EPtalk with Dr. Jayne 10/18/18

A reader recently asked how/where I keep my own personal medical records. I may have written about it in the past, but my strategy is always evolving, so I’ll share my answer. From my college and medical school days, I have a few paper documents, mostly pathology...

Morning Headlines 10/18/18

OptimizeRx Acquires CareSpeak Communications Digital prescription savings company OptimizeRx acquires interactive patient messaging vendor CareSpeak Communications for an undisclosed sum. Apple gives U.S. users tool to see what data it has collected Following a...

Make Hackathons Fair Again

By FRED TROTTER On Oct 19, I will begin to MC the health equity hackathon in Austin TX, which will focus on addressing healthcare disparity issues. Specifically, we will be using healthcare data to try and make an impact on those problems. Our planning team has spent...

Morning Headlines 10/17/18

Influential Leapfrog Group Jumps In To Rate 5,600 Surgery Centers Hospital grading organization Leapfrog Group will launch safety and quality surveys of the country’s 5,600 outpatient surgery centers after an investigation revealed poor oversight and substandard...

News 10/17/18

Top News Radiation oncology and software vendor Varian Medical acquires Finland-based Noona Healthcare, whose software captures patient-reported outcomes and supports symptom management. Reader Comments From Managing Director, Otium cum Dignitate: “Re: HIMSS Form 990....

Morning Headlines 10/16/18

Anthem Pays OCR $16 Million in Record HIPAA Settlement Following Largest U.S. Health Data Breach in History Anthem will pay the HHS Office of Civil Rights $16 million to settle HIPAA violations from a 2015 data breach that impacted 79 million people. Four Men and...

Health in 2 Point 00 Episode 54

On Today’s episode of healthin2point00, Jess asks me about the CVS & Aetna’s merger, CSweetner & HIMSS new partnership in women’s health care, HLTH’s new pledge with Parity.org, Noona Healthcare getting acquired by Varian Health Systems. And as Jess point...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 10/15/18

As an urgent care physician, I enjoy the satisfaction of being able to make a bad day better for many of my patients. Although I live in a major metropolitan area, there is a relative shortage of primary care physicians (at least ones taking new patients). For those...

AMA to Health Tech: Call a Doctor

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF Health “That’s why we’re investing so heavily in the innovation space…we look at physicians and how they’re spending their days. The amount of time they’re spending clicking away on their EHRs, wasting time – we think we can help fix it. It’s...

Morning Headlines 10/15/18

Cloud-Based Digital Pathology Startup Deep Lens Exits Stealth Mode With $3.2 Million Seed Financing Pathology image detection support system vendor Deep Lens announces $3.2 million in seed funding and availability of its free VIPER service for pathologists....

Monday Morning Update 10/15/18

Top News Pathology image detection support system vendor Deep Lens announces $3.2 million in seed funding and availability of its free VIPER service for pathologists. Co-founders of the Columbus, OH-based company are CEO Dave Billiter, MBA (Cardinal Health) and...

Weekender 10/12/18

  Weekly News Recap Athenahealth is reportedly choosing from its options to accept acquisition bids from previously rejected suitors, sell out to NThrive, or continue as a going concern Several hospitals evacuate patients and suffer damage from Hurricane Michael The...

Morning Headlines 10/12/18

Athenahealth is reaching out to previously rejected suitors The New York Post reports that Athenahealth is waffling between accepting acquisition bids from companies it previously rejected, merging with NThrive, or remaining as is. 2 Florida hospitals in wake of...

News 10/12/18

Top News Bay Medical Sacred Heart and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center evacuate a combined 330 patients after suffering extensive damage during Hurricane Michael’s destructive trek through Panama City in the Florida panhandle. Damage to the facilities included a...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 10/11/18

  I was excited to hear that Atul Gawande, MD has been booked as the opening keynote speaker for HIMSS19. Many of us were initially enthusiastic about the efforts by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase to revolutionize healthcare delivery. That enthusiasm...