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Product, vendor announcements at HIMSS16: A comprehensive guide

IBM Watson, Oracle and other big names announced new offerings at the Las Vegas convention.

The HIMSS16 show floor was a busy place last week as thousands packed booths from technology and services vendors to get caught up on the newest systems for managing healthcare providers. But the big show also played host to big announcements from exhibitioners choosing to use the attention that comes with HIMSS16 to debut new products.

The list below includes dozens of product announcements that we covered at the show:

IBM Watson adds Tiatros patient-centered social network to system

The University of California San Francisco was the first to leverage the physician-driven network is using Tiatros to address the behavioral health needs of young veterans.

Epic and Tableau deal links analytics to electronic health records

The EHR vendor and analytics company sign an agreement to facilitate greater clinical insights for caregivers within the records system.

HealthPort, IOD, Care Communications, ECS merge into new company CIOX Health

The four vendors, who announced the news at HIMSS16, seek to create a single access point for patient information.

Oracle debuts the next generation healthcare analytics suite at HIMSS16

Oracle Healthcare Foundation provides organizations with a consistent and complete view of their clinical, financial and genomics data across an enterprise.

Inova Health creates new health plan, population health strategy

Partnership with Aetna and purchase of Medicaid group gets new plan closer to million-member goal.

Accenture study: Patients more engaged, willing to share data with doctors

Report also shows 85 percent of doctors said that using wearables can help patients become more involved.

Xerox launches population health platform

The new software combines analytics, patient outreach, telehealth and administrative tools to help providers adjust to new reimbursement reality with a ‘lifecycle’ approach to value-based care.

Transcend Insights unveils population health, patient engagement, mHealth apps

Humana subsidiary says the three apps use the HealthLogix technology platform to tackle population health, patient engagement and mobile health.

IBM Watson launches SleepHealth app to explore connection between health and sleep

It will be the first ResearchKit study to run on Watson Health Cloud

Surescripts activates National Record Locator Service, includes data on 140 million patients

Platform is designed to give providers a way to see a more complete view of a patient’s health history.

West Healthcare launches communication system to aid patient engagement, pop health

West TEC Pathways delivers the so-called “last mile” of patient communication, aligning that communication with clinical guidelines and care plans.

Medisafe launches provider link to mobile health app for consumers

Medisafe Providers enables physicians, care teams and pharmacists to track their patients’ medication adherence between visits.

MDLIVE to integrate with Office 365 and Skype for Business

The telemedicine tech vendor is betting the ubiquitous Microsoft systems will enable a more robust, secure and scalable collaboration platform.

MITRE shares an open source FHIR testing tool

At the Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion, a solution to FHIR “ambiguities.”

WellDoc collaborates with Johnson & Johnson’s LifeScan on mobile tech for diabetes

In addition to the collaboration, Johnson & Johnson Innovation has participated in WellDoc’s Series B financing round that has raised $29.5 million.

Modernizing Medicine highlights new surgery center suite, imminent practice management tools

The company is also showing enhancements it made to its ASC suite since acquiring gMed in late 2015, CEO Dan Cane said.

Intermountain to deploy clinical variation management software from Ayasdi

The prominent Utah health system believes the software can quickly boost the insights it can gain from its mountain of health data, helping with value-based care.

TigerText partners with Salesforce, Box, adds program for startups

The secure healthcare communications tech vendor says the partnerships will enable streamlined communication across the continuum of care.

Signet Accel debuts Avec database-agnostic data integration platform

The healthcare software company is targeting interoperability, unveiling the commercial federated data integration platform at HIMSS16.

Translational Software launches genetic-oriented medication alerting system

The vendor of clinical decision support and precision medicine technology is working with First Databank on the new gene-based drug-drug interaction capability.

Citra Health acquires care management services vendor SironaHealth

The purchase is the next step in Citra’s ongoing plan to extend its population health systems in the value-based healthcare market, the company said.

ExtraHop announces new healthcare analytics product

The technology delivers stream analytics designed to unlock insights into the relationship between IT performance and clinical workflows, the vendor said.

ClearDATA releases cloud-based HIPAA compliance dashboard

The ClearDATA Active Compliance and Security Monitoring Dashboard is designed to safeguard electronic health data and provider reputations.

Talix partners with NextGen, Allscripts and Capstone on coding

The three vendors will offer Talix’s Coding InSight as part of their suites to help providers better manage patient risk and optimize risk-based reimbursements.

Doc Halo debuts Pronto, mobile enterprise-wide scheduling and messaging system

Caregivers using Pronto can access up-to-the-minute schedules, find and message on-call providers, activate critical-care teams, and enable care coordination.

American HealthTech and Medtelligent partner for senior care technology

The Assisted Living Solution is designed to help providers navigate the tech challenges of caring for seniors who move across the spectrum of care.

par8o expands relationship with WellHealth Quality Care accountable care network

The referral management tech vendor will use its platform to enable a patient-centered medical home model for 17,000 members of the Nevada Teachers Health Trust.

Experian merges healthcare brands under Experian Health name

Experian Health is the new brand for what were 11 businesses that serve the healthcare field.

DataMotion and etherFAX partner for new fax-to-direct system

The combined technology enables healthcare professionals to send and receive fax documents and other protected health information securely using the Direct Messaging standard.

TCI, ONYX Healthcare and CliniLinc launch 8-inch medical tablet

TCI’s Rounds software is pre-loaded onto the new, lightweight medical tablet from ONYX Healthcare, enabling hospitals to upload patient discharge data in real time.

DataMotion debuts enhanced patient collaboration platform

New to the platform are major enhancements in patient consent, identity validation and authentication, workflow integration, and mobile case management.

Seal Shield debuts UVC LED-based mobile device sanitizer at HIMSS16

ElectroClave is an enterprise mobile device management system that uses low-power UVC LED to disinfect tablets and smartphones while charging, syncing and managing them.

ELLKAY bulks up its interoperability offerings, rolls out new tech

Direct Project enhancement and new analytics technology highlight four product announcements.

Aventura partners with HealthCast for single sign-on technology

The partnership will help providers using Aventura’s Sympatica clinical desktop platform to more quickly access electronic health records systems.

Commvault unveils new clinical data sharing technology

Through integration with vendor Laitek, the Commvault Clinical Archive can address data management on both the clinical and business sides of healthcare in a single platform.

CPSI debuts new EHR financing program for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities

Through financial management services, the nTrust program eliminates upfront EHR costs.

UnitedHealthcare, Qualcomm collaborate on wellness mobile app powered by wearables

The goal is to help UnitedHealthcare plan participants enrolled in high-deductible health plans improve their health and save money by encouraging daily walking.

ZeOmega launches value-based care performance management system

The new offering can help healthcare organizations measure clinical and financial performance across multiple value-based care contracts.

Microsoft eyes patient engagement, emerging care scenarios for HIMSS16

Software giant is working to tie together Skype, Windows, Office, Surface Hub and Band to better connect doctors with patients.

American Well unveils software development kit, Uber-like switchboard 

Telehealth specialist showed off its SDK for portals and apps as well as multi-way videoconferencing.

By: Henry Powderly on in News