Human API, a startup making it easier for consumers to share their health data, raised $20 million in funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out new features for clinical trial recruitment, insurance and digital health
What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted… Read More »Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem
A new survey finds that health system leaders are actively seeking new commercial relationships with startups regardless of when “normal” returns but startup success hinges on not only addressing solutions that are on health systems’ shortlist but also data supporting a clear ROI.
Healthcare consumers want the same level of ease when scheduling a health check-up as they have when booking an Uber, and younger generations of Americans are increasingly hinging their care selection preferences on facilities that offer a user-friendly digital front door, a new report shows.
What You Should Know: – Healthcare innovators NCH Health Systems and eVideon, have partnered to transform the health systems’ patient rooms into an immersive digital experience. – eVideon’s Smart Room solution includes smart TVs, tablets, digital whiteboards, and more to be implemented across NCH hospitals… Read More »Florida Health System to Implement Fully Digital Patient Smart Rooms
What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the Kettering Health Network has selected ED Guidance for Nuance Dragon Medical Advisor. – This AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution will help reduce physicians’ administrative burden while lowering the risk of adverse safety events, missing… Read More »Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED
Check out new developments from healthcare startups including Bind, ChromaCode and more.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Amid fanfare in March, California officials celebrated the launch of a multimillion-dollar contract with Verily — Google’s health-focused sister company — that they said would vastly expand COVID testing among the state’s impoverished and underserved communities. But seven months later, San Francisco… Read More »Verily’s COVID Testing Program Halted in San Francisco and Oakland
Improving patient safety and increasing the bottom line aren’t competing priorities. Here’s how hospitals can accomplish both objectives.
Successful health research hinges on the quality of the data used to advance discovery and needed health IT functionality. Electronic health data are increasingly available and can be a significant boon for the medical research community. Coupled with ubiquitous use of consumer and patient health… Read More »Health IT as a Driver for Advancing Health Research
What You Should Know: – Despite pressure to take an Epic-first approach to software decisions, many pharmacies at Epic organizations have held on to third-party products due to the relative immaturity of some of Epic’s more recently developed pharmacy solutions. – Latest KLAS report explores… Read More »Epic Pharmacy Progress Made But Gaps Remain, KLAS Report Finds
What You Should Know: – Cohere Health partners with health insurer Humana to modernize the prior authorization process for musculoskeletal treatment across 12 states. – In addition, the company has closed an additional $10M in funding led by Flare Capital Partners and Define Venture, bringing… Read More »Humana Taps Cohere Health to Modernize Prior Authorizations for Musculoskeletal Treatment
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed patient expectations for healthcare delivery, including offered services and health office operations. Although health systems have remained dynamic in adopting telehealth capabilities, their long-term capital, like real estate and supply chain management (SCM) protocols, have not adapted to match… Read More »5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond
What You Should Know: – CommonWell Health Alliance enables payer access with the addition of a new service provider, DataFile Exchange to support the operational services specific to the Payment and Health Care Operations use case. CommonWell Health Alliance today announced it is extending… Read More »CommonWell Enables Payer Access to Nationwide Interoperability Network
Using digital engagement to solve pain points along the patient journey: How to deliver better outcomes for patients and brands [Sponsored]
Join us November 10th to learn how digital engagement can solve challenges for both patients and the brand and learn other benefits that will improve patient experience and address multiple barriers to medication adherence.
What You Should Know: – RLDatix acquires Verge Health, creating the largest safety-led compliance and credentialing software platform specifically designed for healthcare. – The acquisition will accelerate the adoption of RLDatix’s applied safety intelligence framework and create an industry-standard for proactive risk mitigation. RLDatix, the… Read More »RLDatix Acquires Verge Health to Accelerate Proactive Risk Mitigation in Healthcare
What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled patient relationship management solution to streamline communication between patients and their care teams. – The solution enables providers and member teams to move beyond treating illness to facilitating proactive care by building productive, long-term… Read More »Innovaccer Launches AI-Enabled Patient Relationship Management Solution
Fred Lizza, CEO at Statum Systems Clinicians in healthcare settings typically have information coming at them from all directions, at all times, and often with little distinction as to the level of urgency. It makes for inefficiency and confusion for today’s busy doctor. In today’s… Read More »Making the Case: Why Pagers and Smartphones Should Wed
What You Should Know: – Nearly three-quarters of hospital leaders are either moderately (52%) or extremely (22%) concerned about the financial viability of their organizations without an effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, according to a new report from Kaufman Hall entitled, “2020 State of… Read More »Impact of COVID-19: 2020 State of Healthcare Performance Improvement Report
The health IT company filed a lawsuit against telemedicine startup CarePortMD as it looks to sell its similarly named post-acute care subsidiary.
