March 20, 2018
A new commentary from former Vice President Joe Biden says interoperability roadblocks have been standing for far too long — and that the Trump administration's current plans to fix the problem are insufficient.
Writing for Fortune, Biden alluded to HIMSS18, where Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData Initiative, which aims to make...
February 14, 2018
For health organisations, sharing health data with local authorities, and vice versa, throws up challenges but information sharing between health and social care professionals is one of the chief advantages of shared care records, allowing professionals a fuller view of their patient or service user, and meaning patients or users do not have to repeat their story to different professionals.
January 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi was still at Apple. In fact, he left the company last year.
After many months of rumors, Apple announced today that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched today to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate...
January 10, 2018
As strategists are accelerating transformation in the face of increasing demand, the pace of technological advancements and shifts in the public’s perception of digital health concepts, when speaking to experts in the field, it is clear that, in 2018, disruption in the field will finally start to come to ‘fruition’.
Senior analysts from American firm Forrester Research argue that it is ‘already...
November 16, 2017
In today's world, there is such availability of sophisticated algorithms, large volumes of data (big data) and significant computational power. It is astonishing. Benefits from the possibilities of predictive analysis, preventative intervention and precision medicine are only beginning to be realised.
Use of data in planning and delivering services is becoming increasingly high on the agenda of...
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 24, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin-based Redox, which makes APIs to create interoperability between healthcare organizations and developers, has raised $9 million in Series B funding in a round led by RRE Ventures. Existing investors .406 Ventures, HealthX Ventures and Flybridge Capital Partners also contributed to the round. In 2015, the company raised $3.5 million, and this latest financing brings their total...
January 11, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator has released a draft of an analysis of the landscape of the role patient-generated health data has to play in clinical research and health care delivery.
The white paper, written by Accenture Federal Services, is now available for public comment and is the latest development in the ONC’s two-year contract with Accenture to identify challenges and...
December 14, 2016
National Coordinator Dr. Vindell Washington may have been dealt a relatively short stint in the role, but he’s set on doing as much as he can in the time he has to advance to ONC’s interests of data sharing and interoperability.
Washington was on hand at the Connected Health Conference this week in National Harbor, Maryland to show off a demonstration of the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability...
December 6, 2016
Boston-based PatientPing, which makes a care coordination platform that alerts healthcare providers whenever a patient receives care elsewhere, has raised $31.6 million in Series B funding in a round led by Andreesen Horowitz and Leerink Transformation Partners. Previously, the company raised $9.6 million, and this lastest round brings the PatientPing's total funding to $41.2 million.