Patient Care

Hazelden Betty Ford Taps Oracle Cerner and Xealth to Simplify Access to Addiction Treatment

What You Should Know: – The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is simplifying the distribution of addiction treatment and recovery support content with the Oracle Cerner EHR and Xealth’s digital therapeutic distribution platform – The new system makes it easier for Hazelden Betty Ford clinicians to provide patients with digital content as a key part of their treatment and recovery process, including therapeutic education, exercises, and …

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Femtech Startup Nanopath Raises $10M to Develop POC Diagnostics for Women’s Health

What You Should Know: – Nanopath, a molecular diagnostics company enabling high-quality molecular testing in minutes raises $10M in Series A funding, co-led by co-led by Norwest Venture Partners and Medtech Convergence Fund, to develop a point-of-care diagnostics platform for women’s health screenings. – The company plans to use the latest round of funding to …

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What is the Potential for Digital Twins in Healthcare?

David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Digital twins are virtual representations of an object or system that spans its lifecycle, is updated from real-time data, and use simulation, machine learning and reasoning to help decision-making (IBM). In most cases, this helps data scientists understand how products are operating in production environments and anticipate how they …

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Diagnostic Robotics Raises $45M for Medical-Grade AI Triage & Clinical Predictions Platform

What You Should Know: – Diagnostic Robotics has announced the closing of a $45M Series B funding round led by StageOne investors, with participation from Mayo Clinic, thus becoming a Mayo Clinic Platform portfolio company. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, as well as other existing investors such as strategic angel investor Bradley Bloom, co-founder …

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Our Nursing Home Industry – A National Scandal

David Chess, MD, Chief Health & Policy Officer & Chairman of the Board / Founder, Tapestry Health A society defines itself by how it cares for its most vulnerable, and especially its seniors. As a Board-Certified Internist and Geriatrician with over 35 years of providing care in nursing facilities, this sentiment has guided me throughout …

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Oncoustics Raises $5M for AI-Driven Point-of-Care Diagnostics

What You Should Know: – Oncoustics, San Francisco, CA-based ultrasound-based tissue characterization solutions announces the initial close of a $5 million+ seed round of funding to advance its SaMD (software as a medical device) technology for the low-cost assessment of structural diseases at the point of care. – Oncoustics’ first products will focus on liver disease, one …

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RapidAI Awarded FDA Clearance for AI-Powered CT Scans to Identify Intracerebral Hemorrhage

What You Should Know: – RapidAI, the global leader in neurovascular and vascular AI-enhanced clinical decision support and patient workflow, today announced it has received FDA clearance for Rapid Hyperdensity, the newest addition to the RapidAI platform. – The tool empowers physicians to quickly assess the severity of injury in patients with acute neuro conditions …

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The Benefits of Supporting Medical Information Teams with AI Agents

Richard Marcil, Chief Customer Officer at ConversationHEALTH Simon Johns, Director of Medical Information and Marketed Product Safety at IQVIA Life science organizations field a wide range of requests for medical information from the healthcare providers and patients they serve. Addressing these inquiries is important from numerous perspectives, from customer support and pharmacovigilance to post-market surveillance, …

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Executive Roundtable: Can Innovation Alleviate Clinician Burnout?

The U.S. Surgeon General’s recent advisory about clinician burnout cited numerous societal, cultural, structural, and organizational causes—including excessive workloads, administrative burden, and lack of organizational support. The potential fallout of this trajectory is alarming: The advisory cites the Association of American Medical Colleges’ estimate on clinician demand outpacing supply, with an anticipated shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians predicted by 2033. No one would argue that …

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UCI Health Partners with Luna to Expand Access to Care with In-Home Outpatient Physical Therapy

What You Should Know: – Luna, the leading provider of in-home physical therapy, has teamed up with UCI Health, to expand access to patient care by providing in-home physical therapy across Orange County, California. – With a focus on evidence-based care, UCI Health is the only academic health system in Orange County and the clinical …

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Northwell Health Selects Google Cloud to Accelerate Digital Transformation

What You Should Know: – Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, and Google Cloud today announced a collaboration to improve patient care, clinician experiences, and to help the health and hospital network operate more efficiently.  – Privacy and security will be of the utmost importance in all aspects of this digital …

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6 Success Strategies as CMS Drives More Accountable Care by 2030

Siddharth Thakkar, VP, Product and Marketing at IKS Health For the better part of a decade, the shift toward value-based care in the U.S. has been driven by the establishment of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Working to develop, test and evaluate new payment and delivery models in Medicare, Medicaid and the …

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GE Healthcare Launches First 5G Innovation Lab for Remote Care

What You Should Know:  – GE Healthcare, a leading global medical technology, diagnostics, and digital solutions innovator, inaugurated its 5G Innovation Lab in Bengaluru, India, the first for GE Healthcare across the globe. – With the advantage of massive bandwidth, high data speeds, low latency, and highly reliable connectivity, 5G has the potential to disrupt …

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3 Lessons Learned to Build A More Resilient Pharmacy

Dennis Wright, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Omnicell Winston Churchill had great insight when he said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Although he was talking about seizing opportunities during the darkest hours of World War II, there are parallels to today, especially when thinking about the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare organizations have …

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Epic Integrates Caris Molecular Testing Portfolio with Epic’s ORA Network

What You Should Know: – Caris Life Sciences (Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company today announced an enhanced partnership with Epic to integrate Caris’ market-leading molecular testing portfolio with Epic’s Orders and Results Anywhere (ORA) network. – Caris builds upon its current Genomics Module integration within the nation’s largest electronic health record provider …

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Path to Predictive Patient Data: Silencing The Noise of Healthcare

Shane Cooke, CEO and President of Etiometry As the healthcare industry is experiencing major changes in the wake of the pandemic, how do we cut through the noise of beeping monitors and the constant influx of data each patient produces in a given moment to ensure optimal care, especially for critically ill patients? Instead of …

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Quality Improvement: Eliminating the Silo Effect in Healthcare Organizations

Vikram Savkar, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Medicine Segment of the Health Learning, Research & Practice business at Wolters Kluwer The healthcare industry has always been under pressure to find ways to provide consistently improving patient satisfaction and outcomes in the face of a rapidly changing medical and regulatory environment. In the wake of …

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Analysis: How Will The Roadmap for Diagnostic Cardiology Devices Develop?

Like most healthcare markets, the diagnostic cardiology market has had a bumpy ride in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic saw global revenues for Resting ECG devices increase in 2020, whilst ECG Management Systems, Stress ECG and Traditional Holter ECG solutions saw a market decline. Country lockdowns resulted in reduced cardiology services during the peak of …

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Olive Launches Autonomous Revenue Cycle (ARC) Suite

What You Should Know: – Olive, the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare, today launched its Autonomous Revenue Cycle (ARC), the company’s flagship Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) suite of solutions. – Olive’s ARC is designed to handle tedious, time-consuming administrative tasks in the revenue cycle, allowing healthcare organizations to get paid quicker while reducing the …

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Analysis: Is Oracle Cerner Planning to Build A National EHR?

