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If I Wanted To Get There I Would Not Start From Here. This Rather Describes The Problem We Have With The myHR!

The blog I posted last Wednesday has thus far attracted 17 comments – which is getting close to a record!Tuesday, November 29, 2016Do You Reckon This Success In New Zealand Might Just Help Reshape Our Digital Health Strategy? A Critical...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 347 – Results – 4th December, 2016.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe The Usability, Safety And Utility Of The myHR Has Been Significantly Improved In The Last Year?Yes 5% (6) No 93% (111) I Have No Idea 3% (3) Total votes: 120 A huge majority seem to think...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 3rd December, 2016.

Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Health Catalyst Launches Open Source, Healthcare Machine Learning Repository

Healthcare data warehouse provider Health Catalyst has unveiled a free open source, machine learning repository specifically for healthcare data scientists to enable industry-wide collaboration to advance outcomes improvement through artificial intelligence. Show More Summary

DSS Acquires Streamline Health’s Patient Engagement Solutions for $2M

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a provider of software development and support for VistA and vxVistA has acquired Streamline Health’s Looking Glass® Patient Engagement suite of solutions including its current customer base and personnel. Show More Summary

Northwell Health, Siemens Healthineers Partner on Population Health Research Project

Siemens Healthineers and Northwell Health announced a research partnership to provide dedicated personnel and research support over the next four years to the Northwell Health Imaging Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (iCEOR) Program. Show More Summary

Omnicell Acquires Pharmacy Provider Ateb for $41M: 5 Things to Know

Omnicell, a provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools to healthcare systems and pharmacies has signed an agreement to acquire Ateb, Inc., together with its Canadian affiliate, Ateb Canada Ltd. Here are five things to know about the acquisition: 1. Omnicell will acquire Ateb, Inc. for approximately $41 million, subject to certain... Read More

Fruit Street Telehealth Lands $3M for HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platform for Lifestyle

Telehealth provider Fruit Street Telehealth (Fruit Street) has raised $3 million in Series A funding, bringing its total number of physician investors to more than 160. The startup plans to utilize the latest round of funding to further develop its telehealth platform with its joint venture partner VSee whose video technology is already embedded within... Read More

This Topic Seems To Still Have A Way To Run. We Need To Keep A Watching Brief.

This appeared last week:Personal data de-identification practically impossible: expert 22 November 2016 Written by Sam Varghese The Australian government may well have to reconsider its plan to release data about its citizens for use...Show More Summary

NQF Appoints Marybeth Farquhar to Create Measures for Future Telehealth Performance

Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN, URAC’s Vice President for Quality, Research, and Measurement, has been appointed to a key National Quality Forum (NQF) committee helping to create national measures for future telehealth performance.Show More Summary

Propeller, MIR Integrate Mobile, Clinic-Based Spirometers into the Propeller Platform

Propeller Health, a digital solution for respiratory medicine has teamed up with Medical International Research (MIR), a global leader in spirometry, oximetry and telemedicine to integrate several of MIR’s mobile and clinical spirometers...Show More Summary

The Macro View – Health And Political News Relevant To E-Health And Health In General.

December 1 Edition.Again, only one real bit of news dominated again this week, and continued to rattle around was the election of President Trump. We Our parliament finishes up today until some-time in February 2017, which will be after...Show More Summary

Tyto Care, American Well to Integrate Telehealth Visits with Remote Exams

Telehealth company American Well has partnered with Israel-based telehealth company Tyto Care to combine telehealth visits with comprehensive remote examinations. As part of the partnership, Tyto Care’s examination platform and clinical...Show More Summary

One Rather Has To Feel Sorry For The SA Health CIO. He Seems To Have Beed Dropped In it!

Despite my hopes – SA Health has dropped back into view again this week.SA Health's Bill Le Blanc hits back at EPAS criticsHealth authority CIO responds to electronic records system doubtersGeorge Nott (CIO) 25 November, 2016 13:17 It’s been a trying few weeks for SA Health CIO Bill Le Blanc. Show More Summary

Modernizing Medicine Unveils New Apple Watch App, Pop Health Platform

Specialty-specific EMR provider, Modernizing Medicine has unveiled data analytics and Apple Watch functionality to its specialty suite of products and services designed to improve quality reporting and increase physician mobility. Announced...Show More Summary

Innovaccer Unveils MIPS Calculator to Estimate Payments Under New MACRA Rule

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare analytics company has unveiled a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Calculator, a free tool for healthcare providers to estimate the financial impacts of MIPS as per the latest MACRA rule. The MIPS Calculator has been designed with an aim to help all the providers planning to participate in MIPS... Read More

Lexigram Nabs $2M to Transform Unstructured Medical Data Through NLP

Lexigram, a Redwood City, CA-based clinical data intelligence company has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Storm Ventures and including RTA Ventures and the Stanford-StartX Fund. The digital health startup plans to utilize the...Show More Summary

VA, Flow Health To Build AI-Powered Med Knowledge Graph for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has signed a five-year deal with San Francisco, CA-based Flow Health to build a medical knowledge graph with deep learning to inform medical decision-making and train artificial intelligence (AI) to personalize care plans. Flow Health is building the world’s largest knowledge graph of medicine and genomics from over... Read More

Dimensional Insight Selected to Deliver Business Intelligence Insights for Pediatric Population

Allied Physicians Group. a Long Island, N.Y., physicians group of 150 pediatricians has selected Dimensional Insight, a developer of business intelligence (BI) solutions to use its Diver Platform to attain valuable insights on revenue...Show More Summary

I Have To Say I Am Not Sure Just Why This Has Taken So Long? Inertia I Guess.

This appeared late last week:Prescription approvals to move online24 November, 2016 Doctors will no longer have to make calls to get approval for prescribing certain medications under proposed new laws.Legislation introduced to parliament...Show More Summary

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