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Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 29th April, 2017.

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

Inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition Unveils Winners

The winners of the inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition have been announced this week. Competing teams represented a variety of big data healthcare categories including patient engagement and compliance, clinical trial optimization, EHR optimization, and decision support. Show More Summary

Tactio Health app Integrates With Qardio’s Smart Health Monitoring Products to Transform the Patient Journey

Tactio Health Group, a provider helping innovative healthcare organizations make the patient experience connected has signed an integration partnership with Qardio, a provider of smart health monitoring products. Starting today, QardioArm,...Show More Summary

ResApp Licenses New Algorithm to Improve Diagnostic Screening for Childhood Pneumonia

ResApp Health Limited, a digital health startup provider of smartphone apps for respiratory disease diagnosis and management has signed a licensing agreement with UniQuest, the main commercialization company of The University of Queensland. Show More Summary

Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center Launches Initiative to Improve & Personalize BRCA Mutations

Cancer experts at the Basser Center for BRCA in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania have announced a new collaboration with Tempus to improve and personalize treatment for patients with heritable BRCA mutations. Show More Summary

A Really Long Saga That May Just Have A Happy Ending For Secure Messaging, Or Not.

This appeared a few days ago.Are Sonic and Primary sitting on digital health progress?The wonders of modern digital connectivity are there for the taking, but there are elephants in the e-waiting roomBy Jeremy Knibbs 21 April 2017This is one of those stories that as a GP you won’t, on spec, be interested in. Show More Summary

7 Trends Impacting The Era of Disruption in the EMR Market

For a decade, the now $28 billion-dollar electronic medical records (EMR) market was on a predictable trajectory with twenty large competitors and hundreds of smaller entrants offering needed software and related services. AccordingShow More Summary

Managing in a Maelstrom: Fishing for Focus and Value

Healthcare market attributes, context, policies, administration, payment and scope have been hotly debated since the inception of insurance programs nearly a century ago. Despite constant change, the market organization and investment targets were generally guided by reasonably clear directions and … Read more ›

Surgical Information Systems Acquires Ambulatory Surgery Center Software SourceMed

Surgical Information Systems (“SIS”), a provider of perioperative information systems has acquired SourceMed, a provider of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) software and services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Adds Health Information on Demand Via Epic Patient Apps

Mayo Clinic is teaming up with Epic Systems to provide its trusted, expert health information on demand through Epic patient apps.  The integration will embed Mayo Clinic health information content to Epic’s healthcare clients in an effort to help other providers share expert health information with their patients. The Mayo Clinic health information is available... Read More

DarioHealth Expands Cloud-based Diabetes Monitoring Devices to U.K. Market

DarioHealth, a Israel-based provider of cloud-based diabetes monitoring devices has announced the launch of a direct-to-consumer channel in the United Kingdom. Following the success of the direct-to-consumer channels in the U.S. and Australia, DarioHealth will leverage its knowledge to provide new opportunities for the greater U.K. Show More Summary

Evidation Health Raises $10M to Enhance Development of New Digital Biomarkers

Evidation Health, a San Mateo, CA-based startup that helps healthcare companies quantify outcomes in the digital era, with real life data from connected patients has raised $10 million in funding led by Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures.  The...Show More Summary

StayWell Integrates With Mytonomy to Improve Patient Education

The StayWell Company and Mytonomy, Inc., two providers dedicated to improving the patient experience, announced that they will collaborate to improve the way doctors share information with patients. The partnership will integrate StayWell’s...Show More Summary

Building Unity Farm Sanctuary - Fifth Week of April 2017

Several folks have contacted me, wondering why the pace of my blog posting has slowed a bit in April. Don’t worry - all is well on the farm and sanctuary, it’s just spring planting, maintenance, and trail building time. The snow has melted, the weather is mild and the plants/animals need more attention that ever. Show More Summary

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

April 27, 2017 Edition.Well it has been a lively few days with a visit from Vice-President Pence (who actually seems to be keeping the US Government running) and a threat to bomb poor old OZ. See here:http://www.smh.com.au/world/north-korea-warns-australia-of-nuclear-strike-over-julie-bishops-comments-20170422-gvqg5e.htmlNorth...Show More Summary

Harvard Medical School Taps mPulse Mobile to Evaluate the Impact of Tailored Text Message

Researchers at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School (Harvard) are teaming up with mobile health engagement provider mPulse Mobile. The partnership will evaluate the impact of interactive, tailored text messages...Show More Summary

Kurbo Launches “Parent Coaching” for Family Mobile Weight Loss Program

Kurbo – a mobile health coaching program for kids, teens and adults currently has launched a new Parent Coaching service to help parents talk to their children about the difficult subject of weight and create a healthier home environment. The new offering provides parents with a personal coach via video chat to help set goals and keep... Read More

That Old Paper Transfer Of Private Information Lets Us Down Again! Private Information Leaks Are Usually Caused By Human Error – Not Technology!

This appeared last week:Patient privacy breach: over 1600 medical letters found dumped in Sydney binKate Aubusson Published: April 21, 2017 - 4:52PM More than 700 public patients have had their privacy breached and potential delays in...Show More Summary

SAP Health Division Partners with StartUp Health to Build Custom Healthcare Innovation Portfolio

The SAP Health division is partnering with StartUp Health, a global entrepreneurship development company to build a custom healthcare innovation portfolio, starting with up to 15 digital health startups. The partnership will focus specifically on developing new apps and platforms to be used with the SAP® Health platform built on SAP Cloud Platform. Also, the... Read More

The Dark Side of E-commerce

As I mentioned in a recent post, Amazon has focused on the convenience of the customer instead of the convenience of their business. Yesterday’s New York Times highlighted the trend for the hotel industry to do the same.In my post, I...Show More Summary

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