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By Jonah Comstock May 28, 2015
Health IT vendor athenahealth has announced the second class in its relatively new accelerator program, called More Disruption Please (MDP). MDP launched last September and now has six portfolio companies, three based in San Francisco and three in Boston. MDP companies receive seed funding, office space, and mentorship from athenahealth along with access to athenahealth's network of providers,...
By Jonah Comstock December 4, 2014
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) plans to reintroduce the SOFTWARE Act, a bipartisan bill that would establish a new regulatory framework for health information technology, early next year. Blackburn announced the news at a Bipartisan Policy Center event yesterday. "In 1938, Congress passed the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, which gave authority to the FDA to oversee the safety and efficacy of...
By Aditi Pai December 3, 2014
athenahealth Director of Corporate Strategy Emily Tyson The healthcare system has been changing steadily since the inception of digital health, but at the MassTLC Healthcare Conference in Boston this week, panelists pointed to the changes in healthcare billing and the shift away from the traditional doctor's office culture as the factors that have opened up the most opportunities for new...
By Aditi Pai July 21, 2014
Roseland, New Jersey-based Epion Health raised $4.5 million in an investment led by investment firm Deerfield Management Company for its iPad-based patient check-in tool. Epion Health was in Healthbox's second Boston class, backed by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Staff at physician practices can use the tool in place of paper-based registration forms -- contact information, consent, and...
By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2014
Wellframe, a Boston-based patient engagement and care management technology company, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from a bevy of high profile investors and entrepreneurs, such as athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush. Other investors in the round include Tim Draper, founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, president of the British Medical...
By Jonah Comstock November 15, 2013
Watertown, Massachusetts-based athenahealth is adding the Cochrane Library to its Epocrates Rx application. Epocrates users will have access to editorials, evidence-based reviews and meta-analyses from the independent healthcare evidence group. "Cochrane has earned its place as a highly respected source by examining bodies of evidence in specific areas, such as the accuracy of a diagnostic test...
By Aditi Pai October 9, 2013
Jonathan Bush, CEO and cofounder of athenahealth, wants to build a healthcare internet. Bush spoke about the barriers to healthcare innovation in a lively conversation with MIT Technology Review Editor in Chief Jason Pontin at the EmTech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bush described athenahealth, provider of cloud-based EHR and practice management software, as the "water boy" for the health...
By Jonah Comstock October 2, 2013
Epocrates and athenahealth, which bought Epocrates for $293 million at the beginning of this year, launched their first joint product, a free mobile app called Epocrates Bugs + Drugs that uses big data to address "superbugs" or drug-resistant bacteria. "What's exciting about this is it takes athena data and it pulls the big data into a moment of care that allows a physician to provide a...
By MHN Staff September 4, 2013
By Dan Haley, VP of Government Affairs, athenahealth In 2011 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance seeking to clarify its intentions with regard to regulation of mobile health information technology (“mhealth IT”). The Agency solicited and received public comment. Thereafter began a nearly two-year waiting game that continues to this day and has more than a few mobile...
By Jonah Comstock August 15, 2013
When Medtronic acquired Minnesota-based home health company Cardiocom last week, it was easy to get confused. Medtronic, a company whose most famous product is an implantable heart monitor, could just as easily have bought Cardiocomm Solutions (two M's), a company with a mobile ECG monitor as its flagship product. With a boom of young companies and, apparently, only a certain number of health-...