Morning Headlines 11/26/18

Intelerad Medical Systems Acquires Clario Medical Intelerad acquires radiologist worklist technology vendor Clario Medical. Naval Hospital Bremerton’s new medical records system making ‘significant strides’ Fourteen months after going live on MHS Genesis, Naval...

Monday Morning Update 11/26/18

Top News RSNA 2018 kicks off in Chicago’s McCormick Place, running through Friday. A big focus of the conference is artificial intelligence and machine learning. RSNA 2017 drew nearly 53,000 registrants, half of them imaging professionals. Chicago was under a blizzard...

Morning Headlines 11/21/18

Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records Apple and the VA discuss developing software that would enable veterans to transfer medical records to their iPhones. Jump Technologies Receives $2M in Follow-on Series B Funding, Bringing Total...

News 11/21/18

Top News The VA is talking with Apple about connecting IPhone-using veterans to their EHR information, The Wall Street Journal reports. The program was conceived by top VA officials who worked with President Trump’s so-called “Mar-a-Lago group” of campaign supporters...

Morning Headlines 11/20/18

The health care venture from Amazon, Berkshire and JP Morgan just hired its first female exec, and she comes from a big insurance company The ABJ health initiative hires Dana Safran (BCBS of Massachusetts) as head of measurement, leading analysts to surmise the...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 11/19/18

  Thanksgiving is upon us, a quintessential US holiday. A friend sent me some seasonally appropriate ICD codes, including the W61.43 category “Pecked by Turkey” and W60 “Contact with Sharp Leaves.” There’s also Z63.1 “Problems in Relationship with In-Laws” for those...

Morning Headlines 11/19/18

The 25 most valuable US startups that failed this year Business Insider lists “The 25 Most Valuable US Startups that Failed This Year,” including four health technology companies that raised a combined $1.1 billion. The Chopraj Group Launches Imperativ, Inc.,...

Monday Morning Update 11/19/18

Top News Business Insider lists “The 25 Most Valuable US Startups that Failed This Year,” including these health technology companies and the amounts they raised: Paieon (medical imaging, $34 million) Candescent Health (radiology software, $94 million) Medical...

Weekender 11/16/18

Weekly News Recap The VA tells a House EHR subcommittee that it will need to spend an extra $350 million on top of its $16 billion Cerner budget to hire “subject matter experts to grade the implementation efforts of Cerner” HHS OCR issues an RFI to solicit the...

Morning Headlines 11/16/18

Lawmakers balk at $350M addition to VA’s health record deal John Windom, director of the VA’s EHR modernization efforts, says during a congressional hearing that an additional $350 million in personnel costs will be part of the Cerner project’s already $16 billion...

News 11/16/18

Top News Pointed fingers fly at a House Veterans’ Affairs EHR subcommittee meeting, with most aiming towards VA program director John Windom once he let it be known an additional $350 million in personnel costs would be part of the Cerner project’s already $16 billion...

Black Book’s Vendor Report Methodology

  Readers asked how Black Book performs its survey-driven health IT vendor reports, apparently surprised that Allscripts finished in the #1 spot for integrated EHR/PM/RCM vendors. Doug Brown is president and CEO of Black Book Market Research, LLC. He has a long...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 11/15/18

  I’m always on the lookout for interesting startups and young vendors and have been following Diasyst for a while. Looks like they’re hitting their stride as Piedmont Healthcare plans to implement their solution in both diabetes specialty and primary care clinics...

Reader Question: Forward Primary Care Clinics

A reader asked me to look into a Twitter war that broke out yesterday among doctors and an investor in direct primary care practice Forward, described by Quartz nearly two years ago as, “a slick, seamless, Uber-like experience, a bit like a luxury health spa on the...

Morning Headlines 11/15/18

Mount Sinai Technology Spinout RenalytixAI Completes Initial Public Offering, Raising $29 Million to Combat Kidney Disease RenalytixAI raises $29 million in an IPO that will be used to fund the launch of AI-enabled applications for the early detection of kidney...

Morning Headlines 11/14/18

‘We ran out of money’: High-profile startup seeking to connect patients with clinical trials shuts down Driver, whose technology matches cancer patients with clinical trials, runs out of cash and shuts down just two months after its high-profile launch. The new Google...

News 11/14/18

Top News Driver, whose technology matches cancer patients with clinical trials, runs out of cash and shuts down just two months after its high-profile launch. The company had 85 employees and 30 cancer centers participating, but its revenue model was to charge...

Looking Ahead to HIMSS19

  We’re 90 days out from the start of HIMSS19. Notes: Register by December 3 to obtain the early bird discount ($825 for members, $1,055 for non-members). Book a hotel ASAP if you haven’t already. Rooms are available at several close-in hotels at reasonable rates. Or,...

Morning Headlines 11/13/18

Veritas Capital Will Acquire Athenahealth for $5.7 Billion Veritas Capital and Elliott Management subsidiary Evergreen Coast Capital will acquire Athenahealth for $5.7 billion. FHIR Server for Azure: An open source project for cloud-based health solutions Microsoft...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 11/12/18

  I was intrigued by the results of Mr. H’s recent poll results regarding reader attendance plans for HIMSS19. Only 28 percent of respondents will be going, although the sample size is pretty small at 216 readers. Most of the people I’ve asked recently about their...

Morning Headlines 11/12/18

Veritas Capital, Elliott clinch $5.5 billion acquisition of Athenahealth Reuters reports that Veritas Capital and Elliott Management will acquire Athenahealth for $135 per share. Corporate America’s blockchain and bitcoin fever is over Executives of S&P companies...

Monday Morning Update 11/12/18

Top News Athenahealth reports Q3 results that had been pushed back a week: revenue up 9 percent, adjusted EPS $1.08 vs. $0.56, beating earnings expectations but falling short on revenue. The company also delayed its earnings call one week to Monday afternoon after the...