Bernie Monegain

July 12, 2017
GE Healthcare and HeartFlow are working together to increase the clinical availability and adoption of HeartFlow FFRct, a proprietary technology that helps clinicians diagnose and treat patients with suspected coronary artery disease. The goal of the partnership is to increase the clinical availability and adoption of the technology, the partners say. They announced the collaboration on Thursday...
April 18, 2016
Quartet Health, the behavioral health startup backed by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, has raised $40 million in a second round of funding. GV – formerly Google Ventures – led the funding with participation from existing investors Oak HC/FT Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, and Polaris Partners. Krishna Yeshwant, general partner at GV, will join Quartet’s board of directors. Quartet will...
December 7, 2015
Every contract Christiana Care Health System inks that bears any IT component crosses the desk of CISO Anahi Santiago. And that's where management of vendors, be those selling mobile wares, medical devices, or business associates, gets more complicated. "The vendors don't get it, and they want to argue -- about patch management, disaster recovery, change management -- you name it," she said. "I...
November 23, 2015
December 10, 2014
Imagine software as a drug – a type of drug meant to heal diabetes, for example, or prevent strokes or heart failure. That's the premise that Anand Iyer, president and CEO of WellDoc, put forth Wednesday when he spoke about his company's plans at the mHealth Summit. Iyer fancies a day when software would be prescribed just like any other medicine. That day has come. Welldoc's Bluestar application...
December 8, 2014
Why go it alone with population health, when partnerships can be more powerful? That was one of the more intriguing discussions Monday at the mHealth Summit. And the session in question, "Partnerships for the Future of Population Health," highlighted three successful examples. The moderator, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn of THINK-Health, began the session with advice of her own – an African proverb: "If you...
December 8, 2014
Health and healthcare is serious business. But for a few brief hours on Sunday afternoon, John Ferrara, gamer extraordinaire, showed how it could be turned into a game for the benefit of patients and caregivers alike. Ferrara is serious when it comes to gaming. But, he's playful, too. His aim is to have fun, and also to spread goodwill in the world. He made that clear during Sunday's half-day...
November 11, 2014
Pennsylvania's Geisinger Health System has moved one step closer to a mobile-optimized electronic health record. Geisinger and xG Health Solutions, a company founded by Geisinger to commercialize the health system's technology, used a new draft standard developed by international standards organization Health Level Seven to connect a rheumatology app to interact with its Epic EHR. By using the...
July 28, 2014
Seven health IT startups have landed a spot in the 2014 New York Health Accelerator. The accelerator, a program run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City, selects growth-stage digital health companies developing cutting-edge technology products for healthcare providers and patients in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, predictive ...
April 11, 2014
After five years at the helm, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned on April 10.  Sebelius seemed to have weathered the maelstrom surrounding last October's botched rollout of the government’s health insurance exchanges, and with more than 7 million new people signed up for health insurance through the exchanges, the future looked good. Last October, the launch of the...