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Cybercriminals Use Bots to Steal Active Pharmacy Accounts and Resell Prescriptions

What You Should Know: – Cybercriminals are leveraging illegal bots to steal pharmacy accounts and resell prescriptions on a secondary market for in-demand substances, like Oxycodone, according to recent research from Kasada’s threat intelligence team. has recently shared research by its threat intelligence team about a new, illegal use of bots -. – Researchers have …

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Availity to Acquire Diameter Health to Expand Clinical Data Interoperability

What You Should Know: – One of the nation’s largest real-time health information networks Availity announced an agreement to acquire Diameter Health, a national leader in clinical data quality and interoperability. – This strategic deal expands Availity’s clinical portfolio to deliver the strongest integrated clinical and claims data network and interoperability platforms in healthcare.  Streamlining Clinical Data Interoperability …

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Kristen Ballantine, VP of Government Relations at Gainwell

Kristen Ballantine, VP of Government Relations at Gainwell For most patients, it has always been extremely difficult to their personal health and medical data electronically. However, with the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule, consumers, specifically Medicaid members, there is a greater push to give access to, and ownership of, this data.  With this …

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Zocdoc Launches its First-Ever Public API Platform: Zocdoc for Developers

What You Should Know: – Zocdoc, the leading healthcare marketplace that makes it easy for people to find and book in-person or virtual care across +200 specialties and +12k insurance plans, announced the launch of Zocdoc for Developers, Zocdoc’s first-ever public API platform – The new public API expands Zocdoc’s unique interoperability capabilities beyond its …

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Canvas Medical Raises $24M for EMR & Payments Platform

What You Should Know: – Canvas Medical, the EMR that enables clinicians and developers to power the future of care delivery, has raised $24M in Series B funding led by M13 with participation from Haystack and previous investors Inspired Capital, IA Ventures, Upfront Ventures, and Irongrey. – In addition to this funding, Canvas has achieved …

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Particle Health Raises $25M to Scale Health Data Exchange API Platform

What You Should Know: – Particle Health, a New York-based API platform for advanced healthcare data exchange, , today announced its Series B financing of $25 million led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Menlo Ventures, Story Ventures, and Pruven Capital. The financing brings the organization’s total capital raised to $39.3M. – From a healthcare …

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Turquoise Health Integrates Price Transparency Data with Ribbon Health

What You Should Know: – Ribbon Health, an API data platform for the healthcare industry that powers care decisions, and Turquoise Health, a provider of structured data on the cost of care to make pricing data both transparent and accessible to patients, announced an integration partnership. – By integrating Turquoise Health’s price transparency data into …

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Elation Health and Dock Health Partner Optimize Clinical Operations

What You Should Know: – Primary care EHR provider Elation Health and provider workflow management platform provider Dock Health announced an integration to significantly improve task management for already burnt-out providers.  – More than 23,000 clinicians across Elation’s growing community can now fully leverage Dock for managing administrative tasks that complete healthcare faster, decreasing the administrative burden and …

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Why Health Plans Must Have Next-Gen CAPS Technology for Digital Transformation

Sagnik Bhattacharya Chief Operating & Product Officer HealthEdge Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) operate as the brains behind a health plan’s business. These systems are critical to the smooth functioning of a health plan. Today, many payers run on decades-old CAPS systems built on legacy technologies. This can be a serious drawback.  Legacy systems may …

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Turquoise Health Raises $20M for Healthcare Pricing Platform, Launches Direct Contracting Platform

What You Should Know: – Turquoise Health, an end-to-end healthcare pricing platform, today announced a $20M Series A investment led by existing investor Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from Bessemer, Box Group, and new investor Tiger Global. – Turquoise Health will use the funding to continue making transparent pricing ubiquitous for all healthcare stakeholders: payers, …

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3 Predictions for Post-COVID Clinical Trial Decentralization

Marc Leighton, VP of Product at Florence Healthcare Prior to COVID, major technological transformation initiatives were already underway at many clinical trial sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs.) But the move to decentralized trials accelerated dramatically in 2020 and 2021–and it’s not slowing down.  Survey data from WCG Avoca shows that research sites and …

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NexHealth Nabs $125M for End-to-End Patient Experience Platform

What You Should Know: Today, NexHealth announced its $125M Series C funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1B for its patient experience platform. – The funding will support the company in advancing its mission to create a more streamlined doctor and patient experience while building the seamless technological infrastructure needed for future health tech entrepreneurs to …

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At-Home Testing is the Future, but Lab APIs are Stuck in the Past

David Stein, CEO of Ash Wellness The rise of telemedicine and virtual care options have primed at-home testing to make a significant impact on the future of healthcare. 70% of today’s medical decisions depend on laboratory test results, but lagging lab APIs hinder the widespread launch of remote diagnostics.  Since the start of the COVID-19 …

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League Partners with Google Cloud to Accelerate Healthcare Consumer Experiences

