interoperability

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...
By Heather Mack January 24, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin-based Redox, which makes APIs to create interoperability between healthcare organizations and developers, has raised $9 million in Series B funding in a round led by RRE Ventures. Existing investors .406 Ventures, HealthX Ventures and Flybridge Capital Partners also contributed to the round. In 2015, the company raised $3.5 million, and this latest financing brings their total...
By Heather Mack January 11, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator has released a draft of an analysis of the landscape of the role patient-generated health data has to play in clinical research and health care delivery. The white paper, written by Accenture Federal Services, is now available for public comment and is the latest development in the ONC’s two-year contract with Accenture to identify challenges and...
By Jonah Comstock December 14, 2016
National Coordinator Dr. Vindell Washington may have been dealt a relatively short stint in the role, but he’s set on doing as much as he can in the time he has to advance to ONC’s interests of data sharing and interoperability. Washington was on hand at the Connected Health Conference this week in National Harbor, Maryland to show off a demonstration of the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability...
By Heather Mack December 6, 2016
Boston-based PatientPing, which makes a care coordination platform that alerts healthcare providers whenever a patient receives care elsewhere, has raised $31.6 million in Series B funding in a round led by Andreesen Horowitz and Leerink Transformation Partners. Previously, the company raised $9.6 million, and this lastest round brings the PatientPing's total funding to $41.2 million.  The...
By Jonah Comstock August 23, 2016
The CommonWell Health Alliance, a trade association of health IT companies that has been working for the last three years to establish data interoperability between its members’ technologies, announced today that a new healthcare stakeholder will now be able to access a patient’s data via CommonWell: the patients themselves. “We started with clinics and hospitals. Now we’re live in rehabilitation...
By Heather Mack August 10, 2016
The UMass Memorial Health Care system will work with PatientPing, a health technology company, to enhance care coordination across the system via notifications that keep all healthcare team members in the loop. PatientPing alerts healthcare providers whenever a patient receives care elsewhere. The goal is to improve information transparency between healthcare providers. Upon joining PatientPing,...
By Jonah Comstock June 6, 2016
Friday was the last day to submit comments to the ONC about how the entity ought to measure interoperability under MACRA. While a number of organizations submitted their thoughts, one letter stood out. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women and Families, argued that interoperability and information exchange won't truly be...
By Jonah Comstock February 29, 2016
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas a new joint commitment from a number of healthcare providers and health IT companies to make patients’ data more accessible, which includes a move to implement new interoperability standards. The list of groups committed to the cause includes companies that provide 90 percent of the EHRs in the United...
By Jonah Comstock December 10, 2015
One of the many tensions in digital health is between innovators with big new ideas about new streams of data and doctors and CIOs who have to figure out how to use that data and integrate it into their workflow. At the MassTLC Healthcare Conference in Boston today, a panel of hospital CIOs discussed some of the challenges inherent in being a part of group number two. "The thing about this is, if...