Earlier this month Oracle closed its $28.3B acquisition of Cerner and shortly after Oracle founder and CTO, Larry Ellison, outlined Oracle’s vision for Healthcare IT post-acquisition. The key elements of this vision included:   – Developing a solution for a national EHR database.  – Leveraging this solution, and similar smaller-scale connected EHR initiatives, to provide life …

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What Hospital Success Looks Like Under Value-Based Care

Mike Ipekdjian, MBA-HM, BSN, RN, SANE, PHRN, NREMT, Head of Clinical & Solution Hospitals are increasingly turning to value-based care initiatives to transform care delivery, lower the total cost of care, and improve patient outcomes. Unlike traditional fee-for-service (FFS) models that reimburse providers based on volume (i.e., the number of patient visits), providers are reimbursed …

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How IoT Data Integration Helps Deliver Improved At-Home Healthcare in 2022

Patricia (Pat) Black, Director of Technical Solutions at Cardinal Peak When it comes to your health and treatment, hospitals leverage a variety of sensors and instruments to collect the necessary information to monitor and diagnose your health status. With essential health data integrated into one platform, healthcare professionals are able to quickly and easily monitor …

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Elation Health and Dock Health Partner Optimize Clinical Operations

What You Should Know: – Primary care EHR provider Elation Health and provider workflow management platform provider Dock Health announced an integration to significantly improve task management for already burnt-out providers.  – More than 23,000 clinicians across Elation’s growing community can now fully leverage Dock for managing administrative tasks that complete healthcare faster, decreasing the administrative burden and …

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4 Steps for Operationalizing the FDA’s Call To Improve Health Outcomes for All Patients

C.K. Wang, Chief Medical Officer of COTA, Inc. In April, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf laid out areas of challenge and opportunity when it comes to improving health outcomes, restoring public trust in science, and making the most of our ongoing investments in data analytics and clinical research. More specifically, Califf made clear that our current healthcare …

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Healthcare Interoperability Has Arrived: 3 Ways to Harness the Potential

Shawna Koch Mishael, Head of Healthcare and Biomedical, RN, MBA, SenecaGlobal This year’s HIMSS Conference offered some exciting insights and a renewed focus on data-sharing and interoperability. While the healthcare industry has been extolling the virtues of data interoperability for years until recently it has remained one of the biggest obstacles to providing quality healthcare …

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4 Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

Ben Sawyer, VP of Market Development at ABOUT There has been frequent reporting about the problem of provider workforce shortages within hospitals and health systems and the related burnout experienced when working in high-stress situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are pre-existing and contributing patient flow challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, which …

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SnapLogic Launches Amazon HealthLake Accelerator to Store, Share Patient Data

What You Should Know: – SnapLogic, a provider of Enterprise Automation, today launched the SnapLogic Accelerator for Amazon HealthLake, which enables healthcare and life sciences organizations to easily ingest a range of raw data into Amazon HealthLake, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), and transform it into healthcare-related insights and actions. – This new Amazon …

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Is It Finally Time for Hospital-at-Home or is Time Up?

Karen Conway, VP of Healthcare Value, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) All the signs point to a bright and expansive future for hospital-at-home programs, which have been growing steadily since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) created the Acute Hospital at Home waiver program in November 2020. As of March, nearly 100 health systems and …

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Taking the Pulse on eCME – What’s Next for Continued Medical Education

Matt Titus, VP & Chief Commercial Officer at epocrates Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed the massive digital disruption in healthcare that was spurred by the pandemic. The most frequent example tends to be in the rapid adoption of technology like telemedicine, but this disruption has touched even the most seemingly small pieces of …

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Geisinger & Tempus Create AI Model to Identify Structural Heart Disease

What You Should Know: – Tempus, an $8B precision medicine company, announced a collaborative study with Geisinger focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) model that can accurately identify patients at increased risk of undiagnosed structural heart disease (SHD). The study addresses a critical diagnostic gap – SHD is a progressive disease that affects the valves, walls, chambers, and muscles of the …

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Data-Driven Healthcare Operations Will Transform Outcomes

Tom James, Healthcare Cloud Services and Solutions Leader at 2nd Watch You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era. In a recent McKinsey study, 19 of the 22 healthcare …

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How Patient Movement Benefits from Standardized Acuity Scoring

Dr. Martin Sellberg, Co-Founder of Motient Nurses and providers typically assess patient acuity and volume at the beginning of their shift, whether formally or informally. Managers use patient acuity to balance nursing assignments, and nursing staff uses it to determine which patient care action should be prioritized next. Taking a standardized approach to acuity assessments …

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Polygon to Partner with MSP on Healthcare Blockchain Initiative

What You Should Know: – Today, Polygon Networks, a leading blockchain and scaling solution, announced a partnership with Tokenology and MSP Recovery to deliver LifeChain – a new healthcare claims platform. – LifeChain will leverage blockchain technology to solve healthcare’s biggest problems, including fraud, inefficiency in payments and antiquated processes. Tokenize Healthcare Claims On-Chain LifeChain …

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Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

Ben Sawyer, VP of Market Development at ABOUT Healthcare, Inc There has been frequent reporting about the problem of provider workforce shortages within hospitals and health systems and the related burnout experienced when working in high-stress situations during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are pre-existing and contributing patient flow challenges that have been exacerbated by the …

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How Healthcare Providers Are Adapting in the Era of Telehealth, and Why Radiology was Uniquely Suited to Go Hybrid

Brian Fabrizio, Medical Information Displays Team Leader at LG Business Solutions USA As hospitals and private health offices nationwide slowly begin to emerge from the COVID-induced challenges posed over the last two years, there is a new understanding of, and necessity for, adaptable medical technology and practices. Changes in the medical environment are becoming more …

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How Can We Reduce Clinician Burnout? Improving Patient and Caregiver Engagement

Carina Edwards, CEO of Quil Health Even as we (hopefully) approach the tail-end of the latest COVID-19 wave, one growing healthcare challenge continues to worsen: clinician burnout. Nurses, physicians, schedulers, and other members of care-provider teams continue to post rising rates of burnout. They’re feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated due to factors such as hectic workplaces …

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Patient Engagement: 3 Lessons Learned from Consumer & Service Industries

Alison Budor, Consultant, Freed Associates If there’s been a constant in healthcare the past two years, it’s been in the rapidity of change, largely in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, healthcare needed to adopt new work models and technologies to provide proper patient care. No wonder healthcare ranked atop all other industries in “new …

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Digital Documentation: How PDFs Can Help Providers Expedite Care

Deboshree Sarkar, Product Marketing Manager, PDF Editor Product line at Foxit We live in an increasingly digital world. Across industries, companies and consumers have come to rely on the rapid exchange of digital information. Healthcare, however, has been an outlier in this regard. While the healthcare digital transformation has been in play for years, it’s …

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Coping with Crises: Using Telemedicine to Deliver Effective Virtual Critical Care

Lisa Lindgren, Senior Vice President at Avel eCare The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that telemedicine is essential for keeping the healthcare system running during a crisis. How can virtual critical care keep improving to help providers manage future emergency events? In early 2020, as the nation’s healthcare system almost buckled under the weight of the …

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3 Senior Living Providers Merge to Form Curana Health

What You Should Know: – Three leading organizations that provide healthcare services to senior living communities – Elite Patient Care, Provider Health Services, and AllyAlign Health – have joined forces to form Curana Health. Curana Health’s mission is to improve the health, happiness, and dignity of senior living residents. The Curana Health ACO is a value-based …

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DiA Imaging Analysis Partners with Intel to Improve Ultrasound Analysis by 40%

What You Should Know: – DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd, a global provider of AI-powered ultrasound analysis software, has teamed up with Intel to streamline artificial intelligence (AI) solutions used by echocardiography (Echo) labs. – DiA’s AI-based software, LVivo Seamless™, automatically analyzes cardiac ultrasound images using the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, to optimize processing time …

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BCBS of Michigan Launches Joint Venture with Honest Medical Group

What You Should Know: – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) today announced a joint venture with Nashville-based Honest Medical Group to offer physicians comprehensive operational, clinical, and financial support for shared accountability Medicare contracts. – The joint venture is the first of its kind for BCBSM and aligns with the organization’s continued expansion of Blueprint for Affordability, its member-focused, …

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How Automation Can Help with Healthcare’s “Messy” Data Problem

Dr. Bob Lindner, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of veda Efficient data processing and data sharing are essential functions across healthcare—from patient care, clinical research, and health services planning to billing and government reporting for funding and research. But most of the data that the industry is processing is human-generated, meaning it’s messy and riddled …

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Mayo Clinic Partners with VUNO to Develop AI-Driven Precision Oncology Solutions