Cerner announces an open call for additional health systems to sign on as testing partners of their EHR-integrated Voice Assist technology. Voice Assist will allow clinicians to interact with the EHR by just using their voice. Clinicians will be able to issue voice commands to… Read More »Cerner Releases Open Call for EHR-Integrated Voice Assist Testing Partners
Kelly Patrick, Principal Analyst at Signify Research Without a doubt 2020 has been a devastating year for many; the impact of COVID-19 on both personal lives and businesses has had long-term consequences. At the end of September, the number of COVID-19 cases fell just short… Read More »The Future of the ICU? How Clinical Decision Support Is Advancing Care
For the second year, MedCity News is partnering with the New Orleans Business Alliance to host an executive summit that focuses on population health and highlights where innovation and investment are occurring in the field.
With so many incredible advancements in technology in the healthcare space, it’s important to understand where exactly these developments have a measurable impact.
What You Should Know: – “The Patient Keepage & Leakage Report” offers an in-depth, state of the industry look at health system executives’ views on the challenge of patient leakage, in which patients seek care beyond their networks. Although 96% of health system execs surveyed… Read More »Patient Leakage & Keepage: State of the Industry Report
What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using the Nuance Dragon Medical One speech recognition cloud platform and its mobile app, PowerMic Mobile. – The solution helps VA doctors better document patient care in-person, and now… Read More »Veterans Affairs Expands Telehealth Services Using Nuance Dragon Medical One
For most healthcare professionals, providing care to their patients is mandatory. However, there are times when their desire to give patients the best care possible becomes a necessity for compliance, particularly now that hospital negligence has been a constant stress factor for both professionals and… Read More »Can Technology Help Reduce Cases of Hospital Negligence?
What You Should Know: – Imprivata launches a new palm vein scanner solution: Imprivata PatientSecure to power touchless biometric patient identification for healthcare. – The next generation palm scanner, developed in collaboration with Keyo, will help healthcare organizations solve the challenge of patient ID amidst… Read More »Imprivata Launches Touchless Palm Vein Scanner to Address Patient Safety Concerns from COVID-19
What You Should Know: – Banner Health, one of the country’s largest non-profit healthcare systems, has partnered with Innovaccer for its digital transformation. – Banner Health will leverage the platform to create unified patient records that drive comprehensive, preventive, and whole-person care solutions for patients… Read More »Banner Health Taps Innovaccer’s Data Activation Platform to Power Digital Transformation
As the capability to sequence an individual’s genome or exome continues to expand—and the cost continues to fall—more states are considering how next generation sequencing (NGS) could support their newborn screening programs, which test approximately four million babies born in the United States each year… Read More »A Strong Start: Enhancing Newborn Screening for Precision Public Health
What You Should Know: – HP launches patient-first print technologies to help healthcare workers stay safe and spend more time caring for patients. – Innovations co-developed with healthcare professionals include industry’s first sterilizable printers, exclusive EMR-compliant workflow solutions, and services to improve patient safety and… Read More »HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows
What You Should Know: – Health technology leader WellSky has agreed to acquire CarePort Health to power coordinated care transitions for acute and post-acute care patients for $1.35B. – By providing end-to-end visibility across the continuum, WellSky and CarePort can improve outcomes, lower costs, and… Read More »WellSky Acquires CarePort Health from Allscripts for $1.35B
This Pitch Perfect contest track includes home health startups with technologies spanning respiratory care, virtual nursing, and more.
Check out news from ChromaCode, Current Health, Datavant, and more.
Startups with tech to improve payer and provider efficiency: Video from MedCity INVEST Digital Health
This Pitch Perfect contest track reflected technology to remove financial barriers for their patients, automating workflows, reducing inefficiency and waste associated with the Prior Authorization process, and more.
Rideshare startup Lyft will integrate its concierge rides services with Epic’s electronic medical record system. The service allows healthcare providers and other businesses to order rides for their patients.
What You Should Know: – Lyft is continuing to expand rideshare for non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) through a first of market direct integration with Epic, the largest electronic health record (EHR) in the U.S. – This will have an immediate impact on hospital operations and… Read More »Lyft Integrates with Epic EHR to Enable Hospitals to Schedule Rides for Patients
What You Should Know: – Innovaccer unveils new risk adjustment solution to help providers better segment their population to refine the risk scoring process and improve coding accuracy and efficiency, thereby improving performance on risk-based contracts. – The solution utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural… Read More »Innovaccer Unveils Risk Adjustment Solution For Improved Coding Accuracy
It’s important to leverage patient engagement tools to get in front of patients early in the season, reminding them to get their flu shot and educating them on the potential symptoms of both the seasonal flu and Covid-19
The FDA granted an emergency use authorization to an algorithm developed by Dascena to predict which Covid-19 patients might face unstable blood pressure or respiratory decline.
What You Should Know: – AMA announces new CPT codes for multi-virus tests to detect COVID-19 and flu for immediate use. The American Medical Association (AMA) today published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new code additions and editorial revisions for… Read More »AMA Adds New CPT Codes Multi-Virus Tests to Detect COVID-19 and Flu
Cancer Insights co-founders, President and CEO Tarun Kumar and CIO Dr. Sharon Hensley Alford, discuss their company’s goals to transform the oncology care continuum.
Startups focused on chronic conditions and value-based care: Video from MedCity INVEST Digital Health
Finalists in the Pitch Perfect contest track, chronic disease management and value-based care, span virtual care for patients with neurological disorders and family caregivers, digital therapeutics for adolescent mental health, and personalized nutrition coaching to address chronic disease risk.
