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Health 2.0 Grows Up

Nine conferences later and finally, the Health 2.0 event is showing signs of maturity. Sure, there remains plenty of cheerleading for all those fabulous little start-ups that claim they will be the ones disrupting healthcare. And the Health 2.0 event is … Read more ›

Frustrated Primary Care Doc Shares 9 Ways ICD-10 Impacted Patient Care

It’s been a full week since the ICD-10 compliance date took effect on 10/1. So how do doctors feel about patient care impact of ICD-10? SERMO, a social media network exclusively for doctors, asked members if the transition is taking their time away from patient care and the numbers overwhelmingly showed that it is. Out of nearly... Read More

In-Person Visit vs. Telehealth Visit? Time Is Money

A recent study released by Harvard Medical School (HMS) published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the average total visit time for typical in-person medical visits was 121 minutes. This total time spent includes 37 minutes in travel time and 84 minutes in the clinic waiting and filing in paperwork. Of the 84 minutes, only... Read More

Now Here Is The Approach We Should Be Adopting To Move Forward In E-Health.

This appeared a little while ago.NHS developing PHR adoption strategy9 July 2015 Thomas Meek NHS England is working on an adoption strategy to support the use of personal health records.The strategy is intended to enable the NHS to develop...Show More Summary

Will the Home Become the Healthcare Center of the Future?

Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: Stuart Karten is the principal of Karten Design, a product innovation consultancy creating positive experiences between people and products specializing in health technology.  This is an essay adapted from a talk he will give at the 2015 USC Body Computing Conference on October 9, 2015. Show More Summary

Thursday Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of October 2015

We had 4 inches of rain this week, bringing a welcome end to the drought of the past 30 days. Over the past few years we’ve worked hard to regrade the landscape around the farm and ensure water drains away from buildings. Not a drop entered any structure.The nights are turning cold and we’ve restarted the fireplaces at night. Show More Summary

ONC Unveils Final Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

On Tuesday, the ONC issued the final Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap version 1.0 that outlines a clear path to catalyze the collaboration of stakeholders who are going to build and use the health IT infrastructure. The initial draft was released in January 2015 and received over 250 comments including input 25 federal partners, 90 individuals from... Read More

The Macro View - General And Health News Relevant To E-Health And Health In General.

October 8 EditionThis post tries to understand the economics and drivers behind the General and Health Budgets that will determine what gets spent on Health and e-Health specifically.Politics and policy inevitably get mixed up in all...Show More Summary

The Evolution of E-Prescribing: 10 Years of Interoperability

While the successful achievement of industry interoperability has been given a 10 year window by the ONC, we luckily don’t have to wait that long — or at all — to see health IT interoperability in action. Electronic prescribing is the perfect example of successful interoperability happening right now, and in honor of National Health... Read More

Datu Health Raises $10M to Drive Personalized Healthcare through Behavioral Data

Chesterfield, CO-based digital health company Datu Health has raised $10 million in Series B equity funding from St. Joseph Health (SJH) to drive personalized healthcare powered by behavioral health data. Traditional healthcare touch...Show More Summary

Is This A Realistic Hope And Will The Dying NEHTA Actually Do Something Useful?

This appeared last week:Solution to GP email misery on the horizonAlice Klein | 1 October, 2015 | There may be light at the end of the tunnel for GPs who are fed up with using multiple different secure messaging services to email patient...Show More Summary

CareSync Pulls In $18M for Medicare-based Chronic Care Management

CareSync, a chronic disease management platform for Medicare has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI), Greycroft Partners and Harbert Venture Partners, as well as existing investors Tullis Health Investors, Clearwell Group, CDH Solutions and Travis Bond. Show More Summary

Orion Health Awarded Subcontract for $4.3B DoD EHR Modernization Project

Orion Health, a company that develops modern and creative solutions for healthcare has announced that the company was a part of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health team awarded a contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide an electronic health record (EHR) for the U.S. Military. The team solution will include an off-the-shelf EHR... Read More

CMS Issues Meaningful Use Final Rule: Key Facts to Know

After facing severe criticism from members of Congress, professional medical organizations and providers pushing to delay the final rules for Meaningful Use Stage 3. On Tuesday, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) andShow More Summary

A Simple Text Message Or Two Can Make A Difference It Seems! Good Inexpensive Stuff.

This appeared last week:Mobile health potentialNicole MacKeeMonday, 28 September, 2015NEW Australian research showing text messaging can be an effective health promotion tool for patients with coronary heart disease has been welcomed by experts, but they say more sophisticated, individualised approaches could yield even greater health benefits. Show More Summary

Allscripts Launches Lab to Connect Israeli Digital Health Startups to US Market

The CDI – Center of Digital Innovation is a non-profit research center to promote and develop digital medicine in Israel in partnership with a group of Israeli entrepreneurs.   Israel’s Center for Digital Innovation (CDI) and Allscripts have...Show More Summary

Mercy Health Unveils $54M Virtual Care Center

St. Louis, Mo.-based Mercy Health today officially open its Virtual Care Center, a first of its kind $54 million 125,000-square-foot building that will serve as the center of its existing telemedicine programs. Mercy’s Virtual Care Center...Show More Summary

The CMS and ONC Final Rules Arrive

Steve Posnack from ONC declared today IT Bonanza Day. The Interoperability Roadmap, CMS Meaningful Use Final Rules with a Comment Period (Stage 2 and 3) as well as the ONC 2015 Certification Rule were published today.Here are a few resources...Show More Summary

The Joint HIT Standards and Policy Committee meeting

All the members of the ONC Federal Advisory Committees met in Washington to review delivery system reform and the Interoperability Roadmap.We began the meeting with a thank you to Jodi Daniel, who will be leaving ONC after 10 years of service.Elizabeth Holland presented a data update on the Meaningful Use program. Show More Summary

GE, StartUp Health Expands Partnership to Focus on Health Payment, Virtual Health Solutions

  GE Ventures and StartUp Health, a global health innovation company, today announced the expansion of their partnership to invest in and coach digital health startups focused on health payment and virtual health solutions. The program builds on the success of the GE and StartUp Health Entrepreneurship Program, which launched in 2013 with 15 consumer... Read More

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