Health IT

Cohere Health Raises $36M to Automate Prior Authorization Between Payers & Providers

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What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT company Cohere Health has closed a $36 million Series B funding round led by Polaris Partners, with additional participation from new investors Longitude Capital and Deerfield Management, as well as existing investors Flare Capital Partners and Define Ventures. The round comes less than a… Read More »Cohere Health Raises $36M to Automate Prior Authorization Between Payers & Providers

Health2047 Spins Out Emergence Healthcare Group to Empower Independent Physician Practices

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What You Should Know: – Health2047, the innovation arm of the American Medical Association, today announced the spinout of a new company, Emergence Healthcare Group, that offers the first turnkey practice solution designed to enable greater physician autonomy by relieving them of administrative burdens and financial pressures… Read More »Health2047 Spins Out Emergence Healthcare Group to Empower Independent Physician Practices

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

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

Unite Us and Metro United Way Invests $1M Towards Financial Efforts in Greater Louisville Area

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What You Should Know:  – Enterprise coordinated care network provider, Unite Us, makes a combined $1 million investment with Metro United Way for help towards pandemic struggles and social upheaval in the Greater Louisville metro area. – Funds will provide housing-related costs and support for… Read More »Unite Us and Metro United Way Invests $1M Towards Financial Efforts in Greater Louisville Area

A preview of the INVEST Precision Medicine conference June 9-11

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The conference highlights the intersections of technology and life sciences through the prism of precision medicine. The topics at the conference span pediatric innovation in precision medicine, how tech companies are addressing clinical trial challenges, supply chain management, and more.

MEDITECH, WELL Health Partner to Enhance Digital Patient Engagement

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

Bright Health acquires Zipnosis, enters telehealth market

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Insurance technology startup Bright Health has purchased Zipnosis, which provides telehealth services. Though details of the new transaction are sparse, the acquisition aims to lower healthcare costs and expand access to quality care.

Top Takeaways from the 2021 ONC Annual Meeting

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ONC Leader Gives Health IT Vision  ONC’s newly appointed national coordinator Micky Tripathi introduced the 2021 ONC Annual Meeting by sharing his vision for the future of health IT strategy and policy throughout the healthcare system. He talked about the agency’s role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, striving for health equity through the use of health IT (he calls it “equity by design”), advancing interoperability of… Read More »Top Takeaways from the 2021 ONC Annual Meeting

CVS Health Inks Larger PBM Contract with Federal Employee Program, Adds Specialty Pharmacy Care

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What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Caremark, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) of CVS Health announced a larger PBM contract with the Government-wide Service Benefit Plan (also known as the Federal Employee Program), which has provided benefits to the federal workforce for 60 years… Read More »CVS Health Inks Larger PBM Contract with Federal Employee Program, Adds Specialty Pharmacy Care

Marpai Health Acquires Continental Benefits to Launch First Smart Health Plan System

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What You Should Know: – Today Marpai Health announced that it will acquire third-party administrator Continental Benefits. Marpai brings deep learning to self-insured health plans, which will allow for the processing of comprehensive data to increase quality care, reduce costs, simplify the healthcare experience, and empower plan members to… Read More »Marpai Health Acquires Continental Benefits to Launch First Smart Health Plan System

Omega Healthcare Acquires himagine Solutions to Expand Global Delivery Model

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What You Should Know: – Omega Healthcare, a provider of outsourced revenue cycle management and other healthcare support services, today announced the acquisition of himagine Solutions, a St. Louis based provider of medical coding and registry services. The transaction expands the service capabilities and geographical footprint of both companies, enhancing… Read More »Omega Healthcare Acquires himagine Solutions to Expand Global Delivery Model

Apriss Health Acquires Care Coordination Platform PatientPing

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

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

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

Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

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What You Should Know: –   Unite Us, the tech company creating coordinated care networks nationwide, has just announced a $150M Series C round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its valuation at $1.65 billion.   – Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement towards whole-person health… Read More »Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

Care coordination startup Unite Us raises $150M

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Unite Us, a New York-based technology company that makes coordination of care software, passed a $1.6 billion valuation. It build networks with local providers and works to connect members with community resources.

