Bernie Monegain

By Bernie Monegain 10:13 amDecember 11, 2012
Roy Schoenberg, president and CEO of American Well, heads the company's product development and its operations divisions. He and his brother, Ido, who serves as chairman and CEO, have worked together for many years, both as physicians and as entrepreneurs. IN an interview with Bernie Monegain, editor of Healthcare IT News, he discusses his path to American Well and his vision for telehealth,...
By Bernie Monegain 08:48 amNovember 30, 2012
Some people believe there’s a science to aging well, and as the country’s 75 million Baby Boomers are, shall we say, coming of age, new organizations, methods and technologies are sprouting to keep this population vital, independent, engaged and mobile. Mobile technologies and apps of all sorts are poised to play a significant role in redefining what it means to get old. At the 2012 mHealth...
By Bernie Monegain 09:53 amOctober 17, 2012
Nuance Communications has announced an integration of its speech recognition technology with Epic's electronic health record platform. It's the second major announcement in two weeks for the Burlington, Mass.-based company and a significant move forward in efforts to make EHRs available on mobile devices. Company officials say customers will be able to capture clinical information through Epic...
By Bernie Monegain 09:45 amOctober 10, 2012
  After two months of beta testing, Imprivata is going to market with a texting app. Ed Ricks, CIO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital, a 200-bed community hospital in South Carolina and one of the beta sites, says Imprivata Cortext lets doctors do what they already do in all other parts of their lives, but weren't allowed to do because of HIPAA rules on protected health information. "It's secure. It's...
By Bernie Monegain 10:48 amOctober 9, 2012
Allscripts has launched an open app challenge, prodding developers and vendors to "start a revolution" by creating and integrating applications that become an extension of the Chicago-based company's open electronic health records software. Announced this week at Health 2.0 in San Francisco, the goal of the challenge, officials say, is to make it easier for providers to add new apps to their...
By Bernie Monegain 09:47 amSeptember 18, 2012
Archimedes, Inc., whose tagline is "quantifying healthcare," is staying true to its namesake, the Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer for whom no detail seemed too small, no problem too big to be solved by the right algorithm. The San Francisco-based company whose core technology, the Archimedes Model, is touted as a clinically realistic, mathematical model of human...
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By Bernie Monegain 02:09 pmMay 23, 2012
The White House has unveiled what it calls a "sweeping shift to mobile," an initiative aimed at accelerating efforts to make new and useful services available to consumers on their mobile devices. As part of President Barack Obama's commitment to delivering a 21st Century government, he issued a directive requiring that each major federal agency – including the Department of Health and Human...
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By Bernie Monegain 11:43 amMay 22, 2012
Physicians' use of devices and digital technology is evolving much faster than anticipated, especially when it comes to tablets, where adoption nearly doubled since 2011, according to a new study from healthcare market research and advisory firm Manhattan Research. The study surveyed 3,015 U.S. practicing physicians online in Q1 2012 across more than 25 specialties. Key findings from “Taking...
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By Bernie Monegain 09:41 amMay 11, 2012
A combination of telemonitoring and support from a pharmacist can help those with high blood pressure better manage their health, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2012. “Patients with high blood pressure visit physicians an average of four times each year, yet blood pressure is controlled in only about...
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By Bernie Monegain 11:20 amMarch 28, 2012
A Web-based application that creates personal heart health profiles was named the winner of a heart health apps challenge launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Jared Schwartz, Luke Peterson and Anthony Veach were named the winners of the app challenge this week at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Conference in Chicago. They were awarded $50,000 for their...