EHRs

By Laura Lovett September 11, 2018
Looking to relieve the glut of paperwork surrounding physicians, voice AI company Nuance has teamed up with EHR company Epic to integrate its platform into Epic’s apps. The companies' new system was developed to help doctors more easily manage clinical documentation. The idea is that doctors will be able to open up one of Epic’s compatible apps and retrieve schedules, patient information, lab...
Health Wizz pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator
By Bill Siwicki July 19, 2018
Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records. The idea is to enable individuals to control their health data as easily as they do their online bank accounts to allow better communication between...
CMS releases new rule for payers about MIPS, fee schedule
By Mike Miliard July 16, 2018
The "historic changes" announced late yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, promising big adjustments to its policies around the Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program, already have the healthcare industry talking. CMS says it wants to incentivize the use of and access to virtual care and telehealth, to ease the quality reporting burden on physicians by...
Doctor looking at mobile device
By Leontina Postelnicu June 19, 2018
Politicians and policymakers should draft a ‘comprehensive strategy’ to ensure the NHS and social care system harnesses technology and innovation at pace, a final report from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care warns. It calls for a 'digital first' approach and asks the system to leverage the use of innovative apps and devices, with an increased focus on prevention and promoting healthy...
By Dave Muoio May 4, 2018
EHR vendor Allscripts has made an agreement to purchase patient communication app maker HealthGrid for $60 million in cash, with an additional $50 million in earnout payments based on HealthGrid achieving certain revenue targets over the next three years, according to a recently registered SEC filing. The merger of the two companies is expected to close sometime during Q2 2018. “The growing...
By Susan Morse April 25, 2018
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital. Indeed, it starts with a new moniker: meaningful use is being renamed “Promoting Interoperability.” The proposed rules and request for...
Doctor Robert Wachter
By Teresa Bau April 12, 2018
Two years ago Doctor Robert Wachter, Professor and Chair at the Department of Medicine in the University of California (San Francisco), published  “The digital doctor: hope, hype and harm at the dawn of medicine’s computer age”. The book, highly critical of the way EHR work in the US, quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In this moment of transformation, Wachter feels that some...
By Jonah Comstock April 24, 2017
Sansoro Health, a company that connects digital health technologies with electronic health records, has raised $5.2 million. Bain Capital Ventures led the round. Combined with last year's $1.2 million raise from Healthy Ventures and Treehouse Ventures, the company's total funding is now at $6.4 million. “Innovation in health care will drive improved patient outcomes at a lower cost, and...
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