Blockchains are the building blocks of better healthcare

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Rather than having multiple digital ledgers for the industry, better health care results require a single global blockchain that massively scales, capable of efficiently handling high volumes of data to act as the single source for information.

Wellstar Invests $10M to Become First Sharecare-Enabled Health System

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Wellstar Health System, one of Georgia’s largest and most integrated healthcare systems, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on unique, market-leading innovations in personalized care delivery, population health, and… Read More »Wellstar Invests $10M to Become First Sharecare-Enabled Health System

Biden Announces Deal With Merck, Johnson & Johnson to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Production

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What You Should Know: – President Biden’s administration today announced a historic manufacturing deal between Merck and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), to expand production of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine. The collaboration will increase manufacture of vaccine drug substance, as well as its fill-finish capacity – two… Read More »Biden Announces Deal With Merck, Johnson & Johnson to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Production

Providers look to predictive modeling to help rebuild finances in 2021

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After a challenging 2020, health systems are looking to deploy strategies for recovery, especially to bolster financial health. One strategy health executives are considering is investing in predictive modeling technology that can help them manage patient demand and outcomes in the coming year.

Innovaccer gains unicorn status, plans to launch cloud platform

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The health technology company’s valuation skyrocketed to $1.3 billion following its latest funding round. It plans to use the new funds to launch Innovaccer Health Cloud, which will aggregate and normalize data from different systems and support the development of interoperable apps.

HHS issues HIPAA, CMS regulatory waivers to Texas hospitals

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As Texas reels from a devasting winter storm, HHS is issuing several waivers to help hospitals continue to provide care amid mounting challenges. These waivers allow non-compliance with certain HIPAA provisions and other federal regulations.

Report: Healthcare data breaches spiked 55% in 2020

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There were nearly 600 healthcare data breaches in 2020, a 55% jump from 2019, a new report shows. Not only did the number of data breaches spike in the past year, but the average cost per breach increased by about 10%.

Vytalize Health Acquires Patient Financial Experience Platform MedPilot

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What You Should Know: – Vytalize Health acquires patient financial experience platform MedPilot to accelerate data-driven engagement technology to its ACO’s Medicare population. – An alumnus of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, MedPilot’s platform has already helped over 1 million patients to date and boasts a 97%… Read More »Vytalize Health Acquires Patient Financial Experience Platform MedPilot

Arizona to Implement a Statewide Social Determinants of Health Closed Loop Referral System

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What You Should Know: – Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE), today announced the selection of NowPow as the vendor of choice for Arizona’s closed-loop referral system (CLRS) to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona. – By connecting healthcare and community… Read More »Arizona to Implement a Statewide Social Determinants of Health Closed Loop Referral System

Former Hospital CIO Finds 177% Increase as Hackers Breached 21.3M Healthcare Records in 2H of 2020

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What You Should Know: – As the fallout of COVID-19 continues to plague healthcare systems and hospitals, cybercriminals took a notable interest in these entities through malicious hacking incidents in the second half of 2020.  In a new CI report released, Drex DeFord, former CIO… Read More »Former Hospital CIO Finds 177% Increase as Hackers Breached 21.3M Healthcare Records in 2H of 2020

Escalating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Organizations Highlight Need for Security Interventions

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Michelle Drolet, CEO of Towerwall, Healthcare organizations have faced continual stress from heavy COVID-19 caseloads in 2020. Cyberattacks on their information networks also loomed as a serious threat, and the pressure to protect data is expected to grow this year, as more criminals target healthcare… Read More »Escalating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Organizations Highlight Need for Security Interventions

An expanding role for healthcare CIOs [Sponsored]

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The Chief Information Officer of LifeBridge Health talks about how CIOs are redefining digital access for consumers and why it’s important that CIOs have a say when their organization evaluates new partnerships or platforms. 

FlipMD creates physician consultant hub

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Husband and wife entrepreneurs Gregory and Lauren Hanson talk about their healthcare startup and how they want to help connect companies in search of medical expertise with physicians to advise them.

