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Solera Health Integrates WellDoc’s BlueStar Digital Therapeutic for Diabetes Prevention

Solera Health, an integrated benefit network, and WellDoc, a leading digital therapeutic company has announced that WellDoc’s BlueStar® digital therapeutic will join the Solera network as a diabetes management solution of choice. The...Show More Summary

Elsevier Acquires Clinical Decision Support Solution Via Oncology

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX Group, today announced that it has acquired Via Oncology, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides clinical decision support and best practices in cancer care management. Show More Summary

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

January 18, 2018 Edition.Trump continues to astound – revealing is true racist side this week – wanting migrants from Norway rather than Africa – but they won’t come given the current wealth of Norway (GDP $71,000 per person p.a. vsShow More Summary

I Suffered A Degree Of Cognitive Dissonance As I Read This! What On Earth Is Going On Here?

This appeared a few days ago.How patients can access their medical records11th Jan 2018 3:44 PM PATIENTS at a recently-closed Hervey Bay medical practice will still be able to access their medical record. In December, administrators were appointed for Ranveer Medical Practice Group, which traded as Drs on Main. Show More Summary

Magellan Health Launches First FDA-Approved Prescription Digital Therapeutic

Magellan Health has announced the launch of reSET therapy, a pilot initiative using the first-ever FDA cleared prescription digital therapeutic from PEAR Therapeutics to improve outcomes for individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and other related conditions. Show More Summary

Tissue Analytics Lands $5M for EHR-Integrated Mobile Wound Care Platform

Tissue Analytics, a Baltimore, MD-based digital health  startup which provides simple, easy-to-use solutions to increase efficiency and accuracy for wound and skin tracking, has announced a $5M Series A round. The round was led by DigiTx...Show More Summary

4 Barriers to Implementing Value-based Payment Models

Majority of family physicians indicate their practices participate in value-based payment models and believe value-based payment models will encourage greater collaboration between primary care physicians and specialists, according to a new study. The 2017 Value-based Payment Study was sent to 5,000 active members of the AAFP. Show More Summary

Wearable Medical Devices Global Market to Reach $19.5B by 2021

The global market for wearable medical devices is expected to nearly $19.5 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.8% for 2016-2021, according to a new report from Report Linker. The report reveals that the U.S. market for wearable medical devices is expected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2016 to nearly $8.7 billion in 2021 at a CAGR... Read More

Nordic Acquires The Claro Group’s Revenue Cycle Transformation Practice to Expand Beyond Epic Consulting

Nordic, an health IT consulting services firm has acquired the revenue cycle transformation practice of The Claro Group, LLC to expand beyond its Epic-focused consulting business. For Nordic, the acquisition complements Nordic’s foundation as a leader in Epic revenue cycle solutions. Show More Summary

The Privacy Foundation Comments On The Health Department’s Incompetence In Handing Open Data Releases.

This appeared last weekend:January 7, 2018 by Bernard Robertson-DunnMEDIA RELEASE: ‘Open Data’: Too much sharing, too little care? Who’s reading your health information now?There can be benefits from the ‘sharing’ (distribution) of health and other personal information among health care professionals and researchers. Show More Summary

Some Seem To Be Taking A Sensible Approach To Digital Health. Good To See A Little Balance.

I came across this site the other day – from the Brisbane South Primary Health Network and was quite impressed. Health – Health ProfessionalsConsumers want greater control...Show More Summary

AMGA Appoints Dr. John Kennedy As New Chief Medical Officer

AMGA today announced that John W. Kennedy, M.D., has been named chief medical officer, AMGA, and president, AMGA Foundation. Dr. Kennedy previously served as division director of endocrinology at Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA. Dr. Show More Summary

Sanofi, TriNetX Partner to Optimize Clinical Trials with Digital Technology

TriNetX, the global health research network for healthcare organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, and Contract Research Organizations (CROs), announced their collaboration with their client, Sanofi, a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare via the continuum of care. Show More Summary

Philips Launches EHR-Integrated Patient Monitoring Solution for Clinicians

philip Philips has announced the launch of their next-generation Patient Monitoring solution, an enterprise-wide system that consists of bedside, transport, mobile and central station monitoring technology backed by a new approach of consulting, training, service and customer support. Show More Summary

Novartis Foundation, Ghana Health Integrates Telemedicine Services Across Ghana

Today the Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service are announcing the successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine services across Ghana. The telemedicine service started as a pilot model in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region in 2011, covering 30 communities of around 35,000 people. Show More Summary

I Must Have Missed The Announcement All These Apps Accessing The myHR. So To Make Up Here Is What I Know So Far And A User Review Of myHR Access.

This appeared at some time in the past:Apps that Connect to your My Health RecordYou are now able to interact with your My Health Record using mobile apps. This means that with your permission information uploaded by you, your healthcare providers, or by Medicare could be accessed with an app. Show More Summary

Is Patient Experience a Catalyst for Payer-Provider Collaboration?

Editor’s Note: Donna Martin is Senior Vice President, Global Health Services, at Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS), a provider of  business process management (BPM) services from traditional voice contact center services and transformational...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 15th January, 2018.

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...Show More Summary

The Government’s Claims Regarding Their Concern For Your Personal Data Security Is A Farce. They Seem To Be Facilitating Data Leakage!

This appeared a few days ago:Payday lenders ask customers to share myGov and banking passwords, putting them at riskABC ScienceBy technology reporter Ariel BoglePayday lenders are asking applicants to share their myGov login details,...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 405 – Results – 14th January, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Expect The ADHA To Be Able To Successfully Implement Opt-Out With The myHR?Yes 4% (6) No 96% (153) I Have No Idea 1% (1) Total votes: 160 Any insights welcome as a comment, as usual. It reallyShow More Summary

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