What You Should Know: – Mayo Clinic has signed a research agreement with VUNO, a global medical artificial intelligence (AI) company to develop advanced AI-driven precision oncology solutions to deliver precision oncology care. – Through this research agreement, VUNO will establish a collaboration with Mayo Clinic to develop innovative AI and machine learning solutions for …

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Physicians Say Access Challenges Impact Their Care Plans for Up to 33% of Patients

What You Should Know: – Physicians would make a different therapy choice for 33% of patients if medication access was not a factor, and physicians had to change their treatment plan for 26% of patients due to medication access challenges, according to recent survey findings from OptimizeRX Corp. – The results of a survey of …

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The Critical Shift in ASC EHR Adoption: Overcoming Barriers

Maura Cash RN, BSN, CASC, VP of Clinical Strategies for HST Pathways Extraordinary advances in technology have opened up previously unthinkable possibilities for the healthcare industry and improvements in patient care. Electronic health records (EHRs) are one of many health IT advancements in recent years, and they prove to have a significant impact on both …

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Diligent Robotics Secures $30M for Robots to Assist Hospital Staff with Routine Tasks

Diligent Robotics co-founders, Dr. Andrea Thomaz and Dr. Vivian Chu pose with Moxi, a robot they created to help take the stress off of nurses and clinical care teams so they can spend more time with their patients. What You Should Know: – Diligent Robotics raises over $30M to deploy its collaborative robots to healthcare …

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Azalea Health Launches Azalea Apps Marketplace to Improve Patient Care & Profitability

What You Should Know: – Azalea Health Innovations Inc. (Azalea Health or Azalea), a provider of cloud-based patient management and health IT solutions, today launched Azalea Apps Marketplace, a one-stop app library of approved third-party vendors that are integrated with Azalea Health.  – The Azalea Apps Marketplace allows users to search through a library of third-party applications that are connected with Azalea’s application suite. Just like an …

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Why Digital Transformation is Imperative to Combat Healthcare’s Labor Crisis

Juan Pablo Segura, Co-founder of Babyscripts As the coronavirus pandemic first spread across the globe, health systems turned to technology and virtual care while focusing their efforts on COVID-19 and its consequences. Physicians deployed digital tools to keep the worried well out of hospitals, to keep beds open for COVID-19 patients, and to support and …

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At-Home Digital Health Innovations Transforming Diabetes Care

Mark Clements, MD, PhD, CPI, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Glooko, Inc. If you’re looking for a silver lining in the COVID-19 dark cloud still enshrouding the world, consider this: The pandemic has turbocharged widespread acceptance of at-home digital health solutions. Forced to function in a world of social distancing, healthcare providers and physicians have quickly …

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The Need and Value for Connected Virtual Care

Dr. Shayan Vyas, SVP and Medical Director of Hospitals and Health Systems at Teladoc Health Patients today have more options than ever for accessing care outside of their traditional health systems and physician practices. While access to care has no doubt improved, the addition of new channels has  created new problems and exacerbated longstanding ones, …

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Researchers Develop AI Method for Personalized Diabetes Treatment

What You Should Know: – Hitachi, U of U Health, and Regenstrief researchers partnered to develop and test a new AI method to improve personalized care for diabetes patients needing complex drug treatment. – The new AI method can now be used to help determine an optimal drug regimen for a specific patient. Hitachi, University …

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9am.health, Ascensia Partner to Expand Virtual Diabetes Clinic

What You Should Know: – 9am.health today announced it is expanding its virtual diabetes clinic through a strategic partnership with Ascensia to add the CONTOUR®NEXT ONE Blood Glucose Meter to Its patient toolkit. – 9am.health patients can now conveniently add Ascensia Diabetes Care’s blood glucose meter and test strips to their personalized treatment plan, with the meter offered free …

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Day 3 HIMSS Roundup: Glooko Acquires DIABNEXT, GE Healthcare/AliveCor Integration

Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity Glooko Acquires DIABNEXT® to Expand Diabetes Offerings in France Glooko, a leading provider of remote patient monitoring and data management solutions for diabetes and related chronic conditions, today announced the acquisition of DIABNEXT, a Paris-based company whose digital health platform helps people with diabetes better manage …

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HIMSS22 Day 2 Roundup: Google Partners with MEDITECH, Microsoft’s Health Cloud Strategy Expansions

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity OptimizeRx Acquires EvinceMed, a Specialty Drug Prescription Initiation Platform OptimizeRx, a provider of point-of-care technology solutions helping patients start and stay on therapy announced a definitive agreement to acquire the EvinceMed platform and related assets. EvinceMed is a provider in delivering end-to-end automation for specialty pharmaceutical transactions. The acquisition includes …

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House Rx Secures $30M to Optimize the Specialty Pharmacy Experience for Patients and Their Care Teams

What You Should Know: – Today House Rx, a health technology platform that empowers oncology and rheumatology physician practices with medically integrated dispensing, announced they’ve secured $30 million in financing. – Founded by two former Flatiron Health executives, Ogi Kavazovic and Tesh Khullar the company has partnered with four medical practices and 30 prescribers since March 2021. House Rx, a …

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Precision Medicine Startup Prenosis Raises $20M for Acute Care Solutions, Starting with Sepsis

What You Should Know: – Prenosis, Inc., a precision medicine company, announced a venture investment from PACE Healthcare Capital, an early-stage investment firm committed to improving health outcomes. This investment brings total funding in the company to over $20 million, including partnerships with Foxconn, Roche Diagnostics, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and others.   – Precision medicine company will use the funding to grow its industry-leading biological …

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How to Make The Transition to Rules-Based Nurse Scheduling Software

Tony Torti, SVP of Schedule360 at QGenda In today’s complex and fast-paced healthcare landscape, the benefits of rules-based nurse scheduling software are undeniable. First, consider the challenges nurses face: they comprise the largest percentage of healthcare professionals, and their role is one of the most demanding. According to a recent study by management consulting firm …

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LG and Amwell Partner Co-Develop Digital Health Service Solutions

What You Should Know: – LG announced its partnership to Amwell to expand the boundaries of virtual care. By combining LG’s broad innovation portfolio with Amwell’s deep digital health care experience, the two companies plan to jointly develop new device-based service solutions designed to make it easier for patients to access care, whether in a hospital …

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MediView XR Secures $9.9M for Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation Platform

What You Should Know: – MediView XR, Inc., raises $9.9M in SAFE financing syndicated by Inside View Investments, LLC, a private investment firm.  MediView has raised approximately $14.4MM in total funding to date. – Investment will support key technology development, commercialization and regulatory submissions. MediView XR Inc., a Cleveland-based medtech company that leverages augmented reality, remote connectivity …

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Flume Health Secures $30M for Health Plan Administration Platform

What You Should Know: – Flume Health, a NYC-based Health-Plan-as-a-Service platform announced today a $30M round of Series A funding led by Optum Ventures with participation from Cigna Ventures is participating, bringing its total raise to date at $40M. – Flume gives all U.S. health insurers the option to build personalized healthcare plans–what Stripe or …

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Cedars-Sinai Establishes New Division: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM)

What You Should Know: – Today, the department of Cedars-Sinai announced it has established a new division to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to help solve complex medical problems and enhance clinical care. – The new division, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, or AIM will be led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, an associate …

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XRHealth Secures $10M to Expand Virtual Reality Treatment in the Metaverse

What You Should Know: – XRHealth, the gateway to the healthcare metaverse,  announced today that they raised $10M in funding to expand virtual healthcare treatment in the Metaverse. The funding was backed by HTC, Bridges Israel impact investment fund, AARP, and crowdfunding on StartEngine.com and existing investors. – XRHealth’s platform is FDA and CE registered and provides an immersive …

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Selux Diagnostics Raises $50M for Next-Generation Phenotyping Platform

