High Times for Healthcare M&A

Monty Hall would be proud. The ultimate dealmaker could look to the $316B in 2018 healthcare M&A activity and see that it is more than double the same period a year ago. As insurance, pharmaceutical, technology, and traditional healthcare companies get in the act, the downward pressure from government regulators, shareholders, and patients to provide…

IoMT: Keep Up or Clean Up

When your smart thermostat fails, your home may get a little overheated. The breach of a security camera might result in a break in or a stolen package off the front porch. But failure of an Internet-connected heart monitor or the hacking of a device configured to remind an elderly patient to take their hypertension…

Is This Apple Good For Your Health?

What is it with tech companies who know virtually nothing about healthcare (GoogleHealth and Microsoft HealthVault were awesome weren’t they?) who suddenly think they can build a better mousetrap? What makes them feel that they can take a seemingly carefree drive down an already well-travelled road littered with industry and government created potholes (interoperability and…

Top 5 Trends in Telehealth

I’ve never been a big fan of prefixes. You’re either “anti” this or “pro” that, “under” or “over,” “pre” or “post.” And if Apple comes out with another “i-“ it’ll be all too soon! And here’s another one.  As we in healthcare IT move towards a technological future where universal access to medical records becomes…