What You Should Know: – Curation Health raises an undisclosed Series A round of funding to accelerate the adoption of its advanced clinical decision support platform. – Curation Health provides an advanced clinical decision support platform for providers and health plans that aids in managing… Read More »Curation Health Raises Series A Funding for Clinical Decision Support Platform
HHS will renew its contract with TeleTracking Technologies for another $10.2 million. Earlier this year, HHS controversially shifted Covid-19 data collection to the company from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would normally handle data collection.
New Jersey Urology What You Should Know: – New Jersey Urology (NJU) becomes the first urology-only group to launch a urologic-centric Epic electronic health record (EHR). – NJU is the largest urology practice providing complete urologic care and comprehensive individualized treatment at more than 60… Read More »New Jersey Urology Launches First-Ever Urologic-Centric Epic EHR
What You Should Know: – Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis services division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, rolled out CommonWell health data exchange services to its dialysis facilities nationwide. – This initiative is a significant stride towards better-coordinated care for patients requiring life-sustaining dialysis for… Read More »Fresenius Kidney Care Rolls Out National Data Exchange Network
Health information technology can play an important role in helping to achieve the aims of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the ADA – a major milestone in our Nation’s history that has helped increase… Read More »Missouri Using Health IT to Achieve the Aims of the ADA
Addressing behavioral health challenges for patients and employees: Video from MedCity INVEST Digital Health
In the latest video installment from INVEST Digital Health Virtual, a panel looks at behavioral health from the loneliness epidemic, workplace stress, and other challenges and the innovative tools developed to address these needs.
Chance Scott, a Director in life sciences at Guidehouse, talks about some of the challenges digital health innovators face, from reimbursement by private plans to the future of reimbursement for other telehealth tools and digital therapeutics.
Read about new developments from healthcare startups such as Carrum Health, Siren, NeuroFlow, and more.
The company, which was a winner of the MedCity INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect contest, was founded with the aim of using digital technology to improve the experience and efficiency of prior authorizations, in particular determining whether they are needed.
Ruby Raley, VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Axway Twenty years ago, technology consultants started advising CIOs to build less. That’s when the movement towards Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) began. Today, there are many shops, especially those in small and medium-sized organizations, with… Read More »How Low-Code Solutions Reduce Headaches for Healthcare CIOs
What You Should Know: – NovuHealth and Revel merge to bring together NovuHealth’s personalized healthcare loyalty programs with Revel’s applied behavioral research and health action technologies. – Together, Revel and NovuHealth work with more than 50 healthcare organizations, including seven of the top 10 largest… Read More »Revel, NovuHealth Merge to Create Largest Healthcare Member Engagement Platform
Although the deadline for compliance with the FHIR patient access rules is fast approaching, most payers are not prepared,
Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a medical crisis. Since the highly contagious disease hit American shores in early 2020, the virus has dramatically changed all sectors of society, negatively impacting everything from food supply chains and sporting events to the… Read More »Accounting for the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A malware attack brought hospital chain Universal Health Services’ IT systems down at the beginning of the week. Cybersecurity experts said hospitals should expect more of these attacks, as recovery can be costly.
What You Should Know: – CorroHealth – a newly-formed entity – combines the services and technologies of TrustHCS, Visionary RCM, T-System, and RevCycle+. – Under this new entity, CorroHealth is committed to helping clients navigate regulatory compliance complexities, ease physician burdens and improve financial outcomes.… Read More »TrustHCS, Visionary RCM, T-System, RevCycle+ Merge to Form New Entity CorroHealth
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will update data measuring physician use of health IT systems, as well as physician burden and interoperability.
In rearchitecting the system by training every care provider in every specialty, and enable lower-cost providers and communities, we will provide a new model of care where a physician isn’t the person who helps us when we’re sick — they help us be healthy.
The INVEST Digital Health Virtual conference Pitch Perfect competition, from September 21-25, had some intense competition between the healthcare startup participants. Thanks to all the entrepreneurs, judges and sponsors who took part.
Today, ONC announced the latest awards under its Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity, which supports innovation to address emerging challenges and advance the development and use of interoperable health IT. These projects tackle creation of new standards,… Read More »LEAP in Health IT Program Overview, 2020 (and 2019) Awards
The whistleblower case alleged that an electronic health records company acquired by Konica Minolta cheated on certification tests to hide software issues.
To achieve the technological agility required to function in the modern world, healthcare organizations are wise to pursue managed services and utilize the power of cloud service providers.
How do we improve behavioral health in meaningful ways? Join the conversation at INVEST Digital Health.
A panel discussion at the conference will examine what is being done to address behavioral health needs from social isolation, accentuated by the public health crisis, to the stress experienced by healthcare professionals.
A survey of consumers with health insurance spells out how they want payers to communicate with them and how frequently. It also touches on the impact of Covid-19 on care delivery.
