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By Laura Lovett July 3, 2018
Boston-based telemedicine giant American Well has recently filed an SEC document revealing that the company raised $290 million in funding. According to the document, which was filed on June 29, the company is looking to raise up to $314.7 million within this funding round.   The last completed SEC filing by American Well was in 2014, when it raised $81 million. In January, the company also...
Epic EHR and Apple Health Records API
By Mike Miliard July 3, 2018
Cleveland Clinic announced Monday that its patients can now access their personal health data on their iPhones with the Health Records feature. That, together with Cleveland Clinic's version of the Epic MyChart app, offers patients more comprehensive mobile access to their own health data and a way to manage appointments, message their physicians and more, officials said. "Access to one's own...
By Laura Lovett July 3, 2018
The American Medical Association has its eyes on mobile this season as it announced the three winners of its Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. This year the winners showcased technology that included a patient-provider communication tool, a personal risk analysis app, and a medical decision-making platform.  “The AMA issued the challenge to inspire the creation of novel mobile technology...
By Jonah Comstock July 2, 2018
Healthy Interactions, a population health company that offers both digital and in-person programs for chronic disease management and education, announced last week that it has added two new programs, for cardiovascular disease and depression, to its portfolio.  The company's initial focus was on diabetes, and it launched its original program, diabetes self-management education and support, in...
By Laura Lovett July 2, 2018
The NHS is looking to ramp up its patient data security, after signing a contract with software company Privitar for its de-identification technology. The new technology will help prevent a person’s identify from being connected to their information.  “The health and care landscape is rapidly changing, and we can improve individual patient care if our systems can deliver a complete picture of...
Winston Armstrong and Sandeep Chandra talk about hybrid cloud with HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV July 2, 2018
Winston Armstrong, CISO at the San Diego Super Computer Center, and Sandeep Chandra, director of health cyberinfrastructure at the same center, both tout the benefits of a hybrid cloud with medical devices in terms of security as well as analytics. But key safeguards are needed to keep it secure.
By Dave Muoio July 2, 2018
A security vulnerability affecting more than 3,000 mobile apps is exposing more than 4 million protected health records that include prescription details and sensitive chat messages, according to a report from mobile app security firm Appthority. The opening — which also includes 2.6 million plaintext passwords and user IDs, 25 million GPS location records, and 50,000 financial records — is a...
Toby Gouker from First Health Advisory talks about cybersecurity reality check at HIMSS Security Forum
By HIMSS TV July 2, 2018
Toby Gouker, CISO at First Health Advisory Solutions, says the bad guys have decided to pick on the healthcare community, which means there is little time for the industry to shore up its defenses.
By Laura Lovett July 2, 2018
Hims has recently gained a lot of traction for its business of discretely sending men’s health products and medications through the mail, and as of last week the San Francisco-based startup landed another $50 million in funding. According to Bloomberg, which first reported the funding, the money will be put towards growing its prescription drug business.  Instead of going to a doctor to get a...
By Dave Muoio June 29, 2018
Online social networks are becoming an increasingly prevalent strategy for public health and other stakeholders to cut down unhealthy behaviors. Whether they’re built for a mainstream audience or to address the issues of a focused patient population, these digital communities all share a major challenge: members who aren’t interested in participating. “Poor engagement in a digital behavior change...

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