Category: Electronic Health Records

  • Mental health record specialist Osmind raises $40 million

    US digital health firm Osmind – which had developed an electronic health record (EHR) system for patients with mental illness – has added to its finances with a $40 million Series B financing. The San Francisco-based company says it will use the proceeds of the financing to expand its workforce and make improvements to its […]

  • Is Oracle about to buy electronic health record provider Cerner?

    In a year already marked by big-ticket deals in the digital health arena, there may be even more to come, as reports circulate of a $30 billion offer looming for electronic health record (EHR) specialist Cerner by Oracle. The latest rumours seem to stem from a tweet from CNBC reporter David Faber yesterday, who said […]

  • Why one hospital decided to build its own EHR

    A New Jersey bucked the norm of buying the off-the-shelf EHR software from the large electronic health records vendors like Epic and Cerner and built something more aligned with what was needed.

  • Is digital health giant Athenahealth heading for new ownership?

    In 2018, the takeover of Athenahealth by Veritas Capital and Elliott Management for $5.5 billion was the biggest digital health transaction of the year, but it could be dwarfed by their exit deal. It’s being rumoured that two other private equity groups – Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman LLC – are in the final […]

  • Apple Aims to Push More Patient Data to Doctors. But Who Can Gauge Its Impact on Health?

    Soon, Apple announced recently, it will enable doctors to monitor health data from their patients’ phones and watches between visits, part of the push into health care that Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has declared will constitute the company’s greatest contribution to mankind. Since 2014, health systems around the country have partnered with Apple to tap […]

  • Roivant spinout Datavant merges with Ciox to form $7bn health data giant

    Datavant and Ciox Health have agreed a merger that will create what they claim will be the largest health data company operating in the US market. The combined company – which will take the Datavant name – will be worth around $7 billion and have annual revenues of around $700 million, according to the two […]

  • The real cost of electronic health records

    Electronic health records (EHR) are moderns marvels. The ability to communicate and safely store patient information has the potential to greatly improve quality of care. Implementing EHR, however, is not costless. There is of course the cost of the EHR system itself and the cost of training staff on how to use the EHR system. […]

  • Huge Gaps in Vaccine Data Make It Next to Impossible to Know Who Got the Shots

    As they rush to vaccinate millions of Americans, health officials are struggling to collect critically important information — such as race, ethnicity and occupation — of every person they jab. The data being collected is so scattered that there’s little insight into which health care workers, or first responders, have been among the people getting […]