April 12, 2018
Two years ago Doctor Robert Wachter, Professor and Chair at the Department of Medicine in the University of California (San Francisco), published “The digital doctor: hope, hype and harm at the dawn of medicine’s computer age”. The book, highly critical of the way EHR work in the US, quickly became a New York Times bestseller. In this moment of transformation, Wachter feels that some...
April 24, 2017
Sansoro Health, a company that connects digital health technologies with electronic health records, has raised $5.2 million. Bain Capital Ventures led the round. Combined with last year's $1.2 million raise from Healthy Ventures and Treehouse Ventures, the company's total funding is now at $6.4 million.
“Innovation in health care will drive improved patient outcomes at a lower cost, and...
January 12, 2017
A new report from Chilmark suggests that while enthusiasm for APIs and datasharing is widespread throughout healthcare organizations, there is still uncertainty about who will make the first move and how APIs will get off the ground. The research firm spoke to 24 individuals from 15 organizations representing hospitals, payers, and large and small health IT vendors.
September 1, 2016
Physicians are up to their ears in information, eager for new, technologically advanced solutions, and struggling to keep up with healthcare reform. At least, that’s the sense researchers from the Decision Resource Group got from a recent survey of doctors.
For the study, Taking the Pulse, the group surveyed 2,994 US physicians, finding that – in an era of a collective shift towards value rather...
July 21, 2016
Data sharing between patients and hospitals, in various forms, is on the rise according to a new report from the American Hospital Association, based on a 2015 survey of more than 3,500 hospitals. Among the findings are that 92 percent of hospitals offer patients the ability to view their medical records, up from 89 percent in 2014, and 37 percent offer patients some way to transmit patient-...
October 15, 2014
Some industry stakeholders from providers to investors to consumer device makers think something like Apple's HealthKit could be the catalyst that finally brings the patient -- and patient-generated data -- into the healthcare ecosystem in a way that electronic medical records have persistently failed to do. While the conversation at Jannssen Labs and Johnson & Johnson Innovations' Digital...
August 14, 2014
Forty-six percent of healthcare providers answering a HIMSS survey used multiple telemedicine technologies in their practice, with the most popular technology by far being two-way video messaging.
HIMSS had 400 responses to an online survey, mostly from directors and managers at hospitals, but also from doctors and nurses in hospitals and private practices. The results paint a picture of...
January 17, 2013
Humetrix iBlueButton app won the ONC's Blue Button Mashup Challenge.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is working to promote more patient engagement and access with their own records. One avenue of this work is with the Meaningful Use Stage 2 guidelines, but the office is also working with data holders and app developers to encourage the development...
December 10, 2012
Tom Daschle (D - S.D.)
A report from the Bipartisan Policy Center's Health Project, led by former Senate majority leaders Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), says that mobile health is a promising avenue for increasing patient engagement, which should be one of the major goals of health care reform. But barriers to mobile adoption and increased engagement include lack of awareness,...
August 28, 2012
Just a week after the ONC published the final version of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, AirStrip Technologies announced a new addition to its mobile health platform -- a meaningful use tracker.
In June San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies announced that it was expanding its suite of mobile patient monitoring applications to enable physicians to more easily access information housed in...