EHR

By Dave Muoio 04:21 pm January 28, 2020
San Francisco-based EHR developer Practice Fusion has agreed to pay $145 million alongside an admission that it “solicited and received kickbacks from a major opioid company” in exchange for clinical decision support (CDS) alerts promoting unnecessary prescription opioids, according to a release from the US Department of Justice. In a settlement announced yesterday (and hinted at in an earnings...
By Dave Muoio 01:24 pm January 13, 2020
DrChrono — the maker of a mobile-friendly EHR, billing and practice management platform, has raised $20 million in a newly announced growth capital round headed by ORIX Growth Capital. WHAT THEY DO DrChrono was one of the first companies to offer an EHR that ran on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets natively, and in particular worked closely with Apple and others to ensure that its...

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By Laura Lovett 04:35 pm November 21, 2019
Google Health has offered a peek at what it's planning for its next set of clinical digital tools. It includes a more integrated charting system that aims to make it easier for doctors to search for a variety of metrics and notes.  “With a single login, doctors can access a unified view of data normally spread across multiple systems. All the types of information clinicians need are assembled...
By Jonah Comstock 09:22 am November 6, 2019
Ten months after announcing plans, and just shy of a year after those plans originally leaked, Apple and the Department of Veterans Affairs have completed the rollout of Apple Health Records to any iOS users among the more than 9 million veterans in the US and surrounding territories. “We have delivered veterans an innovative new way to easily and securely access their health information,” VA...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am August 26, 2019
Apple Health Records has come to a handful of Allscripts’ EHR platforms, allowing iPhone users to collate and control their personal health information across different organizations, the EHR vendor announced Thursday afternoon. Both providers and patients documenting records with Allscripts’ Sunrise, TouchWorks EHR and Professional EHR products will have access to Apple’s platform, which uses...
By Dave Muoio 03:14 pm June 28, 2019
Apple is opening the doors to its mobile Health Records feature even wider by allowing US health care organizations with compatible EHRs to self-register for the personal health record system. The news was tweeted on Wednesday by Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, Apple’s clinical and health informatics lead, and reflected with an update to Apple’s Health Records registration page. Registering a system or...
By Jonah Comstock 03:49 pm May 22, 2019
Israeli device-enabled telemedicine company Tyto Care has launched an app on Epic's App Orchard, enabling the company's service to be easily integrated into the mammoth tech company's EHR. Tyto Care offers a remote consultation service, which it supports with a number of connected devices that are designed to better enable these virtual visits. Housed within the remote care kits sold to providers...
By Laura Lovett 03:24 pm May 9, 2019
This morning a private equity firm by the name of Warburg Pincus merged DocuTAP, maker of a tablet-based EMR and practice management software, with Practice Velocity, an urgent care EHR company. The firm plans on uniting the two companies under the name Experity.  WHAT’S THE IMPACT After the merger, the company promises existing clients that it will continue to support all platforms and service....
By Jonah Comstock 02:33 pm May 8, 2019
Harris Computer Systems, through its healthcare group, has acquired Uniphy Health, a startup focused on clinical communications and physician workflow software. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Uniphy works with healthcare organizations to build each one a single app that brings together many different workflow needs for physicians. Depending on the platform's needs, the app can...
By Dave Muoio 03:18 pm May 7, 2019
TransformativeMed, maker of EHR-friendly clinician coordination and messaging software, has raised $5.8 million in a Series A financing round led by Alliance of Angels. WHAT THEY DO Built for use within Cerner hospitals, the company’s CORES Value Suite product platform inserts a handful of clinical workflows for different specialties or conditions into the EHR. The software incorporates machine...