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Morning Headlines 9/11/15

Essentials Brief: Telemedicine Study

HIMSS Analytics releases its 2015 Telemedicine Study which surveys health IT executives on current telemedicine projects. The survey measured an uptick in both adoption and awareness of telemedicine products and services and finds that two-way video conferencing systems are the most popular communications systems being used.

Partners Healthcare, Health Catalyst Announce Strategic Collaboration To Improve Patient Care

Partners Healthcare signs a $30 million agreement with Health Catalyst to co-develop and deploy a population health management platform.

IBM Watson Health Announces New Partnerships, New Cloud Services and Global HQ in Cambridge, MA

IBM opens its new Watson Health headquarters in Cambridge, MA while simultaneously announcing a new population health solution that integrates its data analytics tools with Apple’s HealthKit and ResearchKit.

3M to Explore Strategic Alternatives for Its Health Information Systems Business

3M is shopping around its health information systems business, which offers coding software, services, and analytics tools, and expects to make a decision on whether or not to sell by Q2 2016. The business unit booked $730 million in revenue in 2014 and has delivered “greater than 10-percent compounded annual growth over the past three, five and 10 years.”