What You Should Know: – Selux Diagnostics, Inc., a personalized diagnostics company to combat superbug infections and fight antibiotic resistance raises $50M in Series C financing led by RA Capital Management, with participation from Sands Capital, Schooner Capital and Northpond Ventures. – The funding will support the U.S. commercial launch of its Next-Generation Phenotyping (NGP) rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) platform.   …

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Crisis in the U.S. Healthcare Workforce: Why It’s Time to introduce AI

Andrew Pucher, CEO of Dascena, Inc. One of the many acute challenges during the pandemic has been the departure of approximately 18% of the U.S. healthcare workforce,4 resulting in staffing shortages in hospitals. This has impacted the well-being of the remaining healthcare practitioners 5 as well as their patients – many of whom are deferring …

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Ventilator Consumables Market Analysis: COVID-19 Pandemic Repercussions

Consumables are often associated with low-cost, standardized products. This has often been the case with breathing system solutions used in ventilation. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of sufficient infection control in the hospital environment, subsequently uplifting demand for solutions that reduce infection risk. Vendors of all calibers grabbed this opportunity to expand …

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Pithiatism Redux

BY MARTIN SAMUELS Those of us in medicine have all seen the famous painting of the Tuesday afternoon lessons at the Salpȇtrière in Paris in the 19th century. In Pierre Aristide André Brouillet’s painting, one can clearly see the great professor, Jean-Martin Charcot, holding forth while the patient, Blanche Whitman, is being supported by a …

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Healthcare Is A Cyber Criminal’s Dream, But It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Vidya Murthy, Chief Operating Officer at MedCrypt Healthcare is a cyber criminal’s dream. It presents the intersection of a data treasure trove, weak security posture, limited resources, complicated supply chain, and patient care delivery. When faced with having to pick a priority to optimize for, healthcare will, of course, always pick delivering healthcare. This means …

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Why The Future of Healthcare Interfaces is Fluid

Sajjad Kamal, Healthtech Partner at Global Ventures Nazmus Saquib, HCI & Interfaces Expert Tools we use to do our daily work have rapidly evolved following deep human-computer interaction (HCI) research.  However, when it comes to healthcare, the HCI research has not found its way to healthcare practice. Most healthcare professionals still rely on memory, experience, …

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Infrastructure Funding Will Improve Broadband Access for Telehealth & Combat Opioid Epidemic

Jacob Crothers, MD, Chief Outcomes and National Medical Director at Groups Recover Together The recently passed federal funding for infrastructure improvements signals a boon for healthcare providers and will expand access to care via telehealth. Once an ancillary functionality, telehealth is now a critical component for delivering patient care and the bill’s funding will expand …

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Rad AI Nabs $25M to Automate Radiology Impressions, Save Time, Reduce Burnout, Improve Patient Care

What You Should Know: – Rad AI, a Berkely, CA-based radiologist-led AI company, today announced $25M in Series A funding led by ARTIS Ventures with participation by several existing investors, including OCV Partners, Kickstart Fund, and Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI-focused fund). – Rad AI Omni automatically generates a customized impression from the findings and clinical indication dictated by the …

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Reshaping Imaging: 4 Areas Enhancing Provider Workflows & Patient Care

Paul Shumway, co-founder at Novarad Ever since Wilhelm Roentgen created the first X-ray image in 1895, few technologies have had more influence on medicine than those related to clinical imaging. It’s pretty remarkable if we compare the MRI, CT, and X-ray technologies of even just 20 years ago with those of today. Rapid innovation is …

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

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

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Can Predictive AI Fully Inform Patient Care Decisions?

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

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4 Ways 5G is Transforming Healthcare & Patient Care

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

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

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

Clinicians Believe Telehealth Will Make Up Majority of Future Patient Care, Report Finds

What You Should Know: – 76% of patient-facing clinicians believe telehealth will make up a majority of patient care in the near future, according to key findings from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) first-ever multi-country Future of Healthcare” Survey.  The new report not only found healthcare clinicians and IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) optimistic about the future …

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

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

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How to Bolster EHR Efficiency and Access to Offer Better Patient Care

Dessiree Paoli, Senior Solution Marketing Manager at Interlace Health Over the past few decades, technology has advanced health care in incredible ways. Between robotic surgery, training through augmented reality, and the use of wearables to enhance health data, the industry has embraced numerous advances to improve patient care. However, the industry’s relationship with technology hasn’t …

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Talking about Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices Shouldn’t be Taboo

Nastassia Tamari, Director of Information Security Operations for BD According to the National Vulnerability Database, 18,353 vulnerabilities were reported in 2020. That’s nearly three times the volume of vulnerabilities reported five years ago, and higher than any year in the previous two decades. Given the rise in connected devices, this increase is not entirely unexpected. …

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OpenLoop Raises $3M to Expand Digital Health Marketplace for Clinicians

What You Should Know: – Techstars-backed OpenLoop raises $3M in funding to expand digital health marketplace to connect certified clinicians to telehealth opportunities. – The company plans to use the funding to This financing enables OpenLoop to expedite the development of their marketplace technology and grow their team of experts. OpenLoop, a Des Moines, Iowa-based …

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PHINs: Addressing the Fundamental Flaws that Have Broken Healthcare

 Brad Bostic, CEO, hc1 The fundamental problem with healthcare can be summed up in one sentence:  We expect healthcare services that cater to our individual needs, yet the health care system operates under a one-size-fits-all, trial-and-error model. It is a model that results in missed diagnoses, protracted illnesses, and even premature death and wastes $935 …

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Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity

The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response.  Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated.  Over the course of the quarter, we observed $7 billion in private …

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

Michael D. Robinson Vice President, Healthcare North America at VMware In the turmoil of one of the hardest years the healthcare industry has experienced, many healthcare organizations innovated nearly overnight, transforming bedside tablets into virtual care providers and parking garages into field hospitals. Through the help of agile, flexible technology, healthcare has empowered providers to …

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Does Telemedicine Impede or Help the Patient-Centered Medical Home?

Traditional patient care patterns have been radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. And after more than a year of disruption, it’s doubtful that everyone will revert to those patterns after the pandemic. New habits have been formed, and consumers are more willing to pursue the path of least resistance in obtaining care, such as opting …

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

What You Should Know: – Today, Deep Lens and Cardinal Health announced a strategic collaboration that will integrate Deep Lens’ AI-based clinical trial matching solution, VIPER, into community-based oncology practices throughout the Cardinal network. VIPER will be a part of Cardinal Health’s new Navista advanced suite of technology solutions designed to help oncologists improve outcomes, …

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Key Lessons from COVID-19 & How We Can Better Support our Healthcare Provider

Peter Ziese PhD, MD, Business Leader, Monitoring and Analytics, Philips COVID-19 has been a novel pandemic in many ways beyond the actual virus itself – from the irreparable impacts it’s having on society, to the immense strain it’s put on the healthcare industry. A recent report stated that 93% of healthcare professionals reported experiencing stress, …

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Boost Operational, Clinical and Financial Performance with Good Data

Peter Nelson, VP & General Manager, Global Alliances at GHX There’s an old adage that every challenge is merely an opportunity in disguise. COVID-19 highlighted the healthcare industry’s ongoing challenge with producing clean, standardized data. As the industry looks to rebound from the severe financial impact of the pandemic, there’s a renewed urgency among hospitals …

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Oneview Healthcare Launches Cloud-Based Virtual Care Experience Platform

What You Should Know:  – Oneview Healthcare collaborated with long-time client, NYU Langone Health, to roll out a virtual patient engagement platform in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  – CXP Cloud Enterprise powered by Microsoft Azure technology with the use of Samsung tablets, helps engage patients, reduce non-clinical demands on care teams …

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COVID Exposed The Dire Need for Real-Time Healthcare Data Sharing

Birju Shah, Head of Product for Uber Health & Communities Nick Jordan, Founder and CEO, Narrative In a world where technology and Big Data can provide us with instantaneous access to our banking transactions, and our financial information and credit reports can be retrieved with a few keystrokes when applying for a mortgage — trying to …

