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This Is The Most Bizarre Post On NEHTA And The PCEHR I Have Ever Seen!

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Google Doubles Its Health-Related Search Content to Over 900 Conditions

Earlier this year, Google introduced structured, curated, and verified health information information into its Knowledge Graph smart search algorithm. Initially, the feature was available for 400 conditions — but now Google has increased...Show More Summary

Salesforce Launches Salesforce Health Cloud to Build Patient Relationships Beyond EHRs

Salesforce is making a big bet in healthcare with a solution built in the cloud that empowers caregivers to connect with patients via mobile, social and other channels. Today, the CRM platform provider is introducing Salesforce Health...Show More Summary

This Is An Issue That Really Worries Me With Electronic Record Keeping - Especially In Shared Environments!

This appeared a little while ago.Electronic mental health, substance abuse records need special careAugust 26, 2015 | By Marla Durben HirschI have little sympathy for the millions of people who joined the Ashley Madison website that facilitates extramarital affairs and now are dealing with the exposure of their involvement due to hackers. Show More Summary

Future Role of Smartwatches in Personal Health (Infographic)

The release of the Apple Watch has heightened the conversation around wearable tech and the impact it could have in the future. One of the fields most interested in the potential benefits of wearable tech is that of medical technology. This has led to a surge in research focused on the health applications of smartwatches. Healthcare... Read More

Nordics at the forefront of extending the reach of virtual healthcare

Having visited the Nordic countries of Europe many times over the last 13 years, it comes as no surprise to me that telemedicine is at the forefront of regional initiatives to improve healthcare access and delivery.This is particularly true in rural areas...(read more)

Unity Farm Journal - First Week of September 2015

It’s hard to believe that September is already here. Apple picking has started and cider pressing begins soon. Our Asian pears are sweet, our Bosc pears are beginning to soften and the last of the berries have been picked.I was recently asked for the percentage breakdown of apple types in our Unity Farm hard ciders. Show More Summary

Kinsa Launches New Smart Ear Thermometer for Instant Temperature Readings

  Kinsa, the company behind the world’s first FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer, has announced the launch of its second connected health device, a wireless Smart Ear Thermometer on Indiegogo that provides instant and accurate temperature readings at the push of a button. Show More Summary

ONC Strips EHR Certifications for 2 Versions of SkyCare

On Tuesday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has decertified two versions of SkyCare 4.2, developed by Platinum Health Information System, Inc., previously certified as products that may be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. According to the ONC, two version of Skycare 4.2 has failed... Read More

KLAS: athenahealth, Epic Are Only Vendors with Growth & No Losses in Acute Care EMR Market

Although the number of acute care hospitals making a decision about an EMR dipped in 2014, 240 organizations still selected an EMR. According to the recent KLAS report, only three vendors–Epic, Cerner and athenahealth–posted a gain in market share in 2014. Of the nine vendors reviewed by KLAS, only two–athenahealth (formerly RazorInsights) and Epic–recorded zero... Read More

Enrollment of Scanadu Scout’s First Clinical Trail Completed

Researchers with the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have completed enrollment in the first clinical trial of the Scanadu Scout, a wireless health sensor that analyze, track, and trend your vital signs in few seconds. Enrollment in the clinical trail was recently closed after participation surpassed over 4,000 people. Show More Summary

2016 Budget -Parliament Gone Again and The World Economy Maybe A Bit More Stable?

September 3 EditionThe big news this week will continue to be market turmoil which seems to have eased a bit but may not have finally stabilised as yet. This is not good for the Budget or our super accounts! It may be Mr Hockey has a real problem too with some calling for him to go.Budget Night was May 12, 2015. Show More Summary

Voalte Raises $17M to Improve Hospital Communication with Smartphones

Voalte, a Sarasota, FL-based company that develops smartphone alternatives that simplify caregiver communication has raised $17 million in Series D funding led by Ascension Ventures, Cerner Capital, Inc., an affiliate of Cerner Corporation, and Bedford Funding. Show More Summary

FDA Clears Next Generation Stethoscope Eko Core

Eko Devices (Eko), a Barkely-based digital medical device startup, has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to launch Eko Core, a next generation digital stethoscope. Eko Core is the only stethoscope on the market to wirelessly stream heart sounds to a HIPAA-compliant smartphone app and the first to integrate heart sounds directly... Read More

Bringing Enthusiasm to the Consumer Health Tech Revolution

You can’t travel too far on the Internet without tripping over an article, report, survey, or commentary lamenting the state of engagement in the healthcare industry. A lot of this talk focuses on the poor quality of technology that healthcare … Read more ›

Solving the Provider Directory Problem for the Country

In many previous posts, I’ve written about the importance of enabling infrastructure to accelerate interoperability. The standards are not the rate limiting step, but the lack of a provider directory, patient identifier, and consentShow More Summary

Doctor On Demand Named Preferred Telehealth Provider for Blue Cross Minnesota

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has named Doctor on Demand the healthcare plan’s preferred telehealth service provider, starting in 2016. Beginning January 1, 2016, a Doctor On Demand video visit will be an affordable and convenient telehealth option for Blue Cross members, as an extension of the provider network. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota... Read More

Mayo Clinic, Hootsuite Debuts Social Media Training Credential for Clinicians

Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM) and Hootsuite, a widely used platform for managing social media has debut a new social media training credential for medical and health care professionals. The training certification program is...Show More Summary

Telstra Pushes Into Asia In A Serious Way In E-Health. Sounds A Little Risky To Me.

These release appeared last week.Telstra Health Expands Presence in Asia with Hospital Contract WinsBusiness | August 24, 2015 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Telstra Health, a division of Australia’s largest telecommunication...Show More Summary

Medfusion Raises $3M to Advance Mobile Strategy for Patient Engagement

Medfusion, Inc., a patient engagement platform dedicated to facilitating the relationship between doctors and patients has raised $3 million in funding from two Durham, N.C.-based venture capital firms. Medfusion has evolved from a patient...Show More Summary

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