vRad, an outsourced radiology and telemedicine services company, will be acquired by MEDNAX, Inc for $500 million. MEDNAX is a national medical group specializing in anesthesia, maternal, neonatal and pediatric specialties.
In its 2015 year end earnings call, McKesson CEO John Hammergren reports that the company’s Technology Solutions business revenue was down eight percent, to $3.8 billion, driven by anticipated declines in hospital software sales.
NPR Shots covers ELAP Services, a benefits consulting firm that helps employers negotiate lower hospital bills by calculating the actual cost of services provided and then adding a reasonable profit margin.
Skywriter MD launches to provide physician practices with remote scribes that listen in on exams through a microphone and navigate the physicians EHR through a remote connection. The scribes also document the encounter and enter any orders or prescriptions referenced during the visit. At the end of the session, the physician reviews the work and signs off on the chart.