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Surescripts and Diameter Health Partner to Enhance Clinical Intelligence

What You Should Know: Surescripts and Diameter Health are partnering to simplify specialty prescribing by incorporating powerful clinical intelligence and standardizing patient data to communicate comprehensive patient histories. Surescripts has simplified the specialty prescribing and fulfillment process to help specialty pharmacies and physician practices realize decreased phone calls, increased dispense rates and improvements in time to therapy. Now, …

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LG and Lenovo Partner to Drive Innovation in Radiology and Imaging

What You Should Know: – LG Business Solutions and Lenovo partner to enhance medical imaging solutions for the radiology community.  – The collaboration will result in diagnostic and clinical solutions in key imaging areas through the combination of Lenovo ThinkStation workstations and LG Medical Monitors. LG Business Solutions and Lenovo are working together to advance …

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A Troop of 800lb Gorillas are Vying to be “The Amazon of Healthcare”

Brian Yarnell, President and Co-Founder Bluestream Health A Troop of 800lb Gorillas are Vying to be “The Amazon of Healthcare” and Traditional Healthcare Providers are about to get Mauled First, I love Amazon. Mr. Bezos, please don’t turn off our Bluestream servers. Now my groveling is out of the way I can say “being the …

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The prestigious alumni of MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect contest for healthcare startups

The application window is open for the startup contest Pitch Perfect at INVEST March 28-30 at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. Here’s a look at some of the participants in the contest and progressed they’ve made on their mission to improve healthcare.

Nordic Consulting Acquires S&P Consultants to Expand Cerner Division

What You Should Know: Nordic Consulting expands its Cerner footprint with the acquisition of health IT consulting firm, S&P Consultants. Nordic Consulting, a global health and technology consulting company has acquired S&P Consultants, a healthcare IT consulting firm with a strong focus on Cerner services. As part of the acquisition, S&P will become a Nordic global …

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M&A: PE Firm Carlyle Acquires Health IT Solutions Provider CNSI

What You Should Know: PE Firm Carlyle acquires CNSI, a provider of health information technology enterprise solutions from A&M Capital Partners. Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) announced that affiliated funds managed by Carlyle have agreed to acquire CNSI from Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners. CNSI provides innovative healthcare technology solutions for some of the …

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MUSC Deploys Notable’s Intelligent Automation Platform to Transform Patient Experience

What You Should Know: South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health sciences center deploys Notable’s intelligent automation platform to expand access to high-quality, equitable care. Notable, the leading intelligent automation company for healthcare, today announced an innovation partnership with The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health) to create a digital experience for patients throughout their care journey. MUSC Health will …

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Is Dark Data Healthcare IT’s Next Big Opportunity?

Dr. Christopher Bouton, CEO & Founder, Vyasa Healthcare IT professionals have long faced data challenges – from sorting out storage issues during the Big Data age to complying with HL7 standards to adapting infrastructure amidst a rapid shift to telehealth. While these advancements have all improved information sharing across the industry and ultimately the patient …

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Dark Data in Healthcare: Health IT’s Next Big Opportunity?

Dr. Christopher Bouton, CEO & Founder, Vyasa Healthcare IT professionals have long faced data challenges – from sorting out storage issues during the Big Data age to complying with HL7 standards to adapting infrastructure amidst a rapid shift to telehealth. While these advancements have all improved information sharing across the industry and ultimately the patient …

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Nuance Launches Precision Imaging Network for AI-Powered Imaging Insights

What You Should Know: Nuance launches Precision Imaging Network, a new AI-powered cloud-based platform for radiologists. Nuance® Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) launched the Nuance Precision Imaging Network, an AI-powered cloud platform that delivers patient-specific data and insights from diagnostic imaging into existing clinical and administrative workflows across the healthcare ecosystem. Leveraging the scale of Nuance’s PowerScribe and PowerShare diagnostic imaging solutions, the Nuance Precision Imaging Network …

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Cedar, athenahealth Partner to Bring Personalized, Digital-First Financial Experience to Patients

What You Should Know: Marketplace inclusion of Cedar Pay enables athenahealth clients to enhance their patient financial engagement capabilities, optimizing patient interactions and boosting operational efficiency. Cedar, an NYC-based healthcare financial technology platform, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, Cedar Pay is now …

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Why Companies Need Healthcare Commercial Intelligence

Jason Krantz, CEO and Founder of Definitive Healthcare Let’s face it – the healthcare industry has become increasingly difficult to navigate and breeds stiff competition. Faced with a global pandemic, an aging population and increased spending on healthcare,  everyone from small startups to tech giants wants a slice of the market. However, each organization entering …

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Northwell Health to Launch Enterprise Patient Engagement Platform at Clinical Sites

What You Should Know: Northwell Health and Playback Health sign multiyear deal to launch patient engagement platform at clinical sites across health system. Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and Playback Health, a software technology company dedicated to helping care providers build deeper, more meaningful connections with their patients, today announced a multiyear agreement to …

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M&A: HealthStream Acquires Rievent Technologies for $4M

What You Should Know: Leveraging its hStream open architecture, HealthStream expands its ecosystem with the acquisition of Rievent Technologies’ continuing education management and delivery application. HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Rievent Technologies, a Virginia-based …

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New private equity investment makes Iodine Software the latest healthcare unicorn

Advent International, a private equity firm, is investing an undisclosed amount into Iodine boosting its valuation beyond $1 billion. The hope is that the company’s AI-powered clinical documentation improvement software can capture a greater share of the market for software products that help hospitals code and bill accurately to receive reimbursement.

Health Data Privacy Protection Requires Cultural Changes and A Holistic Approach

Marti Arvin, VP of Privacy & Compliance, CynergisTek While practitioners tend to think about electronic health records (EHRs) as a modern convenience or necessity following centuries of hand-written and typed charts, the switch from pens and typewriters to computers also transformed scattered medical notes into data – personal information that forms a collectively valuable and …

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Zoom Announces Cerner EHR Integration for Secure Virtual Visits

What You Should Know: – Zoom is now accepting beta customers for Zoom’s new integration with Cerner’s electronic health record (EHR) platform, available by sending a message of interest on Cerner’s App Gallery or talking to your Zoom account executive. – Hospitals, health systems, physician offices, and clinics that use Cerner to share and access patient EHR data across the continuum of care …

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Labcorp Offers Observed Collections of COVID-19 PCR testing in Over 500 Patient Service Centers

What You Should Know: Labcorp announced that it is offering an observed collection of COVID-19 PCR testing in over 500 patient service centers nationwide. Labcorp (NYSE: LH) is now offering observed self-collection for COVID-19 PCR testing in more than 500 of its patient service centers (PSCs) nationwide for people without symptoms or known exposure. Labcorp plans to offer this service in over 1,000 locations by mid-December – better preparing …

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Rethinking Patient Access: 4 Key Action for Health Systems

Erin Jospe, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Kyruus As we learn to equilibrate with COVID-19, we are collectively learning how to modulate our acceptance of risk in order to re-emerge and engage with the world around us. It has at times over the course of the pandemic been a necessary choice, oftentimes in the name …

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Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine: A Key to Protecting Pediatric Asthma Patients

What Has Everyone Excited about COVID-19 Vaccines for 5-11-year-olds? With the rollout this month of the COVID-19 vaccine for those 5-11 years of age, we can now directly protect children with asthma for whom COVID-19 infection is an even bigger hazard for our children during the pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “comorbidities” has …

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Greenway Health Appoints Pratap Sarker as CEO

Pratap Sarker, CEO at Greenway Health What You Should Know: – Pratap Sarker to succeed Richard Atkin as CEO of Greenway Health, Atkin to transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Greenway Health Board. Health information technology services provider, Greenway Health, today announced that Pratap Sarker had been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, …

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Israeli Startup TailorMed Acquires Vivor to Create Provider and Pharmacy Network

What You Should Know: –  Financial navigation technology company TailorMed acquires Vivor to create the largest provider and pharmacy network. – The combined companies will offer the most comprehensive solution for addressing unprecedented financial pressures on patients and healthcare organizations. Israeli startup TailorMed, a leading financial navigation technology company that helps healthcare organizations and patients remove …

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Philips Extends AI-Enabled CT Imaging Portfolio

What You Should Know: – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced new additions to its CT imaging portfolio at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting (November 28 – December 2, Chicago, USA). The new CT 5100 – Incisive – features CT Smart Workflow [1], a comprehensive suite of …

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How IVAs is Helping Care Providers and Patients Deal with Delta Variant

Callan Schebella, EVP, Product, Five9 Communicating clearly and effectively with patients is a hallmark of good patient care. However, as the Delta Variant defines the next phase of COVID, many healthcare organizations are experiencing a massive surge in patient communication volume. Not only do they need to communicate important updates about the virus, testing, appointments, …

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Black Tech Founders Want to Change the Culture of Health Care, One Click at a Time

When Ashlee Wisdom launched an early version of her health and wellness website, more than 34,000 users — most of them Black — visited the platform in the first two weeks. “It wasn’t the most fully functioning platform,” recalled Wisdom, 31. “It was not sexy.” But the launch was successful. Now, more than a year …

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3 reasons why hospitals & health systems struggle with asset management

While overall spending may not yet correspond to the totality of the cybersecurity threat landscape, asset management has emerged as a primary area of opportunity for hospitals and healthcare systems to invest in as they ‘up’ their cybersecurity game and put greater emphasis on risk reduction.

