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The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.

December 07, 2017 Edition.Two huge things are going on around the Trump Administration at present. First Michael Flynn – his recent short lived National Security Adviser has pleaded guilty to misleading the FBI on his dealings with Russia sucking other members of the Administration closer to the flame. Show More Summary

PatientPay Secures $6M to Expand Patient Payments Platform for Specialty Care

PatientPay, a Raleigh-Durham, NC-based provider of patient payments for specialty care has secured $6 million in growth capital led by Teaghlach Family Office and existing investors, including Mosaik Partners. The revenue cycle-focused...Show More Summary

OptimizeRX, Modernizing Medicine Launches Real-Time Financial Messaging

OptimizeRx Corp., a provider of digital health messaging via electronic health record (EHR) systems, announces a new initiative with specialty-specific EHR provider Modernizing Medicine to help patients save money and be better educated about their prescriptions. Show More Summary

HealthiPASS Raises $7.2M for Patient-Centric Digital Payments Platform

HealthiPASS,  a Chicago-based healthcare payments company, today announced it has raised a $7.2 million in Series A funding round, led by FCA Venture Partners. The round also included participation from OCA Ventures, Healthy Ventures,...Show More Summary

The Heat On The Way The NBN Is Being Implemented Is Really Rising. Pollies Take Note!

Last week we had a very disappointing announcement on the NBN that was ‘spun’ as an initiative to improve the ‘customer experience’.Basically the issue was that the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) roll out was found to be not fit for useShow More Summary

Does Amazon Have What It Takes to Transform the Pharma Industry?

InteliSys Health’s Tom Borzilleri explains what Amazon could bring to the pharmaceutical space and what the move could mean for brick-and-mortar competitors. From basics like toilet paper to luxuries such as flatscreen TVs, Amazon can deliver just about anything to a doorstep these days—so, what about prescription drugs? That’s the question the company seems to... Read More

VirtualHealth Lands $7M to Expand Integrated Value-based Care Platform

VirtualHealth, a New York City-based startup of population health management and care management technologies, has raised $7 million in funding led by Edison Partners. The company plans to utilize the funding to further develop its product suite, grow the team and expand its market share.                       ... Read More

Aptean Acquires Web-based Clinical Portal Connect to Expand Healthcare Offerings

Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, has acquired the Connect division of Influence Health to add to its growing suite of products that serve the healthcare industry and public sector. As part of the acquisition, employees focused on the Connect product have joined Aptean and will continue to work in their current locations.... Read More

OSF Innovation Partners with MassChallenge to Accelerate Digital Health Startups

OSF Innovation recently signed a one-year agreement to be a Platinum Sponsor of PULSE@MassChallenge, a program that specifically focuses on identifying and accelerating promising digital health startups. As a partner, OSF has the opportunity...Show More Summary

Steward Health Care System to Implement MEDITECH’s Web EHR At 8 Additional Hospitals

Steward Health Care, the largest private hospital operator in the United States, today announced it will implement MEDITECH’s Web EHR at eight additional hospitals The implementation of MEDITECH’s Web EHR reflects Steward’s recent expansion...Show More Summary

Healthx, mPulse Mobile Partner to Provide Personalized Text Messages for Payers to Their Members

Healthx, Inc., a cloud-based portal and digital engagement solutions for healthcare payers, and mPulse Mobile, a mobile health engagement provider, today announced a partnership to offer personalized text messaging, email and IVR solutions through the Healthx member engagement platform. Show More Summary

Circulation and Lyft Team Up for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Circulation, the pioneer in on-demand non-emergency medical transportation, today announced a partnership with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the US. This partnership will expand non-emergency transportation options for Circulation’s clients nationwide, which currently number more than 1,000 healthcare facilities. Show More Summary

Digital Rights And Privacy Are Important To Many Of Us. Here Is Some Current Evidence.

This appeared a few days ago:It's not too late to fight for our digital rights. Here's how we startBy Ariadne Vromen, Kimberlee Weatherall, Fiona Martin and Gerard Goggin27 November 2017 Uber's admission that it covered up a major data...Show More Summary

5 Digital Health Innovation Trends That Will Matter in 2018

In December 2016, many were suggesting that wearables were dead. Fitbit’s stock price was rapidly dropping. Apple Watch sales had declined for two consecutive quarters and Pebble had just been acquired in a fire sale. What a difference a year makes. Today, Apple Watch is poised to become the world’s best selling wearable. And, the... Read More

3 Roadblocks to Achieving Interoperability In A Value-based Care System

Editor’s Note: Abhinav Shashank is the CEO & Co-founder at Innovaccer Inc., a datashop integrating complex data across multiple distributed sources to give healthcare organizations greater insights to provider better care. I am sure I am not the only one who has lost count of the times I’ve been asked “Why can’t the systems talk to each other?” or,... Read More

Penn Medicine, Medable Unveil CareKit App for Bariatric Surgery Patients

 Penn Medicine, today announced it is extending the use of mobile devices as a health tool to improve the patient experience and patient care by launching the Penn Life Gained app specifically for bariatric surgery patients at Penn Medicine, as part of the institution’s focus on mobile health and innovative research strategies. Developed by clinicians in... Read More

From Telemedicine to Better Data: How APIs Improved Health in Chile

Editor’s Note:  Co-written by  Soledad Munoz, CIO of MINSAL, Aashima Gupta, Global Head of Healthcare Solutions at Google Cloud and Michael Leppitsch, Digital Strategies for Global Enterprises at Google Cloud.  The Chilean Ministry of Health has been grappling with a big first-world problem. Show More Summary

Biotech Startup Akouos Lands $7.5M To Restore & Preserve Hearing

Akouos, a Boston, MA-based new biotechnology startup focused on restoring and preserving hearing has raised $7.5 million in seed funding led by 5AM Ventures and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Partners Innovation Fund. Show More Summary

Einstein, Humana Enter Value-based Care Agreement to Offer Better Patient Experience

Einstein Healthcare Network and Humana Inc. have entered into a value-based agreement designed to offer a coordinated, patient-centered experience to help Humana Medicare Advantage members achieve their best health. The value-based care...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 4th December, 2017.

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 site registration or subscription payment.General CommentAn interesting week with the ADHA out all over the place. Show More Summary

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