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I Wonder Just This Sort Of Disruption To The Global Internet Might Have On E-Health.

It was a bad day for the Global Internet last Friday.Here is a report:After massive cyberattack, shoddy smart device security comes back to hauntAlmost everyone affected by the cyberattack had a part to play — from shipping shoddy devices...Show More Summary

Salus Telehealth, Video Medicine Merge to Form Full Service Telehealth Company

Salus Telehealth and VideoMedicine have merged a to form a new end to end telehealth company – Salus Telehealth, Inc. The new full service telehealth company will offer comprehensive telemedicine device and software solutions, including a direct to consumer healthcare apps. As part of the merger, the new Board of Directors will be made up... Read More

Axial Healthcare Raises $16.5M for Data-Driven, Predictive Pain Management

Axial Healthcare, Inc., a pain care solutions company has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding led by Oak HC/FT, a venture growth-equity fund investing in healthcare services. 406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, and Sandbox Advantage Fund, also participated in this latest round of financing. The company will utilize the funding to further drive... Read More

The Evolution of Laser Eye Surgery

I’m a total geek when it comes to technology, especially the kind of tech used in health care. This geekiness means that when I consider a medical procedure, I take the opposite approach from many patients. I start by investigating what’s happened with the tech, then evaluate different options and look at costs. Show More Summary

Value Based Health: No Success without Value-Based Technology Strategies

A September 16 2016 Bloomberg report once again provides the bad news for the US healthcare system, ranking it among the least efficient healthcare systems -50 of 55 countries surveyed in 2014. Despite the plethora of new regulations, payment models, technology mandates … Read more ›

Humans Are The Greatest Assets to Healthcare IT Security, Not Technical

Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. Show More Summary

Brigham and Women’s, Evidation Health Partner to Measure Impact of Digital Health Solutions

Brigham and Women’s Innovation Hub (iHub) and Evidation Health has announced a strategic partnership to measure the real life impact of digital health solutions on clinical and economic outcomes. As part of the partnership, Evidation Health will help Brigham and Women’s iHub accelerate clinical trials for digital health solutions across a wide range of therapeutic... Read More

Infographic: Protecting Patient Records – the Risks and Costs of Data Loss

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, security software provider Safetica wants to remind healthcare professionals of the growing risks they face when handling a patient’s personal and financial records. Whether...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 24th October, 2016.

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

I Think It Is Time For The ADHA To Start Lifting Its Game. We Have Seen A Few Rather False Starts I Believe.

A little while ago the Australian Digital Health Authority (ADHA) announced it had established a blog to provide expert comment on e-Health.Here is the link: have...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 341 – Results – 23rd October, 2016.

Here are the results of the poll.Did The Senate Do The Right Thing Allowing Telstra Health To Proceed With Operation Of The National Cancer Screening Register?Yes 7% (11) No 89% (135) I Have No Idea 4% (6) Total votes: 152 A large majority seem to think the Senate got it wrong. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 22nd October, 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

#IBMWoW cognitive solutions for cyber threat analysis and collaboration

I’ll be attending IBM’s World of Watson 2016 in Las Vegas next week. I’m looking forward to hearing whether government and industry are collaborating any better as a result of the passage of The Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The Cyber Act...Show More Summary

TrendShift Acquires Health Data Intelligence to Expand Capabilities in Population Health

Trendshift, a SaaS-based Decision Analytics and Risk Assessment company has acquired the assets of  Columbus, OH-based Health Data Intelligence, LLC (“HDI”) for an undisclosed sum. The healthcare analytics and population health management...Show More Summary

Kareo Integrates EHR with GoodRx to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

Kareo, a cloud-based EHR provider for independent medical practices has launched Kareo Rx Saver, an integrated solution with GoodRx that seamlessly delivers prescription cost savings to patients of physicians.  Prescription drug prices often vary significantly across pharmacies, making it difficult for a patient to select the least costly option. Show More Summary

Allscripts Acquires CarePort to Expand Population Health Platform

Allscripts has acquired CarePort, a Boston-based company that unlocks data from post-acute care providers to better manage care across the continuum. Due to the shift in healthcare reimbursement and legislation focused on delivering critical outcomes, managing post-acute care is now a necessary and integral component of population health strategy. Show More Summary

Tandigm Health to Implement athenahealth’s Population Health Solution

Tandigm Health, LLC, a value-based healthcare company supporting primary care physicians has selected athenahealth to implement its population health management tool to help advance population health management among its network of over 440 primary care physicians. Show More Summary

Cardiogram Raises $2M for Apple Watch Heart Rate, aFib Tracker

Digital health startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz’s new Bio Fund with participation from Halle Tecco (Rock Health Co-founder ), Jeff Hammerbacher (Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Kevin Scott (SVP Engineering of LinkedIn) and more. Show More Summary

It Seems Politicians Are In Trouble All Over For Privatising Health Information Management.

I spotted these articles just as the discussions over Telstra Health were coming to an end. It seems the Government of Ontario in Canada is having a look at maybe outsourcing e-Health.First we have this:Docs have 'grave concerns' about...Show More Summary

Cognitive ushers us from “carbon intelligence” to AI “silicon intelligence”

When the term “artificial intelligence” – better known as “AI” – was initially coined, it was thought that humans (carbon based life forms) had “real” intelligence while the best a machine’s intelligence (to the extent they had any) could get was “artificial”. Show More Summary

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