Nuance Acquires Ambient AI Assistant for Physicians Platform Saykara

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What You Should Know: – Nuance acquires ambient AI healthcare voice assistant Saykara, Inc. to bring complementary AI technology and engineering talent to conversational AI and ambient clinical intelligence market leader. – Kara’s AI-powered healthcare voice assistant can be used during a physician-patient encounter without… Read More »Nuance Acquires Ambient AI Assistant for Physicians Platform Saykara

Experian Health, Epic Partner to Address COVID-19 Identity Verification Challenges

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What You Should Know: -Experian Health is partnering with Epic to expedites access to Precise ID® for Epic customers to address COVID-19 identity verification challenges.   – Collaboration aims to accelerate vaccination efforts with swift implementation and touchless identity proofing for high volume immunization programs.… Read More »Experian Health, Epic Partner to Address COVID-19 Identity Verification Challenges

Top Updates to the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) – 2021 ISA Reference Edition Now Available

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Even if you’re not a standards guru, it’s not a stretch to say that standards help the world go ‘round, especially in the world of health information technology (health IT).   ONC is excited to share the 2021 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition. Whether you’re a policy wonk, a software developer, or a public health pro, there’s a little something for everyone this… Read More »Top Updates to the Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) – 2021 ISA Reference Edition Now Available

6 HIEs Form New Consortium to Drive Population Health Improvements Via Data Sharing Interoperability

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What You Should Know: – A group of six health information exchanges (HIE) announced today their formation of the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI). – The 501(c)(3) CRSI aims to help drive individual and population health improvements across the nation through robust and… Read More »6 HIEs Form New Consortium to Drive Population Health Improvements Via Data Sharing Interoperability

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

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

Carlyle Group, Brighton Park Capital Invest $200M in Indian Health Tech Provider Indegene to Fuel Global Expansion

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What You Should Know: – The Carlyle Group and Brighton Park Capital invests $200M in Bangalore, India-based Indegene to accelerate company’s global expansion and consolidate its industry-leading position in healthtech solutions. – Founded in 1998 by five first-generation entrepreneurs, Indegene has emerged as the leading… Read More »Carlyle Group, Brighton Park Capital Invest $200M in Indian Health Tech Provider Indegene to Fuel Global Expansion

MultiCare physician exec: The good news is we have tech on our side to manage hospital capacity

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Amid unrelenting surges of Covid-19 cases, healthcare organizations like MultiCare Health System had to reconfigure their operations to manage capacity. In an interview, Dr. Michael Meyers, a MultiCare physician executive, describes how the health system leveraged technology to help it move through the different phases… Read More »MultiCare physician exec: The good news is we have tech on our side to manage hospital capacity

Healthcare Metadata Management: 3 Critical Capabilities to Creating A Unified, Automated Approach

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Amnon Drori, CEO of Octopai The healthcare industry, like many others, has become a data driven industry collecting data from patients, doctors, labs, and payers that are all crucial to patient healthcare diagnosis and outcome. When it comes to research, data can be useful in… Read More »Healthcare Metadata Management: 3 Critical Capabilities to Creating A Unified, Automated Approach

GetWellNetwork Acquires Consumer Engagement Platform Docent Health

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What You Should Know: – GetWellNetwork is acquiring Docent Health, a digital health company. Docent provides a patient engagement platform used by healthcare organizations to coordinate personalized care at scale through AI-enabled communication technology. – The acquisition advances GetWellNetwork’s mission to empower patients and families… Read More »GetWellNetwork Acquires Consumer Engagement Platform Docent Health

How Covid-19 is accelerating interoperability

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The combination of regulatory pressure and technological advances will help move the needle forward — and not just for the sake of better interoperability, but also to get the Covid-19 pandemic under control and improve the health and wellbeing of us all.

MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program

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What You Should Know: – Care Simple, Epic, and MetroHealth System announced that they have entered into a strategic remote patient monitoring integration partnership. – Under the terms of the agreement, CareSimple will empower the Cleveland, Ohio public health system with simple, patient-friendly RPM solutions… Read More »MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program

What is the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect experience like?

