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6 Recent Digital Health Innovations to Watch

At HIT Consultant, we are always thinking about how digital innovation is impacting healthcare. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of innovations that have the potential to create greater change when it comes to the application and practice of healthcare in our series: HIT Consultant’s Selected Six Digital Health Innovations. Take a look at... Read More

This Is A Real Issue That Deserves Much More Coverage As Well As A Lot More Thought.

This appeared a last week:Goodbye Digital Divide, Hello Digital Equity (and why we need to go the extra mile to get it)Editor: Dr Ruth Armstrong Author: Lareen Newman and Mike Gurstein on: May 17, 2016In the third annual Gavin Mooney...Show More Summary

drchrono Integrates Heart & Lung Sounds into EHR for Clinical Documentation

  Three companies have teamed up to integrate a patient’s heart and lung sounds into the EHR for clinical documentation for the first time ever, representing a milestone in longitudinal patient care. The new partnership from Direct Urgent...Show More Summary

Intermountain Healthcare Pumps $12M into Machine Learning Startup Zebra Medical

Intermountain Healthcare has invested $12 million in strategic funding with Zebra Medical Vision, an Israeli medical company. The partnership will accelerate the creation of Zebra’s imaging analytics engine and create neural networks that will use Zebra’s vast imaging dataset to assist radiologists with automated diagnostic algorithms. Show More Summary

CareFirst Shells Out $3M to Deliver Telemedicine to Underserved Communities

According to a company statement, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to shell out nearly $3 million dollars for regional telemedicine programs to 10 health care organizations in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

ZeOmega Integrates with McKesson’s InterQual Connect

ZeOmega Inc. has announced an agreement to integrate ZeOmega’s Jiva™ population health management solution with McKesson’s InterQual® Connect authorization and connectivity solution to fully automate pre-authorization for payers and providers. Show More Summary

Actiance Unveils Compliance Platform for Healthcare, Pharma

Actiance, a provider of communications compliance, archiving, and analytics has unveiled its new Actiance Platform for healthcare and pharmaceutical industries to address changing regulations. Similar to financial services, the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are highly regulated and highly litigious. Show More Summary

Sensifree Lands $5M for Contactless Biometric Monitoring Sensors

Sensifree, an Israeli digital health startup provider of low power, contact free, electromagnetic sensors that accurately collect a range of continuous biometric data without the need to touch the human body, today announced it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Show More Summary

Practice Fusion Founder and Former CEO Unveils iBeat

What if your personal tech had the power to help you lead a longer richer life instead of just connecting you to pictures and stories from friends? iBeat, a wearable technology startup launched by Practice Fusion founder Ryan HowardShow More Summary

Practice Fusion Founder Launches Heart Monitoring Smartwatch – iBeat Life Monitor

After stepping down as the CEO of cloud-based EHR platform Practice Fusion in mid-2015, founder Ryan Howard is back with a new digital health startup focused on a life-saving Wearable-as-a-Service. The startup is currently developing...Show More Summary

Data Science Startup Apixio Nabs $19M for Cognitive Computing Platform

Healthcare data science company Apixio Inc., today announced that it has raised $19.3 million in Series D funding led by SSM Partners with participation from First Analysis, Bain Capital Ventures and Apixio’s largest angel investor. Apixio...Show More Summary

Propeller, Health Vectura Partner To Develop Connected Dry-Powder Inhaler

Digital health company Propeller Health is teaming up with respiratory pharmaceutical company Vectura to develop digitally connected dry powder inhaler (“DPI”) technology inhalers integrated with Propeller’s FDA-cleared digital health platform. Show More Summary

Here Is The Approach That Is Going To Make The myHR Totally Obsolete - And Soon.

This release appeared a few days ago:MedicalDirector Helix: The new cloud-based platform for Australian medical practicesAustralia’s largest medical software and information provider, MedicalDirector, has announced its next generation...Show More Summary

Why Your Patient Portal Strategy Should Embrace Both Consumers & Patients

Patient engagement is easy, right? Just create a portal and tell patients it’s there. Of course, no one who puts a little thought into this idea believes it can be so simple. Healthcare isn’t “Field of Dreams,” after all. We can build it. They still might not come. But we still need to try and... Read More

6 Implications for 2017 Medicare Advantage & Medicare Part D Programs

Editor’s Note: Kyle Stapp is the Program Director at Eligibility.com where he oversees the educational center inside Eligibility.com and works daily with program applicants to answer their questions. His programs include Medicare, Unemployment, and more. Show More Summary

SSM Health Goes Live on Surescripts National Record Locator Service

Today, Surescripts announced that it has activated more than 10,000 SSM Health clinicians in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma on its National Record Locator Service, to locate patient records and obtain a more complete view of the health of a patient, regardless of where the patient received care. Imagine the scenario: you are visiting the Chicago area, and... Read More

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 23rd May, 2016.

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

5 Hospital Executives Share Advice on Building Successful Epic EHR Teams

The decision to buy and implement an Epic EHR is typically one of the largest strategic investments a provider will make, and much of the cost is an investment in people. A large-scale Epic implementation requires the significant hiring and training of hundreds of IT professionals to design, build, maintain, upgrade and optimize the EHR. Challenges of... Read More

Clinical Grade Wearables Will Accelerate Growth Opportunities for Internet of Medical Things

The global healthcare wearable devices market earned $5.1 billion and is expected to reach $18.9 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.9%, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Additionally, consumer health wearables are expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.8%, and medical and clinical-grade wearables are expected... Read More

At The Heart & Soul of MACRA Is Waste

Ms. Jeannie is a 65 years old woman, slightly overweight with mild hypertension that is perfectly controlled. Ms. Jeannie is the office manager at Dr. Abrams, the pediatrician down the hall, who’s been taking care of your kids since you moved here. Ms. Jeannie called earlier because her allergies are killing her today and she’s... Read More

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