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Rite Aid Appoints Steve Rempel CIO for Digital Health Expansion

This week, Rite Aid announced it has appointed Steve Rempel vice president and chief information officer. Under the new postition, Rempel will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s technology and information operations,...Show More Summary

HIMSS’15 Pilgrimage: Impressions and Takeaways

Another year, another HIMSS conference. While I often may gripe about this event; the seemingly endless parroting of buzzword(s) de jour, the countless press releases that really are much ado about nothing and highly questionable surveys and research results, that … Read more ›

Microsoft Health App Now Able to Collect Data from Apple, Android

On Wednesday morning, Microsoft announced new updates that will provide broader integration of third-party apps, services and devices outside of the Microsoft Health app and Microsoft Band. The company revealed that in the coming weeks, the Microsoft Health app will now have the ability to collect biometric data from Android, Apple and Windows. Show More Summary

eCaring, Samsung To Deliver Home Care Monitoring via Galaxy Tablets

eCaring, Inc. and Samsung Business Services™ today announced delivery of technology and services that enable healthcare providers to reduce costs, while enhancing the quality of patient care. eCaring’s care and disease management solutions...Show More Summary

2016 Budget Watch. Parliament Closed Until Budget Day. It’s Coming Very Soon!

Last Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and it is still not finalised -apparently $27Billion still unresolved!We now look forward to see what we might see next time. I am sure this will be fun.In the last few weeks it has been huge with early leaks and a Tax White Paper and a Competition Final Report released. Show More Summary

Healthcare Internet of Things To Reach $117B by 2020

The healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach $117 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 15.1%, according to recent report by The report, Big Data in Internet of Things (IoT): Key Trends, Opportunities and Market Forecasts 2015 – 2020 forecasts that healthcare will be the highest segment for growth.  When Big Data and IoT are... Read More

TruClinic, Google Partner to Bring Telemedicine to Chromebooks

Utah-based TruClinic has announced a partnership with Google for Work that will bring TruClinic’s online telemedicine solution to Google Chromebooks. As part of the partnership, Google Chromebooks will come preloaded with TruClinic and...Show More Summary

The April 2015 HIT Standards Committee Meeting

The April 2015 HITSC meeting focused on the Certification Rule NPRM and a comprehensive review of the Federal Interoperability Roadmap.I suggested that a guiding principle for the committee’s work is to emphasize the enablers in the proposals while reducing those aspects that create substantial burden/slow innovation. Show More Summary

HealthPrize, MeadWestvaco Partner to Increase Medication Adherence

HealthPrize Technologies, LLC and MeadWestvaco are collaborating to integrate their proven adherence solutions to provide an end-to-end program to pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy chains, and the patients they serve. As part of the...Show More Summary

TowerView Health Wins Venture+ Forum Pitch Competition

Medication adherence startup TowerView Health was the winner of the 9th annual Venture+ Forum pitch competition for startup companies. A total of fifteen startup companies were selected to deliver live pitch presentations to a panel of investors and healthcare industry leaders, as part of HIMSS15 held last week in Chicago.   TowerView Health offers the first... Read More

The Unofficial Physician Guide to Meaningful Use Stage 3

This post is sponsored by Revenue XL By now, most physicians know about Meaningful Use (MU)—the government program that provides incentive payments to eligible providers that meet specific criteria when implementing certified electronic health records (EHR). Show More Summary

Mount Sinai Health Selects InterSystems HealthShare

 Mount Sinai Health System, an acclaimed integrated health system, has selected InterSystems HealthShare as its interoperability platform for long-term growth.  The HealthShare platform will also support Mount Sinai’s objectives to participate in government programs and value-based contracts to improve care quality, availability, and efficiency. Show More Summary

A Useful Guide To The Use Of Mobile Images In Clinical Circumstances. Think Before You Snap or Share!

This useful document appeared last week:James Churchill: Mobile imagesJames ChurchillMonday, 13 April, 2015ANYONE working in an Australian hospital, health service or clinic will tell you that clinical images are routinely captured and...Show More Summary

11 Startups Building the Next Generation of Medical Sensors

Medical sensors are everywhere, and the market continues to boom. In 2012, the medical sensor market was already worth $8 billion, and biosensors contribute more than 60% of that total revenue, according to Markets and Markets. The trend is all over the world, with 42 percent of the market share coming from North America, 32... Read More

Microsoft Unveils 2015 Health Innovation Awards Winners

Each year, the Microsoft Health Innovation Awards showcases how innovative companies are using their technology to revolutionize medicine by bringing therapeutic breakthroughs to the market faster, to fight serious ailments, improveShow More Summary

Progress Amidst the Stumbles: Patient Engagement at #HIMSS15

A lot of small signs of progress in the patient engagement market were on display at #HIMSS15, despite a lack of bigger picture vision. Read more ›

EHR Interoperability. Let’s stop beating a dead drum.

For the past many years, I’ve been strongly advocating that the best model for electronic health record interoperability is one that is cloud-based and puts the patient/citizen at the center. Having just returned from HIMSS where EHR interoperability...(read more)

Geisinger Opens Genomic Research Center, Houses Telegenomics Program

On Monday,  Geisinger Health System formally opened its cutting edge Precision Health Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 14,000-square-foot,$562,000 facility located in Forty Fort will be home to highly specialized teams from...Show More Summary

This Really Is A Travesty and Needs To Be Addressed Quickly For The Sake Of The Health Sector In General.

We had this appear last week.Still no decision on Royle report The Australian April 14, 2015 12:00AM Fran FooThe Abbott government has yet to decide on the future of its troubled $1 billion Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records system almost 500 days since a review into the PCEHR was conducted. Show More Summary

CMS Commits $3B to Upgrade Medicaid-Enrollment Systems

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to spend $3 billion dollars between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2025 to help states upgrade and maintain their Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems, Modern Healthcare first reports. The increase stems from CMS permanently raising the matching rate to 90% from 50% for money that states spend on... Read More

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