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Mercy Named 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for Improving Patient Care Through Health IT

Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation, was named a 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient for achieving improvements in patient care through the use of health information technology. Mercy received the award from HIMSS based on four case studies that detailed how the use of health information technology and standardized... Read More

Able Health Launches End-to-End MIPS platform for Reporting, Performance Improvement

Able Health is a health IT company dedicated to making value-based care work for providers has launched an end-to-end MIPS solution enabling providers to improve performance and submit data to CMS with less time, money, and stress. The new platform can ingest patient data from electronic health records and data warehouses, calculate any MIPS registry... Read More

Avizia Launches Virtual Care SDK for Providers to Enable Telehealth Visits on Mobile Apps

Avizia, a provider of end-to-end telehealth solutions has unveiled a new software development kit (SDK) that enables health systems to integrate Avizia’s premier telehealth capabilities into their own mobile apps. A solution for providers...Show More Summary

Aprima Medical Acquires EHR Reseller Healthcare Data Solutions

Aprima Medical Software, a provider of EHR, practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for medical practices has acquired former reseller Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) of Coral Cables, FL. As part of theShow More Summary

Dispatch from Scotland

I was in Scotland over the weekend, helping a multi-disciplinary group of academic and government leaders with strategic IT planning.Scotland, like New Zealand, is a remarkable learning laboratory. With a population of 5.5 million, a...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 353 – Results – 18th January, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.Who Would You Prefer As The Next Health Minister?Sen. Fiona Nash 2% (1) Sen. Arthur Sinodinos 2% (1) Peter Dutton 2% (1) Tony Abbott 3% (2) Ken Wyatt - Present Assistant Min 2% (1) Dr David GillespieShow More Summary

This Rather Strikes Me As Being A Bit Economical With The Truth.

This appeared a couple of weeks ago:Phone access makes health care easierChloerissa EadieTuesday, January 03, 2017 12:25PMBECAUSE Bunbury woman Sandra Motteram could access her daughter Eliza’s health records on a phone, the four-year-old went through with a scheduled vaccination instead of having to make another appointment. Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Mr Greg Hunt Announced As New Senior Minister For Health And Sport.

Mr Ken Wyatt has become Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health. Dr David Gillespie remains Assistant Minister for Health. David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

Health IT VC Funding Tops $5.6B in 2016: 10 Things to Know

Health IT VC funding set a new milestone in 2016 as it eclipsed $5 billion in 622 deals, compared to $4.6 billion raised in 2015 in 574 deals, according to that latest report from Mercom Capital Group. The report finds that total corporate funding in health IT companies – including debt and public market financing... Read More

With MACRA Rule, What’s Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

Editor’s Note: Michael Nusimow is the CEO and Co-founder of drchrono, an EHR, practice management, medical billing and healthcare API platform that focuses on iPad, iPhone and web.  Michael has been working in information technology for over 15 years and implemented components of the Bloomberg Terminal, used by customers worldwide.  Despite all of the changes... Read More

I Think It Is Important We All Express Our View On This. Time Is Running Out.

This appeared a little while ago.National Digital Health Strategy consultation: What have we learned so far? Created on Friday, 13 January 2017 How should Australia take advantage of the opportunities that new technologies offer to improve...Show More Summary

Why EHR Systems Are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Editor’s Note: Rob Grant is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at Evariant, a healthcare CRM platform provider where he is responsible for advancing the company’s market strategy, fostering new key business relationships and growing its customer base. He is a veteran of the healthcare and technology industries, with more than 20 years of executive... Read More

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 16th January, 2017.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a 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...Show More Summary

Is It Right To Grossly Oversimplify Communication To The Public About The myHR?

This appeared last week:Personal health records now available online 12 Jan 2017, 10:25 a.m.Following a Federal Government trial in Western Sydney, local hospitals are now uploading around 570 discharge summaries to My Health RecordShow More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 352 – Results – 16th January, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll. Is The ADHA Correct In Assuming That 'National Digital Health' Is A 'Good Thing' And All We Need To Do Is Work Out How To Do It Correctly And Get On With It?Yes 21% (22) No 58% (62) ADHA Does Not Assume...Show More Summary

Emerging Role of Open APIs in Healthcare: 5 Trends to Know

Clinical and other leaders see APIs in healthcare as technology-enablers of process change and evolving care models, according to Chilmark Research latest report. The latest report, APIs for a Healthcare App Economy: Paths to MarketShow More Summary

Stratus Video Launches Telehealth Division, Partners with Adventist Health

Stratus Video, a provider of language service and video technology has announced its expansion into the telehealth market with a next generation communication platform. Stratus Telehealth solutions are built with intelligent call routing which engages the right people, at the right time. Show More Summary

Building Unity Farm Sanctuary - Third week of January

After the subzero temperatures and snow of last week, we’re now having spring-like weather with temps in the 40’s.The blankets have come off most of the horses (Pippin is still thin and needs a blanket). Here’s what they look like enjoying the sunshine. Show More Summary

News Update: Ms Sussan Ley Has Resigned As Federal Health Minister.

Here is a link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/sussan-ley-resigns-as-health-minister-after-travel-probes/news-story/b4c495d427d14968ae51275303a97a71 David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

PatientPoint, American Heart Association Partner to Educate Patients on Heart Health at Point of Care

PatientPoint, a provider of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care has teamed up with the American Heart Association to help educate patients and physicians on heart health and stroke prevention at the point of care. As part of the collaboration, PatientPoint will utilize its network of more than 290,000 healthcare providers... Read More

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