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UK ED Dept. Shows Poor Usability for Major EHRs, Survey Finds

What You Should Know: – Emergency doctors in the UK have said many electronic health records (EHRs) in use are close to being unacceptable, and this is likely to be having a negative impact on patient care. A national survey of more than 1500 members and fellows of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine ranked …

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To Advance Health Equity, Put Real-World Cancer Data to Work

Dr. Miller, Medical Director of CancerLinQ LLC Despite decades of scientific progress against cancer, access to treatment remains highly unequal. Some of the reasons — like institutional racism and poverty — are a reflection of our broader society. Other inequities may go unrecognized but are no less damaging. People with underlying health conditions, for example, …

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AKASA Raises $60M to Automate Revenue Cycle Operations for Health Systems

What You Should Know: – AKASA (formerly known as Alpha Health), a South San Francisco, CA-based Unified Automation™ company for revenue cycle management in healthcare, announced it has raised $60 million in its series B round of funding. – Founded in 2018, AKASA uses the same machine learning approaches that made driverless cars possible to …

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Strive Health Raises $140M for Value-Based Kidney Care Platform

What You Should Know: – Strive Health, a Denver-based provider of value-based kidney care today announced $140 million in Series B funding with Alphabet’s independent growth fund, CapitalG, as the lead investor. Strive has more than doubled its presence in regional markets and grown its employee base by more than 600% in the last year. This funding will further increase that momentum.  …

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

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 with its core product, Unite Us Platform, an outcome-focused coordination software sconnecting community-based …

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Quality Virtual Care Matters for Patients – Even More Than Telehealth

Rick Halton, Vice President of Marketing, Lumeon The COVID-19 pandemic made healthcare visits over video or phone the norm, likely turning telehealth into a permanent fixture within the U.S. healthcare system. In fact, the majority of patient access leaders at large hospitals believe 20-30 percent of appointments will happen over video in 2021, according to …

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Why A Smart Command Center Requires A Health Cloud Platform

Dr. David Nace, Chief Medical Officer at Innovaccer Aviation, military, NASA, or even utilities like the New York Power Authority—almost all high-consequence, complex organizations have one thing in common: a command center. The concept of a command center or a ‘war room,’ or ‘air traffic control’ has been around for a while. Command centers help …

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Senior Care More Human

Bent Philipson, Founder of Philosophy Care When it comes to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in particular and long-term care in general, a human-centered and empathetic approach is not only necessary, it’s obligatory. Putting the needs, constraints, and perspectives of patients first enhances the level of care we’re able to provide.  Perhaps ironically, it is the …

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Innovative, Non-Invasive Technologies Advanced Earlier Detection & Monitoring of Liver Disease

Jon Gingrich, CEO, Echosens North America Leveraging technological advances to facilitate new ways of engaging patients and integrating non-invasive technology into a liver disease program not only serves to improve individual outcomes and reduce costs but also strengthens the financial performance of health systems and provider organizations that include this approach to testing. At a …

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Improving Inventory Management During COVID-19 and Beyond

Todd Stewart, Vice President, Enterprise Workflow Solutions, CenTrak Healthcare systems across the country are facing high patient volumes combined with higher patient expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, hospitals and other healthcare facilities need to consider technology that can help them keep pace with evolving demands while prioritizing the health, safety, and experience of …

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Health Gorilla Nabs $15M to Expand FHIR-based APIs for Digital Health

What You Should Know:  – Health Gorilla raises $15M to scale its FHIR-based API solutions for digital health and expand into new markets.  – Health Gorilla will introduce new APIs to enable consumer access to medical records, payer-to-payer data sharing, and data quality assessments.  Health Gorilla, a Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of healthcare APIs, today announced …

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How to Optimize Your Healthcare Practice with Advanced Technology Solutions

Terrence D. Sims, President of Strategic Growth and Marketing, Raintree Systems As COVID-19 continues to influence patient behaviors and causes providers to reevaluate how they operate their businesses, healthcare practices all around the world started looking for solutions that emphasize clinical efficiencies, elevate patient revenue cycle management, as well as feature enhanced reporting, and analytics …

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11 Best Practices of a Successful Care Model Transformation Plan

Moha Desai, Principal, Healthcare Strategy & Transformation  Health systems across the country will require a plan to react to government deep spending cuts and revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital services have seen a significant downturn in demand in 2020, and the recent resurgence in cases has led to further decreases. The public …

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Best Practices to Ensure Telehealth Security and Protect Patient Data

Paul Banco, CEO of etherFAX To support the sudden increase in test results and medical records being transmitted during the pandemic, hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies implemented additional devices and remote connections into their networks. After the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) lifted penalties around telehealth to expand care options amid the crisis, new platforms were …

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Why Labor Management Systems Are a Resource Healthcare Can Rely On

In 2021, the role of advanced technology solutions across the healthcare sector can – and should — be expanded. They already have been applied in such areas as billing, administrative work, in prescription management and some staff position scheduling.  But with the ongoing advances in digital capability and automated intelligence, now is the time to …

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ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards to Watch in 2021

What You Should Know: – ECRI Institute identified the complexity of managing medical devices with COVID-19 emergency use authorization as the number one technology hazard in its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2021 report. ECRI Institute’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards, now in its 14th year, identifies top health technology concerns that warrant attention from healthcare leaders. The …

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Escalating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Organizations Highlight Need for Security Interventions

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 providers. Protecting patient data from unauthorized access has long been …

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Can AI Pave the Path to Reducing Physician Burnout?

Abboud Chaballout, Founder of Diagnoss The timing couldn’t be more critical for us to start making serious headway to reduce the growing problem of burnout among America’s physicians. In 2018, physician burnout was already at an alarming 42%, but that number is growing as COVID-19 cases surge around the country.  While we are at a hopeful place …

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Why hospitals want CMS, FTC to examine two UnitedHealthcare policies

Two UnitedHealthcare policies have raised several concerns among providers, including that they may display anti-competitive behavior and could block patient access to certain healthcare services. The American Hospital Association is asking the FTC and CMS to review and potentially block these policies.

Philips Launches Medical Tablet to Expand Remote Patient Management

What You Should Know: – Philips announced the launch of the Philips Medical Tablet, an end-to-end, easy-to-implement, portable monitoring kit that enables remote access to patient data and allows clinicians to care for patients outside of the hospital. – Aiming to serve larger patient populations during emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, the Medical Tablet …

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Volpara Acquires Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Platform CRA Health for $18M

What You Should Know: –  Volpara Health, an integrated breast care platform assisting in the delivery of personalized patient care has acquired breast cancer risk assessment platform CRA Health. – CRA Health, LLC, is a breast cancer risk assessment company spinoff from Massachusetts General Hospital — a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Today the company delivers more …

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Treat in Place: Protecting Nursing Home Patients From Hospital Readmission

Waseem Ghannam, MD, President, Telehealth Solution A night doctor’s dilemma Five years ago, I was practicing medicine in a rural hospital in North Carolina as a nocturnist, when I received a call from an Emergency Room (ER) doctor. “Hey, it’s Blake. Room 7. Demented. UTI,” he says, and hangs up. I was struck by the …

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The Combination of 5G and AI Will Transform Healthcare in 2021

Bryan Lubel, Executive Vice President, Connected Health of KORE Not many will disagree that the global pandemic has accelerated the use of technology in healthcare. With a healthcare system stressed to a breaking point, medical professionals have had to prioritize critical cases and increasingly turn to technology tools such as telemedicine and remote patient monitoring …

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A New System to Fit A New Economy: How Healthcare Can Recover From COVID-19

Paula Muto, MD, FACSFounder and CEO, UBERDOC, Inc. We are at a watershed moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reevaluate our priorities both economically and with regard to public health. Living with a healthcare system that was created in response to an emergency measure during World War II, US consumers have struggled for …

