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...

Trauma-Informed Primary Care

Samyukta Mullangi By SAMYUKTA MULLANGI MD, MBA, DANIEL W. BERLAND MD, and SUSAN DORR GOOLD MD, MHSA, MA Jenny, a woman in her twenties with morbid obesity (not her real name), had already been through multiple visits with specialists, primary care physicians (PCPs),...

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...

News 4/24/19

Top News HHS announces CMS Primary Cares, two value-based care payment models launching in 2020 that it says will cover at least 25% of Medicare beneficiaries and providers. The models are: Primary Care First, in which small primary care practices will be paid a fixed...

Morning Headlines 4/23/19

Kindbody Raises $15M Series A To Reinvent Modern Women’s Health Care Women’s healthcare company Kindbody raises $15 million in a Series A round that brings its total funding to $22 million. ESO Takes Over Emergency Medical Services Performance Improvement Center...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 4/22/19

I’ve been working with a large provider group and recently spent some time with them in a retreat format. Although the group bills itself as a topnotch organization from a clinical quality perspective, there is a great deal of physician dissatisfaction. The EHR is a...

Morning Headlines 4/22/19

HHS Announces Next Steps in Advancing Interoperability of Health Information HHS opens Draft 2 of its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement for public comment. Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement – Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) ONC will...

Monday Morning Update 4/22/19

Top News HHS opens Draft 2 of its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement for public comment. ONC will present a webinar on Draft 2 on April 23. In related news, ONC announces that it will open a four-year, $900,000 per year (first year) funding opportunity...

Weekender 4/19/19

  Weekly News Recap IBM halts sales of Watson for Drug Discovery due to low demand Healthcare data integration vendor Redox raises $33 million The New York Times profiles the Butterfly IQ device that transforms a smartphone into an ultrasound scanner Provider...

Morning Headlines 4/19/19

IBM cutting Watson for Drug Discovery IBM halts sales of Watson for Drug Discovery due to low demand. Elizabeth Holmes’ Failed Theranos Was Just Granted 5 New Patents In 2019 CB Insights reports failed blood-testing company Theranos was awarded five new patents in...

News 4/19/19

Top News IBM halts sales of Watson for Drug Discovery due to low demand. The company says it will intensify its focus on clinical development.  The Watson for Drug Discovery web page is still active, including testimonials from Barrow Neurological Institute. Webinars...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 4/18/19

The largest US health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, has added its critique to the Medicare for All proposals currently being debated in Congress. We’re going to hear about this for the next year and a half, at least through the next presidential election, so I’m not...

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...