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It Looks Like All Is Not Entirely Kosher With The Way The Pharmacy Guild Has Involved Itself In Pharmacy IT.

This appeared last week:Pharmacy lobby in conflict row over IT firm’s windfall REBECCA URBAN The Australian April 25, 2015 12:00AM A struggling technology business backed by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has reaped millions of dollars...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 267 – Results – 26th April, 2015.

Here are the results of the poll.Should Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Children Loose Family Benefits Payments?Yes 69% (52) Probably 16% (12) Neutral 1% (1) Probably Not 4% (3) No Way 8% (6) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes:Show More Summary

Is Fee-for-Service dead?

Link: CMS Lays Out Vision for Physician Quality Reporting Programs. “With passage of H.R.2 [SGR repeal and Medicare provider payment modernization], key components of these physician programs will serve as the foundation for the Merit-based...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 25th April, 2015.

Here are a few I have come 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

Rock Health Expands to NYC, Announces 3 New Investments

Rock Health, provider of full-service funding to promising entrepreneurs breaking into healthcare is expanding to the East Coast with the opening of a brand new office in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of NYC. In conjunction with the new NYC office, Rock Health also announced it has added three new East Coast companies to its portfolio. These companies... Read More

Blueprint Health Debuts 7th Class of Startups at Demo Day in NYC

Blueprint Health, a NYC based mentor-focused health technology accelerator today announced the showcase of their Winter 2015 class of startups at their seventh annual Demo Day in NYC. The Winter 2015 Accelerator class is composed of seven new companies solving a diverse set of problems in the health industry. As with our previous classes, these companies... Read More

Comedian Kevin Hart Becomes Rally Health’s 1st Digital Health Ambassador

Rally Health Inc., a leading developer of consumer digital health engagement tools is partnering with Kevin Hart, actor, comedian and health advocate to become Rally’s first digital health ambassador. As part of the collaboration with Rally Health, Hart will encourage consumers to take a more active role in their health. During his “WHAT NOW” comedy tour,... Read More

It Is Very Important To Understand That All Consultant Advice Has An Intrinsic Conflict Of Interest!

This appeared a few days ago.APS Department orders report to be re-written - 16 timesDate April 15, 2015 - 11:20AM Noel Towell Reporter for The Canberra TimesA public service department has admitted there are now 17 drafts of a report...Show More Summary

athenahealth, Epic and Medfusion Tops for Driving Patient Portal Adoption

A recent KLAS report finds vendors athenahealth, Epic and Medfusion are the most effective at helping their customers drive patient portal adoption. The recent KLAS report entitled Patient Portals 2015: Adoption beyond Meaningful Use reveals...Show More Summary

73% Of Consumers Would Not Switch to Apple Watch For Fitness Tracking

73% of current fitness tracking users would not consider switching to the Apple Watch for fitness tracking, according to a recent Treato survey of 8,700 users of fitness trackers. When asked if they would consider switching to Apple’s new Watch for fitness tracking, 48% are either extremely satisfied or satisfied with their current device. The survey findings... Read More

Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of April 2015

This week a coyote visited the barnyard during the day. Daytime activity is not unusual for females which have an active den of hungry pups. We have fox, coyote, and fisher cat dens at Unity Farm, so there is a high predator load. What happened? The guinea fowl alarmed. Show More Summary

CareCloud Raises Another $15M, Appoints New CEO

  Cloud-based practice management EHR provider CareCloud has raised $15M in additional funding from its investors to help accelerate product innovation and operations. Additionally, the company has appointed Ken Comée, a proven leader...Show More Summary

University of Michigan Pediatric Launches Telemedicine Program for Obesity

This week, the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Pediatric is launching a new telemedicine program that will provide patients access to their evidence-based pediatric weight management program without the need for families to make frequent trips to Ann Arbor. Show More Summary

Rite Aid Appoints Steve Rempel CIO for Digital Health Expansion

This week, Rite Aid announced it has appointed Steve Rempel vice president and chief information officer. Under the new postition, Rempel will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s technology and information operations,...Show More Summary

HIMSS’15 Pilgrimage: Impressions and Takeaways

Another year, another HIMSS conference. While I often may gripe about this event; the seemingly endless parroting of buzzword(s) de jour, the countless press releases that really are much ado about nothing and highly questionable surveys and research results, that … Read more ›

Microsoft Health App Now Able to Collect Data from Apple, Android

On Wednesday morning, Microsoft announced new updates that will provide broader integration of third-party apps, services and devices outside of the Microsoft Health app and Microsoft Band. The company revealed that in the coming weeks, the Microsoft Health app will now have the ability to collect biometric data from Android, Apple and Windows. Show More Summary

eCaring, Samsung To Deliver Home Care Monitoring via Galaxy Tablets

eCaring, Inc. and Samsung Business Services™ today announced delivery of technology and services that enable healthcare providers to reduce costs, while enhancing the quality of patient care. eCaring’s care and disease management solutions...Show More Summary

2016 Budget Watch. Parliament Closed Until Budget Day. It’s Coming Very Soon!

Last Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and it is still not finalised -apparently $27Billion still unresolved!We now look forward to see what we might see next time. I am sure this will be fun.In the last few weeks it has been huge with early leaks and a Tax White Paper and a Competition Final Report released. Show More Summary

Healthcare Internet of Things To Reach $117B by 2020

The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach $117 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 15.1%, according to recent report by The report, Big Data in Internet of Things (IoT): Key Trends, Opportunities and Market Forecasts 2015 – 2020 forecasts that healthcare will be the highest segment for growth.  When Big Data and IoT are... Read More

TruClinic, Google Partner to Bring Telemedicine to Chromebooks

Utah-based TruClinic has announced a partnership with Google for Work that will bring TruClinic’s online telemedicine solution to Google Chromebooks. As part of the partnership, Google Chromebooks will come preloaded with TruClinic and...Show More Summary

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