How Near-Infrared Imaging Technology is Improving the Patient Experience

Imaging technologies are continuously improving. In some cases, imaging advancement allows for enhanced diagnostics, such as using a CT scan to classify a tumor. However, imaging advancements are also showing promise as a way to improve patient experience at the time of the procedure. In particular, their benefits are being showcased in the blood work …

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5 Steps for Providers When Selecting a Healthcare Technology Vendor

Joey Cavanaugh, Chief Operations Officer at Zotec Partners Healthcare providers typically rely on a multitude of vendors to help them deliver care to patients. Some partnerships flourish seamlessly, while others are burdensome and take more resources to maintain. Depending on time and interests, physicians themselves may or may not work directly with revenue cycle management …

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VP Harris Unveils $1.5B Investment to Bolster Health Equity, Diversity Health Workforce

Vice President, Kamala Harris What You Should Know: VP Kamala Harris unveils a $1.5B investment in national health service corps and nurse corps will expand and diversify the health workforce and improve critical clinical care in underserved communities. On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris announced a  $1.5 billion investment to help grow and diversify the nation’s health care …

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Luma Health Secures $130M to Optimize Patient Journey

What You Should Know: – Luma Health, a provider of patient engagement technology raises $130M to unify, automate, and transform patients’ healthcare journey. Luma Health, a San Francisco, CA-based patient engagement platform, today announced a $130 million Series C funding round led by FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investment firm, with participation from existing investors. …

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Community Care Physician Network to Implement Innovaccer Health Cloud

What You Should Know: – Community Care Physician Network (CCPN) deploys Innovaccer Health Cloud to help its providers deliver exceptional consumer experiences, support high-quality care, and manage costs across its Medicare and Commercial contracts. Today Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, announced that Community Care Physician Network (CCPN) is utilizing the Innovaccer Health Cloud to help …

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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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Athenahealth to change hands again in $17B deal

Affiliates of Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman struck a deal to buy the health IT company from its current private equity owners. Veritas Capital and an affiliate of activist investor Elliott Management took the company private through a takeover bid in 2019.

$17B athenahealth PE Firm Buyout Deal Near Closing – Health M&A

What You Should Know: – Private-equity (PE) firms Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman LLC are now in the final stages of acquiring health IT company athenahealth for about $17B including debt, Wall Street Journal reports. – In September, it was reported PE firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliot Investment were exploring options to …

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Information Blocking Rule: 6 Key Takeaways Since Meaningful Use

Leigh Burchell, Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs, Allscripts Information exchange and data availability are now a cost of doing business but establishing a robust strategy for that exchange and compliance with the new regulation from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology takes careful planning. Healthcare organizations can achieve and maintain compliance by …

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Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s Most Powerful Weapon

Ashley Mehta, CEO & President of Nolij Consulting The Advent of the ‘Digital CRISPR.’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace has transformed how healthcare professionals and organizations conduct daily operations. It has also brought significant improvements in patient care and outcomes while moving the needle forward in the prevention and treatment of diseases. In short, …

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Alira Health Acquires Digital Health Engagement Platform Patchai

What You Should Know: Alira Health acquires Italy-based Patchai, a cognitive platform embedding an empathetic virtual assistant for patient engagement and real-time data collection. This marks Alira Health’s second digital health acquisition, furthering the company’s rapid expansion into patient-centric, technology-enabled solutions for healthcare providers, payers, and suppliers. Alira Health, a Framingham, MA-based health care consultancy, …

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4 Strategies for Urgent Care to Thrive During the Pandemic and Beyond

David Stern, M.D., cofounder & CEO of Experity A year of constantly shifting gears to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and meet patient needs further solidified the essential role urgent cares play during large-scale public health crises. Subsequently, the pandemic is continuing to change the way patients use and view urgent care. By the end …

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Who won INVEST Pop Health Pitch Perfect?

Six healthcare startups took center stage at the conference and presented their approaches to addressing pain points in chronic condition management and population health.

aptihealth Raises $50M to Scale Behavioral Health Platform

What You Should Know: – aptihealth raises $50 million in Series B funding to scale higher acuity behavioral healthcare services. – New capital from world-class syndicate will accelerate the growth and expansion of aptihealth’s tech-driven, novel care model for outcomes-based behavioral healthcare. aptihealth, a Boston, MA-based tech-driven behavioral health provider built to transform higher acuity …

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LifePoint Health Launches Health Tech Incubator, 25m Health in Nashville

What You Should Know: – LifePoint Health launches 25m Health, a Nashville-based Healthtech Venture Studio with 25madison, as part of “LifePoint Forward” Innovation Strategy LifePoint Health has announced a partnership with New York-based venture studio 25madison to launch a first-of-its-kind health tech startup incubator in Nashville. Seeded with a starting investment of $20M and dubbed …

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Dept. of Defense Awards Prenosis $4.3M Contract for Early Sepsis Detection

What You Should Know: – U.S. Department of Defense awards Prenosis up to $4.3M to improve early sepsis identification for warfighters using point-of-care predictive diagnostics. – According to the World Health Organization, more than 11 million people die from sepsis worldwide annually, more than the deaths caused by all cancers combined. Studies show that sepsis is the leading …

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A preview of MedCity INVEST 2022: A return to in-person conferences

INVEST, scheduled for March 28-30, 2022 in Chicago, marks a return to in-person events for MedCity News. The conference, held in partnership with Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network, will spotlight healthcare innovation, investment trends, and share insights from healthcare executives.

QGenda Acquires Nurse & Staff Scheduling Platform Schedule360 – M&A

What You Should Know:  – QGenda today announced the acquisition of Schedule360, the provider of cloud-based software to automate nurse and staff scheduling.  – With the addition of nurse and staff scheduling, QGenda will enable healthcare organizations to manage, schedule and optimize the deployment of their entire workforce.  Now, organizations can streamline scheduling processes across …

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Florence Health Adopts Innovaccer Health Cloud to Scale R&D

What You Should Know:  – Florence Health, a next-generation, fully risk-bearing, primary care provider, has partnered with Innovaccer to move its proprietary technology development to the Innovaccer Health Cloud.  – Florence, which will enter 2022 at full risk for more than 25,000 Medicare patients across multiple states and annual revenues of over $350 million, selected …

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To innovate in population health, start with the basics

To succeed in population health, companies must first consider the basics, such as wrangling patient data and making sure it matches up. Panelists at INVEST Pop Health spoke about the challenges of taking this information and translating it into meaningful health outcomes.

Lightbeam Health Solutions Acquires RPM Platform CareSignal

What You Should Know: – Lightbeam Health Solutions, Inc., a provider of end-to-end population health management solutions, announced today the acquisition of CareSignal, the pioneer of Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring technology. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – The acquisition enables Lightbeam to integrate scalable, evidence-based remote engagement and monitoring capabilities into its …

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Key Ingredient to Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health: Measurement-Based Care

Jason Washburn, Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine The burden of mental disorders is well known. Mental disorders are common, resulting in significant disability as well as contributing to — and complicating — chronic health conditions. Most mental disorders are untreated, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only further highlighted significant disparities in access to …

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Top 5 Digital Transformation Priorities for Healthcare Leaders

What You Should Know: – Today Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, released the 2021 edition of “The Science of Digital Transformation in Healthcare and Why It’s Vital for Payer-Provider Collaboration.” – The survey report assessed more than 4,000 survey responses from healthcare professionals over the first six months of 2021 for their insights into …

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CareDx Acquires Medication Adherence Platform MedActionPlan

What You Should Know: – CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA), a precision medicine company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value healthcare solutions for transplant patients and caregivers, today announced it has acquired MedActionPlan®, a New Jersey-based provider of medication safety and adherence technology and patient education. – MedActionPlan programs have been …

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Olive, ClosedLoop Integrate to Bring Predictive Analytics to Hospitals

What You Should Know: – Today, healthcare automation company Olive announced their partnership with ClosedLoop, a healthcare-specific data science platform that allows hospitals to implement artificial intelligence (AI) technology. As part of the partnership, Olive will be able to leverage ClosedLoop’s technology within Olive Helps to help deliver better patient outcomes, such as reducing unplanned …

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GE to Form Tax-Free Spin-Off of GE Healthcare Focused on Precision Health

What You Should Know: Today, GE announced plans to form a tax-free spin-off of GE Healthcare, creating a pure-play company at the center of precision health in early 2023. The announcement is part of GE plans to form three independent industry-leading, global, investment-grade public companies focused on the growth sectors of aviation, healthcare and energy. …

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Reimagine Healthcare: Transform healthcare in the cloud [Sponsored]

Learn how healthcare organizations are working with Microsoft to enhance patient engagement, accelerate healthcare innovation, support collaboration, improve clinical and operational insights and transform healthcare in the cloud.

