clinical decision support

By Bradley Merrill Thompson April 11, 2018
About the Author: Bradley Merrill Thompson is a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical trial issues. Since the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, a hallmark of FDA’s regulation of medical devices has been the agency’s risk-based approach....
By Jonah Comstock April 4, 2018
Correction: The original version of this article misstated the symptom checker's original launch date. WebMD, long the go-to for patients turning to the internet for an answer to mysterious symptoms, has launched a redesigned, rebuilt version of its symptom checker, originally launched in 2005. The company says 4 million people per month log on to use the tool. From a user interface perspective,...
By Jeff Lagasse September 5, 2017
Healthcare analytics and decision support company Health Catalyst has just introduced a new engineering approach called the Health Catalyst Data Operating System, or DOS (not to be confused with the ancient PC operating system). DOS combines the features of data warehousing, clinical data repositories and health information exchanges into a single technology platform. Healthcare trails all...
By Jonah Comstock September 1, 2017
Computers, whether through simple decision trees or complex neural networks, are increasingly playing a larger and larger role in helping healthcare providers make treatment decisions. As the role of clinical decision software in healthcare grows, so too does the need for guidelines that allow clinicians and patients to trust and understand that software. This week, the CDS Coalition, an industry...
By Heather Mack May 31, 2017
UK-based Medvivo, which provides integrated services ranging from telemedicine to connecting people with primary care outside of normal office hours, has acquired clinical decision support company Expert 24. The purchase price of the deal was not disclosed, but investment firm Eight Roads provided the funds. Expert 24, which was founded in 2001, has operations both in the UK and the United States...
By Jonah Comstock May 1, 2017
Boston's Partners HealthCare has entered into a four-year partnership deal with Persistent Systems to build clinical decision support systems for various departments throughout the hospital. The two groups will work together to develop an open sourced platform based on SMART and FHIR. "Making innovative clinical tools available to our physicians at Partners and across the country relies on strong...
By Heather Mack April 18, 2017
Santa Cruz, California-based Murj, developer of a digital data collection platform for implantable cardiac devices, has officially emerged from stealth mode. Backed by $4.5 million in venture funding, the company wants to streamline workflow for clinicians grappling with increasingly more data from heart-monitoring devices, both remotely and in the office. Murj’s SaaS platform aims to replace...
By Jonah Comstock April 13, 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital held its second Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator Innovator’s Showcase yesterday, inviting more than 20 startups working with the hospital in some capacity to network and share their work with each other. At the event, the company also kicked off its newest open innovation challenge, which focuses specifically on clinical decision support.  “The idea there is we...
By Jonah Comstock April 10, 2017
New York City-based Spring, which offers clinical decision support for providers around behavioral health, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. William K. Warren Foundation, a philanthropic organization associated with the St. Francis Health System, and serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan (founder of Gilt and Business Insider) led the round. Additional contributions came from RRE Ventures, North...
By Heather Mack April 10, 2017
Irvine, California-based Masimo, makers of a suite of non-invasive patient monitoring devices and sensors, has expanded the capabilities of its connected platform to allow physicians to view more data, more clearly and in the configuration that works best for them. Clinicians get a lot of data from Masimo’s bedside monitoring devices – which include the recently FDA-cleared forehead sensor,...

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