What You Should Know: – Validic launches the newest version of its remote patient monitoring (RPM) offerings, Validic Impact: Rapid Deployment. – This new standalone version of Validic Impact requires no EHR integration and can be used as a fully standalone solution. Validic, a Durham,… Read More »Validic Launches New Remote Patient Monitoring Solution, Requires No EHR Integration
What You Should Know: – Alphabet’s Verily has established a new subsidiary, Coefficient, with a mission to create value by combining innovative health technology solutions with new insurance and payment models. Verily is the majority shareholder and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, an established player in… Read More »Verily Forms New Subsidiary Focused on Employer Stop-Loss Through Precision Risk
What You Should Know: – Dignity Health Management Services (DHMSO), the largest health system in the state of California to transform their network health data into actionable insights. – With this partnership, the organization will leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform to better manage healthcare… Read More »Dignity Health Management Services to Leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform
The upcoming INVEST Digital Health virtual conference September 21-25 will offer a spotlight for this debate to continue. It will also include conversations spanning behavioral health and how hospitals are addressing the pandemic as well as healthcare startup pitches.
What You Should Know: – How the top US acute EHR vendors, namely Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, and MEDITECH (+85% share of US acute market in terms of revenues), have progressed on international expansion. As highlighted below, there is a significant variance amongst the big four in terms of revenue and share of… Read More »Why International Expansion Must Remain a Priority for Cerner, Epic, Allscripts, MEDITECH
As RPA’s value for revenue cycle continues to be explored, leaders need to go beyond the hype and determine a practical path to innovation that takes into account the organization’s capacity for innovation and the road map that will best take the organization to its… Read More »Robotic Process Automation: The future of healthcare revenue cycle management
Read about news from healthcare startups Bright.MD, Science 37, NexEos Bio and more.
The conference, in partnership with healthcare industry association Medical Alley, will include conversations spanning behavioral health, the future of health insurance and how hospitals are addressing the pandemic. It will also spotlight healthcare startups in a pitch contest.
What You Should Know: – Experity, a provider of urgent care health IT, has acquired feedback management solutions company- Calibrater Health. – Through the acquisition, Experity will expand its patient engagement HIT platform by fully integrating Calibrater’s reputation management functionalities like AI-powered issue tracking, SMS… Read More »Experity Acquires Reputation Management Platform Calibrater Health
Bill Krause, VP and GM, Digital Experience and Consumer Engagement at Change Healthcare With the rise of healthcare consumerism, people are looking to hospitals, health systems, and physician practices to deliver the same user-friendly, digital experiences they receive from other industries. A recent survey found… Read More »Designing A Digital Experience to Drive Revenue and Patient Engagement
What You Should Know: – emids – a leader in digital engineering and transformation solutions for the healthcare and life sciences industries – today announced the acquisition of Nevada-based FlexTech, a payer IT consulting firm recognized by KLAS as a category leader. – The FlexTech… Read More »emids Acquires Payer IT Consulting Firm FlexTech
What You Should Know: – Nuance advances conversational AI with Dragon Medical virtual assistant for Hey Epic! virtual assistant in Epic Hyperspace. – Building upon Nuance’s Dragon Medical solution already used by more than 550,000 physicians, this integration with Hey Epic! enables clinicians to conversationally… Read More »Nuance Advances Virtual Assistant Tech for Customers Using Epic EHR
What You Should Know: – Today Vocera Communications acquires EASE Applications, a provider of a secure communication platform and mobile application that delivers updates, messages to patients’ loved ones, during surgeries and at other times. – The Orlando-based EASE offers a cloud-based service that is built… Read More »Vocera Acquires Secure Communications Platform EASE Applications
What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare acquires Nucleus.io to create the first of its kind end-to-end, cloud-native Enterprise Imaging to integrate Change Healthcare’s next-generation medical imaging platform. – The acquisition will accelerate Change Healthcare’s timeline to implement a complete cloud-based, end-to-end Enterprise Imaging solution… Read More »Change Healthcare Acquires Cloud-Native Imaging Platform Nucleus.io
What You Should Know: – New Chilmark Research report on revenue integrity in healthcare reveals a transitional market making strides to address the new burdens of modern care economics. – The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency underscores the imperative need for automation and reduced administrative costs even… Read More »Report: Modern Revenue Integrity Solutions Driving Payment Performance
EHR leader Epic is planning a major internal consolidation that will affect thousands of Epic associates. According to a company-wide email sent to staff on 8/14, Epic will consolidate the End User Training, Implementation, Quality Assurance, and Technical Communications departments into the Application Services Division,… Read More »Epic to Consolidate Four Departments into One Division
What You Should Know: – Bridge Connector raises $25.5 million in Series B funding to advance interoperability layer for healthcare organizations as demand for integrated health data intensifies during COVID-19 pandemic. – The investment will support the growth of Destinations, the company’s new integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS)… Read More »Bridge Connector Lands $25.5M to Expand Healthcare Integration Platform
What You Should Know: – Cerner announces a commitment to help expand COVID-19 testing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the U.S through a partnership with Testing for America. – As part of the partnership, Cerner will serve as the national technology partner for a return… Read More »Cerner Technology to Support COVID-19 Testing for HBCUs Nationwide
Rikki Jennings, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Zebra Technologies The importance of handwashing has never been more obvious than in recent months, but as experts continue to share information on the spread of the virus, there’s a need to disinfect more than just our hands. In… Read More »Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic: It Starts With Cleaning Our Devices
What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches a perioperative optimization solution for surgeons to realize clinical and financial goals with patient-risk analysis. – The solution redefines surgical planning and post-surgical recovery with machine learning-based patient stratification for optimized surgery experience and personalized patient care management.… Read More »Innovaccer Launches Perioperative Optimization Platform for Surgeons
Jim Momtazee, Managing Partner at Patient Square Capital What You Should Know: – Former KKR veteran Jim Momtazee announced the launch of Patient Square Capital, a partnership being purpose-built to become the preeminent investment firm in healthcare. – Patient Square will partner with best-in-class management… Read More »Former KKR Vet Jim Momtazee Launches Healthcare Investment Firm, Patient Square Capital
Innovation in digital health at hospitals, in the face of Covid-19, and across digital health startups will be the highlights of the conference coming up September 21-25. Register now to get a $100 discount using the code MCN100.
