Franciscan Alliance will spend more than $100 million over the next two years to install a common electronic medical record system at its 13 hospitals and more than 165 physician practices. It’s a sign of the growth of the health information technology industry in Indiana, which a new BioCrossroads report says generates $200 million a year in sales and is growing at 8 percent annually.
Carmel-based company is building the 15,000-square-foot facility at its headquarters to consolidate operations. The new center should be ready by May.
Evolve, which offers bundled voice and data services to commercial customers, will start with 100 employees in Carmel and
plans to add more.
To spearhead a once-in-a-generation overhaul of local government’s antiquated back-office computer system, Mayor Greg Ballard
has chosen an unprofitable software firm that as recently as March 31 warned investors that debt-refinancing issues could
force it out of business.
The 12-person firm led by CEO Scott McLaughlin recently “graduated” from five years at the Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center
and finished a profitable year.
Indianapolis-based tech firm BlueLock LLC is poised to continue its growth spurt, planning a $35.6 million investment at its
north-side facility that could create 118 jobs. City planners have recommended approval of a 10-year tax abatement.
Data-storage upstart Scale Computing on Monday announced a $9 million investment from Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark
Capital. The infusion will help kick-start a global sales expansion focused on Japan and Europe, said Scale CEO Jeff
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has decided to overhaul the city’s and county’s 1970s-era financial IT systems—a move
that could cement
his reputation for improving government efficiency. But the upgrade also is fraught with risk.
Not even a year has passed since Scale Computing launched its first product, yet CEO Jeff Ready forecasts 2010 revenue
with the confidence of a meteorologist giving the three-day outlook.
Smart-phone fever is heating up the climate for innovation in the local tech community, as firms new and old try to cash
in on the demand for applications that can be used on the iPhone, BlackBerry and other gadgets from the likes of Palm and
Local technology firm’s VideoHere system allows companies to embed videos in their marketing e-mails.
The latest from Apple could change the face of publishing.
The amount raised since October is in addition to the $69.9 million it received in May from three venture
firms on the coasts, in what was the third-largest venture deal in the nation during the second quarter,
according to the National Venture Capital Association.