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Looking to relieve the glut of paperwork surrounding physicians, voice AI company Nuance has teamed up with EHR company Epic to integrate its platform into Epic’s apps.
The companies' new system was developed to help doctors more easily manage clinical documentation. The idea is that doctors will be able to open up one of Epic’s compatible apps and retrieve schedules, patient information, lab...
July 19, 2018
Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records. The idea is to enable individuals to control their health data as easily as they do their online bank accounts to allow better communication between...
July 16, 2018
The "historic changes" announced late yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, promising big adjustments to its policies around the Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program, already have the healthcare industry talking.
CMS says it wants to incentivize the use of and access to virtual care and telehealth, to ease the quality reporting burden on physicians by...
June 19, 2018
Politicians and policymakers should draft a ‘comprehensive strategy’ to ensure the NHS and social care system harnesses technology and innovation at pace, a final report from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care warns.
It calls for a 'digital first' approach and asks the system to leverage the use of innovative apps and devices, with an increased focus on prevention and promoting healthy...
May 4, 2018
EHR vendor Allscripts has made an agreement to purchase patient communication app maker HealthGrid for $60 million in cash, with an additional $50 million in earnout payments based on HealthGrid achieving certain revenue targets over the next three years, according to a recently registered SEC filing. The merger of the two companies is expected to close sometime during Q2 2018.
April 25, 2018
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital.
Indeed, it starts with a new moniker: meaningful use is being renamed “Promoting Interoperability.”
The proposed rules and request for...