,000 in Medicare payments for proving “meaningful use” of EMRs.
That’s a provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act designed to push the digitization of medical records. Doctors’ offices that demonstrate as-yet-undefined “meaningful use” of EMR technology starting in 2011 will be eligible for the payments.
CardioNet enhances cardiac monitoring: CardioNet announced new features for its remote cardiac monitoring and diagnostic MCOT system to give physicians more in-depth data.
There’s a new player in the push to digitize patients’ medical records, which is a big ($19 billion) part of president Barack Obama’s $900 billion healthcare reform plan: Computer colossus Dell.
Microsoft HealthVault leaps out of beta: Late last week, Microsoft’s HealthVault platform and personal health data repository, which the company is loathe to call a personal health record, exited from “beta” status.
CardioMEMS lands $22 million VC round: Wireless sensing and communications developer CardioMEMS closes round of financing to bankroll its heart failure clinical trial.
3M unveils $500 Bluetooth-enabled stethoscope: The conglomerate unveiled the Littmann 3200 stethoscope with a built-in Bluetooth radio that aims to better enable physicians to detect heart murmurs and other afflictions.
Connecting devices to Microsoft’s HealthVault: Mobihealthnews recently caught up with HealthVault’s senior global strategist George Scriban to discuss how the Microsoft unit fits into the wireless health discussion. Can mobile application developers sync their apps directly to HealthVault? Will Windows Mobile create apps that integrate to HealthVault? How does a medical device maker enable its users to send information to HealthVault?
A Nashville-based electronic medical records provider drew flocks of investors to its initial public offering today, breathing some much-needed life into the moribund life science IPO market that’s been largely stalled since the economic downturn began last year.
Emdeon Inc.‘s stock opened at at $17.75 per share August 12, up 14.5 percent from yesterday’s IPO price of $15.50, the Wall Street Journal reported, as investors bagged 23.7 million shares — 2 million more than expected — at the high end of the expected range set by underwriters Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., UBS AG and Barclays PLC.
The offering pulled in about $367 million.