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2016 Budget -Parliament Gone Again and The World Economy Teetering On The Edge Apparently.

August 27 EditionThe big news this week that will have a serious budget impact is that last week and into at least early this week we have had GFC like drops in Global Share Markets. This is not good for the Budget or our super accounts! It may be Mr Hockey has a real problem toBudget Night was May 12, 2015. Show More Summary

CVS Signs Telehealth Partnerships with American Well, Doctor On Demand, Teladoc

CVS Health has signed telehealth partnerships with American Well, Doctor on Demand and Teladoc to expand its broader commitment to connected health, exploring new and effective ways that digital technology can improve the health care...Show More Summary

Infographic – Anatomy of the Best Health IT Employers

The best health IT employers all have one thing in common — industry professionals want to work for them. But what do these employers have that others don’t? What do health IT professionals want most from their jobs? The infographic below — compiled by, a job search platform connecting health IT professionals with job opportunities... Read More

Health Wildcatters Unveils Third Class of 10 Health Tech Startups

Health Wildcatters, a mentorship-driven healthcare seed accelerator has unveiled 10 new health IT companies selected to participate in the 2015 accelerator program. With the addition of these 10 healthcare startups, which comprise Health Wildcatters’ third class, the program’s portfolio totals 32 companies spanning the healthcare spectrum. Show More Summary

I Wonder Is This A Co-Incidence Or Is It Just That SA Health E-Health Is Really Problematic?

This appeared a few days ago.SA Health rejected “fix” for EPAS woes Bension Siebert | 19 August 2015 Adelaide | A former head of SA Health says technology that would fix problems with the state’s beleaguered $422 million electronic health system was rejected by the department last year. Show More Summary

Can A Patient Experience Survey Truly Measure the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

Image credit: tamaiyuya via cc Can we infer from a highly scored experience survey that the patient has a useful relationship with her doctor? Not really. Sixty years ago, before he became a controversial figure in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Thomas S. Szasz co-authored an article for the Archives of Internal Medicine (now JAMA... Read More

Cerner to Integrate Hospira’s Infusion Pump Data Into EMR

  Cerner has announced an integration agreement with Hospira, Inc., a provider of  injectable drugs and infusion technologies to enhance interoperability between Hospira’s smart intravenous (I.V.) infusion devices and Cerner’sCareAware solutions to meet the evolving needs of healthcare organizations. Show More Summary

Medsphere Unveils OpenVista NoteAssist to Transform Clinical Documentation Process

Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of “open” EHR solutions, introduced OpenVista NoteAssist, a new clinical documentation tool. To give clinicians greater flexibility and control, NoteAssist streamlines the process of compiling...Show More Summary

Imprivata Launches New Patient Identification Platform

Lexington, MA-based healthcare IT security company Imprivata, has launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a positive patient identification solution that uses palm vein biometrics to create a one-to-one link between patients and their correct medical record in their provider’s EHR system. Show More Summary

DynoSense Raises $9.4M for Tricorder-Size Health Scanner

DynoSense, developer of the world’s first fully integrated multi-function health scanner has raised $9.4 million in Series A funding, with participation from WI Harper Group; JKOM Cloud Health Technology Co; Plug and Play Tech Center; Jinmao Capital; and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati. Show More Summary

New Self-Test Kit Can Detect Cancer and Prevent Heart Failure – with a Simple Prick of the Finger

Before and after: The Dr Now test kits (right) make it easier than ever to have a reliable blood test, eradicating the need for painful injections and unnecessary trips to the clinic.   Dr Now, a UK-based medical diagnostic and delivery mobile platform from Now Healthcare Group, has unveiled a self-test ‘tumor marker’ kits to... Read More

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of August 2016

As I’ve mentioned before, farmers really do not take vacations. Life on the farm is a vacation. Compared to the stresses and anxieties of the real time connected world, hauling hay, cleaning barnyards, and growing vegetables is meditation.During...Show More Summary

We Really Have To Hope That The New ACeH Will Be Rather More Open And Better Than NEHTA.

This appeared a few days ago.NEHTA Dose Based Prescribing Reference Sets open for review Created on Friday, 21 August 2015 As part of ongoing product development NEHTA conducted a market survey to identify potential areas of improvement to the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT). Show More Summary

Capital BlueCross To Offer Telehealth Visits to Members via Amell

Capital BlueCross, a Harrisburg, Pa-based healthcare solutions and insurance company announced it will now offer telehealth visits its health plan members beginning Jan. 1, 2016. To deliver telehealth visits for its health plan members,...Show More Summary

HealthSpot to Bring 7 Minute Blood Tests to Telehealth Kiosks

HealthSpot, a provider of enclosed nclosed telemedicine kiosks, unveiled the telehealth industry’s first integrated lab test with Samsung Electronics’ rapid lab testing device at NACDS Expo in Denver on Monday. Samsung’s latest medical...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Helping Med Students Conquer Information Overload

The practice of medicine includes dealing with tons of information, from prescription drug updates to the latest evidence-based treatment guidelines. How does a med student keep current with disease, drug and guideline data while making rounds and learning the ropes of clinical care all at the same time? With medical schools starting up again for... Read More

Zephyr Health Raises $17.5 M for Next Generation Solutions for Life Sciences

Zephyr Health, an enterprise solutions provider harnessing the power of Healthcare Data to address critical business and patient needs has raised $17.5 million in Series C funding. The funding round was led by Google Venture including existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Icon Ventures. Show More Summary

Google’s Alphabet Launches Life Sciences Company

After Google’s announcement to restructure into Alphabet, Google has launched a Life Sciences company as the first new company under the Alphabet umbrella. “3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens — an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress... Read More

APIs and Data Analytics

There is a lot of buzz these days over precision medicine and if you’re stuck in the midst of EHR implementations and/or ICD-9/10 transitions, it might sound a bit farfetched to see how precision medicine will ever scale to the … Read more ›

Xerox To Acquire RSA Medical to Expand Healthcare Services Offerings

Xerox has announced a definitive agreement to acquire RSA Medical that will expand Xerox’s portfolio of healthcare service offerings to payers and life insurers using predictive analytics to enhance member outreach services aimed at improving overall population health. Show More Summary

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