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Morning Headlines 12/5/12

Nuance Communications Acquires Accentus

Nuance acquires medical transcription, document imaging and remote coding vendor Accentus of Ottowa, CA for an undisclosed sum.

Children’s Hospital Central California Selects Athenahealth To Help Achieve Higher-Quality, Comprehensive Patient Care

Children’s Hospital of Central California will implement Athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR across its 127-provider system.

VA Taps GetWellNetwork To Provide Patient Engagement Platform to Transform Care for Veterans

The VA choses GetWellNetwork to implement enhanced patient education and patient communication tools across 21 VA medical centers.

Imprivata Cortext Sets Pace as the Fastest Growing HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging Solution with More Than 250 Healthcare Organizations Enrolled within 60 Days of General Availability

Imprivata signs 250 organizations up for its HIPAA-compliant text messaging system, which ranges in price from free to $5 per user/month.