change:healthcare adds client service exec

Former Healthways manager will direct strategic accounts
Aug 19, 2010 10:20 AM

Health care builders saving money with the iPad

Brentwood-based NoliWhite Group has saved almost $200,000 in printing costs alone during a pilot of an iPad-based application to manage the construction of a hospital tower in southern Georgia. The software was developed by Nashville-based specialists Lellyett & Rodgers.
Aug 3, 2010 7:31 AM

Passport names new sales chief

McKesson veteran replaces retired Drake
Aug 2, 2010 1:35 PM

Robotics firm unveils first products

Universal Robotics, a local start-up that has raised more than $2.5 million, has rolled out its first two products, Spatial Vision and Spatial Vision Robotics. The company says the programs quickly convert Webcams into 3D vision systems. Where would you use such applications, you ask?
The Spatial Vision product can be easily deployed in any setting in which cameras can be installed, including laboratories, office buildings, department stores and warehouses, and is an affordable solution for anyone looking for an accurate way to observe and measure an environment. It can be employed in security applications, measuring in-store foot traffic patterns, and more scientific applications requiring object tracking and visual analytics without a wand or sensing device.
Jul 30, 2010 7:34 AM

HealthTeacher gets Minnesota deal

HealthTeacher today announced a deal with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to provide its K-12 online health education curriculum to more than 276,400 students in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Some 16,400 teachers in the region will have access to HealthTeacher's health, wellness and prevention education resources.
"We are proud to be able to offer this health curriculum to schools in Minnesota to help educate children and families,” said Alan L. Goldbloom, M.D., president and CEO of Children’s of Minnesota. “If we can help teach kids about healthy lifestyles, the decisions they make can have a positive influence on not only their lives, but on their friends and family members as well.”
Jul 22, 2010 10:56 AM
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Who wouldn't want a share of that?

Apple Inc. yesterday reported a 78 percent increase in its third quarter profits, thanks to iPhone 4 and iPad sales. From Bloomberg:
Net income rose to $3.25 billion, or $3.51 a share, from $1.83 billion, or $2.01, a year earlier, the Cupertino, California-based company said today in a statement. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg were expecting, on average, per-share profit of $3.11. Sales in the three months ended June 26 gained 61 percent to $15.7 billion, topping analysts’ $14.7 billion average estimate. Apple gained in extended trading.
During the quarter the company sold 9.41 million iPads, 8.4 million iPhones and 3.47 million Mac computers. Earlier this week a local man filed a class action lawsuit related to reception problems with the iPhone 4, presumably looking to snag a piece of those profits. Read that story at this link.
Jul 21, 2010 7:54 AM

Capella selects athenahealth's EHR system

Capella Healthcare has selected athenahealth's electronic health record system, athenaClinicals, for its owned physician network.The system will help Capella support clinical IT adoption and connectivity among its owned and affiliated physician practices — comprised of more than 130 doctors — across the country. Capella's owned physician network already uses athenahealth's physician medical billing and practice management service. The company hopes the system will help its physicians achieve government requirements for health IT reimbursement dollars.
Jul 14, 2010 10:50 AM

Transit software company hires local leader

Tech veteran gets Brentwood post
Jul 13, 2010 4:15 PM

Tech stocks on the cheap

Shares of computer and software companies have fallen to their lowest valuations in 20 years, Bloomberg reports, signaling a rebound to come.
“The technology sector has been overlooked,” said Kevin Gardiner, who helps oversee $241 billion as head of global investment strategy at the wealth management division of Barclays Plc in London. “One of the sectors that we have been quite positive on globally has been technology, and we’ve been gritting our teeth and hanging onto that view.”
“We’re in the midst of a pretty strong earnings recovery,” said Chip Miller, a New York-based equity strategist for UBS. “Tech fundamentals thus far have remained strong. Given how cheap they are, if you take a little bit of a longer- term perspective, it’s probably a good buying opportunity.”
Jul 12, 2010 10:09 AM
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Vandy gets cyber secured

Vanderbilt University has snagged some cyber security software by Atlanta-based Damballa to help protect it against botnet breaches and other cyber attacks. According to the tech company's presser, Vandy is deploying its software across all its colleges and schools, including the medical center and various research operations.
Jul 6, 2010 10:29 AM