Laura Lovett and Dave Muoio

June 24, 2019
UnitedHealth Group has acquired online patient community portal PatientsLikeMe as of June 19, according to an announcement sent out via email to members of the latter's DigitalMe study this afternoon. The announcement explains that as part of the acquisition, the startup will now become part of UnitedHealth Group’s research arm that focuses on healthcare improvements and innovation.  “This...
December 11, 2018
In an effort to boast patient engagement, last week Hospital Sisters Health System announced that it will be integrating its SeamlessMD system with Epic’s new SMART on FHIR technology. According to a statement, the new technology will enable providers to enroll, receive alerts and monitor patients on SeamlessMD without leaving the EHR. “SeamlessMD has been an instrumental partner in helping us...
September 28, 2018
The Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland’s public health organization, is playing a game of EHR catch up with other countries.  The health system, which was founded in 2005, cares for the country's population of roughly 4.7 million people. While the system’s scope is large, the HSE is still lacking a digital environment according to Fran Thompson, assistant national director of engagement and...