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Here Is The Approach That Is Going To Make The myHR Totally Obsolete - And Soon.

This release appeared a few days ago:MedicalDirector Helix: The new cloud-based platform for Australian medical practicesAustralia’s largest medical software and information provider, MedicalDirector, has announced its next generation...Show More Summary

Why Your Patient Portal Strategy Should Embrace Both Consumers & Patients

Patient engagement is easy, right? Just create a portal and tell patients it’s there. Of course, no one who puts a little thought into this idea believes it can be so simple. Healthcare isn’t “Field of Dreams,” after all. We can build it. They still might not come. But we still need to try and... Read More

6 Implications for 2017 Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D Programs

Editor’s Note: Kyle Stapp is the Program Director at where he oversees the educational center inside and works daily with program applicants to answer their questions. His programs include Medicare, Unemployment, and more. Show More Summary

SSM Health Goes Live on Surescripts National Record Locator Service

Today, Surescripts announced that it has activated more than 10,000 SSM Health clinicians in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma on its National Record Locator Service, to locate patient records and obtain a more complete view of the health of a patient, regardless of where the patient received care. Imagine the scenario: you are visiting the Chicago area, and... Read More

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 23rd May, 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

5 Hospital Executives Share Advice on Building Successful Epic EHR Teams

The decision to buy and implement an Epic EHR is typically one of the largest strategic investments a provider will make, and much of the cost is an investment in people. A large-scale Epic implementation requires the significant hiring and training of hundreds of IT professionals to design, build, maintain, upgrade and optimize the EHR. Challenges of... Read More

Clinical Grade Wearables Will Accelerate Growth Opportunities for Internet of Medical Things

The global healthcare wearable devices market earned $5.1 billion and is expected to reach $18.9 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.9%, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Additionally, consumer health wearables are expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.8%, and medical and clinical-grade wearables are expected... Read More

At The Heart & Soul of MACRA Is Waste

Ms. Jeannie is a 65 years old woman, slightly overweight with mild hypertension that is perfectly controlled. Ms. Jeannie is the office manager at Dr. Abrams, the pediatrician down the hall, who’s been taking care of your kids since you moved here. Ms. Jeannie called earlier because her allergies are killing her today and she’s... Read More

Clover Health Lands $120M for Data-Driven Health Insurance Service

Clover Health, a data-driven focused insurance service provider has raised $160 million in new funding led by Greenoaks Capital with existing investors Arena Ventures, First Round Capital, Sequoia Capital, Social Capital and Wildcat Ventures. Show More Summary

If All You Have Is A Hammer, Everything Looks Like A Nail - The Story Of myHR Use In Medical Home Trials.

This release appeared a while ago:A Healthier Medicare for chronically-ill patientsThe Australian Government will revolutionise the way we care for Australians with chronic diseases and complex conditions – aiming to keep them out-of-hospital...Show More Summary

A Multi-Stakeholder Discussion in Washington

On Thursday, I spent the day in Washington with a group of government, provider, and developer sttakeholders convened by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. We operated under Chatham House Rules, so I can summarize the discussion but not identify any of the participants or their specific statements. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 321 – Results – 22nd May, 2016.

Here are the results of the poll.With The Election Coming Soon Which Party Do You Think Has The Best Approach To, And Understanding Of, e-Health?Labor 3% (3) Coalition 5% (5) Greens 1% (1) Other 1% (1) No-one Has A Clue 57% (59) AllShow More Summary

Military Health System EHR is Christened GENESIS

The new system to transform military health records has an official name. Military Health System (MHS) officials say the new electronic health record (EHR) will be called MHS GENESIS and will launch at the end of calendar year 2016.Show More Summary

CareCloud Launches Integrated Patient Payments Solution

CareCloud has announced the availability of CareCloud Patient Payments, its new integrated credit processing solution available to users of CareCloud Central, the company’s medical practice management system. The new solution enables...Show More Summary

drchrono Brings Enhanced Revenue Cycle Management to EHR Platform

drchrono has announced some interesting new features and services to its Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) offering. Their updated Revenue Cycle Management software module offers physicians and medical practices the opportunity to outsource...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 21st May, 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

SAP Purchases $18M Worth of Stock into Castlight Health

SAP has purchased purchased 4.76 million shares of newly issued Class B common stock in Castlight Health, a leading health benefits platform provider. The purchase results in SAP holding 4.7% post-issuance of the currently-outstanding...Show More Summary

BaseHealth, TriVita to Launch Personalized Wellness Program

BaseHealth, a healthcare-focused predictive analytics company has teamed up with health and wellness company TriVita to launch a new personalized wellness program at scale for consumers. Through the partnership, BaseHealth’s comprehensive assessments will power TriVita Shield, a new personalized wellness program. Show More Summary

Accenture Intelligent Patient Platform Integrates with Salesforce Health Cloud

Accenture has teamed up with Salesforce to integrate its Accenture Intelligent Patient Platform with Salesforce Health Cloud, giving life science and healthcare providers the ability to deliver a personalized patient experience. TheShow More Summary

A Really Interesting Discussion Regarding AI In Medicine I Wonder Where It Will Really Go?

This appeared last week:News in briefMonday, 9 May, 2016Could doctors be replaced by artificial intelligence?The role of the doctor as an expensive problem-solver may become redundant in the future, according to health experts commenting in the New Zealand Medical Journal. Show More Summary

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