International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM)’s Watson Health biz CEO Deborah DiSanzo spoke yesterday on how the company aims to improve how healthcare firms handle and use their data and updated on partnerships with Boston Children’s Hospital and Medtronic. DiSanzo spoke at the MassMedic conference in Boston, covering these and more issues involving the company’s cognitive computing system, […]
International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) said today that it agreed to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 billion, marking IBM’s 4th major health-related acquisition since launching Watson Health in April 2015. Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Truven provides could-based healthcare data and analytics solutions to federal and state government agencies, employers, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. IBM, whose healthcare unit is powered by the […]
The CEOs of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) yesterday unveiled a the fruits of the project they’ve been working on since last April, combining the IBM Watson artificial intelligence platform with Medtronic’s insulin management devices. Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak joined IBM chief Ginni Rometty last night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil the […]
International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) said it finished its $1 billion purchase of medical image and clinical systems company Merge Healthcare. Merge shareholders are slated to receive $7.13 per share in cash as the transaction closes, the Armonk, N.Y.-based company said. IBM said it will combine the newly purchased assets, including data and images from Merge Healthcare’s medical imaging […]
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday that it’s eliminating the role of international president held by Ramesh Subrahmanian as it reorganizes its overseas business. After Subrahmanian’s departure, effective Dec. 31, he’s slated to stay on until March 31, 2016, as an advisor, Stryker said in a regulatory filing. International sales were down across the board during Stryker’s […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) won a grant from the Israeli government to open an incubator focusing on the field of digital medicine, according to a statement from the Israeli Ministry of Economy. The incubators will receive a budget between $500,000 and $800,000, depending on the project, according to the incubator’s site. The group currently […]
International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) said today ex-Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) Healthcare CEO Deborah DiSanzo has joined up as general manager of its new Watson Health unit. The unit, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., brings new cloud-based services under the IBM Watson Health moniker and will grow existing services and relationships with companies like Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT). “Watson […]
(Reuters) — International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) said it would buy Merge Healthcare (NSDQ:MRGE), which provides medical images and clinical systems, in a $1 billion deal and combine it with its Watson Health analytics unit. Merge Healthcare shareholders will get $7.13 per share at a premium of 31.8% to yesterday’s close, the companies said. Merge Healthcare shares were up […]
April 13, 2015 by Brad Perriello
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A Washington University project intended to uncover the cost of hip replacement procedures made the unindented discovery that around half of the hospitals could provide no estimates.
Among the more than 100 hospitals contacted by the researcher, those that could provide figures ranged from around $11,000 to more than $125,000.