What You Should Know: – League today announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud that aims to accelerate and enable successful digital transformation for healthcare providers, payers, pharmacy retailers and employers. – By leveraging Google Cloud’s Healthcare API, League is able to deliver a comprehensive healthcare consumer experience platform and enable the most personalized omnichannel experiences …

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HIMSS22 Day 2 Roundup: Google Partners with MEDITECH, Microsoft’s Health Cloud Strategy Expansions

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity OptimizeRx Acquires EvinceMed, a Specialty Drug Prescription Initiation Platform OptimizeRx, a provider of point-of-care technology solutions helping patients start and stay on therapy announced a definitive agreement to acquire the EvinceMed platform and related assets. EvinceMed is a provider in delivering end-to-end automation for specialty pharmaceutical transactions. The acquisition includes …

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Flume Health Secures $30M for Health Plan Administration Platform

What You Should Know: – Flume Health, a NYC-based Health-Plan-as-a-Service platform announced today a $30M round of Series A funding led by Optum Ventures with participation from Cigna Ventures is participating, bringing its total raise to date at $40M. – Flume gives all U.S. health insurers the option to build personalized healthcare plans–what Stripe or …

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Lynx Launches with $17.5M for API-Connected Healthcare Payments

What You Should Know: – Lynx, a Boston-based API-connected healthcare payments, banking, and e-commerce platform announced today that it has emerged from stealth with $17.5M in equity financing led by Obvious Ventures and .406 Ventures with participation from Frist Cressey Ventures. Other investors include Winter Street Ventures (an investment subsidiary of Commonwealth Care Alliance), Shields Capital, …

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An Inside Look at Payer Compliance with CMS’ Patient Access API Rule

John Kelly, Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs The healthcare industry is now closer than ever to its quest for true interoperable data exchange. July 1, 2021 was the enforcement date for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. The rule requires that all healthcare payer organizations participating in a CMS program allow members to download and share their data using API’s …

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Ribbon Health Raises $43.5M for Healthcare API Data Platform

What You Should Know:  – Ribbon Health, an API data platform that powers high-quality, cost-effective, and convenient care decisions, announced a $43.5 million Series B investment led by General Catalyst and with participation from new and current investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), BoxGroup, Rock Health, and Sachin Jain.  – Ribbon plans to use this funding …

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2nd Applied Biocatalysis Summit 2021

Advancing Sustainable, Streamlined Small Molecules, API and Fine Chemical Production using Enzyme Engineering & Scalable Industrial Biotransformations Attending the 2nd Applied Biocatalysis Summit is the perfect opportunity to understand the most recent developments in enzyme-catalyzed processes, computational technologies, and cutting-edge methodologies in biocatalytic cascade reactions to help the API and chemical industries apply biocatalysis more …

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After Alexion buy, AZ plans $360m investment in Irish facilities

AstraZeneca has unveiled plans to build a brand new manufacturing facility at a site in Ireland operated by recent acquisition Alexion, providing employment for around 100 workers including scientists and engineers. The company has earmarked $360 million for the new-build project at the 41-acre campus at College Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin, which will be used …

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Truepill becomes a ‘triple threat’ with diagnostics

Truepill, the company operating behind-the-scenes to help digital health companies with pharmacy fulfillment and telehealth visits, has added a third feature: at home testing. CEO Umar Afridi hopes the trio of services will create a seamless experience for most people’s basic health needs.

Health Gorilla Nabs $15M to Expand FHIR-based APIs for Digital Health

What You Should Know:  – Health Gorilla raises $15M to scale its FHIR-based API solutions for digital health and expand into new markets.  – Health Gorilla will introduce new APIs to enable consumer access to medical records, payer-to-payer data sharing, and data quality assessments.  Health Gorilla, a Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of healthcare APIs, today announced …

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DrChrono’s Open FHIR API Enables Patients to Transfer Records to Apple Health

What You Should Know: – DrChrono announces today that its open FHIR API is now live enabling its patient members to securely transfer their available health records out of DrChrono into the Apple Health app on the iPhone so their medical information is consolidated and always with them. – The Health Records feature is part …

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Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen Healthcare Solutions was named the top Overall IT Services Firm. …

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CHIME-KLAS Report Reveals 10 Key EMR Interoperability Trends

What You Should Know: – New CHIME-KLAS interoperability report reveals steady progress in some areas related to interoperability and leaps forward in others. – A total of 67% of provider organizations reported they often or nearly always had access to needed records in 2020, up from 28% in 2017. Providers noted improvements in functionality and …

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Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

Brian Platz, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Fluree Interoperability is a big discussion in health care, with new regulations requiring interoperability for patient data. Most approaches follow the typical RESTful API approach that has become the standard method for data exchange. Yet Health Level Seven (HL7), with its new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for …

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CIO: 3 Rules for Meeting ONC/CMS Interoperability, While Improving Cybersecurity

Scott Galbari, CTO, Lyniate Drew Ivan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Lyniate Healthcare data security has been a growing concern for CIOs for the last year or so, as hackers are increasingly targeting health information. Now, with a global pandemic forcing a shift to telemedicine and remote work, and new rules from the ONC and …