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Why CMS Will Lead the 2021 Kidney Care Revolution

Chris Riopelle, CEO of Strive Health After an unprecedented year, kidney care providers, including nephrologists, dialysis facilities, and care extenders are expecting 2021 to follow suit. We will see an overhaul in reimbursement and major industry shifts, partly led by CMS, that will require providers to advance their capabilities in a way that will usher …

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How Automation is Key to the Future of Healthcare Operations

Giri Rajaiah, Executive Leader, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, DISYS As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. A similar correlation is seen in the quest to leverage innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to address key problems facing the healthcare industry. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought the immense pressure the U.S. healthcare …

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CHIME-KLAS Report Reveals 10 Key EMR Interoperability Trends

What You Should Know: – New CHIME-KLAS interoperability report reveals steady progress in some areas related to interoperability and leaps forward in others. – A total of 67% of provider organizations reported they often or nearly always had access to needed records in 2020, up from 28% in 2017. Providers noted improvements in functionality and …

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

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 to improve health outcomes for their high-risk senior and chronically …

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From Analog to Digital Neurology: 3 Steps to Better Inform Patient Care

Dr. Nandor Pinter, Director of Neuroimaging Research, DENT Institute Dr. Murray Gillies, General Manager of Digital Cognitive Dx Venture, Philips The field of neurology is at an inflection point. With a growing aging population, neurologists are facing an increasing number of patients needing care, and the pent-up demand for services due to COVID-19 only exacerbates …

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Top 5 Business Opportunities for Digital Health Companies in 2021. Where Is The Money?

Ralf-Gordon Jahns, Managing Director of R2G For many companies, 2020 has been a devastating year due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the same can be said for the digital health sector, the pandemic has also paved a way for unexpected and extraordinary business opportunities in 2021. In 2020, Digital health start-ups and …

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Challenges of Operationalizing Remote Patient Monitoring Data

Roberto Martinez, President, Mexico, Encora Among the many evolving technologies in the healthcare industry, there may be none more important or impactful than remote patient monitoring (RPM) hardware and software solutions. This technology is opening up new possibilities in extended healthcare – saving patients money, limiting visits to the doctor’s office, and providing healthcare professionals …

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HealthStream Acquires Policy Management System ComplyALIGN for $2M

What You Should Know: – HealthStream, a provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry acquires ComplyALIGN (incorporated as ProcessDATA, Ltd.), a Chicago-based healthcare technology company for $2M in cash. – The number of policies and procedures that a typical hospital needs to manage and continue to process rarely falls below one thousand. Staff members …

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Philips Acquires Medical Device Integration Platform Capsule for $635M

What You Should Know: – Philips announces the acquisition of Capsule, a leading vendor-neutral Medical Device Integration Platform with a software-as-a-service business model – The Capsule acquisition is a strong fit with Philips’ strategy to transform the delivery of healthcare along the health continuum with integrated solutions. Philips, today announced that it has signed an …

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Transitioning from Traditional to E-Fax: How Healthcare Communications are Transforming Post-COVID

Michael Morgan, CEO of Updox The majority of industries have decreased or eliminated their use of the traditional fax machine over the past decade, including aviation, retail, and even finance. While the healthcare industry is at the forefront of disease research and treatment, however, it is still heavily reliant on this aging technology.  Traditional fax …

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Shields Health Solutions, ExceleraRx Announce Specialty Pharmacy Merger – M&A

What You Should Know: – Shields Health Solutions and Excelera announce a major specialty pharmacy merger that will form a combined company that consults with 700+ hospitals in 43 states, including Mass General Brigham, Yale New Haven, Intermountain Healthcare and Henry Ford. – The network of hospitals is designed to improve patient care through an …

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M&A: TigerConnect Acquires Hospital Middleware Solution Critical Alert

What You Should Know: – TigerConnect has announced an expansion in their suite through the acquisition of Critical Alert, a leading provider of enterprise-grade middleware for hospitals and health systems. – For the hundreds of thousands of nurses that currently use TigerConnect, these new capabilities will deliver real-time, contextual information to their mobile device or …

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UnitedHealth Group Acquires Change Healthcare to Combine with OptumInsight for $13B

What You Should Know: – UnitedHealth Group has reached an agreement to acquire Change Healthcare in a deal valued at more than $13 billion, marking the first major acquisition of 2021. – Change Healthcare will be combined with OptumInsight to advance a more modern, information, and technology-enabled healthcare platform. UnitedHealth Group’s has reached an agreement …

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Meaningful Use of Genomics Requires Informatics Beyond EMRs

Assaf Halevy, Founder and CEO of 2bPrecise Electronic medical records (EMRs) are widely expected to serve as a cornerstone technology that drives the delivery of modern patient care.  But can the EMR alone support all the informatics capabilities required by an ever-evolving healthcare industry? The rapid growth of precision medicine, particularly the use of genetic …

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DaVita & RenalytixAI Partner for Early Risk Identification to Help Slow Kidney Disease Progression

What You Should Know: – RenalytixAI and DaVita announce a program partnership that aims to slow kidney disease progression and improve outcomes for the nation’s estimated 37 million adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). – This is the first clinical-grade program that delivers advanced early-stage prognosis and risk stratification, combined with actionable care management to …

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12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup

Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of governmental regulations, telehealth utilization has significantly increased from thousands of …

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2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B

Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the close, reaching $500 million on a run-rate basis by 2025. …

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

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 institutions, geographies, patient demographics, and medical scanners. The sensitivity and …

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5 Post-Acute Care Industry Trends to Watch in 2021

What You Should Know: – Healthcare technology company Forcura names the five most significant trends for the post-acute care industry in 2021. The post-acute care (PAC) sector saw some of its most profound challenges this year, from deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to a suddenly accelerated need for the services provided by …

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For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

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 be made in 2021, based on expected outcomes for a …

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COVID-19 Exposed The True Vulnerability of Healthcare Infrastructure

Martyn Crew, Director of Solutions Marketing at Gigamon In 2019, 41 million patient records breached in 572 reported incidents at an average cost of $1.8 million per breach. These statistics are far from surprising with healthcare records selling for a reported average of $45 on the dark web. Unfortunately, the year 2020 aggravated these issues …

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M&A: Philips Acquires Remote Cardiac Monitoring BioTelemetry for $2.8B

What You Should Know: – Philips acquires BioTelemetry, a U.S. provider of remote cardiac diagnostics and monitoring for $72.00 per share for an implied enterprise value of $2.8 billion (approx. EUR 2.3 billion). – With $439M in revenue in 2019, BioTelemetry annually monitors over 1 million cardiac patients remotely; its portfolio includes wearable heart monitors, …

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VHA Innovation Ecosystem Taps MDClone to Leverage Synthetic Data for Faster Healthcare to Veterans

What You Should Know: – Data analytics and digital health company MDClone announced a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) VHA Innovation Ecosystem to democratize data and provide better, smarter, faster healthcare to U.S Veterans. – By leveraging MDClone’s data platform, the VHA is able to tackle this massive problem by securely accessing, …

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

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 it is collaborating with Mayo Clinic researchers who will use TripleBlind tools to …

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Innovaccer, SyTrue Partner to Generate Actionable Insights from Healthcare Data

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 Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) from patient care progress notes and …

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

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 areas such as chronic disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, …

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Pair Team Emerges Out of Stealth with $2.7M to Automate Primary Care Operations

What You Should Know: – San Francisco-based digital health startup Pair Team emerges out of stealth with $2.7M in seed funding backed by Kleiner Perkins, Craft Ventures, & YC. – Pair Team provides both a remote team and AI that automates workflows, provides infrastructure & improves medical practices — efficiencies and billing as you’d expect, …

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5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates  As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial to patients, bring an additional level of operational complexity to …

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5 Myth-Busting New Hospital ADT Notification Requirements

 Claudia Williams, CEO of Manifest MedEx When doctors know their patients have been to the hospital, they can act fast to provide needed support. Widespread use of hospital event notifications is associated with all kinds of health benefits, including a 10 percent decrease in readmissions for Medicare beneficiaries. These event notifications are one of the …

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M&A: Olive Acquires AI Prior Authorization Company Verata Health

What You Should Know: – On the heels of $225.5 million dollars in funding and a $1.5B valuation this week, Olive today announced its acquisition of Verata Health to create a combined AI prior authorization solution for providers and payers under the Olive name. – Prior authorization is a $31 billion dollar issue in healthcare, …

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Virtual Engagement During COVID Pushes Paradigm Shift for Physician Training and Patient Care

Shalini Shah, MD is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and Enterprise Director of Pain Services, UC Irvine Health The dominant presence of COVID-19 has not meant the absence of cancer, ear infections, heart attacks, chronic pain, or other illnesses that need attention and care. Physicians have continued treatment for all …

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

Rich Miller, Chief Strategy Officer of QGenda Healthcare leaders attempting to regain some of the revenue lost during the COVID-19 shutdowns now face a formidable challenge. The American Hospital Association estimates that U.S. hospitals and health systems lost $202.6 billion in just the four months from March 1 through June 30—roughly $50.7 billion per month. …

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Zebra Medical Vision to Co-Develop AI-Based Models for Osteoporosis Early Detection & Prevention

What You Should Know: – Zebra Medical Vision, the deep-learning medical imaging analytics company, and Scottish digital transformation consultancy Storm ID were chosen to co-develop new AI-based osteoporosis prevention solutions under EUREKA intergovernmental network.  – The UK-Israel research and development grant will be co-developed with clinical teams from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Assuta …

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How Care Coordination Technology Addresses Social Isolation in Seniors

Jenifer Leaf Jaeger, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, HealthEC Senior isolation is a health risk that affects at least a quarter of seniors over 65. It has become recognized over the past decade as a risk factor for poor aging outcomes including cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, impaired immune function, …

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SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal

What You Should Know: – GigCapital2 Inc has agreed to merge with UpHealth Holdings Inc and Cloudbreak Health LLC to create a public digital healthcare company valued at $1.35 billion, including debt, the blankcheck acquisition company said on Monday. – The combined company will be named UpHealth, Inc. and will continue to be listed on …

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

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

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While We Wait for 5G, Is Wi-Fi or Cellular Better for RPM Solutions?

Mark Denissen, President and CEO, Anelto Many in the healthcare industry are keeping an eye on the rollout of 5G wireless, which promises to connect people and things at higher speed and lower latency. In the healthcare realm, this means high-resolution images such as CT scans and X-rays can be taken and transmitted instantaneously to …

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M&A: Central Logic Acquires Patient Care Transition Platform Ensocare

What You Should Know: – Central Logic has acquired Omaha-based Ensocare, which automates the referral process for patients from hospital to post-acute care (PAC) when they are being discharged. – This acquisition means that Central Logic’s technology solution will now expand its reach across the care continuum, from acute to post-acute care—into, through and out …

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Providence Taps Nuance to Develop AI-Powered Integrated Clinical Intelligence

What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. and one of the country’s largest health systems, Providence, announced a strategic collaboration, supported by Microsoft, dedicated to creating better patient experiences and ease clinician burden. – The collaboration centers around Providence harnessing Nuance’s AI-powered solutions to securely and automatically capture patient-clinician conversations. – As part of …

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To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better …

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4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19

Matt Dickson, VP, Product, Strategy, and Communication Solutions at Stericycle COVID-19 terms such as quarantine, flatten the curve, social distance, and personal protective equipment (PPE) have dominated headlines in recent months, but what hasn’t been discussed in length are the hidden costs of COVID-19 as it relates to patient adherence.   The coronavirus pandemic has amplified …

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Sony Updates NUCLeUS Medical Imaging Platform to Support Remote Patient Observation

What You Should Know: – Today, Sony announced an update to our NUCLeUS medical imaging platform, which improves support for remote patient observation. – NUCLeUS has added new functionality and features, including powerful bi-directional telestration capabilities allowing multiple remote users to simultaneously annotate, draw or highlight areas of interest in a live stream video or …

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How Data-Driven Technology Holds The Promise of Better Outcomes for Vascular Patients

Abbott recently released global research on vascular patient care, designed to shine a light on the vascular patient journey. The report called “Beyond Intervention” uncovers the universal challenges faced by physicians who deliver vascular care, their patients, and the hospital administrators who support them. It also explores how the right use of technology and data …

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COVID-19 Underscores Need for Identity Governance Administration

Wes Wright, CTO at Imprivata If you work in healthcare, chances are that the COVID-19 pandemic forced you to quickly scale up or move staff around to manage the onslaught of patients. The demand for clinicians and support staff grew alongside the spread of the virus, making organizations add clinicians or reassign employees with new …

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What can we learn from women’s health data?

Analysing real-world health data could help overcome the bias towards men in traditional medical research, says Sensyne Health’s Dr Lucy Mackillop. Collecting and analysing anonymised patient data has the potential to generate valuable insights that can catalyse research, lead to improved patient care, and power the development of new treatments. Being able to analyse large …

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

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 diagnoses, and malpractice litigation – priorities for all physicians, especially …

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CMS Direct Contracting Model Options for Value-Based Care

Vanessa Kuhn, Director of Health Policy, PatientPing The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) created the Direct Contracting Model to expand opportunities for more diverse providers and healthcare organizations to participate in value-based care arrangements for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries. The goal of the new model is to create the next generation of risk-sharing …

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Holy Name, Sheba Medical Center Partner to Develop Digital Health Solutions

Sheba ARC Innovation Center What You Should Know: – Holy Name Medical Center based in New Jersey and Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, the largest medical center in the Middle East announced a strategic partnership to develop digital health and telehealth solutions, The Times of Israel reports. – As part of the partnership, Holy Name’s team …

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Making the Case: Why Pagers and Smartphones Should Wed

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 hospital setting, that disjointed communication creates dissonance and distraction. Even …

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The Future of the ICU? How Clinical Decision Support Is Advancing Care

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 of 350 million, with just over 1 million deaths reported. …

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Patient Leakage & Keepage: State of the Industry Report

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 said that addressing patient leakage is a top priority, very …

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Veterans Affairs Expands Telehealth Services Using Nuance Dragon Medical One

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 remotely through expanded telehealth services necessary in the COVID-19 era. …

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Fujifilm & Volpara Partner to Help Clinicians Determine Patient Breast Density

What You Should Know: – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and Volpara Solutions announced the extension of their partnership to provide mammography facilities and clinicians with breast imaging solutions designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and accurately assess a patient’s breast density. – Building on a successful 6-year partnership, Fujifilm’s customers using ASPIRE Cristalle …

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UAB Medicine, Advanced ICU Care to Develop Tele-ICU Care Operations Center

What You Should Know: – UAB Medicine has announced a large-scale, strategic telemedicine partnership with Advanced ICU Care that will encompass the entire health system, one of the top three largest public hospital facilities in the U.S. – The relationship initiates the development of a new tele-ICU care operations center and envisions serving up to …

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WellSky Acquires CarePort Health from Allscripts for $1.35B

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 increase patient satisfaction. WellSky, a global health, and community care …

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Thriving in a Value-Based Care Environment: Impacting Outcome-to-Cost Ratio

Jerry Carlson, Product Support Manager, BG DI BU IC Sales, Dunlee As the COVID-19 pandemic creates surges in acute care, many imaging departments are experiencing a decrease in volume, due to patients deferring or canceling non-urgent appointments and surgeries. The impact of this makes it painfully obvious that — because imaging departments rely on a …

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Remote Medical Documentation Startup Augmedix Closes $25M, Reverse Merger with Malo Holding

What You Should Know: – Augmedix closes $25 million in private placement funding and completion of a reverse merger transaction with Malo Holdings Corp. – Following the transaction, the merged entity will be named “Augmedix, Inc.”, and will continue the historic and innovative business of Augmedix.  Augmedix, a company specializing in providing remote medical documentation …

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AWS, PHDA Collaborate to Develop Breast Cancer Screening and Depression Machine Learning Models

What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announce a collaboration to produce more accurate machine learning models for breast cancer screening and depression. – In work funded through the PHDA-AWS collaboration, a research team led by Shandong Wu, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh …

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New Jersey Urology Launches First-Ever Urologic-Centric Epic EHR

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 convenient locations, including six state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment Centers. New Jersey …

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How Low-Code Solutions Reduce Headaches for Healthcare CIOs

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 few programmers who build new applications from scratch.   Yes, they …

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Why Hasn’t A More Holistic Approach to Patient Care Become The Norm?

