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By Dave Muoio October 17, 2018
OptimizeRx, a software company focused on pharma-provider digital health messaging, has completed a $9 million deal to acquire medication adherence and care coordination messaging company CareSpeak Communications, OptimizeRx told MobiHealthNews. With this deal, OptimizeRx will be able to expand its EHR-embedded messaging platform so that phrama and providers can communicate directly with patients...
By Laura Lovett October 17, 2018
Both the clinician and the patient hold an important piece to the care puzzle, according to Kristina Sheridan, head of the enterprise strategy and transformation department at the nonprofit MITRE Corperation.  The physician has expertise in treating illness, whereas the patient is the authority on living with the condition, she explained at the Society for Participatory Medicine in Boston this...
Christian Dameff speaking to HIMSS TV
By HIMSS TV October 17, 2018
*/ Focus on Cybersecurity In October, we take a deep dive into security strategy and pressing threats.
By Dave Muoio October 17, 2018
Devoted, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based company that uses technology to blend health insurance with provider services, announced yesterday that it has landed a staggering $300 million Series B investment and is now enrolling Medicare beneficiaries living in eight southern and central Florida counties. The funding round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Premji Invest and Uprising also joining...
Doctor texting.
By Laura Lovett October 17, 2018
Texting between doctors and patients has become more commonplace in recent years. But before the two parties start sharing every intimate detail, experts urge providers to take a step back and consider security. HIPAA guidelines HIPAA permits “readily producible”private health information to be transferred to a patient through their preferred medium, as long as the provider can do so in a way...
By Laura Lovett October 17, 2018
This morning the American Medical Association launched the Digital Health Implementation Playbook, a guide that spells out the steps for developing a digital health technology and best practices. The tool, which can be accessed online, also gives resources and an achieve of digital health adoptions.  “This is a step-by-step guide for all of the things you need to consider before you get to...
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2018
NowRx — an online pharmacy specializing in same-day, same-hour prescription deliveries — announced a $7 million Series A round raised through crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. The company said in a statement that it will use the new backing to continue developing its technology, and expand its service to additional areas within California. "This crowdfunding round provides fantastic validation of...
By Laura Lovett October 16, 2018
Hospitals in Hawaii are now turning their attention to using blockchain technology to help aggregate data from EHRs across the state. Austin-based Timicoin, a blockchain-as-a-service company, has teamed up with First Vitals Health and Wellness to employ the technology in aggregating data from EHRs across the state of Hawaii, according to a statement.  The plan, currently just in a development...
By MobiHealthNews October 16, 2018
HIMSS is accepting speaker proposals for six pre-conference symposia on Monday, Feb. 11 in Orlando.   The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. ET on October 19, 2018.   Case studies from healthcare provider and payer organizations are a focus for these events, which deliver deep-dives into specific topic categories. Click on the links below to learn more about each symposium and to submit a...
By Dave Muoio October 16, 2018
In April of this year, the FDA released a five-point action plan to improve medical device safety that included a clear focus to reduce cybersecurity existing vulnerabilities and promote strong practices for future devices. Since then the agency hasn’t dragged its feet — earlier this month FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released a lengthy statement announcing the release of a cybersecurity...

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