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Why BYOD Is The Future of Clinical Trials — But Questions Remain

One of the biggest challenges for researchers conducting clinical trials is the collection of patient data. While patient-reported outcomes are a key part of the process, there are some drawbacks to the traditional method of using paper surveys. To help overcome challenges such as “parking lot syndrome,” in which patients complete their surveys from memory... Read More

New Tech Report Reveals Mixed Feelings on EHRs from Practices

For the first time ever, Physicians Practice has released a special Tech Report, highlighting our annual Technology Survey and other tech-based content for readers. The Tech Report includes thought-provoking articles and informationShow More Summary

EHR Guy Unveils Official #HIT100 List of Social Media Influencers

Michael Planchart, aka The EHR Guy has unveiled this year’s #HIT100 list that recognizes the leading thought leaders supporting the #HITsm and #HealthIT social media communities by contributing insightful tweets, articles, books, blogging,...Show More Summary

Launchpad Digital Health Accelerator Adds 6 New Startups to Portfolio

Launchpad Digital Health, a focused next generation accelerator has added six new startups to its 12-month accelerator program. Among the companies that closed the new seed capital financings are:  Hint Health, Lab Sensor Solutions,Show More Summary

PULSE@MassChallenge Appoints Nick Dougherty New Program Director

MassChallenge announced that it will be opening applications on September 14 for PULSE@MassChallenge, the new innovation lab for digital health entrepreneurs. In addition to the announcement, PULSE@MassChallenge has appointed VerbalCare CEO Nick Dougherty as its Program Director. Show More Summary

Stanford University to Implement Virtual Reality Platform for Enhanced Patient Engagement

Stanford University, Department of Neurosurgery has announced it will implement Surgical Theater’s Virtual Reality (VR) medical visualization platform to help enhance patient engagement. Precision VR™, Surgical Theater’s VR medical visualization...Show More Summary

MACRA, Brexit and the McDonaldization of Healthcare

MACRA seems to be the talk of the town right now. MACRA and MIPS and APM and the dozens of sub-acronyms flying around like so many arrows in this Game of Thrones, Battle of the Bastards. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law over a year ago. That’s... Read More

This Is A Pretty Sad Story With An Important Lesson Or Two Regarding Use Of Prescribing Systems.

This very sad story appeared a little while ago.Censured GP blames lack of 'red flag' alerts for script errorsTessa Hoffman | 6 July, 2016 A country GP who prescribed contraindicated antihypertensives to a pregnant woman whose baby died...Show More Summary

Swedish Digital Health Startup Lifesum Nabs $10M from Nokia

Swedish digital health startup Lifesum has raised $10 million in funding led by global venture capital firm Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), with participation from Draper Esprit, Bauer Media Group and SparkLabs Global Ventures. The Stockholm-based...Show More Summary

Azalea Health Lands $10.5M to Expand Its Rural Market EHR

Azalea Health, an Atlanta-based provider of EHRs, practice management, and revenue cycle management solution has raised $10.5 million in funding. The Series B round was led by Kayne Partners with participation from existing investorShow More Summary

Breaking News - Ms Sussan Ley Continues As Commonwealth Health Minister.

David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 18th July, 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...Show More Summary

3 Ways Private Exchanges Can Help Provider-Sponsored Plans Thrive

Editor’s Note: Jonathan Rickert is the CEO and Co-founder of Array Health, a provider of private insurance exchange technology that simplifies the process of buying health insurance with e-commerce platform.  Provider-sponsored plans (PSPs) are a disruptive force in today’s evolving healthcare market. Show More Summary

TELUS Health Acquires Nightingale’s Canadian EMR Assets for $14M

TELUS Health has entered  an agreement to acquire Nightingale Informatix Corp’s Canadian EMR software solutions and related assets for $14M. The acquisition will help expand the company’s EMR customer base in Ontario and Atlantic Canada...Show More Summary

It Looks Like The Stick Is Working Well On The GPs As Far As The myHR Is Concerned. Not That The System Is Actually Being Used Much!

This appeared a few days ago.8 July, 2016GPs warming to e-health recordsPosted by julie lambert The financial pinch on GPs is clearly sharpening interest in electronic health records.According to the latest figures, 1085 general practices...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 328 – Results – 17th July, 2016.

Here are the results of the poll.With The Election Over, Should Ms Sussan Ley Continue On As Health Minister?Yes 24% (28) No 52% (60) I Have No Idea 24% (28) Total votes: 116 It seems a small majority are in favour of a change. To whom...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of July 2016

It’s the peak of summer with 90 degree temperatures and humidity that pushes the heat index to 100F. We’re also in a drought, so we’ve had to aggressively water the orchard, berries and hoop house. When we built all our agricultural areas we installed drip irrigation or microsprinklers as appropriate for the type of plant. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 16th July, 2016.

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

Docent Health Lands $15M To Help Hospitals Deliver Human-Centric Care

Docent Health, a Boston-based digital health startup helping healthcare organizations transform to embrace a truly consumer-centric approach to healthcare has raised $15M in funding. The Series A round was co-led by Bessemer VentureShow More Summary

Congratulations To Graham Grieve (And Tim Benson) For A New And Important Health IT Book.

This appeared a few days ago:Principles of Health Interoperability SNOMED CT, HL7 and #FHIR (Edition 3)Posted on July 7, 2016 by Grahame GrieveI’m pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of “Principles of Health Interoperability” is now available. Show More Summary

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