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The INVEST Pitch Perfect contest is part of our INVEST conference April 19-23, which will be hosted online due to Covid-19, and includes five tracks for startups: biopharma, medical devices, diagnostics, health IT and health services. Read more on how to apply.

Onyx, AMA Innovations Form Collaboration to Build FHIR-Based Messaging

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What You Should Know: – Onyx and AMA Innovations partner to rethink ways FHIR-based messaging technology can improve links between healthcare and community-based organizations. – As part of the collaboration, both organizations will jointly target grant opportunities through HHS’ Administration for Community Living’s Social Care… Read More »Onyx, AMA Innovations Form Collaboration to Build FHIR-Based Messaging

Medsphere Acquires Healthcare Relationship Management Platform Marketware

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What You Should Know: – Medsphere, a provider of affordable clinical IT systems and support services announced it has acqauired healthcare relationship management and analytics company Marketware. Medsphere Systems Corporation today announced the acquisition of Marketware, Inc., a leading developer of robust software tools focused… Read More »Medsphere Acquires Healthcare Relationship Management Platform Marketware

Intelligent Automation of the Revenue Cycle: How an Integrated Platform Approach Yields Financial Results

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Sean Barrett, Senior Vice President, Product and Digital Transformation, R1 RCM Healthcare provider networks are experiencing enormous pressure to manage financial margins and invest in contactless patient experiences. With overall financial losses projected to exceed $323 billion as a result of COVID-19, a projected $200… Read More »Intelligent Automation of the Revenue Cycle: How an Integrated Platform Approach Yields Financial Results

Augmedix Launches National Roll-Out of Tech-Enabled Virtual Scribes to Assist Busy ED Clinicians

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What You Should Know: – Augmedix, a provider of remote medical documentation and live clinical support launches the national rollout of a transformative tech-enabled medical documentation service powered by virtual scribes and created specifically for busy Emergency Department (ED) environments. – Augmedix trains remotely-located scribes… Read More »Augmedix Launches National Roll-Out of Tech-Enabled Virtual Scribes to Assist Busy ED Clinicians

HHS Awards Funds to Increase Data Sharing Between HIEs & Immunization Registries

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What You Should Know: – The ONC today unveiled a series of investments to improve the sharing of health information related to vaccination. – The new investments will provide opportunities to track vaccination progress, help clinicians contact high-risk patients, and help identify patients due to… Read More »HHS Awards Funds to Increase Data Sharing Between HIEs & Immunization Registries

Tech-Enabled PBO RxBenefits Reaches $1.1B Valuation After Recapitalization

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What You Should Know: – Private equity firm Advent International announced that it has completed a recapitalization of RxBenefits, the employee benefits industry’s first and only technology-enabled pharmacy benefits optimizer (PBO). – The transaction values RxBenefits at approximately $1.1 billion. Advent International (“Advent”), one of the… Read More »Tech-Enabled PBO RxBenefits Reaches $1.1B Valuation After Recapitalization

QGenda Acquires Automated Provider Scheduling Platform Shift Admin – M&A

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What You Should Know: – QGenda has acquired Shift Admin, an industry-recognized leader for shift-based specialties including emergency medicine, urgent care, and hospital medicine. With the industry-leading scheduling technology for all specialties across the healthcare delivery system, QGenda’s technology will ensure care is available for… Read More »QGenda Acquires Automated Provider Scheduling Platform Shift Admin – M&A

Amalgam Rx Acquires Clinical Decision Support Platform Avhana Health – M&A

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What You Should Know: – DTx and Patient Support leaders, Amalgam Rx, Inc., announce the acquisition of Avhana Health, a privately-held clinical decision support (CDS) company. Amalgam Rx, Inc., a Wilmington, DE-based Digital Therapeutics and Patient Support company, announces the acquisition of Avhana Health, a… Read More »Amalgam Rx Acquires Clinical Decision Support Platform Avhana Health – M&A

MEDITECH Launches Quick Vaccination Solution to Streamline COVID-19 Vaccination Process

