Morning Headlines 8/14/18

Watson Health: Setting the Record Straight IBM SVP John Kelly rebuts a Wall Street Journal article that called Watson Health’s effectiveness in oncology into question, saying that, “To suggest there has been no patient benefit is to ignore both what we know The Wall...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 8/13/18

  For many of us in healthcare IT, our primary arenas of work tend to fall within hospitals and health systems, ambulatory organizations, payers, and the vendor space. There are plenty of subdomains within each of those areas, such as tribal health, community health...

HIStalk Interviews Rich Berner, CEO, MDLive

Rich Berner is CEO of MDLive of Sunrise, FL. Tell me about yourself and the company. I approach this as technologist, having grown up programming computers since fourth grade. I got into healthcare about 15 years ago, working in a variety of roles across a number of...

Morning Headlines 8/13/18

IBM Has a Watson Dilemma The Wall Street Journal posts another critical review of IBM Watson Health for oncology, saying that “the diagnosis is gloomy” for Watson’s ability to improve cancer treatments. Cory Wiegert Named New CEO of CancerLinQ LLC CancerLinQ, a...

Monday Morning Update 8/13/18

Top News The Wall Street Journal posts another critical review of IBM Watson Health for oncology, saying that “the diagnosis is gloomy” for Watson’s ability to improve cancer treatments. Reader Comments From Axe the Fax: “Re: fax machines. Finally someone is pushing...

Weekender 8/10/18

Weekly News Recap CMS releases a draft rule that would overhaul the Medicare Share Savings Program UnitedHealth Group is reportedly the only non-financial company that’s in the running to acquire Athenahealth Northwestern Medicine (IL) lays off 60 IT employees after...

Morning Headlines 8/10/18

Pathways To Success: A New Start For Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations CMS Administrator Seema Verma summarizes the 600-page, just-published proposed rule that would overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Amazon has plans to open its own health clinics...

News 8/10/18

Top News CMS Administrator Seema Verma summarizes the 600-page, just-published proposed rule that would overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program in a Health Affairs blog post. Reader Comments From Glandular Enlargement: “Re: MED3000. Heard that McKesson will stop...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 8/9/18

  Throughout my medical training, my early days in practice, and during countless go-lives, I’ve experienced some degree of sleep deprivation. I look forward to weekends when I’m not seeing patients and when I can sleep in, trying to (at least psychologically) catch...

Morning Headlines 8/9/18

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic Introduces New Virtual Care Offering CVS Health adds MinuteClinic-branded virtual consults from Teladoc to its CVS Pharmacy app. Northwestern Medicine lays off 60 IT workers after launch of new electronic medical records system After hiring...

Morning Headlines 8/8/18

Digital health start-up Zocdoc is wrestling with a price change that could cripple doctors Doctor appointment booking service Zocdoc postpones its announced pricing changes after practices complain about being charged for each booked appointment instead of paying just...

News 8/8/18

Top News Doctor appointment booking service Zocdoc postpones its announced pricing changes after practices complain about being charged for each booked appointment instead of paying just an annual fee. A dermatologist says his $3,600 per-doctor annual cost would jump...

Morning Headlines 8/7/18

Careexpand to Transition Its Full-Service Chronic Care Management Business to Chronic Care Management, Inc. Chronic Care Management acquires Careexpand’s CCM assets for an undisclosed amount. Apple records keep on expanding Apple Clinical & Health Informatics...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 8/6/18

The Atlantic recently ran a great piece that talks about why physicians should read fiction. It discusses a paper recently published in Literature and Medicine that suggests that working with literature can help physicians think more broadly and can help them better...

Morning Headlines 8/6/18

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX) Q2 2018 Results Allscripts will sell its joint venture stake in behavioral technology vendor Netsmart. LRHC taking steps to seek new electronic health records software Lexington Regional Health Center (NE) gets board approval to...

Monday Morning Update 8/6/18

Top News Allscripts will sell its joint venture stake in behavioral technology vendor Netsmart, the company said in its quarterly earnings call Thursday. Allscripts acquired Netsmart for $950 million in April 2016 with the participation of a private equity investor....

Weekender 8/3/18

  Weekly News Recap Global Payments will acquire AdvancedMD from Marlin Equity Partners for $700 million Bob Wilhelm (Adreima) joins emergency and urgent care IT vendor T-System as CEO Athenahealth reports Q2 results: revenue up 10 percent, adjusted EPS $1.08 vs....

Morning Headlines 8/3/18

Global Payments to Acquire AdvancedMD, a Leading Provider of Cloud-Based, Enterprise Software Solutions to Physician Practices Global Payments will acquire AdvancedMD from Marlin Equity Partners for $700 million. Jury Convicts Man Who Hacked Boston Children’s Hospital...

News 8/3/18

Top News A federal jury convicts self-proclaimed human rights activist and Anonymous member Martin Gottesfeld for masterminding DDoS attacks on Boston Children’s Hospital and Wayside Youth and Family Support Network (MA) in 2014 – both in retaliation for their...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 8/2/18

From Captain Obvious: “Re: AMA policy advocating for EHR training in medical school. Seems like that horse has already left the barn.” Initially, I was surprised to see that it was just released in June 2018. It seems like something that should have come out way...

Morning Headlines 8/2/18

Cannae Holdings, Inc. Announces T-System’s Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer Bob Wilhelm (Adreima) joins emergency and urgent care IT vendor T-System as CEO. Silicon Valley just made this South Florida company a whole lot richer MDLive raises $50 million in a...