Healthcare Financial Assistance Transactions Increases by 55%, TransUnion Healthcare Survey Reveals

What You Should Know: – The number of financial assistance transactions processed by TransUnion Healthcare increased 55% between September 2020 and September 2021, according to a new analysis from TransUnion Healthcare released at the HFMA Annual Conference indicates hospitals are more proactively working with patients to understand their financial needs and provide appropriate options. – …

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Three Steps to a Successful Health Insurance Exchange

Chini Krishnan, co-founder and CEO of GetInsured Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, we have seen federal administrations come and go. Yet throughout the changes and enhancements to the law over time and across party lines, one thing has remained constant – and that is, exchanges or state-based marketplaces (SBMs) have and will …

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Aver Raises $58M Led by Cox Enterprises, Rebrands as Enlace Health

What You Should Know: – Aver, Inc., an end-to-end solution that solves the infrastructure challenges driving today’s unsustainable healthcare system announced a $58M investment led by Cox Enterprises and with participation from other existing investors to accelerate the scale and deployment of its new Enlace Health brand. The capital will be used to accelerate growth and …

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Search & Referral Platform Aunt Bertha Rebrands as findhelp

What You Should Know: – Aunt Bertha, an Austin-TX-based search and referral platform for social services in the US, announced it has rebranded as findhelp – a name shift that helps customers, organizations, and those seeking care to instantly understand the company’s mission: to connect all people seeking help and the programs that serve them with dignity …

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Parkland Health Taps Current Health to Power its Hypertension Monitoring Program

What You Should Know: – Parkland Health & Hospital System – one of the largest health systems in Dallas, Texas – has selected Current Health, the leading enterprise care-at-home platform, to support patients with hypertension from the comfort of their own homes. – Through its new hypertension monitoring program, Parkland aims to mitigate this risk …

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Accuhealth & 2bPrecise Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace

What You Should Know: – Accuhealth’s remote patient monitoring platform and 2bPrecise’s precision genetic/genomic data platform announced that it is available in the Epic App Orchard. The App Orchard program enables developers to integrate their healthcare IT solutions with the Epic electronic health record (EHR) using standards-based APIs. –  The 2bPrecise platform consumes genetic/genomic data from molecular labs and …

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Why “Just in Time” is “Just Not Right” for Optimizing the Healthcare Supply Chain

Matt Stewart, CEO and Partner at RiseNow The ongoing shortage of COVID-19-related masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) has sent shockwaves through the healthcare industry; we’ve all seen the newscasts and forecasts predicting these supply chain disruptions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Since China implemented its first lockdown at the start of the pandemic, it …

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Transplant Connect and Cerner Streamline Organ Donation and Transplant Process

What You Should Know: Transplant Connect, a Los Angeles-based medical software company that has introduced innovative new technology known as iReferral, and Cerner Corporation announce their new collaboration to enable automated donor referrals. – For years, matching transplant donors with those who need them has been a manual process that typically takes 20 to 30 minutes of healthcare workers making …

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Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning to Improve Postpartum Hemorrhage Risk Prediction

What You Should Know: – Sema4, an AI-driven genomic and clinical data intelligence platform company, recently published two studies demonstrating the utility of machine learning to predict clinical outcomes for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The studies, which will appear in a special “Informatics for Sex- and Gender-Related Health” print issue of the Journal of the American Medical …

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Collective Medical, Nuance Launches PowerShare to Provide ED Physicians Real-Time Notifications

What You Should Know: – Today, Collective Medical, a PointClickCare Company, was chosen for a collaboration with Nuance with the launch of Naunce PowerShare Image Aware.  – The collaboration will provide emergency department (ED) physicians with real-time notifications of a patient’s prior radiology studies within existing clinical workflows. Point-of-care access to previous diagnostic images reduces unnecessary imaging, healthcare …

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State of Healthcare IT/EHR Staffing in a World with COVID-19

Seann Mulligan, Vice President, Strategic Delivery, HCTec After a year dominated by COVID-19, and even with the rising challenges of the delta variant, Healthcare IT staffing is rebounding. To complicate matters more, the rising number of vaccine mandates across hospital systems has the potential to put the entire industry in a serious bind. Throughout 2020, the majority of US hospital systems …

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How to Detect and Address Friction in the Healthcare Employee Journey Leveraging the Latest Technology

Kristi Roe, Head of Healthcare Experience at Medallia Whether you call it the great resignation, pandemic burnout, or the great discontent, the medical profession is not immune to the rising wave of employee turnover that’s currently shaking up organizations across industries. In fact, the churn rate for staff nurses has grown by nearly 3% to …

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UnitedHealth, Change meet requirements for DOJ investigation, agree not to merge before February 

The companies have certified substantial compliance with a request for additional information from the Department of Justice, which opened an investigation of the merger in March. They struck an agreement with the agency not to merge until February of 2022, unless it drops its investigation before then. 

Notable Secures $100M to Expand Intelligent Automation in Healthcare

What You Should Know: – Notable, a San Mateo, CA-based leader in healthcare intelligent automation, today announced it has raised $100M in Series B funding led by ICONIQ Growth, including participation by Greylock, F-Prime Capital, and Oak HC/FT to accelerate growth and innovation within the healthcare industry.  – The company plans to use the new round …

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Gundersen Health, Kyruus Partner to Propel Digital Access Transformation

What You Should Know: – Gundersen Health System, an integrated healthcare network, is revamping its digital front door to simplify how patients access care across its network with Kyruus. New and existing patients now have access to an online search experience with a robust directory of nearly 1,000 providers to more easily find care that …

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A State Roadmap To Successfully Deploy Medicare Modularity (MMIS)

Victor Sterling, Principal Industry Consultant at SAS In 2010, the Affordable Care Act ushered in a new era for Medicaid Modularity, an approach anchored by breaking down large, monolith systems into smaller, more nimble and self-contained modules that can de-risk healthcare delivery and unlock innovation. More broadly, Medicaid Modularity is about improving states’ Medicaid Management …

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Kareo and PatientPop Merge to Form Tebra to Create All-in-One Practice Platform

What You Should Know: – Kareo, a provider of cloud-based clinical and financial software, and PatientPop, a provider of practice growth technology, today announced the closing of their merger and the unveiling of the combined company’s new name, Tebra. – The name Tebra is derived from the word “vertebrae” and symbolizes the role the new …

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EverCommerce Acquires DrChrono to Expand Suite of Solutions for Independent Practices

What You Should Know: – Today EverCommerce Inc., a service commerce platform, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DrChrono Inc., a Sunnyvale, CA-based SaaS practice management and EHR platform for modern medical practices. – DrChrono offers an all-in-one, cloud-based practice management, EHR, and billing solution to make healthcare more informed, more interactive, and more …

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Is the Smartphone Key to Unlocking Frictionless Patient Registration?

Daniel Cidon, CTO, NextGate Since the beginning of healthcare’s digital revolution, organizations have been striving to achieve the Triple Aim of healthcare: better outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient experiences.   While reimbursement reforms and regulatory actions have helped realize measurable gains in population health and overall spending, progress on the patient experience piece hasn’t always …

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How Hospitals Can Help Patients Meet Financial Obligation While Driving Revenue Excellence

Randall Shafer, EVP and Head of Hospital Business at Firstsource Medical debt in the US has reached crisis proportions.  According to a recent study published by JAMA Network, unpaid healthcare bills are one of the largest sources of debt for Americans, reaching $140 billion last year.  The impact is not limited to patients. Healthcare providers …

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Children’s Health Alliance Deploys Innovaccer Health Cloud

What You Should Know: – Children’s Health Alliance, Oregon’s largest pediatric IPA, has moved to Innovacccer Health Cloud. CHA turned to Innovaccer’s Data Activation Platform to help its providers collaborate across care sites and deliver high-quality care.  – CHA will also use Innovaccer’s Physician Engagement solution to give clinicians actionable insights that support accurate coding and quality care management …

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HealthEquity Completes $455M Acquisition of HSA Custodian Further

What You Should Know: – HealthEquity, completed the acquisition of Further,  a leading provider of HSA and consumer-directed benefit (“CDB”) administration services, and the nation’s ninth largest HSA custodian. The acquisition of Further and its technology expands HealthEquity’s leadership in the growing HSA market and enhances its ability to better serve their customers. The deal also adds to HealthEquity’s Total Solution offering—remarkable products backed by service, education and …