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What You Should Know: – MEDITECH launches a web-based Quick Vaccination solution enabling healthcare organizations to efficiently administer the vaccine to their patients from multiple care venues, including through tablet devices. – With Quick Vaccination, healthcare organizations have the speed and mobility to distribute the… Read More »MEDITECH Launches Quick Vaccination Solution to Streamline COVID-19 Vaccination Process

Central Logic Acquires Acuity Link for Intelligent Transport Capabilities – M&A

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What You Should Know: – Central Logic acquires Acuity Link to power the company’s Intelligent Transport capabilities, speeding time to care in the best setting. – In addition, the company rolls out a new interoperable Bed Visibility capability that offers a real-time snapshot into available… Read More »Central Logic Acquires Acuity Link for Intelligent Transport Capabilities – M&A

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

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

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

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Brian Platz, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Fluree Interoperability is a big discussion in health care, with new regulations requiring interoperability for patient data. Most approaches follow the typical RESTful API approach that has become the standard method for data exchange. Yet Health Level Seven (HL7),… Read More »Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

Nuance Launches AI-Powered Patient Engagement Virtual Assistant Platform

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

A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration: Health IT Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations to Reduce Burden and Improve Care

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The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently approved a report and set of recommendations developed by the Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data (ICAD) Task Force. The ICAD Task Force was established to produce information and considerations related to the merging of clinical and… Read More »A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration: Health IT Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations to Reduce Burden and Improve Care

COVID-19 Deferrals Lead to 3 Major Conditions Payers/Providers Must Address in 2021

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What You Should Know: – COVID-19 care deferrals lead to three major boomerang conditions that payers and providers must proactively address in 2021, according to a newly released report by Prealize. – COVID-19’s hidden victims—those who avoided or deferred care during the pandemic—will increasingly return… Read More »COVID-19 Deferrals Lead to 3 Major Conditions Payers/Providers Must Address in 2021

Cone Health Transforms Maternity Campus into COVID-19 Only Hospital in 28 Days

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Cone Health’s Green Valley Campus What You Should Know: – Cone Health transforms its maternity campus into North Carolina’s first designated COVID-19 hospital in 28 days. Cone Health transformed its former women’s health campus into a designated COVID-19 hospital in 28 days. Using teamwork and technology, the Cone Health Green Valley campus in Greensboro, North… Read More »Cone Health Transforms Maternity Campus into COVID-19 Only Hospital in 28 Days

Behind the scenes: How health systems, EHR vendors will give patients unprecedented access to their data

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Health systems and EHR vendors have been working for months to comply with the ONC’s final rule on interoperability and information blocking that goes into effect in April and is expected to grant patients unprecedented access to their health information. Here is a look at… Read More »Behind the scenes: How health systems, EHR vendors will give patients unprecedented access to their data

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

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

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

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

M&A: EverCommerce Acquires Healthcare Communication Platform Updox

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

Virginia Gov Announces $10M in CARES Act Funding to Create Statewide Coordinated Care Network

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What You Should Know: – The governor of Virginia announced that the state will allocate $10 million from the federal CARES Act to implement a statewide integrated technology platform, Unite Virginia designed to connect vulnerable Virginians to crucial health and social services. – Unite Virginia will utilize the Unite Us platform to create a statewide coordinated care network to… Read More »Virginia Gov Announces $10M in CARES Act Funding to Create Statewide Coordinated Care Network

AMA Adds 3 Additional CPT Codes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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What You Should Know: – The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the addition of three Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set is being updated by the CPT Editorial Panel… Read More »AMA Adds 3 Additional CPT Codes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Diameter Health gains $18M in new funding

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With the new funds, the health data optimization and interoperability company will invest in product development. The latest funding round was led by Centene Corp.

