Bernie Monegain

June 13, 2017
Apple has hired Sumbul Desai, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford. Desai is also vice chair of the Department of Medicine and chief digital officer at Stanford Center for Digital Health. Desai will serve in a senior role at Apple in what appears to be a growing healthcare team, CNBC reported on June 8, adding she would continue to see patients at Stanford. Apple executives...
May 24, 2017
Salt-Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has joined American Well’s online care marketplace, best known as “the Exchange.” Through the Exchange, Intermountain will make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available for patient telehealth visits on Amwell. The offering is available now to patients living in Utah, and soon will also be available to patients in Idaho. Intermountain...
May 18, 2017
Boston-based Partners HealthCare on Wednesday said it plans to integrate deep learning technology from GE Healthcare across its network. The 10-year collaboration will involve Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science. The initiative will feature co-located, multidisciplinary teams with broad access to data, computational infrastructure and...
May 15, 2017
Dr. Peter Fleischut has been named senior vice president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. He took the reins on May 1. In his new role, Fleischut will lead enterprise integration, transformation for clinical operations, innovation initiatives, logistics and pharmacy. He will also oversee the implementation of clinical technology operations for the new David H. Koch Center...
April 7, 2017
Asking patients to prepare notes ahead of a doctor visit boosts physician-patient communication and efficiency, according to new research from the University of Washington School of Medicine. The researchers asked patients at the Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to type what they wanted to discuss with the doctor into their medical records using computers in the...
April 5, 2017
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is among the first healthcare providers in the country to offer primary care patients the convenience of an online medical evaluation service. Rush will begin to offer what the medical center’s executives call “electronic house calls.” But, to be clear, the service is entirely text-based and does not include live video chats with doctors. Dubbed Rush...
March 16, 2017
Intermountain Healthcare is working with Zebra Medical Vision, a deep learning imaging analytics company, based in Israel to integrate machine learning in medical imaging analysis. The goal is to provide better patient care. Here’s how it works: Zebra-Med’s analytics engine receives imaging data and analyzes findings indicative of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and bone health....
March 14, 2017
Epic announced with little fanfare that its App Orchard is now officially open for business. And the EHR vendor is inviting third-party developers to highlight their best work, not only with FHIR, but also other open application programming interfaces. Epic competitors. including Allscripts and Cerner, are also pushing what their top executives describe as a more open approach to data...
February 14, 2017
The Indiana University Center for Aging Research is using a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to advance the development and evaluation of a mobile Critical Care Recovery Program. The goal is to provide post-ICU patients the rehabilitation they need after being discharged from intensive care units. Two million of the five million...
February 1, 2017
Jupiter Medical Center, a not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center in Jupiter, Florida, will employ cognitive computing platform IBM Watson for Oncology. Jupiter is the first US community hospital to adopt the technology. The goal: to provide insights to physicians to help them deliver personalized, evidence-based cancer treatment. In the U.S., there will be an estimated 1.7 million new...