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… Read More »Cardinal Health and Deep Lens Collaborate for AI-based Oncology Clinical Trial Matching
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Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) “Show me the money!” No one old enough to have seen the 1996 movie, Jerry Maguire, will ever forget that memorable phrase. That simple but powerful phrase could apply to every person who… Read More »Achieving Financial Sustainability: A Connected Community of Care’s #1 Goal
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… Read More »Why A Smart Command Center Requires A Health Cloud Platform
Wellstar Health System, one of Georgia’s largest and most integrated healthcare systems, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on unique, market-leading innovations in personalized care delivery, population health, and… Read More »Wellstar Invests $10M to Become First Sharecare-Enabled Health System
At the end of December 2020, Philips announced the planned acquisition of BioTelemetry for $2.8 billion in cash. – BioTelemetry was formed in 2013 after a series of acquisitions from the initial founding company CardioNet, Inc. – CardioNet, Inc. based in San Diego, USA was… Read More »How Will Philips Acquisition of BioTelemetry Impact The Cardiac Monitoring Market?
Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman… Read More »Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others
What You Should Know: – UPMC spinout company Astrata launches a natural language processing (NLP) technology platform that allows health insurers to more efficiently analyze unstructured clinical data. UPMC Enterprises, the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC has incubated and launched Astrata, a digital healthcare… Read More »UPMC Spinout Astrata Launches NLP Platform to Improve Value-Based Care
6 HIEs Form New Consortium to Drive Population Health Improvements Via Data Sharing Interoperability
What You Should Know: – A group of six health information exchanges (HIE) announced today their formation of the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI). – The 501(c)(3) CRSI aims to help drive individual and population health improvements across the nation through robust and… Read More »6 HIEs Form New Consortium to Drive Population Health Improvements Via Data Sharing Interoperability
As COVID-19 continues to surge in Los Angeles, LANES is enabling free-flowing data insights – medical, behavioral and socioeconomic ─ to close information gaps and improve clinical decision support for better outcomes.
Chris Evanguelidi, Director, Enterprise Healthcare Market for Redpoint Global Inc. Researchers from Johns Hopkins published a study in October on the impact of the pandemic on health care delivery. Among its findings, the data show a 21.4% decrease in primary care visits in Q2 of… Read More »A Patient Engagement Strategy Needs to Deliver a Holistic Experience
What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen… Read More »Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards
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… Read More »Why CMS Will Lead the 2021 Kidney Care Revolution
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… Read More »CHIME-KLAS Report Reveals 10 Key EMR Interoperability Trends
What You Should Know: – Care Simple, Epic, and MetroHealth System announced that they have entered into a strategic remote patient monitoring integration partnership. – Under the terms of the agreement, CareSimple will empower the Cleveland, Ohio public health system with simple, patient-friendly RPM solutions… Read More »MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program
We are witnessing a race in the vaccine rollout. A race towards the light at the end of a tunnel and a race which will likely define the next few years, according to Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS.
What You Should Know: – Aledade raises $100 Million in Series D funding to help more primary care practices thrive in value-based care. – The new funding will power the growth of a nationwide network of more than one million patients by further expanding into… Read More »Aledade Secures $100M for Value-Based Primary Care, Reaching $2.1B Valuation
The right to health, not just the access to healthcare, requires a holistic understanding of how we can provide a better quality of life and wellbeing for the individual and society, argues Bogi Eliasen, a futurist at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies and a member of the… Read More »Creating sustainable healthcare solutions and addressing the 10/90 gap
For many of us 2021 feels like a lot like 2020 with lockdowns imposed and hospital pressures increasing. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel with several vaccines now being rolled-out globally, says Dr Saif Abed, founding partner, AbedGraham.
Seema Verma is administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This article was co-authored with Alexandra Mugge, deputy chief health informatics officer at CMS, and Shannon Sartin, chief technology officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.
Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Connected Communities of Care Definition: An innovative method for effective population health management using social determinants of health. A way to streamline effective coordination between medical, government, and community-based organizations. We ask this type… Read More »Is Your Connected Community of Care Truly Making a Difference?
The COVID-19 crisis has demanded innovative agility, relentlessly applied – proving again that information technology teams are crucial strategic partners for future goals.
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… Read More »Meaningful Use of Genomics Requires Informatics Beyond EMRs
From vaccines to virtual care, enterprise imaging to precision medicine, these are the growth areas that will shape the direction of healthcare, this year and beyond.