What You Should Know: – Memorial Health System selects LifeLink Conversational AI technology to virtualize the waiting room experience for patients – Mobile chatbots to automate intake for telehealth and in-person visits, while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols. Memorial Health System , a community-based, not-for-profit… Read More »Memorial Health Deploys Chatbots to Virtualize Waiting Room Experience
As virtual care is only going to grow in the coming months as a solution to pent-up demand for care that has resulted from the pandemic, focused attention is needed to address these operational and reimbursement issues.
We need to keep in mind three key elements to successfully implement the final interoperability rules from CMS that require private payers to provide longitudinal claims data to members as well as the use of open APIs so a range of third-party applications can be… Read More »How payers and providers can address the CMS interoperability mandate
Check out news from healthcare startups including Bind, Reify Health, Bodyport and more.
After terrorists slammed a plane into the Pentagon on 9/11, ambulances rushed scores of the injured to community hospitals, but only three of the patients were taken to specialized trauma wards. The reason: The hospitals and ambulances had no real-time information-sharing system. Nineteen years later,… Read More »COVID Data Failures Create Pressure for Public Health System Overhaul
What You Should Know: – Cerner launches a new Command Center dashboard to help organizations visualize and optimize operations in a centralized location by leveraging real-time data and predictive analytics to provide situational awareness and decision support during COVID-19. – Powered by AI and predictive… Read More »Cerner Launches AI-Powered Command Center Dashboard for COVID-19 Response
HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator will allocate $2.5 million in CARES Act funding to health information exchanges to support public health uses of information from health information exchanges (HIEs). Five recipients will each get $500,000.
What You Should Know: – Revenue cycle management provider Waystar acquires eSolutions, a provider of Medicare and Multi-Payer revenue cycle management, workflow automation, and data analytics tools at a $1.3B valuation. – The acquisition will create the first unified healthcare payments platform with both commercial… Read More »Waystar Acquires Medicare RCM Company eSolutions at $1.3B Valuation
What You Should Know: – Cone Health has signed a letter of intent to merge with Norfolk, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare for a combined $11B in assets. – The merger creates one large health system totaling of 17 hospitals – 11 Sentara hospitals in Virginia and one… Read More »Cone Health to Merge with Sentara Healthcare Totaling $11B in Assets
What You Should Know: – Philips today announced the launch of its Rapid Equipment Deployment Kits, which provide doctors with critical care patient monitoring solutions they can quickly implement in the ICU. The Rapid Equipment Deployment Kits use advanced patient monitoring technology to enable care teams… Read More »To Combat COVID-19, Philips Launches Rapid Equipment Deployment Kits
The MedCity INVEST Digital Health Virtual event, Sep 21-25 will spotlight healthcare startups in four categories. The application deadline is coming up quick: Friday, August 21 at 5pm ET! Read more to find out how to apply.
Lumeon, a startup building a platform to make virtual care delivery more reliable, raised $30 million. Optum Ventures and Endeavour Vision led the funding round.
What You Should Know: – HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will award up to five 5 cooperative agreements under the Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange (STAR HIE) Program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a Notice of Funding… Read More »HHS Announces Investments for STAR HIE Program to Support State and Local Public Health Agencies
The company’s software system is designed to streamline the work done by staff at clinical trial sites, such as manually copying information about patient recruitment and enrollment.
What You Should Know: – Lumeon, the leader in care pathway orchestration announced it has raised $30M in Series D funding to extend the reach of its Care Pathway Management (CPM) platform. – The platform empowers providers to improve care quality, deliver better outcomes, reduce… Read More »Lumeon Lands $30M to Expand Care Pathway Management Platform
Match without a flame: Why interoperability mandates still require operational, use-case specific platforms
Whether it’s solving a gap in care problem, or a payer/doctor connectivity problem there will always be individual use cases where multisided platforms (or health information exchanges) can and should connect to solve for information exchange at scale.
