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My Advice to the Trump Administration

As I've listened to the confirmation hearings for cabinet nominees, I’ve realized that no one with healthcare IT expertise has yet been identified by the transition team. I continue to ask all my colleagues about any contact they’veShow More Summary

Innovaccer Unveils Free ACO Performance & Trends Tool for Providers

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-Headquartered Healthcare analytics company has unveiled ACO Compare, a one of it’s kind free tool to track, monitor and compare the performances of Accountable Care Organizations. Created after extensive...Show More Summary

Building Unity Farm Sanctuary - Second Week of January 2017

As temperatures fall and the snow accumulates, work on the Sanctuary gets harder. It’s -1 degrees F (without wind chill) today and that makes bare handed fine motor movements difficult. In the early weeks of building the sanctuary, we’re...Show More Summary

Aledade Lands $20M to Expand Value-Based Care Network

Aledade, Inc., a provider of in value-based care has raised $20 million in funding that will accelerate Aledade’s efforts to grow its provider network as well as expand partnerships with commercial and Medicare Advantage health led by Biomatics Capital. The round also included participation from new investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures) and the Maryland... Read More

StartUp Health, Allianz Partner to Co-develop Custom Healthcare Innovation Portfolio

StartUp Health, a global entrepreneurship development company for Healthcare Transformers, today announced a three-year partnership with global insurance provider Allianz to co-develop a Custom Innovation Portfolio of at least two dozen companies. Show More Summary

IBM Watson Health, FDA Launch 2-Year Study to Explore Blockchain for Secure Patient Data Exchange

IBM Watson Health has signed a 2-year research initiative with the FDA to leverage blockchain technology to define a secure, efficient, and scalable exchange of patient data. As part of the two-year agreement, IBM and the FDA will explore the exchange of owner mediated data from several sources, such as EMRs, clinical trials, genomic data,... Read More

Are you HIPAA Audit Ready?

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ResApp Expands Research Collaboration With Mass General for Diagnostic App

ResApp, a Australian-based digital health startup that has developed a smartphone app that can diagnose respiratory diseases based on the sound signatures of the coughs has entered into a two-year expanded research collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Show More Summary

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Earns EMRAM Stage 7 Award

Georgia-based Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), becoming the first in the state of Georgia to receive the award. The award represents Nicklaus...Show More Summary

WEDI Issues Brief on Introduction to Telehealth Codes

WEDI, a leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange has issued an educational issue brief on an Introduction to Telehealth Codes. This issue brief was developed by the WEDI Innovative...Show More Summary

America Has A Rural Healthcare Crisis. Technology Can Help

As 2017 begins, around 81 percent of Americans live in urban areas, up from 79 percent in 2000. At the same time, urban and suburban areas where vacant land exists (so, not you, San Francisco) have been expanding, redefining what used to be rural. With this demographic shift comes a transition of resources and tax... Read More

Does This Qualify For The Term Fake News Do You Think?

This popped up a little while ago.New digital health chief to get $522,000 a year to fix troubled My Health Record systemDaniel Burdon Published: January 11, 2017 - 11:08AM The head of the Turnbull government's six-month-old Australian...Show More Summary

HealthTap launches Personal AI-Powered Physician Platform, Dr. A.I.?

HealthTap, a Global Health Practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors and their knowledge via video, text, and voice has launched their latest product, Health A.I.?, an artificially intelligent personal physician that routes users to the right care immediately. Show More Summary

What Is The Secret Sauce for Clinically Actionable Precision Medicine?

Oracle’s Jonathan Sheldon shares his perspective on precision medicine and explains how providers can prepare for the transformation that lies ahead. The term personalized healthcare may seem like a buzzword, but it’s real and developing faster than imagined in the form of precision medicine. Show More Summary

Why Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare Will Continue to Rise in 2017

Editor’s Note: Santosh Varughese is the President of Cognetyx, a provider of ‘Ambient Cognitive Cyber Surveillance’ to protect information assets against cyber security threats, data breaches and privacy violations. Welcome to 2017, the writing is on the wall and it didn’t take long to get there. Earlier this month Atlanta’s Emory Healthcare was hacked by... Read More

DirectTrust: 5 Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

DirectTrust, a health care industry alliance created by and for participants in the Direct exchange network used for secure, interoperable messaging of personal health information (PHI) has released their list of of five health IT trends to watch in 2017. The five health IT trends outlined by DirectTrust President and CEO David C. Kibbe, MD,... Read More

Novo Nordisk, Glooko Team Up to Develop Digital Diabetes Solutions

Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and Glooko, a remote patient monitoring platform for diabetes is teaming up are teaming up to develop digital health solutions for diabetes. As part of the non-exclusive collaboration, both companies...Show More Summary

IBM Watson, Illumina Partner to Simplify Genomic Data Interpretation

IBM Watson Health and Illumina are teaming up to standardize and simplify genomic data interpretation by integrating Watson for Genomics into Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub and tumor sequencing process. Genome sequencing has increased in recent years following two decades of research demonstrating the promise of precision medicine. Show More Summary

Our 2017 Priorities

In early 2016, I wrote about the 5 pillars of the BIDMC 2016 work plan - social networking, mobile, analytics, cloud, and keeping data private (SMACK)As we begin 2017, what should be the focus of our work over the next year?1. Embrace...Show More Summary

Medivo Rebrands as Prognos to Leverage AI for Earlier Disease Detection

  After six years of research and development exploring the potential of clinical diagnostic assets, Medivo has rebranded as Prognos. The new artificial intelligence-focused company mission is to help payer, life sciences and diagnostics organization track and predict disease earlier through advanced analytics and artificial intelligence techniques. Show More Summary

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