HIMSS13 mHealth Daily Recap: Tuesday

3-5-2013 10-04-59 PM

Allscripts announces that it has acquired patient engagement solutions vendor Jardogs, which offers a highly rated PHR, a disease management solution, and a population health manager.  Allscripts also announces the acquisition of HIE vendor dbMotion. The acquisitions support Allscripts strategy of created a connected community of health solutions. Details were not announced, although a financial publication from dbMotion’s home base of Israel placed that transaction’s value at $235 million.

3-5-2013 10-59-21 PM

Verizon unveils a secure universal messaging service that aims to allow clinicians to exchange messages and medical records through a secure browser interface regardless of whether they belong to the same health network or HIE. The platform provides an entirely independent option for physician to physician communication and file sharing.

3-5-2013 10-03-22 PM

Intuit Health announces the completion of a BlueButton integration initiative that will allow bring BlueButton functionality to Intuit’s patient portal. Showcasing the functionality will be Florida Health Care Plans, at the invitation of ONC.

3-5-2013 10-02-09 PM

AT&T announces an expanded version of the familiar “Help I’ve fallen and I cant’ get up” emergency alert service. The original device only worked in a users home, as it relied on a landline. AT&T hopes to mobilize this concept with their mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS). AT&T has partnered with Valued Relationships Inc. and Numera Libris to produce a system that will track patients locations in real time and let the closest friends or family around know if an emergency should transpire.

3-5-2013 9-57-52 PM

GE and Microsoft’s 50-50 joint venture Caradigm unveils a cloud-based population health platform designed to optimize quality, cost, and revenue. The platform aggregates data from multiple agnostic systems, analyzes the data, and helps providers gain insight about individual patients, or patient populations.

The HIMSS13 theme thus far has been interoperability as various organizations  announce acquisitions or partnerships aimed at sharing data and expanding the digital footprint of hospitals and health system. If you find yourself with some unexpected down time, there is beautiful Louisiana bayou just 30 minutes outside the city. – Lt. Dan

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