Healthcare Transformation

Archives for September 2009 « Recent Articles

Photo of Janice YoungOffline

On September 21, Dell and Perot Systems announced a definitive agreement for Dell to acquire Perot at a price of $30 per share, giving the transaction a total value of $3.9 billion.  Perot has a large ITO and BPO footprint in healthcare, through which they provide services to over 1,000 hospitals and more than 200,000 clinicians across the globe.  They also provide BPO services into the healthcare insurance market.  Dell offers hardware services and resells an EHR through a relationship with

Photo of Janice YoungOffline

Healthcare payers arrive at the 2010 IT budget season amidst healthcare reform uncertainties, with continuing economic challenges, with seemingly battered reputations and faced with an enormous ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 compliance commitment through 2013.  The creation of a comprehensive business and technology budget plan can be a mind numbing exercise this year.  In 2009, healthcare payers continued to indicate that the major application technology investment was core administrative (claims) solutio

Photo of Judy HanoverOffline

Health 2.0 technology is all about patient empowerment and giving patients the information they need to make an impact on their own healthcare.  While my colleagues and I have been writing about Health 2.0 tech for some time, it was with great interest that we held a recent conversation with Dr. Jeff Livingston, who is leveraging it to educate and empower the patients he serves in his busy Irving, Texas, MacArthur obstetrics and gynecology practice.  As Dr. Livingston points out, he and his partne

Viewed 891,302 times