February 14, 2019
New research published in the BMJ this week has shown that access to online decision support and feedback for UK GPs led to a decrease in the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory illness by 12 percent.
A team from the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s College London carried out the year-long trial, funded by National Institute for Health...
May 11, 2018
HIMSS Innovator in Residence Adam Culbertson and Brent Hicks, senior director of clinical solutions at the Cleveland Clinic, discuss the opportunities and challenges to tying EHR data with new applications.
February 7, 2018
When Amanda Greene goes to the doctor she is prepared. She has her iPad, email print-outs and her EHR login ready for the physician. Greene has multiple chronic illnesses and sees a variety of doctors for treatment. But there is no way for her different doctors to connect her medical records, forcing Greene to fill in the gaps.
“I’m not just a full-time patient but a full-time care manager,”...
November 9, 2017
For some physicians, logging into patient records is going to be as easy as looking at their phone. This week, drchrono became the first medical record company to implement Apple’s facial recognition ID as a way access EHRs. CNBC first reported the news.
“The login experience for the doctor adversely affects the patient-doctor experience,” drchrono COO and cofounder Daniel Kivatinos told...
September 13, 2017
Dr. David Brailer may be best known as the first ever National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. But Brailer has held a diverse range of roles before and since that give him a uniquely well-rounded perspective on digital health.
“I’m a physician,” Brailer told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. “I’m a PhD economist, but spent most of my career as an entrepreneur in the digital...
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-...
April 28, 2015
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic has raised $12.5 million in a round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures. Last year the company closed out its $5 million first round, and in 2013 it raised a seed round that included investment from Mark Cuban.
This latest round brings the company's total funding to at least $18.5 million. Other existing investors include Greycroft...
March 12, 2015
Durham, North Carolina-based health data company Validic has partnered with electronic health records vendor Cerner in a deal that will allow healthcare providers using the Cerner EHR to enable patients to import clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data from consumer devices into their records via the patient portal.
Validic told MobiHealthNews in an email that it is working with a number...
February 27, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1.7 million in a round led by existing investor, Byrne Medical’s Don Byrne. This brings the company's total funding to just under $3 million.
The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, contributed to ChartSpan's previous round.
The company offers patients a personal health record (PHR) tool, which, as well as...
December 17, 2014
Forty three percent of millennials prefer to access patient portals on their smartphones, according to a Harris Poll survey conducted online for Xerox in September. Harris Poll surveyed 2,017 consumers for the survey. Some were millennials, aged 18 to 34 and some were baby boomers, aged 55 to 64.
In the group surveyed, 1,250 do not use online patient portals and 767 do.
Of the respondents that...