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M&A: Microsoft Acquires Nuance for $16B to Accelerate Healthcare Cloud Strategy

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What You Should Know: – Today, Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $16B.  Financial terms of the all-cash deal details Microsoft paying $56 per Nuance share, a 23% premium over Friday’s closing price with a total… Read More »M&A: Microsoft Acquires Nuance for $16B to Accelerate Healthcare Cloud Strategy

Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

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Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the… Read More »Why the Digital-First, Patient-Centered Care is Critical to Healthcare

Cardinal Health and Deep Lens Collaborate for AI-based Oncology Clinical Trial Matching

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What You Should Know: – Today, Deep Lens and Cardinal Health announced a strategic collaboration that will integrate Deep Lens’ AI-based clinical trial matching solution, VIPER, into community-based oncology practices throughout the Cardinal network. VIPER will be a part of Cardinal Health’s new Navista advanced… Read More »Cardinal Health and Deep Lens Collaborate for AI-based Oncology Clinical Trial Matching

MEDITECH, WELL Health Partner to Enhance Digital Patient Engagement

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What You Should Know: – MEDITECH recently announced Expanse Patient Connect, powered by WELL Health, a contemporary, mobile solution enabling bidirectional, communication between healthcare organizations and their patients. Available through the MEDITECH Cloud Platform, the solution leverages WELL Health’s automated patient interaction functionality to improve provider efficiency… Read More »MEDITECH, WELL Health Partner to Enhance Digital Patient Engagement

Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

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Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer, Nasuni Pharmaceutical companies today are distributed, global organizations, with research centers, manufacturing facilities, and regulatory management hubs spread all over the globe. To develop new treatments and bring them to market, all of these different functions need to collaborate more… Read More »Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

Apriss Health Acquires Care Coordination Platform PatientPing

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What You Should Know: PatientPing, a comprehensive care collaboration platform, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Appriss Health, a cloud-based care coordination software and analytics solutions focused on behavioral health and substance use disorder. – Together, PatientPing and Appriss, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and… Read More »Apriss Health Acquires Care Coordination Platform PatientPing

Innovaccer Launches Provider Network Management Solution for Payers on the Innovaccer Health Cloud

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–  Innovaccer, Inc., a leading healthcare technology company, announced the launch of its Provider Network Management solution to assist healthcare payers access complete view and exercise control over their provider network performance. – The Provider Network Management solution is powered by the Innovaccer Health Cloud… Read More »Innovaccer Launches Provider Network Management Solution for Payers on the Innovaccer Health Cloud

Komodo Health Secures $220M for Life Sciences Data Platform at $3.3B Valuation

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What You Should Know: – Komodo Health announces $220M Series E investment to advance its enterprise healthcare and life sciences platform. At a $3.3 billion valuation, the investment underscores the company’s rapidly growing role as a foundational enterprise technology platform helping to drive digital transformation across the healthcare… Read More »Komodo Health Secures $220M for Life Sciences Data Platform at $3.3B Valuation

Moderna, IBM Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain & Distribution Data Sharing

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What You Should Know: – Moderna and IBM announced their intentions to explore technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and hybrid cloud, that could help support smarter COVID-19 vaccine management. Central to the effort will be a pilot of open, standardized, technology-enabled vaccine distribution approaches aimed… Read More »Moderna, IBM Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain & Distribution Data Sharing

Highmark Health Taps Verily to Build Digital Health Tools for Living Health Model

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What You Should Know: – Highmark Health has engaged Verily to build out digital health tools for patients and analytics solutions for Highmark’s clinicians as part of its Living Health model. This marks the first collaboration of its kind for Verily, Google Cloud and a partner.   – Highmark Health… Read More »Highmark Health Taps Verily to Build Digital Health Tools for Living Health Model

Emory Healthcare Taps Rimidi to Create FHIR-Based Apps for Orthopedic Surgery and Deep Brain Stimulation

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What You Should Know: – Rimidi, a cloud-based software platform that enables personalized management of health conditions across populations, today announced a strategic collaboration with Emory Healthcare to develop new patient and provider-facing FHIR  apps. – Specifically, the apps will create a more collaborative and… Read More »Emory Healthcare Taps Rimidi to Create FHIR-Based Apps for Orthopedic Surgery and Deep Brain Stimulation

Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

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Paul Banco, CEO of etherFAX To support the sudden increase in test results and medical records being transmitted during the pandemic, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies implemented additional devices and remote connections into their networks. After the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) lifted penalties around telehealth… Read More »Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

UPMC Spinout Astrata Launches NLP Platform to Improve Value-Based Care

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What You Should Know: – UPMC spinout company Astrata launches a natural language processing (NLP) technology platform that allows health insurers to more efficiently analyze unstructured clinical data. UPMC Enterprises, the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC has incubated and launched Astrata, a digital healthcare… Read More »UPMC Spinout Astrata Launches NLP Platform to Improve Value-Based Care

Kaiser Inks Multi-Year Agreement with Accenture, Microsoft for Cloud Transition

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What You Should Know: – Kaiser Permanente signs a multi-year strategic agreement with Accenture and Microsoft to support the healthcare provider’s transition to the cloud environment. – The partnership enables stronger cloud computational power and data insights readily available to care teams, so Kaiser’s members—and… Read More »Kaiser Inks Multi-Year Agreement with Accenture, Microsoft for Cloud Transition

Google Cloud Launches Intelligent COVID-19 Vaccine Impact Solution with AI-Powered Forecasting, Sentiment Analysis

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What You Should Know: – Google Cloud, today announced the launch of its Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution, a set of core solutions to help regional and local governments deliver successful COVID-19 public health strategies, ranging from vaccine information and scheduling to distribution and analytics, to… Read More »Google Cloud Launches Intelligent COVID-19 Vaccine Impact Solution with AI-Powered Forecasting, Sentiment Analysis

NeuroFlow Secures $20M for Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Integration Platform

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What You Should Know: – NeuroFlow raises $20M to expand its technology-enabled behavioral health integration platform, led by Magellan Health. – NeuroFlow’s suite of HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based tools simplify remote patient monitoring, enable risk stratification, and facilitate collaborative care. With NeuroFlow, health care organizations can finally… Read More »NeuroFlow Secures $20M for Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Integration Platform

Net Health Acquires Post-Acute Analytics Platform PointRight – M&A

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What You Should Know: –  Net Health acquires post-acute market analytics platform PointRight to deepen the company’s analytics capabilities, post-acute presence, and support for SNF networks. Net Health, a provider of cloud-based software for specialty medical providers across the continuum of care, today announced that… Read More »Net Health Acquires Post-Acute Analytics Platform PointRight – M&A

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

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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),… Read More »Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform

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What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. launched an AI-powered patient engagement virtual assistant platform to transform omnichannel digital experiences for patients. – Healthcare provider organizations can now deploy a single, common cloud-based platform to support their entire patient journey across engagement channels using… Read More »Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform

30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

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As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

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John Harrison, Chief Commercial Officer of Concord Technologies Communication problems and inadequate information flow are two of the most common root causes of medical errors. The potential for miscommunication and faulty exchange of information in healthcare is substantial.  Consider: patient information is dispersed among multiple… Read More »Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

M&A: EverCommerce Acquires Healthcare Communication Platform Updox

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What You Should Know: – Service commerce platform EverCommerce acquires Dublin, OH-based Updox, a healthcare communication platform for in-person and virtual care. –  The acquisition expands EverCommerce’s health services portfolio and enables the companies to further their shared goal of simplifying the business of healthcare… Read More »M&A: EverCommerce Acquires Healthcare Communication Platform Updox

DoD Awards $2.8M to Philips & BioIntelliSense to Validate Wearable for Early COVID-19 Detection

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What You Should Know: – Philips and BioIntelliSense has been selected by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) to receive nearly $2.8M from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to validate BioIntelliSense’s FDA-cleared BioSticker device for the early detection of COVID-19 symptoms.… Read More »DoD Awards $2.8M to Philips & BioIntelliSense to Validate Wearable for Early COVID-19 Detection

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

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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… Read More »Highmark Inks 6-Year Partnership with Google Cloud to Power Living Health Model

Amazon Launches HealthLake for Healthcare Orgs to Aggregate & Structure Health Data

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What You Should Know: – Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon HealthLake, a new HIPAA-eligible service enables healthcare organizations to store, tag, index, standardize, query, and apply machine learning to analyze data at petabyte scale in the cloud. – Cerner, Ciox Health, Konica Minolta… Read More »Amazon Launches HealthLake for Healthcare Orgs to Aggregate & Structure Health Data