How Proposed Implementation Specifications for Application Programming Interfaces Would Help to Further Reduce Burden

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On December 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services released a notice of proposed rulemaking Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes, and Promoting Patients’ Electronic Access to Health Information, which builds on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’… Read More »How Proposed Implementation Specifications for Application Programming Interfaces Would Help to Further Reduce Burden

For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

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Catherine Thomas: Co-Founder and VP, Customer Engagement, careMESH  Peter Tippett MD, PhD: Founder and CEO, careMESH A recent Advisory Board briefing examined the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Readmission penalties.  Of the 3,080 hospitals CMS evaluated, 83% received a penalty for payments to… Read More »For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

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

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What You Should Know: – Highmark Health signs six-year strategic partnership agreement with Google Cloud to transform the health experience for patients and caregivers through the development of Highmark Health’s new Living Health Model – The Living Health model is designed to eliminate the fragmentation… Read More »Highmark Inks 6-Year Partnership with Google Cloud to Power Living Health Model

Cerner to snap up Kantar’s health division for $375M

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The EHR giant is planning to buy Kantar Health, which provides data, analytics and research to the life sciences industry. Through the acquisition, Cerner aims to provide its clients with more access to data analytics and research expertise and engagement with life sciences companies.

Mayo Clinic Researchers to Validate Interoperability of Encrypted Algorithms and Training on Encrypted Data

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What You Should Know: –  Mayo Clinic researchers are collaborating with TripleBlind on next generation algorithm sharing and training on encrypted data. – TripleBlind’s solution functions as the innovative data encryption conduit that keeps the data and intellectual property in the algorithm secure. TripleBlind announced today… Read More »Mayo Clinic Researchers to Validate Interoperability of Encrypted Algorithms and Training on Encrypted Data

Innovaccer, SyTrue Partner to Generate Actionable Insights from Healthcare Data

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What You Should Know: – Innovaccer partners with SyTrue to uncover powerful insights and accelerate its efforts to drive healthcare’s digital transformation. – The integration of SyTrue’s proprietary NLP OS with Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform will empower healthcare organizations to identify diagnosis codes and… Read More »Innovaccer, SyTrue Partner to Generate Actionable Insights from Healthcare Data

Elation Health lands $40M in new funding round

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The technology provider for independent primary care practices plans to use the new funds to further invest in its core platform and add new solutions, such as billing and patient collections capabilities.

M&A: HealthStream Acquires myClinicalExchange for $4.5M in Cash

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What You Should Know: – HealthStream acquires substantially all of the assets of myClinicalExchange LLC,  for approximately $4.5 million in cash. – For the first time, HealthStream’s footprint expands to include the healthcare workforce before graduation, providing new opportunities to make the transition-to-practice by medical,… Read More »M&A: HealthStream Acquires myClinicalExchange for $4.5M in Cash

Cerner, Banner Health, Xealth Partner to Simplify How Clinicians Prescribe Digital Health

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What You Should Know: – Cerner Corporation today announced with Xealth new centralized digital ordering and monitoring for health systems, starting with Banner Health, to foster digital innovation. – Health systems can prescribe digital therapeutics, smartphones, and internet apps directly within the EHR to address… Read More »Cerner, Banner Health, Xealth Partner to Simplify How Clinicians Prescribe Digital Health

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

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What You Should Know: – Elation Health, which provides an easy-to-use and affordable clinical technology platform for more than 7 million independent primary care clinicians serving 14M+ patients – including an EHR raises $40M in Series C funding from Al Gore’s sustainable investment firm, Generation… Read More »Elation Health Nabs $40M for Clinical-First Solution to Power Independent Primary Care

LeenTaaS Secures $130M for ML Platform to Help Hospitals Achieve Operational Excellence

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What You Should Know: – LeanTaaS raises $130 million in Series D Funding to strengthen its machine learning platform to continue helping hospitals achieve operational excellence during a time where they are facing mounting financial pressures due to COVID-19.  – LeanTaaS provides software solutions that… Read More »LeenTaaS Secures $130M for ML Platform to Help Hospitals Achieve Operational Excellence

Coming up on Day 2 of MedCity INVEST Precision Medicine

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The second day of INVEST Precision Medicine includes presentations by healthcare companies in the Health IT track of the Pitch Perfect startup pitch contest, a panel discussion on interoperability and a panel discussion on building a bioinnovation hub. Register today!