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Mount Sinai Launches Mobile App to Allow Patients Access to Medical Records

LifeMap Solutions–a subsidiary of BioTime and Mount Sinai today announced the launch of MountSinaiNY, the first patient-facing app designed to serve all patients within the Mount Sinai Health System. The app’s initial capabilities allow...Show More Summary

Deloitte Launches Cloud-Based Analytics App for Patient Outcomes

Following the tragic death of one patient and hospitalization of five others in a French clinical study[EG1] [NS(2] earlier this year, the call for improved patient safety both before and after market approval of drugs and other medical interventions has become a global conversation. Show More Summary

McKesson, Change Healthcare Form New Health IT Entity: 5 Things to Know

McKesson Corporation and Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services have teamed up to create a new healthcare IT company. The combined company includes all of Change Healthcare’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS) totaling $3.4 billion in revenue. Show More Summary

Medsphere Systems and ChartLogic Merge to Create Integrated Health IT Platform

  Medsphere Systems Corporation and ChartLogic, Inc., today announced that they have executed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies. Financial details of merger were not disclosed.  The merger will help expand Medsphere’s...Show More Summary

Behavioral Telehealth Startup AbilTo Taps Rob Rebak as New CEO

AbilTo, a provider of behavioral telehealth programs proven to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs has appointed Rob Rebak as its new Chief Executive Officer. In his new role as CEO, Mr. Rebak will be responsible for shaping the vision and strategy of AbilTo going forward, as well as for building upon the company’s... Read More

Health IT In The SA Public Sector Seems To Be Garnering More Than Its Fair Share Of Commentary. Something Must Be Not OK?

This appeared a little while ago:Electronic Enterprise Patient Administration System: Asset or liability?June 14, 2016 9:30pmMedical Reporter Brad Crouch The AdvertiserTHE controversial electronic Enterprise Patient Administration System replacing public hospital patients’ paper records goes “live” at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on June 29. Show More Summary

Medtronic To Acquire Heartware for $1.1B: 9 Things to Know

On Monday, medical device maker Medtronic entered a definitive agreement to acquire HeartWare International Inc. an innovator of less-invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies for the treatment of advanced heart failure for $1.1 billion. The acquisition is expected to close during Medtronic’s second fiscal quarter ending Oct. Show More Summary

Cedars-Sinai, HomeHero Launch Safe Transition Home Program

Cedars-Sinai has teamed up HomeHero, a Santa Monica-based non-medical home care provider to launch the Safe Transition Home program that provides safe rides and transitions for patients between the hospital and the home. The program is funded through a combination of private clients and Cedars-Sinai. Show More Summary

Practice Fusion Helps Providers Diagnose Rare Diseases

Cloud-based EHR provider Practice Fusion, recently launched a new program designed to help providers diagnose rare diseases.  The program leverages predictive data models developed from retrospective studies conducted using over 38 million records from Practice Fusion’s de-identified clinical database. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Makes Strategic Investment in Transplant Genomics

Transplant Genomics has announced a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic to develop, validate, and commercialize diagnostic tests enabling personalized immunosuppression for solid organ transplant recipients. As part of the multiyear collaboration, Mayo Clinic will make an investment in Transplant Genomics for an undisclosed amount. Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 27th June, 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 site registration or subscription payment.General CommentSo much happening just too hard to summarise. Show More Summary

Cedars-Sinai Unveils Therapeutic Virtual Reality to Enhance Patient Experience

AppliedVR, a developer of scalable therapeutic virtual reality (VR) content has announced a partnership with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to implement its VR technology in the medical center’s department of Surgery and Orthopaedic Center. Show More Summary

Fixing Healthcare’s Broken Pre-Authorization Screening & Verification Model

Editor’s Note: David Dyke is the Vice President of Product Management & Business Development at RelayHealth where he is responsible for delivering innovation and value to the healthcare providers across revenue cycle management.  Among the processes that influence the healthcare revenue cycle, pre-authorization stands out—but not in a good way. Show More Summary

NIH Awards $2.3M Grant to Develop Disease Diagnosis App, FeverPhone

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded to Cornell a four-year, $2.3 million four-year grant to develop FeverPhone, an portable disease diagnosis kit. Once developed,...Show More Summary

DPHO, UnitedHealthcare Launch Accountable Care Program

DeKalb Physician Hospital Organization (DPHO) and UnitedHealthcare have launched an accountable care program to improve people’s health and their satisfaction with their healthcare experience. Through this collaboration, UnitedHealthcare...Show More Summary

The AMA Clearly Has A Different Vision For The My Health Record Than The Government. More Discussion Is Needed!

The AMA came out a week or so ago regarding the My Health Record. Here is the introduction and conclusions (the rest is on their web site at the link below):Shared Electronic Medical Records - Revised 2016AMA Position Statement on Shared Electronic Medical Records - Revised 2006. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 325 – Results – 26th June, 2016.

Here are the results of the poll.Are You Expecting The New Australian Digital Health Authority (ADHA) Will Be A Major Improvement On NEHTA In Terms Of Usefulness, Value Added, Openness And Transparency?Yes 8% (12) No 77% (117) I Have...Show More Summary

Finally Seem To Have A Working System And Plan To Return Tomorrow.

Computers and connectivity permitting! David This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

Google, Mayo Clinic, Harvard Team Up for Easy Symptom Search

  Roughly 1 percent of searches on Google are symptom related. Starting  this week, when consumers access Google’s mobile search for information about certain symptoms, they will quick, accurate facts on relevant related medical conditions up front on their smartphone or other mobile device. Show More Summary

Telehealth Provider American Well Appoints Freshman as New CTO

Telehealth provider American Well has appointed longtime executive team member and engineering lead Jon Freshman to become the Company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role as CTO, Jon will oversee the three arms of American...Show More Summary

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