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The ADHA Puts A Case For Digital Health. Pity The Evidence Is So Old And Inconclusive.

This blog from the ADHA appeared a few days ago.Health in an age of information Thursday, 20 April 2017"Cause we are living in a material world And I am a material girl You know that we are living in a material world And I am a material girl"[1]You know these lyrics. Show More Summary

HealthVerity Raises $10M for Cloud-based Platform to Explore & Acquire Healthcare Data

HealthVerity, a cloud-based platform to discover, license, and link HIPAA compliant and de-identified healthcare data has raised $10 million in Series B financing led by Flare Capital Partners and Greycroft Partners. The funding includes participation from Foresite Capital and additional strategic healthcare investors. Show More Summary

KLAS: Providers Name Epic Systems, Cerner Market Leaders for EHR-based Sepsis Detection

According to a recent KLAS report, adoption of Cerner’s and Epic’s EHR-based sepsis detection is higher than all other sepsis solutions combined, with customers of both reporting improved outcomes, including mortality reductions. The...Show More Summary

MPIRICA Health Raises $4.6M for Scientific Hospital and Surgeon Scoring Platform

Mpirica Health, Inc., a Bellevue, Washington-based healthcare quality transparency company.has raised $4.6M in funding led by OurCrowd with participation from a private Seattle-based equity fund. The startup plans to utilize the funding...Show More Summary

Patientory Launches Healthcare’s First Crypto-Token To Deliver Blockchain-Based Patient Care Model

Patientory.com, a provider of blockchain solutions for healthcare has announced the launch of their token sale offering – healthcare’s first crypto-token. Patientory’s vision is to create a token that will allow healthcare providersShow More Summary

UK Startup Babylon Health Raises $60M to Offer AI-Powered Chatbot for London Patients

Babylon Health, a London-based digital health startup has raised $60 million in funding from undisclosed investors. The startup plans to utilize the funding round to scale its artificial intelligence capabilities for its chatbot that provides useful advice from real doctors, from anywhere. Show More Summary

Medsphere Introduces New Scheduler Tool for Acute and Ambulatory EHR System

Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, today introduced a new Scheduler tool for the company’s eEHRs. The Medsphere Scheduler will enable...Show More Summary

The cruel irony of the Hippocratic Oath

In a few weeks, new medical school graduates will take their turns saying the words of the Hippocratic Oath. In theory: This is a noble tradition where they promise to fulfill their duties as wonderful physicians: Autonomous, wise, humble, prevention-focused, and active members of their communities. In reality: The health care system in which they’re […]

DocHalo Lands $11M to Expand Clinical Communication Platform

DocHalo, a Cincinnati, OH-based provider of clinical communication has raised $11M in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures with additional investment from Refinery Ventures. The company plans to utilize the funding to scale its clinical communication platform functionality and growth in the marketplace. Show More Summary

A hospice worker says goodbye to a loved one

“Why don’t you talk loud enough for the whole damn hospital to hear you?” I’ve just greeted my eighty-four-year-old grandmother, and now this irascible voice has erupted from behind the curtain that separates us from whoever is sharing Grandma’s room. The nursing assistant whfo showed me in glares across the curtain at the other inhabitant. […]

You’ve heard of Brexit? Here’s what they call doctors who are leaving.

Sean MacStiofain said, “most revolutions are caused … by the stupidity and brutality of governments.” Regulation without legitimacy, predictability, and fairness always leads to backlash instead of compliance. Here’s a prediction for...Show More Summary

The Fairy Tale of a Non-Profit Hospital

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Nonprofit hospitals have higher profit margins than most for-profit hospitals after accounting for their tax obligations.  3900 (62%) of U.S. Hospitals are non-profit and therefore tax-exempt: they pay no property tax, no federal or state income tax, and no sales tax.  An article published in Health Affairs found seven of the

Medable Integrates with Redox’s EHR Integration Platform to Streamline Mobile Medical Research

Medable, a Palo Alto-based healthcare app and analytics platform has formed a strategic partnership with Redox, an EHR integration API platform for developers and healthcare organizations. The integration partnership will enable a fully-integrated medical research platform between smart phones and EHRs. Show More Summary

Malaria Prevention: Tackling the Gaps in Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach

Estrella Lasry, Tropical Diseases Advisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), describes the challenges of combating malaria in populations isolated by geography or violence. For this year’s World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has focused

Research Matters: Diverse Voices Who Support the Value of Knowledge

In preparation for the March For Science (to be held in Washington, DC and other locations across the country on April 22), PLOS Pathogens Research Matters Editor Glenn Rall revisits the initial goal of the Research Matters series: ...

A letter from my med student self to me now

Dear Me, MD: Now that you have opened this letter, you may have graduated or maybe you just matched into residency — somewhere, anywhere, hopefully?! As you read this, it should be some time during spring 2017. But, you never know, sometimes the train derails, and it takes a little longer than expected, so forgive […]

High Paying Healthcare Jobs in Unexpected Places

When you think of states with great, high-paying job opportunities, California, Texas, and New York probably come to mind. However, healthcare is different. Due to shortages, some unexpected states have high paying positions. This data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides insights into the great variation in earnings across the country...

Take it from a patient: Naloxone is life saving

“Ice! Ice! I need ice!” Paul yelled, rushing into a store. It was a skate shop. They looked at him like he was crazy. “Ice! Ice! I need ice!” he continued to yell. The store employees looked at Paul with a blank stare. They pointed to the restaurant next door and suggested that he try […]

New Digital Health Device Can Wirelessly Record & Transmit Patient Tremors in Real-Time

On Monday, digital healthcare innovation lab Klick Labs unveiled a digital health device that that wirelessly records and transmits patient tremors in real time. The proof of concept device named SymPulseTM Tele-Empathy Device was designed to help foster clinical empathy and better care for the more than 40 million people living with movement disorders in... Read More

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