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AusHealthIT Poll Number 297 – Results – 22nd November, 2015.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe NEHTA Is Now 'Very Good At What It Does' As Claimed In The 2014-2015 Annual Report? (Page 5) Yes 5% (5) No 92% (93) I Have No Idea 3% (3) Total votes: 101 This time a very decisive poll. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links -21st November, 2015.

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

PwC: Hispanics Are Pioneers in Mobile Health Adoption

Hispanics are pioneers in mobile health adoption and will become primary care’s consumer mavericks, according to a new report from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI). In the report, “Primary Care in the New Health Economy: Time for a Makeover,” HRI finds Hispanics have adopted mobile health at a faster rate than non- Hispanics, as many other patients are still... Read More

Philips Launches Lumify Smart Device Ultrasound Solution in U.S.

Royal Philips has announced that Lumify, a smart device ultrasound solution, is now available for purchase by licensed healthcare providers or organizations in the U.S. Philips’ new ultrasound digital health approach connects off-the-shelf...Show More Summary

KLAS: Advisory Board, Premier Top Firms for Value-based Care Consulting

As healthcare moves from a fee-for-service model to a value-based care (VBC) model, many providers are having to reengineer aspects of their business. “Value-Based Care. Making the Shift: Who Can Help?” is the first report published about this market segment by KLAS. The report found that Advisory Board, Conifer and Evolent scored high with providers in... Read More

Trident Gum to Reward Consumers for Sharing Mobile Health Data

This week, Trident Gum Brand launched a new campaign that allows consumers to share their  data, including activity, sleep and food details from their choice of wearable device, smartphone, or activity app, in exchange for coupons in convenience store Kum & Go’s mobile app. Kum & Go operates more than 400 stores in 11 mostly Plains states,... Read More

Ochsner to Measure Digital Health Outcomes in Clinical Studies

InnovationOchsner (iO), an innovation lab and accelerator created by Ochsner Health System is teaming up with Evidation Health to conduct robust clinical studies to determine the real-world impact of digital health outcomes on the health of patients and the cost of care. Show More Summary

GP Computing Systems Seem To Not Be Delivering Quite As Well As Might Be Hoped.

There seemed to be some Australian GP Computing news this week.First we had this:Practice software glitches wasting GPs' timeAlice Klein | 9 November, 2015 | Practice software problems are wasting doctors’ time and have the potential...Show More Summary

KLAS Report Finds Cerner, InterSystems Top Global EMR Vendors

  A new KLAS report finds EMR vendors Cerner and InterSystems as the top-performing fully rated global multiregional vendors. Provider surveys and commentary show that Cerner performs very well in Europe and the Middle East, while InterSystems performs well in Asia/Oceania and the Middle East. Show More Summary

Medable Taps Rackspace to Deliver Secure Healthcare APIs for Developers

Medable, an application and analytics platform for healthcare, is utilizing a hybrid cloud environment with Rackspace Public Cloud and Private Cloud to help deliver a secure API for health IT app developers. The Palo Alto-based digital...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of November 2015

The leaves have fallen, the nights are below freezing, and the water systems have been drained for the season. Salt marsh hay covers all the outdoor vegetable beds, all cider has been moved indoors, and every bucket has been taken down from outdoor paddocks (heated buckets keep liquid water available inside the barn.). Show More Summary

New Browser Extension Helps Med Students Contribute to Wikipedia Medical Articles

Docgraph, a company that works to create, maintain, and improve open healthcare datasets has publicly released Batea, a new browser extension that allows med students contribute clinically relevant portions of their browsing patterns...Show More Summary

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

November 19 EditionThe big macro issue at present is a discussion around just how complex, useless and expensive health insurance is and how the tax system is to be reformed in an era of ruling nothing in or out.Pollies are away for a while so we can hope for calm for a little while….the come back on the 23rd so calm lasts till then. Show More Summary

Reimagining Aging: Designing Digital Health Products for Aging Boomers

Stuart Karten of Karten Design Editor’s Note: Stuart Karten is the principal of Karten Design, a product innovation consultancy creating positive experiences between people and products specializing in health technology.  The number of adults aged 65 and older will double to nearly 90 million people by 2050. The baby boom generation — the largest in history... Read More

VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Launches $200M Bio Software Fund

Vijay Pande, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz Menlo Park, CA based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is launching a new $200 million fund focused on funding companies software companies in the bio space led by Vijay Pande,...Show More Summary

Doctors Can Now Earn CME Credits Virtually via HealthTap’s Global Rounds

Starting today, doctors can now earn official Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for socially collaborating and learning from fellow clinicians while providing invaluable solutions for challenging patient cases for free through...Show More Summary

Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve, One Consumer at a Time

‘Tis the season – for thinking about health insurance. Nov. 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment on the state and federal insurance exchanges; employers everywhere will soon kick off the enrollment process for employees and their dependents. Even if … Read more ›

Mental Health App Joyable Raises $8M to Treat Anxiety, Depression

San-Francisco-based Joyable, an evidence-based, affordable mental health service provider has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by returning investors Thrive Capital and Harrison Metal. The funding will be used to develop the...Show More Summary

CVS Health Unveils New Digital Health Pharmacy Tools

Today, CVS Health is introducing a suite of new digital health pharmacy tools by CVS Health that will help customers manage their health with more ease and efficiency. Since the opening of the CVS Health Digital Innovation Lab in June, the company has been focused on developing digital services and personalized capabilities. The company is already seeing the... Read More

A Followup on the MU Path Forward

After last week’s post about my suggested path forward for Meaningful Use, I received a large number of comments. I thought it would be useful to summarize them and clarify some of opinions.In general, 95% of commenters agreed that CMS...Show More Summary

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