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Human API CEO Talks Data Privacy Concerns in Employee Wellness Programs

Andrei Pop, Founder, and CEO of Human API, A recent BBC article discusses the rise in employee health tracking via wearable devices and highlights a number of concerns around data privacy. To try and prevent health tracking schemes from crossing ethical lines, and eroding trust between employee and employer, some industry figures believe that organizations …

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Highmark Inks 6-Year Partnership with Google Cloud to Power Living Health Model

What You Should Know: – Highmark Health signs six-year strategic partnership agreement with Google Cloud to transform the health experience for patients and caregivers through the development of Highmark Health’s new Living Health Model – The Living Health model is designed to eliminate the fragmentation in health care by re-engineering the healthcare delivery model with …

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Despite COVID-19: Providers Should Not Lose Sight of MIPS Compliance

Courtney Tesvich, VP of Regulatory at Nextech When 2020 began, no one anticipated that complying with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—the flagship payment model of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP)—would look so different halfway through the year. Like many other things, the COVID-19 crisis has delayed, diverted, …

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Elation Health Nabs $40M for Clinical-First Solution to Power Independent Primary Care

What You Should Know: – Elation Health, which provides an easy-to-use and affordable clinical technology platform for more than 7 million independent primary care clinicians serving 14M+ patients – including an EHR raises $40M in Series C funding from Al Gore’s sustainable investment firm, Generation Investment Management. – Elation’s API-enabled platform also allows organizations to …

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M&A: Ro Acquires On-Demand, In-Home Platform Workpath

What You Should Know: – Ro announced it has acquired Workpath, a technology platform that powers on-demand, in-home healthcare and diagnostics services nationwide. – Through this acquisition, Ro’s platform will now uniquely bring together a patient’s doctor, pharmacy, and diagnostics/lab–offering a personalized, end-to-end experience with no insurance required. – Ro is also announcing a partnership …

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Google Cloud Launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program

What You Should Know: – Google Cloud launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program to help healthcare organizations achieve healthcare data interoperability. Today, Google Cloud launched the Google Cloud Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program, helping organizations achieve data interoperability in advance of upcoming HHS deadlines and to enable future innovation. Alongside partners like Bain, BCG, Deloitte, HCL, KPMG, …

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To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better …

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Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem

What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted startups and enterprises, and insurers. – The platform harnesses a …

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How Low-Code Solutions Reduce Headaches for Healthcare CIOs

Ruby Raley, VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Axway Twenty years ago, technology consultants started advising CIOs to build less. That’s when the movement towards Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) began.  Today, there are many shops, especially those in small and medium-sized organizations, with few programmers who build new applications from scratch.   Yes, they …

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Dignity Health Management Services to Leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform

What You Should Know: – Dignity Health Management Services (DHMSO), the largest health system in the state of California to transform their network health data into actionable insights. – With this partnership, the organization will leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform to better manage healthcare services for its attributed patients. Dignity Health Management Services (DHMSO), …

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Verisk Launches EHR Triage Engine to Help Speed Approval of Life Insurance Apps

What You Should Know: – Verisk launches its new EHR Triage Engine, a tool that uses data from consumer-authorized electronic health records (EHRs) to help life insurers fast-track many applications for coverage. – The EHR Triage Engine bypasses manual workflows, leveraging advanced predictive analytics and automation to digitally ingest and analyze EHRs and the tool …

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Redox Adds Data on Demand, Single Sign-On Access to Interoperability Platform

What You Should Know: – Redox adds data on demand and single sign-on access features to its cloud interoperability platform to help to simplify the process of developing software for healthcare. – Both new features are now available to all customers on the Redox platform. Redox Inc., a Madison, WI-based interoperability platform for healthcare data …

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Open APIs in Healthcare: The Future of Data Integration Report

What You Should Know: – The latest Chilmark Research report examines how data-oriented APIs are contributing to development and integration efforts across healthcare from the perspective of the developer. – Reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking more effective ways to implement new functionality, healthcare enterprises of all kinds are looking to …

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52% of Households Willing to Share Smartphone Data to aid in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Over 50% of US broadband households are willing to share smartphone data to aid in COVID-19 contact tracing, while another 20% could be convinced provided privacy protections are in place, according to Parks Associates’ new research, COVID-19: Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives. The research tracks changes in consumer attitudes and adoption of telehealth services …

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Sanofi set to spin off API business late next year – report

Sanofi is to begin preparations in autumn to spin off its active ingredients business and is lining up a potential stock market launch by 2022, according to a press report.  Citing sources close to the company Reuters noted that the spin-off is part of a plan to boost profits announced by new CEO Paul Hudson in December.  Hudson joined the company …

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Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to Empower Health Teams

What You Should Know: – Microsoft released the public preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the latest update to the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. – The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR makes it easy for health developers to set up a pipeline to manage protected health information (PHI) from IoT …

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