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By Heather Mack 05:37 pm May 22, 2017
Chicago-based Upfront Healthcare Services –  which offers a data analytics platform to help large physician practices ascertain how best to schedule and allocate resources – has raised $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Nashville Capital Network, with contribution from Echo Health Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Martin Ventures. Upfront’s iterative platform tackles...
By Neil Versel 12:13 pm March 14, 2012
Don't look now, but there's another report raising safety issues about electronic medical records – and this one is focused squarely on mobile devices. Remember the problems Seattle Children's Hospital had with trying to run its Cerner EMR, built for full-size PC monitors, on iPads? The hospital tried to use the iPad as a Citrix terminal emulator, so the handful of physicians and nurses involved...
By Neil Versel 02:20 am November 23, 2011
Mobile and wireless technologies are helping give rise to a new form of clinical decision support that's being called "patient activation." "We're making a category that really hasn't existed," according to Doug Thompson, a senior research director at the Advisory Board Co., a Washington-based research firm that is making a big push into healthcare of late. "The term 'patient activation' can be...
By Brian Dolan 09:59 am November 6, 2009
Should hospitals who use telemedicine technologies be compensated for revenues lost because of reduced admissions and ED visits? That's the proposition set forth in a column over at iHealthBeat by Protima Advani, Practice Manager for the IT Insights program at the Advisory Board Company: "Needless to say, more than just federal grants are needed to drive growth in telemedicine programs. Changes...