As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various… Read More »30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021
Donovan Quill, President and CEO, Optime Care Industry experts state that orphan drugs will be a major trend to watch in the years ahead, accounting for almost 40% of the Food and Drug Administration approvals this year. This market has become more competitive in the past few years,… Read More »Patient-First Model: High Tech Meets High Touch for Individuals with Rare Disorders
Regence, MultiCare Health System to Deploy HL7 Da Vinci Member Attribution List for Value-Based Care Arrangements
What You Should Know: – Regence and MultiCare ink first-in-the-nation value-based care partnership to deliver improved health outcomes at lower costs. Health insurance provider Regence and MultiCare Health System, an independent accountable care organization (ACO) have partnered to deploy a first-in-the-nation value-based model that delivers… Read More »Regence, MultiCare Health System to Deploy HL7 Da Vinci Member Attribution List for Value-Based Care Arrangements
At Geisinger in Pennsylvania, a pilot program to bring care to the homes of older patients with complex healthcare needs has shown a 35% reduction in visits to the emergency department visits, a 40% drop in hospital admissions and an average annual savings of nearly… Read More »Technology brings care to home for chronically ill patients
Anne Davis, Director of Quality Programs & Medicare Strategy at HMS A global health crisis has thrust us into a scenario in which lives quite literally depend on the ability to virtually connect. Telehealth has rapidly emerged as a vital tool, enabling continuity of care,… Read More »As Telehealth Surges, Are Seniors Being Left Behind?
What You Should Know: – Virtual maternity care platform Babyscripts announced a new round of investments from Banner Health, CU Healthcare Innovation Fund, The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network, and WellSpan Health – Using internet-connected devices for remote monitoring, Babyscripts offers risk-specific… Read More »Banner Health, WellSpan, Others Invest in Virtual Maternity Care Platform Babyscripts
Mature health systems recognize the importance of context and design virtual care programs accordingly: Telehealth looks different for millennials and retirees, rural and urban patients and population groups with fundamentally different healthcare needs.
We start 2021 with hope and well-founded optimism, despite the ravages of the pandemic, reflects Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS.
Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others
Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital… Read More »Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others
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,… Read More »How Care Coordination Technology Addresses Social Isolation in Seniors
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… Read More »SPAC Mergers with 2 Telehealth Companies to Form Public Digital Health Company in $1.35B Deal
An integrated coaction model, or iCaM, is ideal for addressing complex multi-specialty parameters associated with health inequities and COVID-19.
The pace of change will never be so slow again, according to Layla McKay, director of International Relations at NHS Confederation.
What You Should Know: – Change Healthcare launches national data resource on social determinants of health (SDoH) for doctors, insurers and life sciences organizations to better understand the connection between where a person lives and how they live their life to the care a patient… Read More »Change Healthcare Unveils Social Determinants of Health Analytics Solution
MedCity News is partnering with the New Orleans Business Alliance to host the executive summit November 16-18. It focuses on population health and highlights where innovation and investment are occurring in the field.
Dr. Keith Kosel, Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) We’ve all experienced crises in our lives. They may be personal in nature (e.g., involving our interpersonal relationships), organizational (e.g., relating to our employment or retirement income), or nature-made (e.g., floods, tornados, or… Read More »Lean on Your Connected Community of Care in Times of Crisis
The healthcare startups targeting chronic conditions and population health presenting at INVEST Pop Health November 16-18 span prescription drug delivery to addressing social isolation.
Ram Sathia, VP of Intelligent Automation at PK While most of the public’s attention is focused on the horse race for an approved COVID-19 vaccine, another major hurdle lies just around the corner: the distribution of hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. In today’s highly… Read More »How RPA Can Help Get COVID-19 Vaccines to High-Risk Patients First
A few months ago, who would have thought that going into a hospital or clinic to meet with your doctor would be considered a high-risk experience? And yet, here we are. COVID-19 has forced the entire health care sector to adopt low-contact and contactless experiences… Read More »Healthcare gets ready for a Starbucks and BOPIS revolution
What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted… Read More »Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem
As Black History Month comes to close, will this mean that the achievements and contribution of black people in the UK and the need to take action will be packed away for another year, asks Dr Shera Chok, co-founder of the Shuri Network.
With the annual INVEST Population Health virtual conference coming up November 16-18, here’s a look at our collaboration partner New Orleans Business Alliance. It plays a vital role in helping to stimulate the local economy by supporting the development and advancement of the healthcare and… Read More »How is population health innovation unfolding in Louisiana? [Sponsored]
For the second year, MedCity News is partnering with the New Orleans Business Alliance to host an executive summit that focuses on population health and highlights where innovation and investment are occurring in the field.
COVID-19: What is different in our understanding of this pandemic to the accepted wisdom in the spring of 2020?
As we have heard repeatedly over the past few months, there is a need to think of managing this pandemic in the same way we prepare for a marathon rather than a sprint, says Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer, HIMSS.
What You Should Know: – Banner Health, one of the country’s largest non-profit healthcare systems, has partnered with Innovaccer for its digital transformation. – Banner Health will leverage the platform to create unified patient records that drive comprehensive, preventive, and whole-person care solutions for patients… Read More »Banner Health Taps Innovaccer’s Data Activation Platform to Power Digital Transformation
What You Should Know: – Lyft is continuing to expand rideshare for non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) through a first of market direct integration with Epic, the largest electronic health record (EHR) in the U.S. – This will have an immediate impact on hospital operations and… Read More »Lyft Integrates with Epic EHR to Enable Hospitals to Schedule Rides for Patients
Humana, Fresenius Medical Care Expand Partnership to Improve Care Coordination for Medicare Advantage Members
What You Should Know: – Humana Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) today announced an agreement to broaden their collaboration toward improving the health of eligible Humana Medicare Advantage members – The agreement between Humana and Fresenius Medical Care North America goes into… Read More »Humana, Fresenius Medical Care Expand Partnership to Improve Care Coordination for Medicare Advantage Members
Dr. Keith Kosel is a Vice President at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) This question initially brings to mind many possibilities such as connection to the latest 5G cellular service, a new super-fast internet provider, or maybe one of the many new energy suppliers… Read More »Is Your Community Ready for Connected Community of Care Model?
Whichever way you look at it, many countries across the globe are experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases coinciding with the start of the Autumn/Winter seasons, says Dr Saif Abed, founding partner at The AbedGraham Group.
Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these… Read More »Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis
What You Should Know: – Value-based reimbursement (VBR) contracts now account for 26% of hospital revenue, according to a new report from KLAS research and CHIME. – Report reveals providers are looking first to their electronic health record (EHR) systems to drive PHM, and are… Read More »Value-Based Reimbursement Contracts Now Account for 26% of Hospital Revenue, KLAS Finds
Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a medical crisis. Since the highly contagious disease hit American shores in early 2020, the virus has dramatically changed all sectors of society, negatively impacting everything from food supply chains and sporting events to the… Read More »Accounting for the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are varied, and patients are known to have rapidly changing signs and symptoms that must be tracked with laboratory testing. A patient may start his treatment journey with his primary care physician and will include lab centers, diagnostic centers, inpatient,… Read More »Terminology standards bridging gaps between health systems during COVID-19
Data science and clinical teams at PCCI, in collaboration with Parkland informaticists, have developed an AI-driven predictive model that predicts for individual COVID-19 exposure risk, based on population density and their proximity to positive cases.
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What You Should Know: – Dignity Health Management Services (DHMSO), the largest health system in the state of California to transform their network health data into actionable insights. – With this partnership, the organization will leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform to better manage healthcare… Read More »Dignity Health Management Services to Leverage Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform
One of the more remarkable features of the NHS’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been its rapid uptake of technology in the UK says director of international relations at NHS Confederation, Dr Layla McCay.
What You Should Know: – emids – a leader in digital engineering and transformation solutions for the healthcare and life sciences industries – today announced the acquisition of Nevada-based FlexTech, a payer IT consulting firm recognized by KLAS as a category leader. – The FlexTech… Read More »emids Acquires Payer IT Consulting Firm FlexTech
How healthcare providers can leverage interoperability across the care continuum for improved care coordination and patient empowerment.
More than ever, the system selected to provide telemedicine services must provide added controls to overcome factors that are outside the control of the provider.
What You Should Know: – Eden Health raises $25M to give employers and commercial real estate owners and operators the ability to offer medical care on-site, near-site, and virtually. – Eden’s membership model makes high-quality healthcare an affordable benefit for the average employer, with low… Read More »Eden Health Lands $25M to Bring On-Site and Virtual Care To Employers, Commercial Real-Estate
Health and care have been inexorably moving towards a new paradigm – one where the nature of the interactions are more personalised and require the person to be more active in their pursuit of reducing risks that have an adverse effect upon the development of… Read More »The age of precision in the post COVID-19 world
What You Should Know: – Philips announced the launch of Virtual Care Station, a telehealth environment delivering virtual care services to patients in convenient neighborhood locations, such as retail settings, libraries, town halls and universities. – Using proven Philips technology developed for the ATLAS program… Read More »Philips Launches Virtual Care Station to Deliver Personalized Telehealth
Michael Seres was an entrepreneur, patient advocate, husband and father of three. He died on 30 May 2020, in California, US, of a sepsis infection. This news not only shook the patient community, but also the global healthcare IT space.
The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the underserved, Black Americans, Latinos, and those with chronic conditions requires an industry-wide foundational response.
The MedCity INVEST Digital Health Virtual event, Sep 21-25 will spotlight healthcare startups in four categories. The application deadline is August 14 at 5pm ET.
What You Should Know: – Innovaccer has recently partnered with CareSignal to address healthcare’s urgent need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: to create and maintain solid, clinically actionable relationships with patients in a new set of predominantly virtual care. – CareSignal offers evidence-based end-to-end support services… Read More »Innovaccer, CareSignal Partner to Enable Deviceless Remote Patient Monitoring
Abhinav Shashank, CEO and Co-founder of Innovaccer Inc. COVID-19 has presented healthcare with a challenge like no other, with nearly nine million cases all over the world and over 470,000 lives lost. The speed of the outbreak and the disruption caused by it has created unforeseen… Read More »The Adoption of Telehealth During the Pandemic will Shape Healthcare’s New Normal
A healthcare system in which stakeholders share, adopt and apply medical knowledge in real time enables improved care, accelerated workflows, streamlined business processes and a better balance of resources with demand.
Population health management advocates need to demonstrate how redefining care management by adopting a holistic viewpoint to include what’s happening outside the hospital will help systems influence health at scale and improve care at a lower cost.
What You Should Know: – Holon and Cerner announced a partnership to advance the delivery of relevant patient insights to providers when they need it most. – Holon and Cerner will deploy patented technology that automatically delivers contextually relevant patient information from Cerner’s HealtheIntent® population health platform, which is EHR-agnostic, directly to clinicians… Read More »Holon Integrates with Cerner’s HealtheIntent PHM Platform for Value-Based Care Insights
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Without cross-border co-operation the potential of personalised health cannot be realised, acccording to Bogi Eliasen, director at the Health Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and HIMSS Future50 leader, who will be speaking at HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event taking place 7-11 September.
What You Should Know: – In the age of COVID-19, healthcare CIOs cite interoperability, cybersecurity, and operationalizing SDOH data priorities as top three priority areas, according to the third annual LexisNexis focus group of CHIME executives. – The survey results also highlighted the importance of… Read More »Top 3 Priority Areas for Healthcare CIOs in the Age of COVID-19
What You Should Know: – Cerner and long-time client Banner Health announced a new deal to implement a comprehensive suite of revenue cycle management solutions as part of a long-standing strategic alignment to use health care technology to drive population health improvement. – The revenue cycle… Read More »Banner Health to Implement Cerner Revenue Cycle Management Across Enterprise
Eric Stone, Co-Founder & CEO at Velano Vascular Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the healthcare industry in the United States was in the midst of an intense refocusing on patient-centered care. This evolution was defined by a number of innovations, policies, and even federal reimbursement… Read More »COVID-19 Infects Patient & Practitioner Demands, Unsettling the Future of Hospital Operations
What You Should Know: – Emtiro Health, an innovative population health company in North Carolina has selected Innovaccer to deliver data-powered solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery. – Powered by Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform, Emtiro Health will create unified patient… Read More »Emtiro Health Taps Innovaccer to Leverage the FHIR-Enabled Data Activation Platform
The COVID-19 pandemic may be viewed as the single largest disruptor in the history of American healthcare. At Geisinger, the crisis has been a catalyst to accelerate digital transformation.
What You Should Know: – Health Catalyst announces an agreement to acquire clinical workflow optimization solution healthfinch using a mix of stock and cash. – As part of the acquisition, healthfinch will be a new application suite category called EMR Embedded Insights and its refills,… Read More »Health Catalyst Acquires Clinical Workflow Optimization Solution healthfinch
What You Should Know: – Philips integrates the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker™ sensor as part of its remote patient monitoring solutions for patients outside the hospital. – Multi-parameter sensors aid monitoring across multiple chronic conditions with medical-grade vital signs for physicians to remotely track core symptoms,… Read More »Philips and BioIntelliSense Integrate to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring
Move over patient engagement: A positive patient experience is the new imperative for health systems that recognize the value of customer satisfaction.
How contact tracing, contactless experiences and remote monitoring will redefine healthcare and public health.
Let’s invest in an interoperable health data system that connects all providers, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, state and local governments, public health and patients who need access to medical records.