Brian Robertson, CEO at VisiQuate, There have been many memorable “where were you?” events since the 21st century began. But few can match the COVID-19 pandemic, at least from a healthcare perspective. The effect on healthcare (and healthcare executives) has been particularly profound since our industry… Read More »Top 5 RCM Challenges for Healthcare Executives in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Xealth, a company whose platform makes it easy to prescribe digital health tools and integrate them with patients’ health records, struck a partnership with Cerner. Both Cerner and LRVHealth invested $6 million into the startup.
What You Should Know: – T2 Tech Group, a Los-Angeles based leading IT consulting, advisory, and project management services provider, has just acquired the patient access and scheduling services division from Revint Solutions. – The coronavirus pandemic has created a vast backlog of patient appointments… Read More »T2 Tech Group Acquires Remote Patient Scheduling Service from Revint Solutions
The conference coming up September 21-25 will highlight innovation in digital health at hospitals, in the face of Covid-19, and across digital health startups. Register now to get a $100 discount using the code MCN100.
What You Should Know: – Verisk launches its new EHR Triage Engine, a tool that uses data from consumer-authorized electronic health records (EHRs) to help life insurers fast-track many applications for coverage. – The EHR Triage Engine bypasses manual workflows, leveraging advanced predictive analytics and… Read More »Verisk Launches EHR Triage Engine to Help Speed Approval of Life Insurance Apps
Addressing Covid-19 is a data problem – here’s how the data community is harnessing healthcare data to solve it
Data can allow us to improve our public health response to the pandemic, but only if we enable data scientists with the right tools to harness those datasets.
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– Healthcare Growth Partners’ (HGP) summary of Health IT/digital health mergers & acquisition (M&A) activity, and public company performance during the month of July 2020. While a pandemic ravages the country, technology valuations are soaring. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high during the month of… Read More »Analysis: July Health IT M&A Activity; Public Company Performance
What You Should Know: – Redox adds data on demand and single sign-on access features to its cloud interoperability platform to help to simplify the process of developing software for healthcare. – Both new features are now available to all customers on the Redox platform.… Read More »Redox Adds Data on Demand, Single Sign-On Access to Interoperability Platform
What You Should Know: – Cerner and Xealth announce a collaboration to foster tighter physician-patient relationships by giving patients easier access to digital health tools. – These assets will be prescribed directly within the physician’s EHR workflow to manage conditions including chronic diseases, behavioral health,… Read More »Cerner Invests in Xealth to Jointly Develop Digital Health Solutions for Clinicians
Health information exchanges know about the hard work of building trust by delivering value in healthcare. They have been in these trenches. They need a seat at the table with our state public health leaders as America works to safely reopen.
The MedCity INVEST Digital Health Virtual event, Sep 21-25 will spotlight healthcare startups in four categories. The application deadline is August 14 at 5pm ET.
What You Should Know: – Imprivata introduces a new framework to help healthcare organizations manage digital identities and support remote/virtual care. – Framework designed to help organizations develop and implement a robust, comprehensive digital identity strategy to address healthcare’s unique security, compliance, and workflow challenges.… Read More »Imprivata Introduces Digital Identity Framework for Healthcare Organizations
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change healthcare operations in the world, foundational systems are being adapted to meet these new demands. Sometimes it takes extreme circumstances to see the cracks in a system. COVID-19 has exposed areas with more room for improvement in the… Read More »How Times of Crisis Spur Needed Change in Healthcare Delivery
Rural hospitals are grappling with high rates of chronic disease, lack of broadband access, and workforce shortages that are exacerbated by the low pay and professional isolation that are characteristic of rural settings. It is from within this digital divide that rural hospitals have learned… Read More »What rural hospitals can teach their urban counterparts about patient engagement
– Both companies’ clients will gain an increased depth of IT and security support, and Technology Seed’s healthcare clients will now have a substantially improved value proposition DAS Health Ventures, Inc., a provider of health IT and management, announced today it completed the acquisition of Technology Seed, LLC, a… Read More »DAS Health Acquires Managed IT Services and CyberSecurity Company Technology Seed
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Patient engagement platform Luma Health was designed to help patients schedule appointment with the doctor without having to wait months. With Covid-19, the startup’s vision has expanded.
Opportunity knocks for NIH researchers, who will be able to leverage clinical data from electronic health record (EHR) systems with increased frequency and consistency. The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) has charted a path toward increasing access to and interoperability of… Read More »Leveraging standardized clinical data to advance discovery
Strata Decision Technology, a Chicago-based company that makes decision support software, will acquire Allscripts subsidiary EPSi for $365 million.
What You Should Know: – To help meet the needs of ambulatory care practitioners in a post-COVID environment, Greenway Health, a leading health information technology, and services provider, today announced a new strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). – Leveraging AWS cloud services, Greenway… Read More »Greenway Health Taps AWS to Develop Cloud-Based, Data Services Platform
We are seeking digital health startups in four categories to take part in our INVEST Digital Health Virtual event in September.
