EHR

By Heather Mack August 29, 2016
AthenaHealth, a provider of cloud-based EHR, practice management software and population health services, has acquired Austin-based care coordination platform Patient IO (officially known as Filament Labs), which allows patients to access their care plan through a series of actionable daily tasks on a mobile or web-based application. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Patient IO...
August 17, 2016
On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a final order with EHR vendor Practice Fusion that will consent to a 20-year privacy practice order, stemming from its highly-publicized privacy scandal. The settlement was first announced in June, and after a 30-day comment period, the final order was unanimously approved, 3-0. Practice Fusion was charged with soliciting reviews from...
By Heather Mack August 9, 2016
Diagnostic information company Quest Diagnostics has launched an iPad-based cognitive assessment tool to aid doctors in diagnosis, assessment and care management of people with cognitive dysfunction. The app, called CogniSense, was made available on iTunes following a 300-patient pilot study with Long Island ACO Primary PartnerCare. Dr. Edward I. Ginns, Quest Diagnostic’s medical director in...
By Jonah Comstock March 31, 2016
A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins, the Ohio State University, and the National Cancer Institute argue that, based on projections from NCI survey data, 75 percent of US adults will use personal health records (PHRs) by 2020, even without additional interventions. In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, academics extrapolated from the Health Information National...
By Jonah Comstock October 20, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin-based Redox, a company founded by former Epic engineers that makes an API for integrating software with EHRs, has raised $3.5 million in a round led by .406 Ventures. Flybridge Capital Partners and HealthX Ventures also contributed to the round. The company is attempting to address a major pain point in developing software for hospitals: integration and interoperability with...
By Jonah Comstock October 7, 2015
Dr. Robert Wachter, a physician and author who spoke this week at the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California, told the story of an early adopting private practice that bought a state of the art ambulatory EHR system 10 years ago. The head of the practice told Wachter that on the day the system was deployed "the staff came to work and nobody knew how to do their jobs". Wachter sees this...
By Jonah Comstock September 2, 2015
Salesforce, maker of the well-known sales and customer support platform, is launching its first product designed specifically for the healthcare sector: Salesforce Health Cloud. The new offering will be a patient engagement and patient management offering designed to work alongside the EHR and other data sources. “Healthcare providers face a significant challenge. To deliver the best patient care...
By Jonah Comstock March 23, 2015
Last week, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced the long-awaited proposed guidelines for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use requirements for electronic health records. On the same day, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released the proposed 2015 certification criteria for EHRs. The standards proposed will be optional through 2017 and mandatory for all...
By Jonah Comstock March 12, 2015
Durham, North Carolina-based health data company Validic has partnered with electronic health records vendor Cerner in a deal that will allow healthcare providers using the Cerner EHR to enable patients to import clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data from consumer devices into their records via the patient portal. Validic told MobiHealthNews in an email that it is working with a number...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2014
Dr. William Tierney HIPAA is designed to give patients control of their own medical data -- who can see it, who can access it, and who can use it, especially with regards to third parties. But when it comes to physicians themselves, the status quo is patients being expected to fully disclose, so doctors have all the information they might need to treat them. A new study is challenging that...