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How Healthcare NLP has Evolved from 2020 to 2021

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Few industries have embraced natural language processing (NLP) as openly as healthcare. With the ability to identify new variants of COVID-19 and help speed up clinical trials for the vaccine, the pandemic is just one example of what NLP is capable of achieving. And while new research points to …

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Medsphere Gets $50M Credit Facility to Power Health Platform Strategy

What You Should Know: – Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT platform solutions, today announced that Wells Fargo has extended a $50 million credit facility that will enable Medsphere to continue its current growth trajectory.  – Medsphere is continuing to develop a comprehensive health platform that incorporates existing technology platforms and service lines while also exploring additional software tools and services that meet the needs …

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Social Determinant of The Healthcare Professional: Why We Cannot Wait

JohnMatthew Douglas, President And Founder at iPressForward, LLC The following list provides examples of the social determinants of health, which influence health equity in positive and negative ways: Income and social protection, Education, Unemployment, and job insecurity, Working life conditions, Food insecurity, Housing, basic amenities and the environment, Early childhood development, social inclusion, and non-discrimination, …

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The Role Blockchain Could Play in Strengthening Patient-Provider Relationships

Matthew Doyle, COO & Head of Investor Relations at Chicago Pacific Founders With conversations about NFTs and blockchain prominent in the news today, the future of such technology is a hot topic. The integration of blockchain technology into a variety of industries has proved to be beneficial in productivity, efficiency, and security. Because of this success, …

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The IT work that Covid halted & the hurdles to jumpstarting it again

Though the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated some aspects of health IT, it slowed others, including EHR replacements and back-office system upgrades. CIOs from some of the nation’s leading health systems shared not only the projects they put on hold, but also how they made those decisions and the challenges they faced when trying to reignite their …

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Which startups will present at INVEST Pop Health Pitch Perfect?

The six companies taking part in the contest November 16 will present technologies addressing chronic conditions such as kidney disease and Type 2 diabetes as well as improving patient engagement for underinsured and underserved patients.

It’s Time More Healthcare Companies Break Through Data Silos

Derik Ciccarelli, a Healthcare Fraud Analyst at Codoxo Unifying health records remains a challenge, but the benefits of integrating disparate data could transform the industry Healthcare payers, providers and agencies have traditionally struggled with unifying health records, but no longer is that a viable reason to put off what can be achieved today. It’s time …

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Northwell Health, Aegis team up to launch AI-focused joint venture

The health system and startup studio’s new joint venture will develop and launch companies that use artificial intelligence to address healthcare problems, including disparities in care. The venture will combine Northwell’s clinical expertise and patient data with Aegis’ data scientists and commercialization capabilities.

Healthy Alliance IPA, Unite Us Launches NY’s First Social Care Network

What You Should Know: – Healthy Alliance IPA and Unite Us, today announced a strategic partnership to create New York’s first statewide coordinated care network for addressing social needs – one of the first networks of its kind in the country.  – This growing partnership will convene regional community leaders and thousands of local community-based …

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Novant Health Deploys Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi 6E Solution for Health Apps/Med Devices

What You Should Know: – Novant Health, a three-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers, and hospitals headquartered in North Carolina, is the first enterprise customer to publicly announce the deployment of Extreme Networks’ enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 6E solution. – The investment in the Extreme AP4000 access point (AP) will allow Novant Health to deliver …

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LexisNexis & Voyce App Joins Epic App Orchard Marketplace

What You Should Know: – Voyce, an on-demand live interpreter app that helps break down language barriers in healthcare and LexisNexis® Healthcare Identity Management platform announced its availability in the Epic App Orchard Marketplace. – The integration with Epic App Orchard enables any health system or healthcare provider using Epic can directly access Voyce app and LexisNexis …

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Enhancing Person-Centered Care Through Inclusive Standards Development

In a field like health care where precision can mean saving a life, one irony I often reflect on is how unclear we’ve been about “sex” and “gender.” Among many anecdotes, this includes at times putting the prefix “administrative” in front of each to inexplicably constrain the meaning in ways that are rarely universally understood. …

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2 Overlooked Cost-Effective Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategies to Minimize Risk

Richard Lang, Director of Data Center Services at HST Pathways The Office of the White House recently issued a Proclamation marking October as Cyber Security Awareness Month and shared this year’s theme: “Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart.” Threats are indeed on the rise, posing a significant risk to private businesses, public infrastructure, and national security, especially as the …

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Anomaly Secures $17M to Expand Precision Payment Platform to Improve Payment Accuracy

What You Should Know: – Anomaly, a precision payments platform using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve payment accuracy in the healthcare industry, today announced $17M in series A and seed funding. The series A was led by RRE Ventures and included participation from Link Ventures and existing investors Madrona Venture Group, Declaration Partners, and Redesign …

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Independence Blue Cross Taps Podimetrics to Prevent Diabetic Amputations Via RPM

What You Should Know: – Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and Podimetrics, a virtual care management company dedicated to preventing diabetic amputations, today announced an agreement for Podimetrics to remotely monitor Independence fully insured commercial members who have diabetes and a history of a diabetic foot ulcer with the use of the cellular-connected SmartMat. – The …

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Cerner Enviza Launches to Accelerate Therapies and Improve Patient Outcomes

What You Should Know: – Today, Cerner announced the launch of Cerner Enviza, a new operating unit that offers solutions to help bring clarity to multi-dimensional data through real-world evidence and insights. – Cerner Enviza℠ aims to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of extraordinary insights and therapies to improve everyday health for all people globally. …

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Innovaccer Unveils Population Health Analytics Solution on Health Cloud

What You Should Know:  – Today, Health Cloud company Innovaccer, today unveiled its new Population Health Analytics solution, now available on the Innovaccer Health Cloud.  – The new solution helps risk-based providers improve care management and delivery with AI-enhanced predictive analytics; performance assessments and benchmarking; and comprehensive, customizable dashboards that drive evidence-based decisions in real-time. …

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3 Ways to Instantly Improve the Referral-to-Appointment Ratio of Your Practice

Curtis Gattis, CEO, LeadingReach It’s no secret that access to healthcare is a challenge for patients. And it’s becoming harder and harder for patients to get appointments with their PCP or the specialists they have been referred to for advanced care. Now more than ever providers and their staff are faced with a growing number …

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Healthcare Data & Analytics Platforms: Shifting from Siloed Capabilities

Bradley Hunter, Research Director at KLAS Research Ryan Pretnik, Research Director at KLAS Research Lois Krotz, Research Director at KLAS Research Historically, analytics capabilities for healthcare organizations have been offered in siloed solutions. These solutions provide quick insights but not the longitudinal patient, financial, and operational views organizations need to truly move the needle in …

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Veta Health Apoints CEO, Walgreens Leadership Appointments, Walmart’s New VP, Other Executive Appointments

James Sutcliffe, CEO at Veta Health Veta Health, a global provider of digital solutions for remote patient care and chronic condition monitoring appoints James Sutcliffe has been named chief executive officer. Sutcliffe will guide the strategic direction of the company with an emphasis on key commercial dynamics. Founders Tanvi Vattikuti Abbhi and Dr. Nora Zetsche …

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How Employee-Focused Tech Can Help Hospitals Endure the Latest COVID Surge

Anna Nerz, Healthcare Solution Manager at SAP For hospitals and the people who staff them, it was exactly the déjà vu they were hoping to avoid: another surge in COVID-19 cases, with the now all-too-familiar strains and stressors that accompany it. The rapid spread of the Delta variant in the U.S. and elsewhere brought reports …

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Oak Street Health Acquires RubiconMD for $130M – Health M&A

RubiconMD Co-founders Carlos Reines (left) and Gil Addo (right) What You Should Know: – Oak Street Health, Inc., a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, today announced it has acquired RubiconMD, the leading technology platform providing access to specialist expertise. – Motivated by their own experiences within the healthcare system, CEO …

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Improve patients’ outcomes with AI-powered remote monitoring devices and increase revenue for your practice [Sponsored]

A webinar from MedCity News sponsored by 100Plus scheduled for November 9 at 12pm ET will explore remote patient monitoring to achieve greater patient adherence and clinically meaningful outcomes for conditions such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. 

A Care Coordinated Journey: Breast Cancer & Technology-Enabled Care

October is a great month for so many reasons. Costume shopping with the kids, the beauty of autumn, and—hitting close to home for me as a breast cancer survivor—National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It is a time to raise awareness about breast cancer, share how early detection can save lives, and remind us all that …

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Hackensack Meridian to Deploy Google Cloud’s AI/ML Offering in Clinical Settings

What You Should Know: – Hackensack Meridian Health and Google today announced the two organizations are expanding their relationship to improve patient care. Hackensack Meridian Health recently migrated to Google Workspace and will be one of the first health systems in the world to use Chrome OS devices across clinical and business environments. – In …

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CommonSpirit, Vital Expand Partnership After Successful Pilot to Improve Patient Experience in ED & Patient Care Delivery

What You Should Know: – Today at HLTH 2021, CommonSpiritHealth announced the results of its pilot with Vital, the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software improving patient experience and follow-up visit loyalty in hospital emergency departments (ED) and inpatient stays. Vital’s digital tool, ERAdvisor, helps keep patients informed and in control of their visit by providing real-time …

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Trinity Health Invests in Xealth to Expand Digital Health Engagement Between Clinicians and Patients – HLTH21

What You Should Know:  –  Xealth, a Seattle-based provider enabling digital health at scale, today announced at HLTH21 that Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems, has invested in the company, bringing the total Series B funding to $25 million.  – The announcements mark Trinity as one of 15 health system …

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HealthEdge Acquires Wellframe to Enter Member Engagement Market

What You Should Know:  – HealthEdge Software, Inc. (“HealthEdge”), a provider of the industry’s leading next-gen integrated solution suite for health insurers, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire digital health management platform Wellframe Inc. (“Wellframe”). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.  – The company’s Digital Health Management platform …

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Rev Cycle Company Ensemble Health Partners Files to Go Public

What You Should Know:  – Ensemble Health Partners, Inc. (“Ensemble”), a provider of healthcare revenue cycle management solutions for hospitals and affiliated physician groups, announced it has filed to raise $649M for its initial public offering (IPO), at a valuation of $1.2B.  – Ensemble is offering 29,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock at …

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Skyflow Secures $45M to Expand Health Data Privacy Vault – HLTH21

What You Should Know:  – Skyflow, a Palo Alto, CA-based customer data privacy company, today announced a $45M Series B financing round led by Insight Partners. Additionally, existing investors Canvas Ventures and Foundation Capital as well as executives from Plaid and Coinbase Board Member Gokul Rajaram invested in the Series B. With this new investment, …

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UnityPoint Health, b.well Connected Health partner to implement digital-first consumer strategy

The Iowa-based health system will leverage b.well Connected Health’s platform and services to enable patients to view and share their health data. The platform will also allow patients to access all of UnityPoint’s digital tools in one location.

HLTH21: Uber Health, Papa Partner to Improve Social Determinants of Health

What You Should Know:  – Papa, a nationwide provider that pairs older adults and families with Papa Pals for companionship and assistance with everyday tasks, and Uber Health, Uber’s HIPAA-enabled solution for health care organizations, announced a social determinants of health (SDoH) partnership aimed at reducing barriers to transportation access. – Papa and Uber are …

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HLTH21: Grand Rounds Health, Doctor On Demand Rebrand as Included Health

What You Should Know:  – Grand Rounds Health and Doctor On Demand today announced their combined integrated virtual care and navigation company will be called Included Health.  – The new brand was announced alongside results of a new national survey showing that nearly half of Americans (45%) are prioritizing their health more since the start …

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HLTH21: Olive Launches Universal Marketplace for Digital Healthcare Solutions

What You Should Know:  – Today at HLTH, $4B healthcare automation company Olive announced the launch of The Library, a healthcare solution marketplace that will reduce the burden for early-stage developers as they bring innovative new technology solutions to patients. – This new marketplace enables Olive’s partners — ranging from individual developers to large enterprise …

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Report: Provider, payer websites are go-to online resources for patients making care decisions

Healthcare consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to research their care options, and provider and payer websites are among their top choices for information, according to a new survey of 1,000 U.S. adults. Over half of the respondents said they would use a provider or payer website to search for a new doctor.

Mayo, Kaiser, Medically Home launch advocacy effort to extend hospital-at-home flexibilities

Eleven health systems have joined the coalition, which aims to extend and expand the existing federal hospital-at-home waivers and create an advanced acute care-at-home delivery model at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.

Can Predictive AI Fully Inform Patient Care Decisions?

Laura Coughlin, RN, BSN, MBA VP, Clinical Innovation and Development, Change Healthcare In recent years, the healthcare industry has fully embraced the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform healthcare practice and delivery. From the advent of big data to the arrival of EHRs, the industry is familiar with the hype that accompanies technology advancements. …

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INVEST DH Pitch Perfect winner spotlight: EHR-integrated Navimize wants to cut down a key patient pain point

The startup, which won a Pitch Perfect contest at MedCity INVEST Digital Health, offers a solution that integrates with EHRs to predict wait times in doctors’ offices and texts patients in real time to let them know what to expect. This virtual waiting room can help increase efficiency and improve patient experience.

15 HLTH 2021 Predictions from Digital Health Executives to Watch

Before HLTH 2021 kicks off in Boston on October 17th, here are 15 predictions from digital health executives to watch: Siva Namasivayam, co-founder and CEO of Cohere Health “The explosion of telehealth will certainly be a hot topic at HLTH. I expect the other trend will be focusing on mental health, especially in the context …

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GHX Acquires Explorer Surgical: Getting Closer to the Patient

What You Should Know:  – Today, GHX announced it has acquired Chicago-based Explorer Surgical, operator of a comprehensive digital and remote case support platform that connects suppliers with provider teams. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.  – With today’s increased focus on value-based care and reimbursements increasingly being tied to positive patient outcomes, …

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Nordic Consulting Launches Security Operations Center

What You Should Know:  – Coinciding with Cybersecurity Awareness Month this month, Nordic Consulting, a global health and technology consulting company, announced that it has opened its new security operations center (SOC) at its global headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. SOC’s are a rising defense mechanism against cyber threats across industries – especially the healthcare industry, …

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Mapping the digital future of pharma

Real-world data has long been touted as the solution to many challenges faced in the healthcare space – but more data doesn’t necessarily mean more answers. RWD has become the lynchpin to a more patient-centric approach to care, from drug development to therapy access and provider engagement. But until the tools and technology are in …

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Prenosis, Roche Partner to Combat Hospital Sepsis Using Precision Diagnostics

What You Should Know:  – Prenosis Inc., a precision diagnostics company transforming clinical diagnosis with artificial intelligence, announced today the expansion of an existing partnership with Roche Diagnostics that will total close to $6 million to improve and expedite the clinical recognition of sepsis. – Building upon the collaboration that the companies started together in …

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Healthcare APIs: 3 Ways APIs Differ in Healthcare vs. Enterprise

Anand Hirekatur, Engineering Leader at Innovaccer The recent enforcement of new rules to encourage the freer flow of healthcare data mainly through application programming interfaces (APIs) has jolted providers and payers into action to meet interoperability standards. However, the rush to comply with the new requirements and avoid penalties may blind them to the subtleties …

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Cohere Health, Humana Expand Partnership to Transform Prior Authorization Process

What You Should Know:  – Cohere Health announced that Humana Inc. is embarking on a nationwide expansion of Cohere’s digital prior authorization platform for musculoskeletal (MSK) services, based on the success of its initial implementation.  – After rolling out the platform across 12 states in January 2021, Humana has made significant progress toward achieving its …

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Lark Health nabs $100M to pour into AI health coaching platform

The company, which offers an AI platform that provides personalized health coaching for chronic disease patients, will use the new funds to invest in research and development and to expand its virtual integrations with health plans and employers.

Medsphere Acquires Ambulatory IT Support Provider Systeem Medical

What You Should Know:  – Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT platform solutions, today announced that the company has acquired Plano, TX-based Systeem Medical Information Systems. Systeem provides core information technology services with a primary focus on ambulatory healthcare providers. – Founded in 2009, Systeem powers the healthcare IT …

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University of Michigan Health-West Deploys Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience

What You Should Know:  – Today, Nuance and the University of Michigan Health-West (UMHW), a 208-bed hospital in Wyoming, MI, announced that UMHW has expanded its adoption of Nuance’s pioneering ambient clinical intelligence technology, Dragon Ambient eXperience – a solution that empowers physicians to reduce administrative workloads and focus on patient care with clinical documentation …

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Lessons Learned: The Impact of COVID-19 on Infusion Center Scheduling

Ashley Joseph, VP, Client Services – Infusion at LeanTaaS Over the past year, COVID-19 brought new stresses to hospital scheduling, given limited resources, physician availability, staffing challenges and physical materials. Beyond the obvious struggles with ICU capacity, COVID-19 also put a heavy strain on every step of the chemotherapy patient journey – from navigating new …

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“We Must Eliminate the Noise,” Reflected Cerner’s New President and CEO

What You Should Know:  – During the opening keynote at Cerner Health Conference, Cerner’s new President and CEO, David Feinberg, M.D., expressed the need to improve the usability of health records to help patients avoid unnecessary tests and medications, enable nurses and doctors to eliminate errors and predict what’s to come to improve the health …

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CDC Selects PointClickCare to Provide De-Identified Patient Data for Long-Term/Post-Acute Care Facilities

What You Should Know:  –Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected PointClickCare, a provider of cloud-based healthcare software for the long-term and post-acute care market to provide a key data source for understanding COVID-19 and other threats impacting residents of long-term care facilities.  – Under the agreement, PointClickCare will provide …

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Providence St. Joseph, Anthem Accelerate Value-Based Care with Vim

What You Should Know:  – Anthem Blue Cross and Providence St. Joseph Health are accelerating value-based care by using a new technology partner, Vim. The partnership enables the organizations to scale their tech solutions for better payer-provider collaboration to ultimately improve healthcare performance in California. – Vim offers an EHR-integrated application suite that includes Digital …

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Nemours Children’s Selects Innovaccer Health Cloud to Support Value-Based Whole-Person Care

What You Should Know:  – Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, announced a partnership with Nemours Children’s Health, one of the nation’s largest clinically integrated pediatric health systems, to create a unified data platform designed to accelerate Nemours’ mission to transform children’s health through a holistic care model. – The partnership will integrate and activate …

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How Medical Reference Platforms Can Enhance Clinicians’ EHR Experience

Diane Bartoli, VP and General Manager at epocrates In healthcare technology, there’s no such thing as a silver bullet solution, and each technology has its benefits and its limitation. Electronic health records (EHRs) are no exception.   On their own, EHRs provide insight into a patient’s visit history, medical background, and more, but when used in combination with other innovative, …

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Mount Sinai Launches First-Ever Dept. of Artificial Intelligence and Human Health

What You Should Know: – The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched its first-ever department dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence (AI) to transform healthcare. The Department of Artificial Intelligence and Human Health mission is to lead the artificial intelligence-driven transformation of health care through innovative research, apply that knowledge to treatment in …

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SSM Health, Optum to enhance inpatient, RCM & digital services in new 10-year collaboration

The St. Louis-based health system is collaborating with the UnitedHealth subsidiary to implement technology and processes that focus on improving care quality and reducing costs. Thousands of SSM Health employees will transition to Optum as part of the deal.

Healthcare Executives’ Guide to Data-Driven Holistic Care for LTSS Populations

Sheela Datta, Chief Client Officer, VirtualHealth  Brendan Harris, VP, UPMC Community HealthChoices As healthcare leaders reflect on lessons learned during the pandemic, the need for more tech-driven and proactive care models is taking center stage.  It has become clear that organizations that invested in robust technology infrastructure early on were better positioned to not just survive a global pandemic – but thrive–growing their …

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Why Healthcare IT Must Embrace Full-Stack Observability for an Increasingly Digital Future

Gregg Ostrowski, Regional CTO of AppDynamics, part of Cisco Long before the pandemic, digital applications were already incredibly important to healthcare organizations, but over the last few years, they have become essential. Applications can assist with scheduling appointments, virtual doctor visits, accessing medical records and conducting tests down to the most complex AI-powered technologies such as medical imaging. As …

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Pivotal Analytics $10.2M for Healthcare Data Analytics Platform

What You Should Know: – Pivotal Analytics, a provider of strategic healthcare analytics solution Pivotal, announced it has raised $10.2M in a Series A funding round. This investment was led by one of the largest owner-operators of medical office buildings in the United States, with participation from three existing investors. – Pivotal, the company’s flagship business intelligence platform, is …

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Healthcare at the Crossroads: Value-Based Care and Interoperability

Michael Pattwell, Principal Consultant, Value-Based Care at Edifecs Amid the difficulties of the last year, a bright spot has emerged that may provide a strong indication of renewed movement toward the transformation of the healthcare industry that we know today. Value-based care, a model that rewards better patient health outcomes, has experienced a surge in interest amid heightened consumer …

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Carbon Health grows home care capabilities with Alertive Healthcare acquisition 

The acquisition enables primary and urgent care provider Carbon Health to remotely monitor patients’ vitals and intervene when needed. The move follows Carbon Health’s purchase of diabetes platform Steady Health — its first major foray into home-based care.

Cerner Launches RevElate Patient Accounting for Rev Cycle Portfolio

What You Should Know: – Today Cerner announced the launch of Cerner RevElate™, the company’s go-forward patient accounting product that will bring new and enhanced capabilities to the Cerner® revenue cycle management portfolio.  – Cerner RevElate is expected to preserve and advance the clinically driven capabilities of Cerner Millennium® while adding scalable, enterprise capabilities of Soarian® Patient Accounting software. Revenue cycle continues to be one of Cerner’s …

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Why Family Caregivers Need Help from the Healthcare Establishment

Claudia Fine, LCSW, MPH, Chief Professional Officer at eFamilyCare I recently spoke with a woman whose husband contracted a serious, chronic illness that requires long-term use of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line.  As her husband’s primary caregiver, this woman is responsible for cleaning and flushing the PICC line three times a day. And …

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Graphite Health launches with plans to create a marketplace for digital tools

The company, launched by SSM Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Intermountain Healthcare, aims to create a marketplace for digital tools similar to the application stores on smartphones so that health systems can test and implement new solutions in weeks rather than months.

Virtual care is here to stay, but providers need to make the experience more seamless

At a recent panel discussion, healthcare executives agreed that telehealth will remain an important part of care delivery post-pandemic, so now is the time for providers to figure out how best to incorporate these services alongside in-person care. Actionable data will prove to be a key resource for providers as they tweak their strategies.

Imprivata, VMware Partner to Give Clinicians Password-Free Access to Any App

What You Should Know:  – Imprivata®, the digital identity company for healthcare and beyond, and VMware® (NYSE: VMW) today announced a collaboration that will free clinicians entirely from having to type passwords on mobile devices by combining Imprivata GroundControl, Imprivata OneSign®, and VMware Workspace ONE™. This new integration unlocks the full power of both company …

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Wolters Kluwer Targets Health Equity with Best Care Everywhere

What You Should Know:  – Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced the launch of Best Care Everywhere, a mission-driven movement to build and strengthen health equity globally. Wolters Kluwer is committed to the belief that all people—everywhere—should receive the best care possible. – Wolters Kluwer is tackling challenges head-on in an array of healthcare settings to …

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Central Logic Integrates Offering and Rebrands to ABOUT

What You Should Know:  – Healthcare technology company Central Logic, today announced it has rebranded as ABOUT (ABOUT Healthcare, Inc.), as the company also announces the integration of two earlier acquisitions with its core solution, to better serve health system clients across the country.  – The integration of Ensocare—which automates the inpatient referral process to …

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Innovaccer Launches Patient Relationship Management (PRM) Solution

What You Should Know:  – Today Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, unveiled its Patient Relationship Management (PRM) solution on the InnovaccerⓇ Health Cloud,  the first solution to bring patients’ clinical and care episodes to the forefront of a tailored patient engagement journey.  – Now providers can integrate clinical data with claims, pharmacy, laboratory, SDoH, …

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Taking a Platform Approach to Drug Pricing Issues Can Help Unify Adversarial Sides

David de Vogel, Founder & CTO at Kalderos Healthcare is a notoriously complex industry with a multitude of stakeholders, many of whom find themselves in adversarial positions, simply due to the way the market operates. Ultimately, there is a shared goal of providing the best care to the patient. But as stakeholder relationships grow more …

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Mount Sinai, Empire BlueCross BlueShield to extend access to home-based care models

Empire members will gain access to three Mount Sinai Health System care models, which enable patients to opt for in-home care when medically appropriate. The agreement also includes a plan to improve bi-directional data exchange between the provider and payer.

6 Steps for Securing Patient Information in Healthcare

Bernard Harguindeguy, Chief Technology Officer & General Manager Intelligence Ping Identity The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) strive for innovations in healthcare technologies that drive down costs and improve the patient experience. One big step forward is the 21st Century Cures Act passed in 2016, putting patients in charge of their own health …

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Health2047’s new company plans to use AI, research access to improve clinical decision making

Called RecoverX, the company will leverage AI to mine evidence-based research, medical charts, patient conversations and test results and provide clinical insights for clinicians in real time.

4 Ways Hospitals Benefit From Improved Surgery Scheduling

David Bocanegra, R.N., Nurse Informaticist, Intelligent Medical Objects Hospitals rely on elective surgeries as a source of up to 50% of all revenue, allowing them to take losses on a range of high-cost service lines to remain profitable. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the impact of reduced surgery volume, with hospitals suffering immediate revenue loss …

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Ellipsis Health Named Winner of Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

What You Should Know:  – Accenture announced Ellipsis Health as the “Innovation Champion” of its fifth annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge-North America, a competition that supports new and novel solutions from startups to improve the way people access, manage and finance healthcare in North America.  – Based in San Francisco, CA, Ellipsis Health was named …

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MedCity Spotlight Video: Fredrikson & Byron attorneys discuss Covid-19’s impact on deal-making and value-based care [Sponsored]

In a Spotlight Video interview, Fredrikson & Byron Shareholders and Co-chairs of the firm’s life sciences group, Jeff Steinle and Ryan Johnson, talked about the deal-making environment in healthcare and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted it. 

axialHealthcare Rebrands as Wayspring, Raises $75M for Value-Based Care Solution

– Wayspring, formerly axialHealthcare, announced today its new name and a $75M investment from Valtruis, Centene Corporation, CareSource, HLM Venture Partners, and existing investors Highmark Ventures, .406 Ventures, the Blue Venture Fund, and Oak HC/FT.  Wayspring will use the capital to scale its value-based care solution, a full-risk medical home model for substance use disorder …

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Rimidi Launches EHR-Integrated Patient Reported Outcomes Tool, Survé

What You Should Know:  – Today, Rimidi, a leading clinical management platform designed to optimize clinical workflows, announced the official launch of its EHR-integrated Patient Reported Outcomes tool, Survé by Rimidi.  – While originally deployed as a virtual screening and triage tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings, Survé has since …

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With 5 patents under its belt, RCM tech company Ensemble Health Partners files for IPO

The company, which provides revenue cycle management solutions for providers, is filing for the IPO less than two years after Bon Secours Mercy Health sold its majority stake in Ensemble to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital. Per the filing, the company aims to raise $100 million, but that is likely a placeholder figure.

Learning from Financial Fraud Detection to Tackle Opioid Abuse Amid COVID-19

Dr. Gidi Stein, MD, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO of MedAware Despite falling from its prominent place in the headlines, America’s opioid crisis is still raging. Anxiety, stress, depression, and isolation caused by the pandemic have contributed to substance use disorders. At the same time, the Drug Enforcement Administration has loosened prescribing restrictions, including waiving the …

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Vital Raises $15M to Expand AI-Powered Emergency Department Platform

What You Should Know: – Vital, an Atlanta-based artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution improving patient experience and follow-up visit loyalty in hospital emergency departments (ED) and into inpatient stays, has secured $15M in Series A funding led by Transformation Capital, with a strategic health system joining the round alongside existing investors First Round Capital and Threshold …

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Walmart to Deploy Epic EHR Platform in 4 New Health Centers

What You Should Know: – Walmart announces a new partnership with Epic to deploy a single enterprise EHR platform in four new Walmart Health Centers opening in Florida in early 2022. – The Epic deployment will engage patients, healthcare professionals, insurance carriers and other stakeholders while enhancing communication, personalization and information sharing amongst healthcare professionals …

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Innovaccer, Roche Partner to Develop Clinical Decision Support Solutions

What You Should Know:  – Innovaccer Inc. the Health Cloud company, announced it has entered into a three-year collaboration with Roche to partner in the development of innovative clinical decision support solutions on the InnovaccerⓇ Health Cloud for the U.S. market. – As part of the strategic collaboration, the Innovaccer Health Cloud and its core …

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4 Ways 5G is Transforming Healthcare & Patient Care

Bent Philipson, Founder of Philosophy Care We hear a lot about 5G technology, but for many of us, it’s link to our lives goes as far as our smartphones and mobile service providers. But to think that 5G technology is only valuable for making our data speeds faster is like saying that electricity is great …

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Unity Health to Deploy Meditech Expanse Platform Across Network

What You Should Know: – Unity Health, the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, is pleased to announce they have chosen to implement MEDITECH Expanse across their entire organization. – In addition, Unity Health will implement MEDITECH Expanse Oncology to expand and optimize their cancer treatment offerings with evidence-based plans that support multidisciplinary ordering. …

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UArizona Awarded $60M to Launch Precision Aging Network

What You Should Know: – The University of Arizona has been awarded a five-year $60 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create and lead a Precision Aging Network that could transform the way we think about the aging brain. – The network will bring together researchers from across the country to better …

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NovaSignal Secures $37M for Capture Blood Flow Data in Real-Time

What You Should Know: –  NovaSignal Corp., a Los Angeles-based medical technology and data company specializing in the assessment and management of brain health, announced today it has closed $37M in a Series C1 round of funding led by Alpha Edison and Reimagined Ventures. – By applying robotics and artificial intelligence to cerebral ultrasound, NovaSignal …

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4 Trends in Senior Care Critical for the Future of Interoperability

Jeremy Delinsky, Chief Operating Officer of Devoted Health When America’s seniors went to their first doctor’s appointment, they couldn’t have imagined that their health history would be stored anywhere but in a manila folder. Now, nine out of every 10 physicians use electronic health records (EHRs), and patient’s health data lives on cloud servers. Though …

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Cedars-Sinai Accelerator selects 8 new health tech startups

The seventh accelerator class includes startups with a range of offerings, from accessible fitness for aging patients to skeletal reconstruction. Each of the eight companies will receive $100,000 and access to clinicians, researchers and administrators to develop their products and grow their businesses.

Report: 22% of providers saw death rates spike following a ransomware attack

Ransomware attacks had an impact beyond mortality rates as well, with 71% of respondents saying that these cyberattacks drove up lengths of stay and 36% saying they led to an increase in clinical complications.

Take the PULSE of Your Community

Seven years ago the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) began work on the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE). PULSE is an effort to create national resilience by improving first responder access to patient electronic health information they need to provide services and ensure public health during disasters, including …

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Who won the INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect contest?

Judges proclaimed winners across three tracks of the digital health startup pitch contest including: Home health, chronic disease management and value-based care, and technology to support payer and provider efficiency.

MedCity Pivot Podcast: A startup co-founder on the urgent changes needed in women’s healthcare

The siloed approach to women’s healthcare is one of the main reasons the U.S. is unable to improve its record in this arena, according to Carolyn Witte, co-founder of startup Tia. In our latest episode, she discusses how her company is trying to solve this issue while also working to close the gaps that deepen …

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Remote patient monitoring use is on the rise, but reimbursement needs to catch up

The reimbursement model for remote patient monitoring needs to evolve as it may be holding providers back from investing in these programs, according to panelists at the MedCity INVEST Digital Health conference. Key issues with the structure as it stands now include the fact that there are too many gray areas that result in claims …

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The Marriage of Technology and Policy: How Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Has Impacted Opioid Prescriptions in New York

When a family member, friend, or loved one develops an opioid addiction, few people know how to respond. Similarly, it is often difficult for healthcare providers to know how to best prevent, detect, and treat opioid use disorder, and almost every provider in the country has had encounters with patients experiencing addiction. As trusted guardians …

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Hospital at Home: Aligning Provider Needs with Patient Wishes

Arik Ben Ishay, CEO & Co-Founder of Biobeat 2020 saw three factors combine to define the future of “Hospital at Home” care in a way that will become a new care reality over the coming years. Changing Patient Attitudes Patients became more reluctant and concerned about going to hospitals. The fear of contracting illnesses such …

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Google, Microsoft execs: AI should be designed to support, not replace, clinicians

As Google and Microsoft compete over their cloud capabilities for healthcare, both companies are touting tools to make clinicians’ lives easier by streamlining documentation or making records searchable.  At MedCity INVEST Digital Health, executives from both companies agreed on one thing: these tools should play a supporting role for clinicians while keeping patients at the …

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Pearl Health Raises $18M to Support Independent Primary Care Physicians

What You Should Know: – Pearl Health, a New York City-based primary care physicians (PCP) group today announced it has raised $18M in Series A funding led by a16z, with AlleyCorp and Kevin Ryan participating.  – Co-founded by Dr. Jeffrey De Flavio (founder of Groups: Recover Together), Michael Kopko (Oscar Health, Bridgewater Associates) and Ankit …

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Clearsense Acquires Plug-and-Play AI Analytics Firm Compellon

What You Should Know: – Clearsense, an AI-powered data analytics platform company that translates healthcare data into highly consumable insights, today announced the acquisition of Compellon, a privately-held, plug-and-play AI analytics company. – The multi-patented Compellon technology uses AI to re-engineer predictive modeling, removing the technical burden from users. The technology is a hand in …

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Unite Us Acquires NowPow’s Personalized Community Referral Platform

What You Should Know: – Unite Us, a New York City-based technology company connecting health and social care services, today announced the acquisition of NowPow, the Chicago-based referral platform grounded in science and community. – This combination will create the nation’s leading integrated health and social care network connecting people to the resources they need …

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Why Moving Enterprise Data Management to the Health Cloud Is Worth The Investment

Abhinav Shashank, CEO and Co-founder of Innovaccer Mike Sutten, Chief Technology Officer at Innovaccer Accelerated digitalization is a boon for the healthcare industry. With electronic healthcare records (EHRs), provider organizations can more easily manage population health and meet the needs of stakeholders. However, the increased use of electronic records also means that providers need to …

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Healthcare Leaders: The Importance of Embracing Patient Engagement

Carina Edwards, CEO of Quil We are incredibly lucky to live in a historically connected world. The internet, smartphones, and technology of all kinds have brought people together in ways unimaginable just a few decades ago. These massive communications paradigm shifts have also left their mark on medicine, although in an unpredictable way. One of …

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Consumerism is driving a bold new vision for home healthcare

Consumers want the healthcare industry to meet them where they are, and this shift in patient mindset has expanded the definition of home healthcare and who benefits from it, according to a panel at MedCity INVEST Digital Health conference.