PointClickCare Acquires Collective Medical for $650M to Create to Largest Combined Acute and Post-Acute Care Network

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What You Should Know: – PointClickCare announces its intent to acquire Collective Medical to create the largest combined acute and post-acute care network in North America for $650M. – Collective Medical’s platform connects more than 1,300 hospitals, thousands of ambulatory practices and long-term post-acute care… Read More »PointClickCare Acquires Collective Medical for $650M to Create to Largest Combined Acute and Post-Acute Care Network

MEDITECH Launches New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform Built on Google Cloud

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What You Should Know: – Today, MEDITECH announced MEDITECH Cloud Platform—a suite of solutions available to healthcare organizations of all sizes that further extend the possibilities of the Expanse EHR. – This offering includes: Expanse NOW, High Availability SnapShot, and Virtual Care solutions, all created… Read More »MEDITECH Launches New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform Built on Google Cloud

Your Room is Ready: How to Recapture Health System Revenue by Solving “The Motel Problem”

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Rich Miller, Chief Strategy Officer of QGenda Healthcare leaders attempting to regain some of the revenue lost during the COVID-19 shutdowns now face a formidable challenge. The American Hospital Association estimates that U.S. hospitals and health systems lost $202.6 billion in just the four months… Read More »Your Room is Ready: How to Recapture Health System Revenue by Solving “The Motel Problem”

Google Cloud Launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program

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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… Read More »Google Cloud Launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program

Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

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Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital… Read More »Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

Nuance Sells Off Transcription and EHR-Go-Live Services Businesses to DeliverHealth

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What You Should Know: –   Nuance announced that it’s planning to sell two sections of its healthcare business – Health Information Management (HIM) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Go-Live Services – to a new independent company, called DeliverHealth, in early 2021. – Nuance will be… Read More »Nuance Sells Off Transcription and EHR-Go-Live Services Businesses to DeliverHealth

Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

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What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. and one of the country’s largest health systems, Providence, announced a strategic collaboration, supported by Microsoft, dedicated to creating better patient experiences and ease clinician burden. – The collaboration centers around Providence harnessing Nuance’s AI-powered solutions to… Read More »Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

AI Leads Way to Less False Positives on Remote Cardiac Monitoring Devices, Improved Results

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What You Should Know: – Cardiac patients and their cardiologists are experiencing a high number of false positives with remote patient monitoring devices as a result of signal artifact providing inaccurate data, which can lead to many complications—other than medical, such as unnecessary tests and… Read More »AI Leads Way to Less False Positives on Remote Cardiac Monitoring Devices, Improved Results

KēlaHealth Lands $12.9M to Expand AI-Powered Surgical Intelligence Platform

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What You Should Know: –  KēlaHealth announced their Series A round (combined seed and Series A) of $12.9M led by Sante Ventures and new innovation VC, Intuitive Ventures. – KēlaHealth, is a surgical intelligence engine that applies a dynamic cycle of patient-specific predictions, stratified interventions,… Read More »KēlaHealth Lands $12.9M to Expand AI-Powered Surgical Intelligence Platform

Medidata Acquires Digital Biomarker Business of MC10 / Clinical Trials & Wearable Sensors

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What You Should Know: – Clinical trials technology company Medidata has acquired the digital biomarker business of MC10. – MC10’s offerings will bring novel clinical analytics and biosensor capabilities to Medidata’s existing technology solutions, enhancing Medidata’s capabilities to integrate data from wearable sensors – including… Read More »Medidata Acquires Digital Biomarker Business of MC10 / Clinical Trials & Wearable Sensors

Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED

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What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the Kettering Health Network has selected ED Guidance for Nuance Dragon Medical Advisor. – This AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution will help reduce physicians’ administrative burden while lowering the risk of adverse safety events, missing… Read More »Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED

Humana Taps Cohere Health to Modernize Prior Authorizations for Musculoskeletal Treatment

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What You Should Know: – Cohere Health partners with health insurer Humana to modernize the prior authorization process for musculoskeletal treatment across 12 states. – In addition, the company has closed an additional $10M in funding led by Flare Capital Partners and Define Venture, bringing… Read More »Humana Taps Cohere Health to Modernize Prior Authorizations for Musculoskeletal Treatment

HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows

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What You Should Know: – HP launches patient-first print technologies to help healthcare workers stay safe and spend more time caring for patients. – Innovations co-developed with healthcare professionals include industry’s first sterilizable printers, exclusive EMR-compliant workflow solutions, and services to improve patient safety and… Read More »HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows

Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences

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What You Should Know: – Tyto Care and Amwell® announced an expanded partnership, allowing the companies to develop new integrations to enhance virtual care offerings for providers. – By pairing Tyto Care’s TytoHome device and platform with Amwell’s platform, the two companies will together provide patients and providers with augmented virtual care… Read More »Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences

Anthem Expands Relationship with doc.ai to Power Digital Health Offerings

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What You Should Know: – Anthem extends the use of doc.ai’s platform and portfolio of privacy-first technologies and artificial intelligence software services to drive the personalization of Anthem’s digital assets and create improved value for users. – doc.ai’s product offerings are deployed on its cloud-agnostic… Read More »Anthem Expands Relationship with doc.ai to Power Digital Health Offerings

Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

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What You Should Know: – How the top US acute EHR vendors, namely Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, and MEDITECH (+85% share of US acute market in terms of revenues), have progressed on international expansion. As highlighted below, there is a significant variance amongst the big four in terms of revenue and share of… Read More »Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH

Change Healthcare Acquires Cloud-Native Imaging Platform Nucleus.io

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What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare acquires Nucleus.io to create the first of its kind end-to-end, cloud-native Enterprise Imaging to integrate Change Healthcare’s next-generation medical imaging platform. – The acquisition will accelerate Change Healthcare’s timeline to implement a complete cloud-based, end-to-end Enterprise Imaging solution… Read More »Change Healthcare Acquires Cloud-Native Imaging Platform Nucleus.io

New Attacks, Regulations, and Stakes Call for New Security Strategies

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 Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Sectigo The amount of data generated by the healthcare industry is staggering—and constantly increasing.  Healthcare data encompasses the personal information of patients, doctors, nurses, and administrators. It includes diagnostic information, test results, ultrasound images, x-ray images, and of course insurance and… Read More »New Attacks, Regulations, and Stakes Call for New Security Strategies

Cerner Integrates Nuances Virtual Assistant Platform with Millennium EHR to Reduce Physician Burnout

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What You Should Know: – Cerner expands its AI collaboration with Nuance to provide joint customers with more advanced natural language virtual assistant technology to navigate electronic health records (EHRs) using just their voice, giving clinicians more time to spend with patients and less time with a computer.… Read More »Cerner Integrates Nuances Virtual Assistant Platform with Millennium EHR to Reduce Physician Burnout

Cerner Launches New Cloud-Based Offering for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals

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What You Should Know: – Cerner announced a new offering, CommunityWorks Foundations aimed at reducing costs and speeding up the implementation process for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals. – This much-needed offering caters to small rural healthcare providers, who often face challenges such as geographic… Read More »Cerner Launches New Cloud-Based Offering for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals

HealthEdge Software Acquires Payment Integrity Solution The Burgess Group

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What You Should Know: – HealthEdge Software announces the acquisition of The Burgess Group, LLC (“Burgess”), an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations for an undisclosed sum. – The strategic acquisition will boost Health Edge’s position in the payment integrity… Read More »HealthEdge Software Acquires Payment Integrity Solution The Burgess Group

BJC HealthCare Taps Patientco to Provide Seamless Patient Payment Experience

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What You Should Know: – BJC HealthCare has signed an agreement with patient payment platform Patientco to offer a seamless patient financial experience, helping patients navigate their medical expenses and pay their bills. – Patientco’s platform provides patients with a single billing statement outlining their outstanding balance and will help BJC streamline its payment process by reducing the… Read More »BJC HealthCare Taps Patientco to Provide Seamless Patient Payment Experience

Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation

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What You Should Know: – Allscripts and Microsoft sign a five-year partnership extension to support Allscripts’ cloud-based Sunrise electronic health record and drive co-innovation. – The alliance will enable Allscripts to harness the power of Microsoft’s platform and tools, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, and… Read More »Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation

Philips and BioIntelliSense Integrate to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring

What You Should Know: – Philips integrates the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker™ sensor as part of its remote patient monitoring solutions for patients outside the hospital. – Multi-parameter sensors aid monitoring across multiple chronic conditions with medical-grade vital signs for physicians to remotely track core symptoms,… Read More »Philips and BioIntelliSense Integrate to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring