News 6/12/19

Top News Epic will integrate Humana’s real-time prescription benefits checking tool within its e-prescribing workflow, giving prescribers drug efficacy and cost information at the time of prescribing. Other elements of the relationship include work with prior...

Morning Headlines 6/11/19

Connecticut and Illinois Open Investigation into Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp Data Breach Attorneys general from Connecticut and Illinois launch an investigation into the cause of the American Medical Collection Agency breach, which may have exposed the data of 20...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 6/10/19

As much as clinicians complain about EHRs, they can be powerful tools for data analytics. I’ve worked with a number of organizations that have embraced the ability of the EHR and practice management systems to help them understand why their schedules are backed up and...

Morning Headlines 6/10/19

Medisanté Enters U.S. Market and Chairs the Direct-to-Cloud IoT Activity Work Group in the Personal Connected Health Alliance Switzerland-based medical Internet of Things vendor Medisanté enters the US market with the opening of an office in Bridgewater, NJ. KRMC...

Monday Morning Update 6/10/19

Top News A physician’s New York Times opinion piece says corporatized healthcare is cynically taking advantage of the professionalism of doctors and nurses by assuming they will work extra hours without extra pay, with the biggest overtime culprit being the EHR. The...

Weekender 6/7/19

Weekly News Recap A breach of American Medical Collection Agency exposes the information of 19 million of patients of national lab companies LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics The six former National Coordinators express their support for the proposed interoperability...

Morning Headlines 6/7/19

Champion Healthcare Technologies Receives Investment from The Riverside Company The Riverside Company acquires medical device tracking software vendor Champion Healthcare Technologies from Jump Capital for an undisclosed sum. Bain Capital, 5 others in race to buy...

News 6/7/19

Top News LabCorp joins the roster of companies impacted by the American Medical Collection Agency breach, notifying nearly 8 million customers that their personal and financial data may have been exposed. Opko Health’s 422,000 BioReference Lab customers were also...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 6/6/19

  The American Board of Family Medicine takes a step towards interoperable encounters of the professional kind by becoming the first American Board of Medical Specialties member Board to implement automated licensure updates for US licensees. Instead of Diplomates...

Morning Headlines 6/6/19

Carbon Health Secures $30 Million Series B Funding To Reimagine The Consumer Healthcare Retail Experience And Accelerate Expansion Into New Markets Nationwide San Francisco-based primary and urgent care company Carbon Health raises $30 million in a Series B funding...

Morning Headlines 6/5/19

Former National Health IT Coordinators Respond To Proposed ONC, CMS Interoperability Rules All six former National Coordinators pledge their support for the proposed ONC/CMS interoperability rules, saying they will transform information flow, spur innovation, and...

News 6/5/19

Top News All six former National Coordinators pledge their support for the proposed ONC/CMS interoperability rules in a Health Affairs article. They say the rules will transform information flow, spur innovation, and empower consumers. They also observe that: Rapid...

Morning Headlines 6/4/19

Biden Cancer Initiative Announces the Oncology Clinical Trial Information Commons Former Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer initiative will include data from nine organizations including IBM Watson Health and Ciitizen as part of a new clinical trial data sharing...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 6/3/19

  Maybe I am becoming less tolerant as I get older, but I seem to be very easily tired by people in this industry who talk a good game, but are unable to get any of their ideas to fruition. It’s especially tiresome when these folks are hired by major organizations at...

Morning Headlines 6/3/19

EHR Developers are Aligned with Goals of Cures NPRM, Hope ONC will Remove Ambiguity and Reassess Timeline The vendor members of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association raise “significant concerns” in draft comments about proposed federal rules covering...

Monday Morning Update 6/3/19

Top News The vendor members of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association raise “significant concerns” about proposed federal rules covering interoperability. Their draft comments note that: The rule limits EHR vendor profits and thus discourages innovation...

Weekender 5/31/19

  Weekly News Recap The latest funding round of precision medicine platform vendor Tempus values the company at $3.1 billion Cerner initiates a $0.18 quarterly dividend for shareholders, its first Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health announces plans to sell its...

Morning Headlines 5/31/19

Tempus raises $200M at a $3.1B valuation Precision medicine platform vendor Tempus raises $200 million in a Series F funding round that values the Chicago-based company at $3.1 billion. Cerner’s initial quarterly dividend exceeds original estimate Cerner initiates a...

News 5/31/19

Top News Precision medicine platform vendor Tempus raises $200 million in a Series F funding round that values the Chicago-based company at $3.1 billion. CEO Eric Lefkosky, JD founded the company in 2015 after launching two marketing companies, a logistics technology...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 5/30/19

  I’ve been following Diasyst for some time and was happy to see their recent win at the Webit.Foundation Founders Games in Sofia, Bulgaria. Diasyst was recognized as a finalist and was selected by Microsoft for Startups for $120K in awards to support growth,...

Morning Headlines 5/30/19

Allegheny Health Network’s computers go down, delaying some procedures Allegheny Health Network’s Epic system goes down Wednesday morning due to an unspecified network issue that has affected all seven of its Western Pennsylvania hospitals. Talkspace announces $50M...

Morning Headlines 5/29/19

Medically Home® Group Raises $10 Million Towards Its Virtual Hospital Series B Funding Cardinal Health makes a $10 million investment in home medical monitoring technology and monitoring services vendor Medically Home Group. Banner Health launches Banner Innovation...

News 5/29/19

Top News Cardinal Health makes a $10 million investment in home medical monitoring technology and monitoring services vendor Medically Home Group. The company says that its remotely monitored “virtual hospital room” that it sets up in the patient’s home saves the 60%...

Morning Headlines 5/28/19

Physician burnout costs the US health care system approximately $4.6 billion a year Researchers from the Mayo Clinic (MN), AMA, Stanford University, and the National University of Singapore determine that physician burnout costs the US healthcare system $4.6 billion a...