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ADHA Transparency Watch - July 24, 2017.

Current Board Minutes are as follows: Board PapersThe intent of the Board is to publish as many Board documents as is feasible. Information and attachments to Board documents that are draft, not finalised or sensitive will not be published. Show More Summary

The Medical Observer Offers An In Depth Interview With Tim Kelsey. Worth A Read.

This appeared a few days ago:Can this man turn around one of Australia's costliest policy disasters?Antony Scholefield20 July 2017 NEWS REVIEWCan Tim Kelsey resuscitate the moribund My Health Record system?Time Kelsey doesn’t smile much when you meet him. Show More Summary

The Healthcare Messaging Conference & Exhibition

Venue and dates secured! Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30, 2017 in Boston Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School This site has a great auditorium and breakout rooms for the three tracks of presentations and post-conference workshops we have planned. There are over 30 speaker slots planned covering many of the big messaging use cases […]

AusHealthIT Poll Number 390 – Results – 23rd July, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Plan To Opt-Out Of The myHR System When The National Roll-Out Occurs?Yes 63% (105) No 7% (12) I Have Not Decided 29% (48) I Have No Idea 1% (2) Total votes: 167 The numbers speak for themselves. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 22nd July, 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

Belly Up: PSHPs Struggling to Find a Fit

This post originally appeared July 13 on the Convergence blog. Providers and payers have pursued several parallel convergence models as they experiment to secure a foothold in the new world of value-based care (VBC).  Some are proving to be more successful … Read more ›

The New England Journal Of Medicine Looks At The Risks To Health And Health Services From IT Issues.

This article appeared last week:Threats to Information Security — Public Health ImplicationsWilliam J. Gordon, M.D., Adam Fairhall, A.L.M., and Adam Landman, M.D., M.I.S., M.H.S. July 12, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1707212In health care,Show More Summary

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

July 20, 2017 Edition.It has been a big week with Trump Jr and his e-mails letting us know he was keen to dig dirt of Hilary Clinton and Trump himself having a sojourn in Paris with the French President and his wife.Just how illegal or not any of this is we will have to wait and see. Show More Summary

Trinity Health to Test Google Glass for Tablet-Free Virtual Care

This week, Trinity Health announced that they will soon be testing the capabilities of an initiative that combines home visits by secondary caregivers with the innovative internet capabilities of Google Glass, and the advanced video technologies of swyMed, a provider of video telemedicine technologies. Show More Summary

Mackenzie Health Goes Live on Epic End-to-End EMR in Canada

Mackenzie Health, a Canadian-based regional healthcare provider has announced the go-live of Epic across its enterprise, becoming the first full-suite Epic EMR to be implemented in a Canadian hospital. The new EMR implementation wasShow More Summary

Arcadia Healthcare Appoints Karl Stubelis As New Chief Financial Officer

Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a electronic health record (EHR) and claims data aggregation and population health management technology company, has appointed Karl Stubelis as its new chief financial officer. Prior to Arcadia, Stubelis served as senior vice president and CFO at athenahealth. Show More Summary

bioAffinity Technologies Raises $4M to Early-Stage Cancer Diagnostics

bioAffinity Technologies, a San Antonio, TX-based company advancing early-stage cancer diagnostics and precision therapeutics has raised more than $4 million in Series A funding. The Series A fund reflects its progress toward commercialization...Show More Summary

Data Governance Australia - They Might Be Way More Invasive And Privacy Destructive Than It Seems

Recently there has been a new report released on the use of all sorts of personal data captured during ordinary daily life.The main players seem to be big business and they seem to want to make our life easier through mega-data capture...Show More Summary

Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of Med Fusion

Quest Diagnostics has announced the completed its acquisition of the laboratory businesses Med Fusion and Clear Point. Operating from a nearly 200,000 square foot facility in Lewisville, Texas, the two businesses form the basis for the company’s first national center of excellence in precision diagnostics for oncology. Show More Summary

ABILITY Network Acquires Healthcare Payment Software Secure Bill Pay

Ability Network has acquired Secure Bill Pay, an Eagan, MN-based healthcare payment software provider that provides an all-in-one set of tools to enable providers to facilitate patient payment throughout the revenue cycle. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, all of the company’s employees will join the ABILITY team.... Read More

5 Common Mistakes Providers Make With Healthcare Analytics

It’s a brave new world of big data analytics, but what does that mean for healthcare systems? Healthcare data is crucial to enhancing patient care and outcomes. However, the uncertainty of where to start and what tools to use can be overwhelming. On top of that, how to meaningfully use analytics to take action is... Read More

I Think The E-Health Community Would Like Just A Few More Details About This.

This popped up late last week:Fax machines on the way out for Australian healthcareCreated on Friday, 14 July 2017Fax-free healthcare is one step closer today, as the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) and clinical information systems vendors work together to progress secure electronic messaging between healthcare providers. Show More Summary

Tackling Prior Authorization: Webinar and Report Release in One Week

We are pleased to announce our next webinar and report release will be coinciding with each other in just one week, on July 25, 2017. We hope you will join analyst Jennifer Rogers as she shares highlights from this latest research on … Read more ›

I Have Yet To Read Anything That Makes Me Feel We A Going To Wind Up With A Good Implementation of the NBN.

This appeared last week:NBN: the download lowdownThe Australian12:00AM July 13, 2017Anthony KlanEight years since its inception, the $49 billion National Broadband Network reached its halfway point this week with one in two Australians...Show More Summary

Mercom: Healthcare IT Funding Tops Record $4B in First Half of 2017

Health IT VC funding reached a total record of $4B in the first half of 2017, representing a 36 percent higher year-over-year, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.  The latest report finds that there were a total of 90 Healthcare IT M&A transactions, compared to 110 in 1H 2016. M&A activity in... Read More

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