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

July 20, 2017 Edition.It has been a big week with Trump Jr and his e-mails letting us know he was keen to dig dirt of Hilary Clinton and Trump himself having a sojourn in Paris with the French President and his wife.Just how illegal or not any of this is we will have to wait and see. Show More Summary

Trinity Health to Test Google Glass for Tablet-Free Virtual Care

This week, Trinity Health announced that they will soon be testing the capabilities of an initiative that combines home visits by secondary caregivers with the innovative internet capabilities of Google Glass, and the advanced video technologies of swyMed, a provider of video telemedicine technologies. Show More Summary

Mackenzie Health Goes Live on Epic End-to-End EMR in Canada

Mackenzie Health, a Canadian-based regional healthcare provider has announced the go-live of Epic across its enterprise, becoming the first full-suite Epic EMR to be implemented in a Canadian hospital. The new EMR implementation wasShow More Summary

Arcadia Healthcare Appoints Karl Stubelis As New Chief Financial Officer

Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a electronic health record (EHR) and claims data aggregation and population health management technology company, has appointed Karl Stubelis as its new chief financial officer. Prior to Arcadia, Stubelis served as senior vice president and CFO at athenahealth. Show More Summary

bioAffinity Technologies Raises $4M to Early-Stage Cancer Diagnostics

bioAffinity Technologies, a San Antonio, TX-based company advancing early-stage cancer diagnostics and precision therapeutics has raised more than $4 million in Series A funding. The Series A fund reflects its progress toward commercialization...Show More Summary

Data Governance Australia - They Might Be Way More Invasive And Privacy Destructive Than It Seems

Recently there has been a new report released on the use of all sorts of personal data captured during ordinary daily life.The main players seem to be big business and they seem to want to make our life easier through mega-data capture...Show More Summary

Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of Med Fusion

Quest Diagnostics has announced the completed its acquisition of the laboratory businesses Med Fusion and Clear Point. Operating from a nearly 200,000 square foot facility in Lewisville, Texas, the two businesses form the basis for the company’s first national center of excellence in precision diagnostics for oncology. Show More Summary

ABILITY Network Acquires Healthcare Payment Software Secure Bill Pay

Ability Network has acquired Secure Bill Pay, an Eagan, MN-based healthcare payment software provider that provides an all-in-one set of tools to enable providers to facilitate patient payment throughout the revenue cycle. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, all of the company’s employees will join the ABILITY team.... Read More

5 Common Mistakes Providers Make With Healthcare Analytics

It’s a brave new world of big data analytics, but what does that mean for healthcare systems? Healthcare data is crucial to enhancing patient care and outcomes. However, the uncertainty of where to start and what tools to use can be overwhelming. On top of that, how to meaningfully use analytics to take action is... Read More

I Think The E-Health Community Would Like Just A Few More Details About This.

This popped up late last week:Fax machines on the way out for Australian healthcareCreated on Friday, 14 July 2017Fax-free healthcare is one step closer today, as the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) and clinical information systems vendors work together to progress secure electronic messaging between healthcare providers. Show More Summary

Tackling Prior Authorization: Webinar and Report Release in One Week

We are pleased to announce our next webinar and report release will be coinciding with each other in just one week, on July 25, 2017. We hope you will join analyst Jennifer Rogers as she shares highlights from this latest research on … Read more ›

I Have Yet To Read Anything That Makes Me Feel We A Going To Wind Up With A Good Implementation of the NBN.

This appeared last week:NBN: the download lowdownThe Australian12:00AM July 13, 2017Anthony KlanEight years since its inception, the $49 billion National Broadband Network reached its halfway point this week with one in two Australians...Show More Summary

Mercom: Healthcare IT Funding Tops Record $4B in First Half of 2017

Health IT VC funding reached a total record of $4B in the first half of 2017, representing a 36 percent higher year-over-year, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.  The latest report finds that there were a total of 90 Healthcare IT M&A transactions, compared to 110 in 1H 2016. M&A activity in... Read More

Availity Raises $200M to Fund Future M&A, Strategic Opportunities

Availity, provider of health information networks has closed a five year $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility, which allows for an additional $100 million of capacity when exercised. The debt financing will be used to fund future M&A and other strategic opportunities.  “Over the past 18 months we have evaluated or observed a significant... Read More

emids Acquires Health IT Consulting Firm Encore Health Resources

emids, a growing global provider of IT services and solutions for the healthcare and life sciences industries, has acquired health IT consulting firm Encore Health Resources. For emids, the acquisition provides an opportunity to address these needs for providers, and complements the company’s existing expertise in the payer space. Show More Summary

Teladoc Completes Acquisition of Best Doctors

Telehealth platform Teladoc has announced the completion of its acquisition of Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving health outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues. Show More Summary

Bright.md Lands $8M for Virtual Physician Assistant, Partners with Adventist Health System

Bright.md, a Portland, Oregon-based  developer of a virtual care solution to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in the delivery of care for non-acute conditions has raised $8 million in Series B funding round led by B Capital Group with participation from existing investor Seven Peaks Ventures. The funding will support continued market development for SmartExam,... Read More

Sempre Health Launches Behavior-based Healthcare Pricing Platform for Patients

Sempre Health, a San Francisco, CA-based startup has officially launched a new behavior-based healthcare pricing platform that empowers consumers to lower their own medication costs over time. Founded in 2015, Sempre works with health...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 17th July, 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

Digitization beyond the Doc

Editor’s Note: Paul Brient is the CEO of PatientKeeper, Inc., a provider of healthcare applications for physicians. Prior to joining PatientKeeper in 2002, Brient held senior executive-level positions at leading healthcare and consulting firms including McKesson Corporation, HPR, and The Boston Consulting Group. Show More Summary

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