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Salesforce Rolls Out Telhealth Features to Health Cloud via Mobile Device

On Thursday, Salesforce has announced the addition of new telehealth features to Health Cloud, enabling two-way video chat that gives patients the ability to connect face-to-face with their care teams from any mobile device. As the global...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of August 2016

I’m on “vacation” this week, working remotely from the farm, so no Wednesday blog post, but here’s the Unity Farm update. I always tell my staff that management is balancing scope, time and resources. To much scope and not enough makes resources very grouchy unless they are augmented.The same thing is true about managing a farm. Show More Summary

This Is A Great Anniversary - I Am Amazed It Has Taken So Little Time To Get So Far!

This appeared late last week. #FHIR is 5 years old todayPosted on August 11, 2016 by Grahame Grieve Unofficial FHIR project historian Rene Sponk has pointed out that it’s exactly 5 years to the day since I posted the very first draft...Show More Summary

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

August 18 Edition.-----A fortnight where we have all sorts of macro-economic news dominating little Australia with the central banks in the US, UK and Japan all adjusting policy of leaving things as they are for now.Interest rates in Australia have dropped again and overseas we see ongoing issues with other economies. Show More Summary

Population Health in Crisis - Chapter 1: Healthcare’s Business Model Origins

Healthcare’s origins are obviously not as complex or as outrageously expensive as they manifest themselves today. Healthcare has evolved into its current state over the past 150 years with decisions that have altered its sole purpose of caring for the ill to an industry of skyrocketing healthcare costs and lower quality. Show More Summary

I Hope Some Serious Experts Have Examined These Plans Carefully. It Is Important They Do!

This appeared a little while ago:Linkable de-identified 10% sample of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) This data is a collection of the current and historical use of Medicare and PBS services. Show More Summary

Evolent Health’s Acquistion of Valence Health and Its Broader Implications

In the continuation of a trend this summer, population health management vendor Evolent Health acquired the majority of one of its competitors Valence Health, for $145 million. Valence Health has a broad suite of services including, value-based administration, population health … Read more ›

Leidos Closes $5B Lockheed Martin Acquisition, Appoints 3 New Directors

Leidos has announced the successful $5B acquisition of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction.  The division has about $5 billion in sales and more than 16,000 employees globally, IS&GS has been a leading government services provider for more than 20 years. Show More Summary

Advance Directives Integrates With Get Real Health’s PHR Platform

Get Real Health, creator of the patient engagement platform InstantPHR® and the data aggregation and Dallas, MyDirectives has announced a PHR partnership for digital emergency, critical and advance care planning service. Making MyDirectives available...Show More Summary

5 Key Issues Plaguing The American Mental Healthcare System.

Representative Tim Murphy’s Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis bill was approved by the House with near unanimity in early July. Among other objectives, the legislation seeks to expand the availability of psychiatric hospital beds, create a new assistant secretary for mental health and substance use disorders at the Department of Health and Human Services... Read More

Walgreens Adds Gamification for Medication Adherence via HealthPrize

Walgreens is teaming up with HealthPrize Technologies to offer digital patient engagement, education and gamification for medication adherence platform through Walgreens.com. The Walgreens program powered by HealthPrize is expected to finish development later this month and will be co-marketed by both companies to pharmaceutical sponsors. Show More Summary

StayWell Taps Validic for Digital Health Integration of Well-being Programs

StayWell, a health engagement solutions company has selected digital health integration platform Validic to expand and deepen the integration between StayWell’s health and well-being services and the digital health devices and apps used by individual program participants. Show More Summary

I Think We Are Going To Need To Keep A Close Eye On The New CEO Of The ADHA. He Has A Clean Slate Here He Needs To Exploit For All Of Us!

This popped up just before I fell ill.Appointment of CEO for the Australian Digital Health AgencyMinister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced the appointment of Mr Tim Kelsey as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems. Show More Summary

Only 6% of Healthcare Professionals Believe Consumers Take Responsibility for Their Health

New Xerox research reveals huge disparities between patients and healthcare payers & providers. Think of it as a “Mars vs. Venus” conundrum for the industry – as consumer attitudes and the industry professionals’ perception of those attitudes are so misaligned, it feels like the groups are on different planets. The study, conducted by Y&R’s BAV Consulting on... Read More

Big Data Startup Innovaccer Lands $15.6M for Integrated Care Framework

Innovaccer, a Silicon Valley based big data startup has raised $15.6 million in Series A funding led by Westbridge Capital Partners with participation by other angel investors. The company plans to utilize the latest round to expand its footprint in healthcare as providers and payers struggle to reduce the  inefficiencies in the current healthcare system,... Read More

Translational Software Launches FHIR-Based Pharmacogenomics API

Translational Software®, Inc., (TSI) a company using genetic data for clinical decision support and precision medicine, today has unveiled a new Application Programming Interface(API) that enables health systems, labs and software developers...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 15th August, 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 site registration or subscription payment.General CommentQuite a busy fortnight and lots of headlines to follow up. Show More Summary

Can Artificial Intelligence Reduce “Notification Overload” for Clinicians?

One of the unintended consequences of moving healthcare onto EHRs has been an increase in time spent reviewing a much-increased volume of messages for the clinician. EHRs were supposed to simplify and streamline the in-office and in-hospital...Show More Summary

I Really Think This Is A Major Procedural Error That Needs To Be Fixed With The myHR. What Is Happening Right Now Is Wrong I Believe.

As regular readers will know I spent a much too exciting few days in the Royal North Shore Hospital earlier this week! I escaped a few days ago and yesterday decided to have a look at my My Health Record to see if anything had been uploaded...Show More Summary

Population Health in Crisis: The Blind Leading the Blind

Everything you may know about Population Health (PH) is wrong. I wrote about the complexities associated with PH in the ACO Survival Guide (the Guide). The Guide describes the moving parts necessary to succeed using the accountable care...Show More Summary

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