Morning Headlines 4/18/19

Acting as the data integrator between hospitals and digital health apps brings Redox $33 million Health data integration vendor Redox raises $33 million, bringing its total funding to $50 million since launching five years ago. Theranos’ Holmes seeks records on...

Morning Headlines 4/17/19

Activist investor Jeff Smith: There is a ‘huge’ value opportunity in Cerner Starboard Value CEO Jeff Smith believes Cerner can increase its operating margins by as much as 9% within the next 18 months if it meets unspecified targets. In African Villages, These Phones...

News 4/17/19

Top News The New York Times reviews the use of an IPhone-powered whole-body ultrasound scanner in Uganda and other developing nations. The $2,000, US-made device addresses the issue that two-thirds of the world’s population gets no imaging at all due to cost,...

Morning Headlines 4/16/19

You can do a vision test from home in 34 states and go buy glasses, but not in Indiana. Here’s why. Visibly (fka Opternative) takes several Indiana state agencies to court to overturn a law that prohibits the use of online vision tests. Medusind Has Secured Investment...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/15/19

I was out with a friend on Saturday, at least until he had to leave to go to a planned downtime event at work. He mentioned that in all the years he had been with his company, it was rare for a downtime or disaster-recovery prep event to go as planned. Maybe his...

Morning Headlines 4/15/19

How elderly, sickly farmers are quenching China’s thirst for data Private healthcare company WeDoctor sends medical vans to rural areas to perform mandatory exams on behalf of the Chinese government, enabling it to collect enormous amounts of patient data that it uses...

Monday Morning Update 4/15/19

Top News A private company in China is deploying medical vans to rural areas to perform exams and to test urine and blood, but it’s not a benevolent government project. Private healthcare company WeDoctor (part of technology giant Tencent) offers the service so it can...

Weekender 4/12/19

  Weekly News Recap Cityblock Health raises $65 million just three months after announcing a Series A round of $21 million Partners HealthCare (MA) will equip its clinicians and researchers with the tools necessary to develop their own AI algorithms Cerner bows to...

Morning Headlines 4/12/19

Better care, block by block. Cityblock Health raises $65 million just three months after announcing a Series A round of $21 million. Teladoc Health to Develop First Pediatric-Specific Consumer Telehealth Platform with Cincinnati Children’s Teladoc Health will work...

News 4/12/19

Top News Cityblock Health raises $65 million just three months after announcing a Series A round of $21 million. The New York City-based company was spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs in 2017. The company offers care coordination services and technology that cater...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 4/11/19

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its draft strategy on global digital health. Their goal is to “improve health for everyone, everywhere by accelerating the adoption of appropriate digital health.” The strategy calls for a united approach to the...

Morning Headlines 4/11/19

Partners HealthCare Embraces the Democratization of AI to Accelerate Innovation in Medicine Partners HealthCare (MA) will equip its clinicians and researchers with the tools necessary to develop their own AI algorithms through its MGH & BWH Center for Clinical...

Morning Headlines 4/10/19

Cerner Announces Agreement with Starboard Value Regarding Board Refreshment, Operational Improvement Initiatives and Expanded Capital Return Program to Drive Next Phase of Profitable Growth and Value Creation Cerner bows to pressure applied by an activist investor by...

News 4/10/19

Top News Cerner bows to pressure applied by an activist investor — and perhaps as a result of its own self-examination led by Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer, who was hired in January 2018 — by appointing four new board members. Hedge fund operator Starboard Value owns...

Morning Headlines 4/9/19

Apple’s Health Opportunity Could be Triple Smartphone Market Morgan Stanley analysts determine that Apple’s piece of the consumer-centered health pie could eventually be between $15 billion and $313 billion. NVIDIA and American College of Radiology AI-LAB Team to...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/8/19

  I recently attended my medical school class reunion. It was my first time attending, and since it was a “big year” for our class, I figured I should go. I didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to be a great experience. The way our school handles reunions is...

Morning Headlines 4/8/19

DocuTap merging with a competitor based in Illinois Urgent care EHR/PM vendor DocuTAP will merge with urgent care solutions vendor Practice Velocity. Data payday slow in coming for electronic medical records specialist Crain’s Chicago Business says the attempt by...

Monday Morning Update 4/8/19

Top News Urgent care EHR/PM vendor DocuTAP will merge with urgent care solutions vendor Practice Velocity, the companies said in a teaser announcement that promises further details later.  Reader Comments From Not From Monterey: “Re: Cerner Rev Cycle. Can any site...

Weekender 4/5/19

  Weekly News Recap PatientsLikeMe seeks a a buyer after the federal government’s foreign investment review committee demands that its majority investor, a China-base firm, divest its holdings Amazon announces the availability of six new HIPAA-compliant Alexa...

Morning Headlines 4/5/19

The Trump administration is forcing this health start-up that took Chinese money into a fire sale PatientsLikeMe looks for a buyer after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States demands that its majority owner, a Chinese investment firm, divest its...

News 4/5/19

Top News PatientsLikeMe looks for a buyer after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States demands that its majority owner, a Chinese investment firm, divest its holdings in the company. The personalized health network has raised $127 million in several...