Morning Headlines 12/11/18

Former Director Of Healthcare Services Company Charged In Alleged $300 Million Investment Fraud Scheme Federal officials arrest Pavandeep Bakhshi, a former Constellation Healthcare Technologies board member, for his role in a scheme that attempted to trick investors...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 12/10/18

The physician lounge was abuzz on Friday due to a piece on CNN claiming that Australian researchers have developed a “10-minute cancer test.” Supposedly it “can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body” and stems from research looking at the...

Morning Headlines 12/10/18

NHS banned from buying any more fax machines In England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock bans NHS from buying new fax machines and insists that they be phased out by March 31, 2020. Hospital Beds Get Digital Upgrade Hill-Rom’s newest hospital bed will include...

Monday Morning Update 12/10/18

Top News In England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock bans NHS from buying new fax machines and insists that they be phased out by March 31, 2020. The Royal College of Surgeons agrees, estimating that NHS still has 8,000 fax machines in service. Here we hospital people...

Weekender 12/7/18

  Weekly News Recap Apple’s Watch 4 OS update includes the ECG app and arrhythmia notification capability. Meditech acquires its London-based partner Centennial Computer Corporation as part of its creation of Meditech UK. A KLAS report finds that most EHR vendors are...

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 61

On Episode 61 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are still in Tokyo—but this time we’re reporting from a famous whiskey bar. In this episode, Jess asks me about the most important takeaways from Health 2.0 Asia-Japan and the growing health tech market there. We also...

Morning Headlines 12/7/18

Partners goes down (and then back up) Politico reports that Partners HealthCare (MA) briefly took its Epic EHR offline Wednesday to handle unspecified technical issues. U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Walmart Announce Telehealth Collaboration to Reach...

News 12/7/18

Top News It’s been a busy week for Apple when it comes to healthcare: The FCC clears an Apple-branded sleep monitor built using technology the company gained from its Beddit acquisition last year.  Apple Watch 4 users who update to watchOS 5.1.2 can now use the ECG...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 12/6/18

  Following the ONC annual meeting at the end of November, I received an email that the slides and webcast would be “made available in the near future.” This always aggravates me after conferences, because by the time they make the content available, people have moved...

Morning Headlines 12/6/18

Enzyme Health Adds $1.7M for Clinician Telemedicine Job Marketplace Austin, TX-based Enzyme Health raises $1.7 million in a seed funding round led by Silverton Partners. Teladoc Health Refutes SIRF Report Claims Teladoc refutes claims of inappropriate relations and...

Morning Headlines 12/5/18

Curavi Acquires TripleCare, Prepares to Rapidly Expand Telemedicine Services UPMC-backed Curavi Health acquires competitor TripleCare, a telemedicine vendor that caters to the post-acute, long-term care market. MEDITECH UK Announces Acquisition of Centennial and the...

News 12/5/18

Top News A ProPublica report finds that the so-called “Mar-a-Lago gang” of three wealthy supporters of President Trump reviewed the VA’s proposed $10 billion Cerner contract before it was signed even though none of them had healthcare IT or military experience, naming...

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 60

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I report from a hedgehog cafe in Tokyo. In this episode, Jess asks me about Bright Health’s $200 million raise and the significance of Amazon’s new EMR product. We also talk about Health 2.0 Asia-Japan, which is happening right...

Morning Headlines 12/4/18

ResMed to Acquire Propeller Health, a Leader in COPD and Asthma Connected Health Solutions, for $225 Million Connected health technology vendor ResMed will acquire Madison, WI-based Propeller Health for $225 million. Tabula Rasa HealthCare to Acquire DoseMe, a...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 12/3/18

My former employers at Big Hospital System recently reached out to me, requesting some assistance with practices they’ve acquired. In the years since I left, they’ve consolidated their empire onto a single EHR platform and have streamlined a number of IT departments...

Morning Headlines 12/3/18

U.S. judge raises prospect of not approving CVS-Aetna deal A federal judge involved with the final legal step in the CVS/Aetna acquisition delays court proceedings, telling lawyers that he is very concerned and that “you all are proceeding on a rubber-stamp approach...