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BioScale Changes Name to ProterixBio, New Focus on Clinical Apps

BioScale, Inc. today announced that the company is changing its name to ProterixBio, Inc.  The name change reflects a new strategic direction centered on high value clinical apps including diagnostics products and disease managementShow More Summary

Modernizing Medicine Appoints Rick Von Pusch Chief Revenue Officer

Cloud based, specialty-specific EMR provider, Modernizing Medicine  has named Rick Von Pusch as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer. As part of his new role, Rick will oversee the sales, marketing and business development functions...Show More Summary

Privacy Of Health Information Hits The Headlines Again. Some GPs May Not Be As Careful As They Should Be But Most Are.

This appeared a few days ago:Some Australian GPs found to be putting your privacy at riskApril 28, 20166:44pmSue Dunlevy News Corp Australia NetworkYOUR health information could be at risk with the nation’s privacy watchdog finding major holes in the way GP practices manage patient privacy. Show More Summary

Why Healthcare Can’t Personalize Like Instagram or Facebook

Welltok’s Alan Sklar explains why personalized healthcare is so important and what it takes to really connect with today’s consumers and tap into meaningful change. In a world gone mobile, personalization is the natural next step for healthcare. However, it’s not as easy as tallying “likes” on Facebook or favored filters on Instagram. Personalized healthcare... Read More

Survey: Only 22% of Digital Health Users Use EHRs to Make Medical Decisions

60% of consumers who use digital health tools state they have an EHR; however, only 22% of digital health users are accessing EHRs to help make medical decisions, according to a March/April HealthMine survey. The survey of 500 insured...Show More Summary

MedData Acquires Duet Health: 6 Things to Know

MedData, a provider of patient-focused revenue cycle management services has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based patient engagement company Duet Health.Founded in 2009, Duet provides multi-platform software products that empower hospitals, health systems, and providers to better communicate and engage with their patient populations. Show More Summary

Hospital Data Security: Are Cloud Apps A Pandora’s Box for Hackers?

 Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. Show More Summary

Heritage Group Closes $220M Healthcare Innovation Fund

Backed by 15 leading national healthcare companies, Heritage Group, a Nashville-based, healthcare-exclusive, venture capital firm has announced the official closing of its latest Healthcare Innovation Fund at $220 million. The fund exceeded its original fund target by $20M and exceeded its prior Healthcare Innovation Fund by more than $50M. Show More Summary

Cardiac Insight Lands $2.5M for Portable, Hand-held ECG Device

  Cardiac Insight, a University of Washington spinoff focused on developing advanced body-worn sensing for diagnostic testing in cardiology has raised $2.5 million in Series C funding. The company will utilize the funding to accelerate...Show More Summary

Telehealth Startup WeCounsel Nabs $3.5M to Connect Mental Health Providers

WeCounsel, a HIPAA compliant turnkey telehealth platform that connects mental health providers to clients online has raised $3.5M in Series A funding led by Longmeadow Capital Partners, Point Judith Capital, and CVH Holdings. The company’s...Show More Summary

Why Digital Health Growth Will Come From Clinically-Tested, Consumer-Facing, Interoperable Products

Editor’s Note: Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an epidemiologist trained at Stanford.  She is the VP of Strategy at Medable, a Palo Alto-based health platform start-up. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 2nd 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

The Government Looks For Some Senior Execs For The Aust. Digital Health Authority. Some Hopeful Signs!

These advertisements appeared a few days ago.Australian Digital Health AgencyThe Commonwealth of Australia (Commonwealth) acting through the Department of Health (the Department) is responsible for better health and wellbeing for all Australians. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 318 – Results – 1st May, 2016.

Here are the results of the poll.Are You Confident The Newly Announced Board Of The Aust. Digital Health Authority Will Deliver The Needed Quality Of Leadership, Competence And Vision In E-Health?Yes 22% (38) No 49% (85) I Have No Idea...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 30th April, 2016.

Here are a few I came 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

Your.MD Launches AI-Powered Doctor Diagnosis on Facebook Messenger Via Chatbot

  Your.MD, a London-based company that provides medical guidance through artificial intelligence has announced the launch of OneStop Health- a one-stop-shop in digital health to allow people to take full control of each stage of their health issues: from understanding their symptoms to finding the best treatment – all via a chatbot. Now available on Facebook... Read More

CMS Drops MACRA Rules – 5 Things to Know About MIPS

Big news this week when on Wednesday CMS dropped the draft rules for MACRA, all 962 pages worth. These rules are the outcome of legislation that passed a couple of years back to replace the flawed SGR reimbursement model for physicians … Read more ›

This Can't Be Good News! Healthcare The Biggest Target Of Security Issues

This appeared last week Healthcare Data Breaches Top Reported Data Security IncidentBy Jacqueline Belliveau on April 12, 2016A recent study revealed that healthcare data breaches accounted for 39 percent of data breaches in 2015.Healthcare...Show More Summary

Senators Release Request Feedback on Draft Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use

U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell...Show More Summary

Quietyme Unveils Intelligent Sensor For Real-Time Noise Reduction in Hospitals

Quietyme (pronounced “quiet time”), a intelligent sensor-focused company, today announced the launch of its automated, end-to-end solution for hospital noise reduction. The intelligent sensor technology utilizes proven continuous process...Show More Summary

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