Morning Headlines 5/8/19

Allscripts electronic health records unit receives grand jury subpoena The Practice Fusion unit of Allscripts has been served a criminal grand jury subpoena regarding EHR certification and anti-kickback statue compliance, according to company SEC filings. Providing...

News 5/8/19

Top News CMS Administrator Seema Verma invites people to tell their stories of their struggles in obtaining copies of their health records or with providers failing to share their information. My personal experience (and that of others) is that alerting HHS, including...

Morning Headlines 5/7/19

Kaiser Permanente Launches Social Health Network to Address Social Needs on a Broad Scale Kaiser Permanente will leverage social services coordination software from Unite Us as part of a new Thrive Local network that will connect members with community-based services....

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 5/6/19

National Nurses Week is May 6-12 and I want to send a shout-out to all the nurses out there. I’ve worked with some phenomenal nurse informaticists over the years. Their perspective often varies from that of physicians and their input has been invaluable on numerous...

Morning Headlines 5/6/19

U.S. doctors use medical records to fight measles outbreak Doctors like those at NYU Langone Health are using EHRs to identify patients in measles outbreak areas who have not received the measles vaccine. Grahame Grieve Named 2019 Glaser Award Recipient UTHealth’s...

Monday Morning Update 5/6/19

Top News From the Allscripts earnings call: The company reported record first-quarter bookings despite revenue growth that was less than it had predicted. One Paragon client was committed to switch EHRs until “they experienced the sales implementation by one of our...

Weekender 5/3/19

  Weekly News Recap Allscripts announces Q1 results that beat earnings expectations but fell short on revenue Meditech’s Q1 saw reduced revenue, operating income, and net cash from operations although unrealized security gains pushing earnings dramatically higher...

Morning Headlines 5/3/19

Allscripts announces first quarter 2019 results Allscripts announces Q1 results: revenue flat, adjusted EPS $0.16 vs. $0.15, beating on earnings but falling short of revenue expectations. CirrusMD Announces $15 Million in Series B Funding and New Plans to Improve Care...

News 5/3/19

Top News Allscripts announces Q1 results: revenue flat, adjusted EPS $0.16 vs. $0.15, beating on earnings but falling short of revenue expectations.  HIStalk Announcements and Requests Welcome to new HIStalk Platinum Sponsor SailPoint Technologies. The Austin,...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 5/2/19

  I’m continually surprised by the inability of EHR vendors to add fairly straightforward safety features to their systems. A reader sent in this screenshot that shows a patient’s pulse documented as 12,224 beats per minute. They also shared screenshots of other parts...

Morning Headlines 5/2/19

Capsule Technologies Acquires Bernoulli Health Medical device integration and patient monitoring company Capsule Technologies acquires clinical surveillance software vendor Bernoulli Health. Teladoc Health Reports First Quarter 2019 Results Teladoc exceeds analyst...

Morning Headlines 5/1/19

Health Catalyst Aims to Raise $150 Million to $200 Million in IPO The Wall Street Journal reports that Health Catalyst expects to raise up to $200 million in its IPO. MEDITECH Announces Professional Services Meditech launches a professional services division that will...

News 5/1/19

Top News Meditech posts Q1 results: revenue down 5.7%, EPS $0.97 vs. $0.08. The big bump in earnings was due to a $46 million year-over-year swing in unrealized marketable securities gains. Product revenue dropped 21%, operating income was down 33%, and net cash...

Morning Headlines 4/30/19

CareDx Agrees to Acquire OTTR Complete Transplant Management Transplant patient-focused molecular diagnostics company CareDx acquires organ transplant patient tracking software vendor OTTR for $16 million. HealtHIE Nevada, Nevada Hospital Association and Collective...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/29/19

As much as we complain about our technology, there are days when I’m glad to have it. This week was one of those, when I was confronted with multiple patients who had been exposed to wild animals and I had to quickly determine whether rabies exposure was a risk in our...

Morning Headlines 4/29/19

Notification of Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties HHS announces that it will use its discretion to set maximum annual HIPAA fines based on level of culpability, reducing the amount for those with no knowledge from $1.5 million to $25,000....

Monday Morning Update 4/29/19

Top News HHS announces that it will use its discretion to set maximum annual HIPAA fines based on level of culpability, reducing the amount for those with no knowledge from $1.5 million to $25,000. Above are the old vs. new penalty tiers. HIStalk Announcements and...

Weekender 4/26/19

Weekly News Recap Cerner announces Q1 results that meet Wall Street’s revenue and earnings expectations Seattle-based genetic testing and health coaching startup Arivale shuts down after burning through $50 million in funding CPSI announces plans to acquire patient...

Morning Headlines 4/26/19

Cerner Reports First Quarter 2019 Results Cerner reports Q1 results: revenue up 8%, adjusted EPS $0.61 vs. $0.58, meeting expectations for both. Scientific wellness startup Arivale closes abruptly in ‘tragic’ end to vision to transform personal health Seattle-based...

News 4/26/19

Top News Cerner reports Q1 results: revenue up 8%, adjusted EPS $0.61 vs. $0.58, meeting expectations for both. Reader Comments From Vishnu: “Re: EClinicalWorks. This is the second example of the company ignoring sexual harassment. It simply relocates offenders when a...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 4/25/19

  CMS was busy this week, dropping several proposed rule changes for the 2020 fiscal year that begins in October 2019. Last Wednesday, they released a proposed rule updating Medicare payment policies for facilities that fall under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility...

Morning Headlines 4/25/19

CPSI to Acquire Get Real Health to Expand Patient Engagement Solutions Community healthcare EHR company CPSI will acquire patient engagement vendor Get Real Health for $11 million. FTC Charges Surescripts with Illegal Monopolization of E-Prescription Markets The FTC...

Morning Headlines 4/24/19

Censinet Launches Industry’s First Third-Party Risk Management Platform Designed Exclusively for Healthcare Providers Censinet launches its health system vendor management platform and raises $7.8 million in a Series A funding round. Job cuts expected at major Belfast...