Morning Headlines 2/6/19

Cerner Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results and Announces Plan to Initiate Quarterly Cash Dividend Cerner reports Q4 results: revenue up 4 percent, adjusted EPS $0.63 vs., $0.58, meeting earnings expectations but falling short on revenue. CommonWell...

News 2/6/19

Top News Cerner reports Q4 results: revenue up 4 percent, adjusted EPS $0.63 vs., $0.58, meeting earnings expectations but falling short on revenue. The company announced plans to start paying a quarterly dividend of $0.15 in Q3 2019. Also in Cerner news, the company...

Morning Headlines 2/5/19

Amazon-led health venture hires technology chief to work under Gawande The healthcare venture of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan hires former Zocdoc CTO Serkan Kutan to head up technology efforts. Providence St. Joseph Health Announces New Enterprise...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 2/4/19

Our EHR friend John Halamka, MD co-authored a piece in the Harvard Business Review earlier this month regarding strategies for making EHRs less time-consuming for physicians. Their ideas are sound, although I’d like to expand on them a bit from the trenches. The first...

Morning Headlines 2/4/19

3M Completes Acquisition of M*Modal’s Technology Business First announced last December, 3M wraps up its acquisition of MModal’s technology business for $1 billion. Why You Should Be Careful About 23andMe’s Health Test The New York Times warns that 23andMe’s consumer...

Monday Morning Update 2/4/19

Top News Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives complete their merger to form the 142-hospital, $29 billion CommonSpirit Health. The new health system said in the announcement, “We didn’t combine our ministries to get bigger, we came together to provide better...

Weekender 2/1/19

  Weekly News Recap EMDs acquires Aprima Nordic acquires Healthtech Consultants Harris Healthcare’s Iatric Systems acquires Haystack Informatics The VA ends its pilot of Epic scheduling and will instead implement Cerner at all facilities KLAS releases “Best in KLAS...

Morning Headlines 2/1/19

eMDs Acquires Aprima, Further Strengthening Position as a Leading Healthcare Ambulatory Solutions Organization EHR and practice management company EMDs acquires competitor Aprima. Freshman Lawmaker Will Oversee VA’s Multibillion-dollar EHR Overhaul Rep. Susie Lee...

News 2/1/19

Top News EHR and practice management company EMDs acquires competitor Aprima. Reader Comments From On the Hunt: “Re: Health Catalyst. Completed its second RIF in six months, with all affected employees working in the HCI division (the former Medicity).” I reached out...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 1/31/19

  It’s officially HIMSS time, with the first set of party invitations hitting my inbox this week. I am sad to say that there is so much overlap I’m not going to be able to make half of what I’d like to attend – too many events on Tuesday evening, for sure. I’ve heard...

Morning Headlines 1/31/19

Secretary Wilkie: Revolutionizing VA Health Care VA Secretary Robert Wilkie downplays the notion that the agency is moving towards privatization in his remarks announcing new standards that will allow veterans to seek care outside of the VA system. EPAS no more as SA...

Morning Headlines 1/30/19

Breaking Down Barriers Between Clinical Trials and Clinical Care: Incorporating Real World Evidence into Regulatory Decision Making FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD outlines several ways in which the agency will use digital systems to make healthcare more efficient...

News 1/30/19

Top News FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD says in an address to the Bipartisan Policy Center that “digital technologies are one of the most promising tools we have for making healthcare more efficient and more patient focused.” He added that streams of real-world...

Morning Headlines 1/29/19

Leading Hospital Supply Chain Management Solution Rebrands as Syft® Management Health Solutions celebrates its twentieth anniversary by rebranding to Syft. Investcorp Announces Acquisition of Health Plus Management Global investment company Investcorp acquires...

HIStalk’s Guide to HIMSS19

Aprima Medical Software Booth 3100 Contact: Mark Richards, VP of sales and marketing mrichards@aprima.com 410.465.9645 Stop by booth 3600 at HIMSS and find out why Aprima has been named the 2018 Best in KLAS in the Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM Category (1-10...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 1/28/19

I had a particularly gruesome Sunday in the urgent care trenches. Not with the expected cases of influenza, but with people behaving badly. It has been years since I worked in the big-city emergency department, so I never dreamed I’d be searching for handgun-related...

Morning Headlines 1/28/19

ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2019 Sleep apnea equipment and connected health vendor ResMed’s Q2 results fall short on revenue, sending shares down an alarming 19 percent for a market cap of $13.5 billion. Phynd Technologies, Inc....

Monday Morning Update 1/28/19

Top News Sleep apnea equipment and connected health vendor ResMed turns in Q2 results: revenue up 8 percent, adjusted EPS $1.00 vs. $1.00, meeting earnings estimates but falling short on revenue, sending RMD shares down an alarming 19 percent on Friday for a market...

Weekender 1/25/19

Weekly News Recap A New York Times report describes how hospitals use “wealth screening” analytics to target affluent inpatients to receive donation pitches Rhode Island’s health department charges four ED doctors with medical misconduct after they voluntarily report...

Morning Headlines 1/25/19

Hospitals Are Asking Their Own Patients to Donate Money Hospitals are running nightly “wealth screening” analytics on inpatients who they then deem affluent enough to ask for donations before discharge. Rhode Island Docs Alarmed by Subpoenas The Rhode Island Health...

News 1/25/19

Top News The US uninsured rate rises to four-year high of nearly 14 percent. The increase was driven by higher premiums, less competition as some insurers pulled out of marketplaces, and the White House’s declaration that “Obamacare is dead” coupled with its...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 1/24/19

I had a chance to sit in on a Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) webinar from Greenway Health while I was on site with a client today. It was nicely done, with a concise agenda and a strong presenter. The sales component was kept to a minimum, with the majority of...