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Cerner CEO Neal Patterson dies at 67

Neal Patterson, co-founder, CEO and chairman of health IT heavyweight Cerner, died today at the age of 67. According to the company, Patterson had “unexpected complications” from a recurrence of the soft-tissue cancer that caused him...Show More Summary

Health informatics pioneer Larry Weed dies at 93

Lawrence L. Weed, M.D., a pioneer in the world of health informatics and organization of patient information, has died at the age of 93. Weed passed away in Burlington, Vermont, on June 3 after a fall two weeks earlier, his son Lincoln...Show More Summary

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

March 8, 2018 Edition.There was really only one big bit of news this week with the Donald announcing punitive import tariffs on Steel and Aluminium.Markets tanked and there was talk in Australia of a recession by the Trade Minister.The...Show More Summary

It Looks Like Queensland Health Has Learned Some Lessons From The Payroll Fiasco!

This appeared last week and brought a wry smile to my face:Qld Health nears delivery of new ERP systemBy Justin Hendry on Feb 27, 2018 6:00AM Asks KPMG to mitigate risks.Queensland Health expects to have its new SAP ERP system up and...Show More Summary

Here Is A Really Sensible Application Of AI Technology And EHRs To Catch Those Who Are Deteriorating Early!

This appeared a few days ago:VA taps Google's DeepMind to predict patient deterioration by Evan Sweeney Feb 26, 2018 12:35pm The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a partnership with Google’s DeepMind to analyze patient records...Show More Summary

WA Health Is Being Lined Up To Give Digital Health Another Serious Attempt!

This article appeared last week:WA Health in dire need of better IT investment: reviewBy Allie Coyne on Feb 27, 2018 5:00PM Progress towards digital health system "critical".Technology projects in the Western Australian health system...Show More Summary

Medsphere Moves CareVue EHR to Amazon Cloud

Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, has migrated the company’s CareVue electronic health record (EHR) solution to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Show More Summary

Inovalon to Acquire ABILITY Network for $1.2B to Create Vertically Integrated Cloud-Based Platform

Inovalon, a technology company providing advanced, cloud-based platforms empowering a data-driven transformation from volume-based to value-based models has acquired ABILITY Network (“ABILITY”) for $1.2 billion. The combination of Inovalon...Show More Summary

Nuance Integrates AI-Powered Virtual Assistant Platform with Epic EHR

Nuance and Epic have teamed up to integrate Nuance’s new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual assistant platform with Epic’s EHR. With Nuance’s new virtual assistant technology, Epic’s EHR further improves caregiver productivity and efficiency across the continuum of care. Show More Summary

Atomwise Raises $45M for Artificial Intelligence Platform for Drug Discovery

Atomwise, a San Francisco, CA-based company that develops artificial intelligence systems for drug discovery has raised $45 million in Series A funding led by Monsanto Growth Ventures, B Capital Group and Data Collective. Prior investors...Show More Summary

Amref Health Africa & GE Healthcare Partner to Strengthen Healthcare Systems in Africa

GE Healthcare) and Amref Health Africa, today announced a framework agreement that aims to develop a range of in-country health care service collaborations across reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, non-communicable diseases,...Show More Summary

HIMSS18 Day 2 Coverage Highlights & Summary

 Google Unveils New Cloud Healthcare API to Address Healthcare Data Interoperability   Google unveils their new Cloud Healthcare API, which addresses the significant interoperability challenges in healthcare data. The new API will provide...Show More Summary

HIMSS18: Google Unveils New Cloud Healthcare API to Address Healthcare Data Interoperability

This week at HIMSS18, Google unveiled their new Cloud Healthcare API, which addresses the significant interoperability challenges in healthcare data. The new API will provide a robust, scalable infrastructure solution to ingest and manage key healthcare data types—including HL7, FHIR and DICOM. Show More Summary

TigerText Rebrands as TigerConnect, Launches New AI Capabilities

TigerText, provider of healthcare clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solution, today announced that it has officially rebranded as TigerConnect. The new name more accurately reflects the solution being provided by the company to the evolving healthcare landscape that must be always-connected, fully integrated, outcomes-oriented. Show More Summary

Accenture: 61% of Consumers Have Used Virtual Health Assistants

Consumers are increasingly using a variety of digital self-service tools for managing their health, according to results of a survey from Accenture 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health released this week at HIMSS18. The survey of 2,301 U.S. consumers reveals that consumers are becoming more accepting of machines — ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), to... Read More

Centrus Health and Cerner Collaborate to Deliver Value-Based Care in Kansas City

Centrus Health, a Kansas City-based clinically integrated network, and Cerner have come together with a shared vision to improve health care delivery while reducing costs across the Kansas City community. Centrus Health, a network comprised...Show More Summary

Health AI Startup Medial EarlySign Lands $30M for Personalized Disease Management

Medial EarlySign, an Israeli-based provider of machine-learning based solutions to improve patient management and non-communicable disease management has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by aMoon Fund. The latest round brings the startup’s total funding, to date, to $50 million. Show More Summary

WellDoc’s Digital Platform for Type 2 Diabetes Powers “Diabetes Wellness Program” Through Samsung Health

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and WellDoc, a digital therapeutic company, announced today that Samsung Health users now have access to a new consumer version of WellDoc’s digital platform known as the Diabetes Wellness Program (DWP). Samsung Health users now have access to a new Diabetes Wellness Program (DWP) available through the Samsung Health service that... Read More

BCBS California Launches Initiative to Create Real-Time Digital Health Records

Beginning this week, Blue Cross Blue Shield of California announced it will require network providers, including those participating in the nonprofit health plan’s nationally recognized Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, to...Show More Summary

Joslin Diabetes Center Integrates with American Well to Improve Diabetes Care

Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well, today announced an integration collaboration to explore how to best use telemedicine to treat diabetes in the United States – and eventually, around the world. In this initial collaboration,Show More Summary

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