Shorts: Allscripts-Eclipsys; Blausen; Text4Baby

By Brian Dolan
11:05 am

Blausen Human Atlas HDAllscripts and Eclipsys agreed to merge in a $1.3 billion deal today: Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman will become CEO of the combined company, while Phil Pead, president and CEO of Eclipsys will become its chairman. Both Allscripts and Eclipsys have been bullish about offering smartphone apps that enabled healthcare workers remote access to their electronic health records offerings. More

Human Atlas HD: Blausen launches Human Atlas HD for Apple's iPad. More

UK Smart Home researchers explore health sensors for telecare: "People want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible and installing sensors is about helping them do that while also reassuring their families that Mum or Dad is okay." More

Syniverse moves 1 million text messages for Text4Baby: Syniverse, a text message service provider noted that its the part of its business focused on the mobile enterprise services is growing at a steady rate thanks to consumer interest in application-to-person (A2P) solutions, such as mobile banking and mHealth. In the first quarter of 2010, Syniverse saw a 73 percent increase in the total number of enterprise messages delivered year over year. The company also "moved its 1 millionth message for the U.S.-based text4baby mobile health initiative in April 2010, another signal for increasing popularity of text-based A2P messaging communications among consumers," according to a recent press release. More

Palm WebOS architect defects to Apple: Lots of expectations for Palm's WebOS software now that HP has acquired it, but the company has lost at least one key architect of WebOS to rival Apple. More

Analyst remarks on mobile device and web adoption: "Mobile use will only continue to grow, [analyst Mary] Meeker predicted, with smartphone sales surpassing PC sales in 2012. And smartphone use will dominate – with mobile Internet users buying more smartphones (93 million) than basic-feature phones (90 million) by next year, she forecasted." More


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