patient engagement

By Dave Muoio September 10, 2018
AI-enabled healthcare insights company Clarify Health Solutions announced this morning that it has closed a $57 million Series B financing round led by global investment firm KKR. According to the announcement, this new funding will primarily support growth at Clarify, which so far has worked with more than 125 systems, payers, and pharmaceuticals to deploy its software at more than 5,000...
Consumerism tips for healthcare
By Jeff Lagasse July 19, 2018
Healthcare organizations aren't making significant strides in adapting to consumerism, even despite increasing demand, competition for patient loyalty and plenty of lip service to the idea.  That's true across the range of hospitals, payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to new research by branding and marketing consultancy specialist Prophet. Along with identifying the problem, Prophet...
Health Wizz pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator
By Bill Siwicki 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...
Patient using a health app.
By Tonya Stewart July 4, 2018
UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new NHS app that will put patients in control of their healthcare and will be available to everyone in England in December 2018. The new NHS app, which was a key feature of Hunt’s speech to NHS Expo last year, will give patients access to their GP record, enable them to order repeat prescriptions, and access 111 online. Patients will also be able to...
By Dave Muoio May 23, 2018
Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Insightin Health has announced the full launch of its big data platform designed to help health plans manage customer relationships alongside news that it has closed a $2 million seed stage financing round. The funding was led by Health Catalyst Capital Management, with participation from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, TEDCO, SaaS Ventures, TCP Ventures, and...
By Dave Muoio May 21, 2018
Patient engagement and care coordination technology company CipherHealth has raised approximately $37.6 million in funding, according to a recent SEC filing. The funding was led by JMI Equity. "We're excited to partner with JMI and leverage their expertise and industry network to continue to grow and expand," Randy Cheung, CEO and cofounder of CipherHealth, said in a statement. "JMI has a...
By Bill Siwicki May 17, 2018
Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology. Through the partnership, hospitals and ambulatory practices will be able to use Imprivata's biometric palm vein scanning technology to securely ID patients who are checking in using Vecna's platform. There is now a thriving...
University Hospital Southampton
By Adrian Byrne May 13, 2018
As a major teaching and research centre, we had ambitious plans to digitise our operations by integrating all open systems into a single hub. This would allow us to close our Health Records Centre, saving around £1m a year with the introduction of cutting edge digital systems, based on global best practice. With a Southampton-based mental health trust and a community trust also joining the...
By HIMSS TV May 9, 2018
MobiHealthNews Editor Jonah Comstock speaks with Tina Joros, general manager of the open business unit at Allscripts, about "creating a new mentality of innovation" to improve workflows and enhance patient engagement.
By HIMSS TV May 9, 2018
Ben Schilens, chief revenue officer at Orbita, and Jonah Comstock, editor of MobiHealthNews, discuss the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement by tying voice to their applications.