Scott Heather, VP of Professional Services US, Bits In Glass COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on all of us, and it’s likely that many aspects of our daily lives will never return to “normal.” In the same way that we scoff at the notion… Read More »How COVID-19 is Driving Changes in Hospital Safety Through Technology
Scott Heather, Vice President of Professional Services US, Bits In Glass COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on all of us, and it’s likely that many aspects of our daily lives will never return to “normal.” In the same way that we scoff at the… Read More »How COVID-19 is Driving Changes in Hospital Safety Through Technology
What You Should Know: – The latest Chilmark Research report examines how data-oriented APIs are contributing to development and integration efforts across healthcare from the perspective of the developer. – Reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking more effective ways to implement… Read More »Open APIs in Healthcare: The Future of Data Integration Report
What You Should Know: – W2O announced today the acquisition of Discern Health, a leading healthcare consultancy based in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, to strengthen its strategic capabilities in assisting clients with critical healthcare policy trends and value-based reimbursement models. – Discern Health brings experts with… Read More »W2O Acquires Discern Health to Strengthen Value-Based Care Capabilities
Over the past decade, ONC has worked with health information technology (health IT) developers, standards development organizations, healthcare providers, patient advocates, health information exchange (HIE) administrators, state public health agencies, and other stakeholders to advance an interoperable health IT infrastructure across the country. ONC has… Read More »Supporting Health IT for the Pediatric Care Continuum
What You Should Know: – Sharecare acquires WhiteHatAI to provide health plan and provider clients with additional capabilities to ensure healthcare payment integrity – WhiteHatAI’s ability to detect erroneous claims before they are paid will help Sharecare’s health plan partners reduce costs associated with FWA.… Read More »Sharecare Acquires WhiteHatAI to Enhance Healthcare Payment Integrity
Healthcare startups across health services, health IT, medical devices, biopharma and diagnostics tracks took part in the week-long competition at the conference July 20-24. Here are the winners for the five tracks.
Providing access to multiple sources of sensitive data to enable key functions like contract tracing and monitoring hospitalizations also means increased vulnerabilities and the emergence of entirely new attack surfaces.
Allscripts & eClinicalWorks EMRs Not A Good Fit for Ambulatory Pediatric Practices, KLAS Report Finds
What You Should Know: – According to a recent KLAS report, Allscripts and eClinicalWorks EMRs are not a good fit for pediatric practices, while Greenway Intergy is improving. – PCC, athenahealth, and Office Practicum EMRs named best suited for pediatric offices. Despite their unique needs,… Read More »Allscripts & eClinicalWorks EMRs Not A Good Fit for Ambulatory Pediatric Practices, KLAS Report Finds
What You Should Know: – Holon and Cerner announced a partnership to advance the delivery of relevant patient insights to providers when they need it most. – Holon and Cerner will deploy patented technology that automatically delivers contextually relevant patient information from Cerner’s HealtheIntent® population health platform, which is EHR-agnostic, directly to clinicians… Read More »Holon Integrates with Cerner’s HealtheIntent PHM Platform for Value-Based Care Insights
What You Should Know: – Cerner announced a new offering, CommunityWorks Foundations aimed at reducing costs and speeding up the implementation process for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals. – This much-needed offering caters to small rural healthcare providers, who often face challenges such as geographic… Read More »Cerner Launches New Cloud-Based Offering for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals
What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare’s SmartPay integration with Epic MyChart helps facilitate patient payments both pre- and post-service, and connectivity with Hyperspace® creates a “one-stop shop” experience that lets providers’ staff stay within Epic to process point-of-service payments. – Change Healthcare’s SmartPay Payment… Read More »Change Healthcare Launches SmartPay Integration with Epic MyChart to Improve Patient Payments
Healthcare IT consultants’ work involving health records may expose them – and their provider and payer clients – to regulatory, legal, financial, and reputational risk. These risks are potentially higher in the COVID-19 era, with many of their employees working from home and accessing sensitive… Read More »Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the COVID-19 Era
Executives with Kaiser Permanente, Houston Methodist, Providence St. Joseph Health and Highmark Health shared their thoughts on the future of digital health and how they used technology to care for their patients at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
What You Should Know: – HealthEdge Software announces the acquisition of The Burgess Group, LLC (“Burgess”), an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations for an undisclosed sum. – The strategic acquisition will boost Health Edge’s position in the payment integrity… Read More »HealthEdge Software Acquires Payment Integrity Solution The Burgess Group
What You Should Know: – BJC HealthCare has signed an agreement with patient payment platform Patientco to offer a seamless patient financial experience, helping patients navigate their medical expenses and pay their bills. – Patientco’s platform provides patients with a single billing statement outlining their outstanding balance and will help BJC streamline its payment process by reducing the… Read More »BJC HealthCare Taps Patientco to Provide Seamless Patient Payment Experience
Health tech companies in the wellness industry might face a more difficult market than those in the clinical-grade domain. Benefits offered by wellness companies are those most likely to be viewed as nice-to-have perks that may not bring enough value.
A panel discussion on digital health in the age of Covid-19 and the health IT track of the Pitch Perfect startup pitching contest are on the agenda for day 2 of the MedCity INVEST conference taking place online July 20-24. Register today!
