The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, which kicks off Sunday in Atlanta, is one of the largest and most influential health-care IT conferences in the world. Thanks to the effects of the federal stimulus and the mainstream emergence of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, health-care opportunity is top of mind for not only solution providers and integrators looking to expand their capabilities, but also vendors and distributors who want to leverage the channel to grow their own health-care interests.
With all those colliding forces, the space is seeing a substantial level of strategic partnering and even mergers and acquisitions, many of which have big implications for the health-care channel. Here are 10 of the more recent to keep an eye on, and there are plenty more.
All of the companies listed here will be appearing at HIMSS.