Mass. health IT company takes over EMC building, plans to add 1,000 employees
September 29, 2015
Source: Boston Business Journal
By: Jessica Bartlett
Westborough-based eClinicalWorks has confirmed that it purchased the 193,230-square-foot property, constructed but never occupied, for $21.5 million from storage firm EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) The health IT company, which is mainly known for its electronic health record technologies, said it will spend an additional $30 million to complete a build-out at the property.
Beth Israel Launches Big Data Effort to Improve ICU Care
September 16, 2015
Source: Health Data Management
By: Beth Bacheldor of Information Management
Like so many healthcare organizations, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has massive amounts of data from its clinical care, education and research efforts, and the volume keeps growing. Putting all that data to good use, especially to improve care and patient outcomes, is a top priority for the Boston-based, 650-bed hospital, which treats hundreds of thousands of inpatients and outpatients each year.
This fall, the medical center, which is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, will begin pushing live feeds of data into a custom application that caregivers can use to analyze risk levels in the intensive care unit (ICU) at any given time. Ultimately, the application will help Beth Israel Deaconess predict which patients are at risk of developing dangerous complications like infections, blood clots, or bleeds.
IBM Watson Health sets up HQ in Cambridge, integrates with Apple
September 10, 2015
By: NEIL VERSEL
IBM Watson came of age in healthcare just five months ago at HIMSS15 with two acquisitions and the creation of Watson Health. Now, Watson Health has a home and a couple of new offerings that up the competition level in a rapidly evolving market.
Thursday, Big Blue is opening Watson Health’s global headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and introducing IBM Watson Health Cloud for Life Sciences Compliance and IBM Watson Care Manager. This comes barely a week after Salesforce debuted a data aggregator called Salesforce Health Cloud.
New Health Care Supply Chain Innovation Center Employs Internet of Things Approach
September 9, 2015
Source: HIT Consultant
By: Jasmine Pennic
In an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to health care – where connectivity creates opportunities for improved economic benefit − Cardinal Health announced the opening of its Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation Lab, a research and development facility dedicated to reducing the $5 billion in waste in the health care supply chain for devices and implantables.* The new, 20,000 sq. ft. lab located in Concord, Mass., will serve as a hub for Cardinal Health to explore innovative approaches, such as smart sensors and near-field communication, to bring creative, acute care-centered technologies to some of health care’s most challenging issues.
Guest Commentary: Tapping into Boston’s Talent Pool for Digital Innovation in Health
June 17, 2015
Source: Boston Business Journal
By Brian Tilzer, Chief digital officer at CVS Health
Massachusetts is ahead. The state boasts a 4.8 percent unemployment rate as of March 2015, lower than the nation’s average and marking a significant fall from the 5.9 percent rate recorded in March 2014. Such a healthy job market in Massachusetts can, in part, be explained by the continued draw of not just jobs but top talent to the thriving sectors in the Greater Boston Area – across education, retail, technology and health. And Boston in particular stands out as an intellectual capital, retail stronghold, technological metropolis and healthcare hub. The city has long been home to biotech companies and pharmaceutical companies, drawing upon collaborative efforts with some of the world’s most prestigious STEM research institutions. The convergence of each of these elements makes Boston an attractive capital for digital innovation in health. That’s why, now, more than ever, health-focused companies – from well-known industry players to startups – are flocking to the Greater Boston Area to hire from the city’s rich talent pool.
Mass. Business Leaders Bet on Health Care Tech
February 4, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
By: Shirley Leung, Globe Staff
Our tech industry will never be as glorious as Silicon Valley, but here is where we can make a name for ourselves: digital health care.
That’s the idea behind an effort by the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, an exclusive group of 16 influential chief executives and business leaders.