What You Should Know: – Microsoft released the public preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the latest update to the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. – The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR makes it easy for health developers to set up… Read More »Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to Empower Health Teams
What You Should Know: – In the age of COVID-19, healthcare CIOs cite interoperability, cybersecurity, and operationalizing SDOH data priorities as top three priority areas, according to the third annual LexisNexis focus group of CHIME executives. – The survey results also highlighted the importance of… Read More »Top 3 Priority Areas for Healthcare CIOs in the Age of COVID-19
This outbreak has shown us that we need to be much faster, more nimble and better prepared to confidently share health data across organizations.
A Q&A with executives from Seven Bridges, a bioinformatics analysis business, highlights the company’s work in the precision medicine sector.
What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT start-up Cohere Health announced the official launch of its company with a $10 million Series A funding round led by Flare Capital Partners. – The company’s patient journey-focused platform improves the notoriously difficult prior authorization process and… Read More »Cohere Health Launches with $10M to Increase Transparency Across Care Journey
Payers have a greater role to play to help members navigate the Covid-19 public health crisis and their future healthcare, according to a new report.
Healthcare Growth Partners, an Investment Banking and Strategic Advisory firm exclusively focused on the transformational health IT market, today announced the release of its Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review report that summarizes M&A and private equity activity across health IT, health information services, and digital health.… Read More »HGP Semi-Annual Health IT Market Review: 6 Key Trends to Know
What You Should Know: – Cerner and long-time client Banner Health announced a new deal to implement a comprehensive suite of revenue cycle management solutions as part of a long-standing strategic alignment to use health care technology to drive population health improvement. – The revenue cycle… Read More »Banner Health to Implement Cerner Revenue Cycle Management Across Enterprise
What You Should Know: – GYANT raises $13.6M in Series A funding for AI-enabled digital front door solutions to drive meaningful patient-doctor engagement. – The investment will enable GYANT to scale up its product development to meet rapidly increasing market demand and support its exponential… Read More »GYANT Raises $13.6M for AI-Enabled Digital Front Door Solution to Drive Patient-Doctor Engagements
Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors
Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems announced a merger agreement to form Arkos Health. Arkos Health will provide virtual care solutions and health insights to vulnerable populations across the United States. These three entities will become wholly-owned subsidiaries of Arkos Health, and the executive leadership… Read More »Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors
What You Should Know: – Emtiro Health, an innovative population health company in North Carolina has selected Innovaccer to deliver data-powered solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery. – Powered by Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform, Emtiro Health will create unified patient… Read More »Emtiro Health Taps Innovaccer to Leverage the FHIR-Enabled Data Activation Platform
The question has shifted from whether telehealth will play a substantial role going forward to how virtual care will reinvent our experience, and the role that health systems and physicians will play in that change.
Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation
What You Should Know: – Allscripts and Microsoft sign a five-year partnership extension to support Allscripts’ cloud-based Sunrise electronic health record and drive co-innovation. – The alliance will enable Allscripts to harness the power of Microsoft’s platform and tools, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, and… Read More »Allscripts, Microsoft Ink 5-Year Partnership to Support Cloud-based Sunrise EHR, Drive Co-Innovation
The value of digital health data is as vast as its volume – but only if it can be unlocked, managed, and ultimately shared for the greater good.
What You Should Know: – Health Catalyst announces an agreement to acquire clinical workflow optimization solution healthfinch using a mix of stock and cash. – As part of the acquisition, healthfinch will be a new application suite category called EMR Embedded Insights and its refills,… Read More »Health Catalyst Acquires Clinical Workflow Optimization Solution healthfinch
Five health IT startups with technology spanning patient engagement, optimizing care for cancer patients from China, and connected devices will take part in the startup pitching contest INVEST Pitch Perfect July 20-24. Register now while tickets are still available!
Christopher Thompson, RN, Director of Patient Experience, CenTrak Healthcare facilities and their sprawling campuses can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. In fact, facilities lose close to $800 million a year due to missed hospital appointments, and many physicians blame a significant portion of this… Read More »Hospital Wayfinding: The Next Frontier in Healthcare Design
Now that meaningful API-based integration is finally a reality in healthcare, systems of clinical intelligence are emerging to meet physicians’ needs where EHRs have fallen short.
When our communities face a health crisis, the research, clinical, and public health worlds come together and collaborate. Public health programs drive toward prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the population, but they need the support and guidance of data-driven research behind them every step of… Read More »Accelerating Precision in Public Health Surveillance and Response
Have you ever found yourself asking any of the following questions? What advances are needed in application programming interfaces (APIs) to support faster, better and more scalable access to health information? What technical underpinnings would support future nationwide, trusted exchange? How can technology seamlessly interoperate… Read More »Join Us at ONC’s Virtual Tech Forum on August 10-11, 2020
In August 2019, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) awarded a cooperative agreement to The Sequoia Project to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) to support implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The Sequoia Project has… Read More »A Look Ahead: Year Two for ONC and the Recognized Coordinating Entity for TEFCA
As we celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and National Nurses Week comes to a close, the nurses at ONC would like to acknowledge the tremendous work being done on the front lines by our colleagues fighting this pandemic. We are extremely proud to… Read More »Celebrating National Nurses Week: Reflections on Health Information Technology
This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT. The 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to… Read More »Mapping the Path Forward in Health IT