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Lexmark acquires PACSGEAR for $54M

PACSGEAR, an EHR/PACS integrator that transmits images, videos, and supporting documentation between PACS systems and EHRs, is acquired by Lexmark for $54 million in cash.

Providers Demand More Than Just Regulatory Reporting From Quality Management Systems

A new KLAS report evaluates quality management systems, which customers say should be doing more than just automating regulatory reports. The expectation is that quality management solutions will drive operational and financial improvements across the organization, leading to better outcomes. Xerox Healthcare comes out on top in the survey.

Google Glass in hospitals? Royal Philips, Accenture think so

Philips showcases a new Google Glass app that displays data from its surgical solution so that surgeons can review real-time patient data intraoperatively on a hands-free form factor.

HIMSS Analytics Releases 2013 Inpatient Revenue Cycle Management Study

A recent HIMSS Analytics survey about inpatient RCM solutions finds systems used for pre-certification, address validation, and bill estimation are lagging and likely to be replaced. Advisory Board, Emdeon, Experian, RelayHealth, and Recondo are among the vendors with the highest mind share.

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