NextGen Healthcare Appoints David Sides New President and CEO

David Sides. President and CEO at NextGen What You Should Know: NextGen Healthcare, Inc. today announced that David Sides has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 22. Sides brings more than two decades of experience in healthcare information technology and product innovation to NextGen. Prior to joining NextGen, Sides served as Chief …

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Study: Resilience, emotional support key to helping healthcare workers fight stress

Along with daily surveys, a research team from Mount Sinai used Apple Watches to measure how stress impacted healthcare workers’ bodies and pinpointed the characteristics that were associated with lower stress levels over time.

INVEST Digital Health preview: The role of digital twins in life sciences

INVEST Digital Health kicks off today and runs through September 23. Held in a virtual format due to Covid-19, the healthcare conference brings together innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups. Register today!

RCM: The Art of Compassionate Billing—and Why You Should Put Patients First

Florian Otto Co-founder and CEO, Cedar A woman is charged $22,000 for stitches and scar repair after being bitten by a dog. A man gets hit with a $30,000 bill for ACL reconstruction surgery. People around the country receive Covid-19 test bills ranging from a few dollars to more than $1,000—and to make things worse, …

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Telemedicine: What Slows Down the Healthcare of the Future

The implementation of remote healthcare — telehealth services — reformed medicine. The infamous pandemic accelerated the growth of the already substantially expanding industry. With the skyrocketing investment in virtual care, new legal regulations that expand the possibilities of remote healthcare, the telehealth industry is predicted to expand from $3 billion to $250 billion. Yet, many …

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8 Key Healthcare Revenue Cycle Benchmarks to Increase Productivity

What You Should Know: – AKASA™, an automation company for healthcare revenue cycle management,  released a report titled, “New Productivity Benchmarks For The Healthcare Revenue Cycle” that includes the first-ever publication of the average time it takes health system staff to complete critical tasks within revenue cycle operations based on AKASA’s proprietary data. – These …

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Healthcare Automation Most Urgent Need to Improve Patient Care, Report Finds

What You Should Know: Half of the healthcare administrative staff report seeing an increase in the amount of manual data entry in the past 12 months — and 92% of clinicians agree that too much time spent on administrative tasks is a major contributor to healthcare worker burnout. This and other findings are revealed in …

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Leveraging Technology to Optimize Staffing Shortages Post-Pandemic

Bryan Dickerson, Sr. Director of Healthcare Workforce Solutions at Hospital IQ Chronic understaffing and nurse burnout are two of the greatest and long-standing challenges within the healthcare industry. As a result of the pandemic, these challenges were acknowledged more than ever before. Pre-pandemic research highlighted the fact that the nurse vacancy rate in the United …

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Sorcero Raises $10M for AI-Powered Medical Language Intelligence Platform

What You Should Know: – Sorcero, a provider of medical and technical Language Intelligence (LI), today announced the close of a $10M Series A financing round led by CityRock Venture Partners and Harmonix Fund. The round also included participation from Rackhouse, Mighty Capital, and Leawood VC, and joining previous investors, Castor Ventures and Worldquant Ventures, …

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Hive is a new & potentially devastating type of ransomware. Here’s what you need to know.

This new type of ransomware — which was linked to a cyberattack against an Ohio-based health system in August — employs a multi-pronged approach, focusing not only on encrypting sensitive data but also on terminating backup processes to make it harder for organizations to recover from the attack.

INVEST Digital Health Preview: How Has RPM Reimbursement Evolved and Where Does it Need to Go?

INVEST Digital Health is set for September 20-23. Held in a virtual format due to Covid-19, the healthcare conference brings together innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups.

Reimagining Patient Support Through Digital Peer Coaching Programs

Dr. Rosemary Ku VP of Medical Affairs at Better Health Studies have found that social connectedness is so critical to human life that loneliness is more dangerous than obesity and isolation can increase mortality by 30%. Peer support, which is a system of giving and receiving help from others with a shared experience, not only …

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CVS Caremark Expands Efforts to Tackle Health Disparities

What You Should Know:  – CVS Caremark announced an expansion of its efforts to address health disparities among patients, starting with certain conditions including sickle cell disease, HIV, and cardiovascular disease. – CVS Caremark is working with its clients to create health equity strategies for PBM members with certain conditions that disproportionately affect patients of …

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Edifecs Acquires Talix to Expand Risk Adjustment Solution

What You Should Know: – Edifecs, a global health IT provider announced it is acquiring Talix, a SaaS IT company, to expand Edifecs’ reach in the encounter management and risk adjustment space. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – The integration of Edifecs’ and Talix’s technologies will create an expanded risk adjustment solution …

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Zelis Acquires Healthcare Transparency Leader Sapphire Digital

What You Should Know: – Bain-backed digital health payments company, Zelis today announced the acquisition of Sapphire Digital, a healthcare consumer-centered pricing and navigation software company serving more than 100M members. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – Sapphire’s platform offers tools for provider search and selection, quality ratings and reviews, pricing data, …

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Saint Luke’s Health System Deploys Innovaccer Health Cloud

What You Should Know: – St. Luke’s Health System, one of the largest health networks in Kansas City, has adopted Innovaccer Health Cloud to support its initiatives around the Primary Care First and commercial value-based care models. – St. Luke’s Health System turned to the Innovaccer Health Cloud and it’s Data Activation Platform to unify …

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4 Tips for Healthcare Orgs Considering Cloud-Based Video Surveillance

Nigel Waterton, Chief Revenue Officer for Arcules Healthcare security leaders know that the tools needed to combat threats are only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to protecting what truly matters within their organization. There are a number of factors for healthcare facilities to consider when it comes to identifying physical security challenges …

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Why At-Home Rapid Covid Tests Cost So Much, Even After Biden’s Push for Lower Prices

Rapid at-home covid tests are flying off store shelves across the nation and are largely sold out online as the delta variant complicates a return to school, work and travel routines. But at $10 or $15 a test, the price is still far too high for regular use by anyone but the wealthy. A family …

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Healthcare Desserts: 80% of U.S. Lacks Adequate Access to Healthcare

What You Should Know: – Over  80 percent of the country lacks adequate healthcare infrastructure in some shape or form, according to recent report findings from GoodRx Research. The research finds that over a third of the U.S. population lives in a county where there is less than adequate access to pharmacies, primary care providers, …

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Chatbots in Healthcare: A More Humanized, Patient-Oriented Approach

Bent Philipson, Founder of Philosophy Care The adoption of chatbots and virtual assistants, coupled with the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, has revolutionized the healthcare industry. In many ways, chatbots have become ubiquitous, providing a more optimized user experience through digital means. The healthcare industry has already benefited immensely from this technology, …

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How tech can help solve the overpayments problem in healthcare RCM

When CMS overpays for services, providers and commercial payers are responsible for paying the agency back, and at times, they are on the hook for millions of dollars. But technology can help healthcare stakeholders catch the mistakes that lead to overpayments, thereby reducing unnecessary costs.

EHR Data Reveals COVID-19 Vaccines Effective in Preventing Hospitalizations, ER Visits

What You Should Know: – Real world evidence from electronic medical records (EHR) data reveals the COVID-19 vaccines  are highly effective at preventing hospitalizations, emergency department visits and intensive care admissions due to the virus, according to a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  – The study, “Effectiveness of COVID-19 …

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Corti Receives $27M to Expand AI-Powered Patient Consultations Platform

What You Should Know: – Corti.ai, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based AI-powered patient consultations platform today announced it has raised $27M in Series A funding led by Vaekstfonden, the Danish Growth Fund and Chr. Augustinus Fabrik, who joins existing investors Hearcore, Id Invest, and byFounders. – Founded by  Lars Maaløe and Andreas Cleve in 2016, Corti provides …

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Seven Bridges and Scripps Research Awarded Contract to Develop Data Ecosystem for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

What You Should Know: – Seven Bridges, the industry-leading bioinformatics ecosystem provider, and Scripps Research have been awarded a $7.5M contract to develop a federated data ecosystem for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under a project titled the NIAID Data Ecosystem (NDE). – The NDE Data Ecosystem will provide a secure …

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