Private Equity Firm Seeks $3B Sale of TriZetto

Private Equity Firm Seeks $3B Sale of TriZetto

Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of health IT company TriZetto Corp for a reported $3 billion including debt, Thomson Reuters reports. JP Morgan Chase & Co has been hired by the firm to run the auction hoping to cash in on the wave of payors and providers seeking technology solutions to cut costs. TriZetto is also targeting information technology consulting company Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp as potential buyers.  TriZetto provides information technology
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Patient Portal Features: Which Is The Most Beneficial & Frustrating for Consumers?

Patient Portal Features

To successfully attest for Meaningful Use Stage 2, providers must have a patient portal that is used by at least 5 percent of patients in order to receive financial incentives. Reports have shown that providers have struggled with patient portal adoption which caused CMS to lower the objective to 5 percent from the initial 10 percent. While educating patients about patient portals is clearly the first step, maintaining their involvement depends heavily on understanding both the features they
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What Is The Role of the Payer in Advancing Population Health?

What Is The Role of the Payer in Advancing Population Health?

This sponsored post is produced by Marcus Evans “Healthcare organizations must prepare for an environment where doctors and other healthcare professionals will be compensated based on the value, not just the volume, of the services they provide. The push toward value-based compensation is getting stronger, so healthcare professionals must devise a strategy for their journey to a value-based role in the future and find a partner who supports their vision and principles,” advises Renee H.
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Communication vs. Collaboration in Healthcare: What’s the Difference?

Claims Data

In healthcare, there has been much talk and much activity within health IT circles about communicating across institutional barriers. We are now in an era where a majority of physicians, and most hospitals, have moved from paper record keeping to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). By-and-large, these EHRs are implemented within healthcare institutions (hospitals, large delivery systems, and independent doctors’ offices), and the medical data about patients is confined to the institution that
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Is the ED Best Area to Track and Measure the Patient Experience?

Is the ED Best Tool to Track and Measure the Patient Experience

66 percent of healthcare leaders agree that the ED is a critical area tool to track and measure the patient experience, according to a new independent HealthLeaders Media Premium report. The report includes data from a survey of the 7,000-member HealthLeaders Media Council exploring how leading organizations are applying rigor to patient experience reporting and refocusing efforts on patient values. The other top areas identified as the most important to positive patient experience score
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Baylor College Of Medicine Signs On To Regional Health Information Exchange

Baylor College Of Medicine Signs On To Regional Health Information Exchange

Healthconnect announced today that Baylor College of Medicine has joined the regional health information exchange (HIE). Baylor’s entry is an important step in the integration of health information technologies that enable clinical faculty within an academic setting to enhance transitions of care by easily communicating with both referring physicians and patients. Baylor, which utilizes the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system, will utilize Healthconnect’s Direct Messaging services to
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40% of Patients Are Unaware of Patient Portal Options

Patients Are Unaware of Patient Portal Options

40 percent of patients are unaware of their patient portal options provided by their primary care physician, according to recent study by TechnologyAdvice. In an effort to learn more about how patients wish to communicate with their doctors, Technology Advice surveyed a random sample of 430 patients who had seen their primary care physician within the last year.
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10 Health Information Exchange Trends in Hospitals and Physicians Offices

10 Health Information Exchange Trends in Hospitals and Physicians Offices

The ONC recently released a report on the "National Health Information Exchange and Interopability Landscape" highlighting health information exchange trends from office based physicians and hospitals, individuals and state HIE program grantees. The report found growth in exchange capability and activity, but also show there is still substantial room for improvement. 
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M*Modal Partners with athenahealth’s More Disruption Please Program

M*Modal Will Receive Approval to Emerge From Chapter 11

After successfully emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy M*Modal, provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions has announced that it has partnered with athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) program. The partnership will make M*Modal's Fluency Direct and Fluency Flex mobile solutions available on the athenahealth MDP Marketplace, and together the companies will work to link athenahealth’s growing network of more than 52,000 care providers with these solutions. 
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