Bill Siwicki

October 26, 2017
Medical appointment booking app Zocdoc has launched Insurance Checker, a new feature powered by artificial intelligence for its iOS and Android mobile apps and for its mobile website. Seeking to ease a process pain point common for both patients and providers, Insurance Checker targets deciphering, understanding, and verifying health insurance. For healthcare provider organizations, getting...
October 20, 2017
Health IT company Wellbe is expanding its online patient navigation and engagement platform by partnering with Physiotec and Staywell. Physiotec delivers online rehabilitation programs and Staywell delivers a comprehensive library of guidelines-based content. In the face of the converging forces of consumerism and value-based care, hospitals are seeking to enable robust patient participation in...
October 18, 2017
The Allscripts EHR now can link with healthcare information and appointment booking app Zocdoc through the latter's participation as an integrator in the Allscripts Developer Program. This will enable a connection by API between Zocdoc’s online scheduling platform and Allscripts’ clinical scheduling software. The integration will improve real-time booking for patients through Zocdoc and will...
October 18, 2017
Remote patient monitoring company Medtronic Care Management Services  is partnering with telemedicine technology and services vendor American Well to enable a complete telehealth system focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population. The businesses will work together to enable patient access to American Well’s telemedicine services on Medtronic Care Management...
October 12, 2017
Welch Allyn, a vital signs monitoring technology company, now will offer its Internet of Things home medical devices as part of Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring platform. The Welch Allyn Home 1700 Series Blood Pressure Monitor with SureBP technology and Welch Allyn Home Weight Scale now will be offered as standard peripherals with Honeywell Life Care Solution’s Genesis Touch remote patient...
September 29, 2017
A new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs proposed rule would allow VA telehealth providers to more easily administer care across state lines. “The Department of Veterans Affairs proposes to amend its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA healthcare providers through telehealth,” states the proposed rule, which will officially be published Oct. 2. “This rule would ensure...
September 25, 2017
Hospital executives are increasingly prioritizing telemedicine for delivering care services as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care.  Fifty-one percent of the executives and caregivers Reach Health surveyed, in fact, said telemedicine is a high priority and 36 percent ranked it as a medium priority. Only 13 percent responded that telehealth is a low priority today.  For...
September 12, 2017
Nemours, which owns the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, said it will offer free telehealth consultations to children affected by Hurricane Irma. Families who need to access healthcare now have free access to Nemours’ pediatricians through a smartphone, tablet or desktop....
September 8, 2017
Customer interaction and product support services company iQor has partnered with Nuvo Group, a vendor of maternal monitoring products and analytics software, to provide a range of vital pregnancy health data. With the partnership, iQor will provide Nuvo Group with a fully integrated, end-to-end service and product support platform for Nuvo Group’s two main product lines: Sensa and PregSense.  ...
September 7, 2017
VitalTrax has launched Wing, its clinical trials electronic network that gives patients, caregivers and physicians a streamlined experience for finding and enrolling in clinical trials. Wing, which can be accessed at PatientWing.com, also offers clinical trials sponsors and provider research sites the ability to publish and promote their trials for increased visibility. Research sites are...