When food production technology made it possible, wheat flour processors started to eliminate the tough exterior (bran) and nutrient-rich core (germ) of the kernel to get at the large, starchy part (the endosperm) only. The bread produced from this process is white and fluffy, and it makes great PB&Js and takes forever to grow mold, …

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Change Healthcare Acquires Cloud-Native Imaging Platform Nucleus.io

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 with customers by leveraging the 7,500+ organizations Nucleus.io currently serves. …

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Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic: It Starts With Cleaning Our Devices

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 healthcare settings where the spread of infectious diseases is not …

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Innovaccer Launches Perioperative Optimization Platform for Surgeons

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. Innovaccer, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare technology company, recently …

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XRHealth Appoints Deepa Javeri as Chief Financial Officer

XRHealth appoints Deepa Javeri as CFO and is significantly expanding their US headquarters. XRHealth, a Boston, MA-based provider of extended reality therapeutic applications and XR telehealth services, today announced Deepa Javeri – a seasoned, global financial expert and executive – has been named Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Javeri’s appointment comes at an exciting moment of global growth and …

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

 Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Sectigo The amount of data generated by the healthcare industry is staggering—and constantly increasing.  Healthcare data encompasses the personal information of patients, doctors, nurses, and administrators. It includes diagnostic information, test results, ultrasound images, x-ray images, and of course insurance and financial information. With so much sensitive patient information there for …

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Lumeon Lands $30M to Expand Care Pathway Management Platform

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 costs, and ultimately develop and scale new models of care delivery …

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How Times of Crisis Spur Needed Change in Healthcare Delivery

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 healthcare system, such as optimizing operational efficiency. Organizations and individuals …

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Greenway Health Taps AWS to Develop Cloud-Based, Data Services Platform

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 is developing a new cloud-based, data services platform, Greenway Insights, …

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

What You Should Know: – Cerner expands its AI collaboration with Nuance to provide joint customers with more advanced natural language virtual assistant technology to navigate electronic health records (EHRs) using just their voice, giving clinicians more time to spend with patients and less time with a computer. – As part of the expanded collaboration, Nuance will offer Cerner deeply …

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Philips Launches Pre-Hospital Wireless Monitoring Solution for Emergency Medical Response

What You Should Know: – Philips receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its pre-hospital wireless monitoring solution (Tempus LS- Manual), now offering its remote monitor and defibrillator solution (Tempus ALS) to EMS customers in the U.S. – Solution delivers real-time bidirectional data transfer for remote patient monitoring, giving EMS responders a new approach to …

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Ciox Health Acquires Biomedical NLP Company Medal

What You Should Know: – Ciox Health has acquired Medal, Inc., a biomedical Natural Language Processing (biomed-NLP) technology company. – The acquisition will lead Ciox to better and more quickly enable real-world data in support of research that advances patient care. Ciox Health, a leading health technology company, today announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based biomedical Natural Language …

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Sharecare Acquires WhiteHatAI to Enhance Healthcare Payment Integrity

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. – Sharecare will integrate WhiteHatAI’s capabilities to foster deeper engagement …

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How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

Jay Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientPing As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, providers across the continuum face new challenges delivering care and ensuring safety for their patients and themselves.  During this period, sharing real-time information about patients’ care encounters across provider types and care settings matter more than ever. In particular, hospitals sharing admission, …

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Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

Muthu Alagappan, MD, Medical Director at Notable Health The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shift in the way consumers view and access a variety of goods and services—and healthcare is no exception. Recent studies show that many patients, including vulnerable populations like those living with cancer, are delaying recommended care and procedures—and will continue to do so for at least several …

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Israeli Hospital Launches Innovative “Mega Lab” to Improve Lab Results & Patient Care

What You Should Know: – Israel’s Sheba Medical Center launches “Mega Lab” solution that improves patient care through lab technology advances that expedite lab test results and decrease human error.  – The “Mega Lab” simultaneously processes routine as well as urgent tests, under world regulatory standards of the medical lab-specific ISO 15189. An automated system …

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Cohere Health Launches with $10M to Increase Transparency Across Care Journey

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 replaces an existing patchwork of legacy, siloed processes, and antiquated …

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Mayo Clinic Performs First Shoulder Arthroplasty Procedure Using Mixed Reality

What You Should Know: – Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN performed the first-ever shoulder arthroplasty procedure using Wright Medical’s groundbreaking BLUPRINT Mixed Reality Technology, which provides surgeons a 3-D holographic view of the patient’s pre-operative plan. – The Mixed Reality Application is the latest addition to Wright’s BLUEPRINT ecosystem and enables a surgeon to maintain a direct view of the surgical …

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Banner Health to Implement Cerner Revenue Cycle Management Across Enterprise

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 integration will take place across Banner Health’s entire system, including …

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Wake Forest Baptist Health Launches Drone Delivery for Medicines, PPE for COVID-19

What You Should Know: – Wake Forest Baptist Health will establish a hospital drone delivery network to carry patient-specific time- and temperature-sensitive medicines and PPE for medical professionals treating COVID-19. – In partnership with Matternet and UPSFF today started operating on two routes from one location at Wake Forest Baptist Health to two other health …

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Medly Pharmacy Lands $100M to Expand Digital On-Demand Pharmacy Platform

What You Should Know: – Medly Pharmacy raises $100M investment co-led by Volition Capital and Greycroft to propel Medly’s leadership in the $500B+ digital on-demand pharmacy market. – Medly will use the funding to expand its digital on-demand pharmacy platform, enter new markets, and provide category-leading services to patients and partners across the country that …

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HHS Taps Fenway Health as Pilot Site for Precision Medicine Project

What You Should Know: – Fenway Health has been selected as the pilot site to participate in the Advancing Standards for Precision Medicine (ASPM) project. – The ASPM project is focused on how healthcare providers can systematically identify the socio-economic factors that may impact the health of patients in order to provide more individualized care …

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Paige Lands Additional $15M for AI-Native Digital Pathology Ecosystem

What You Should Know: – Paige secures an additional $15M from Goldman Sachs for a total Series B funding round of $70M for its AI-native digital pathology ecosystem. – The company’s continued product portfolio of innovation in telepathology and digital diagnostics accelerated by further investment. Paige, an NYC-based leader in computational pathology transforming the diagnosis …

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Enhancing Patient Care With a Touchscreen EMR Interface

 Jeff Fountaine, Director, Healthcare Vertical Market, Elo A clinician’s mission is to deliver the best possible care to his or her patients. However, when technology gets in the way of the workflow, clinicians are obligated to spend valuable time making sure data inputs are accurate and complete across disparate systems. Nowhere is this more prevalent …

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COVID-19 Has Permanently Shifted Patient Behavior Towards Virtual Care

What You Should Know: – The COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted the patient care paradigm, and the ripple effects have altered patient behaviors and expectations, requiring a significant change in how life sciences companies engage with and support patients – Accenture surveyed 2700 patients about changes in care during COVID-19 and found a major shift …

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Health Catalyst Acquires Clinical Workflow Optimization Solution healthfinch

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, care gaps closure, and visit planning applications will continue to …

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