November 6, 2019
Ten months after announcing plans, and just shy of a year after those plans originally leaked, Apple and the Department of Veterans Affairs have completed the rollout of Apple Health Records to any iOS users among the more than 9 million veterans in the US and surrounding territories.
“We have delivered veterans an innovative new way to easily and securely access their health information,” VA...
August 26, 2019
Apple Health Records has come to a handful of Allscripts’ EHR platforms, allowing iPhone users to collate and control their personal health information across different organizations, the EHR vendor announced Thursday afternoon.
Both providers and patients documenting records with Allscripts’ Sunrise, TouchWorks EHR and Professional EHR products will have access to Apple’s platform, which uses...
January 16, 2019
Ciitizen, a tech startup focused building easy-to-share digital health records, has raised $17 million in Series A funding.
The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with additional participation from Verily and Section 32. With these investments, Andreessen Horowitz’s Bio fund General Manager Vijay Pande will be joining Ciitizen’s board of directors, while Section 32's Michael Pellini and Verily...
November 6, 2018
UnitedHealth Group finished the third quarter strong, reporting a 12 percent year-over-year revenue growth totalling $56.6 billion. This finish prompted the company to raise its 2018 net earnings outlook to approximately $12.10 per share, up from the $11.80 to $12.05 range.
CEO David Wichmann highlighted the company’s use of information, technology and clinical insights as reasons for the...
August 20, 2018
RDMD, a Bay Area startup leveraging personal health records to accelerate clinical research of rare diseases, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Support for the company was led by Lux Capital, with participation from Village Global, First Round’s Healthcare Co-Op, Garuda, Shasta Ventures, and other unnamed angel investors.
According to the announcement, the new funding will be directed toward...
Anil Sethi speaking at PMWC18 in June. Credit: Ciitizen on Twitter
July 26, 2018
Ciitizen, the health records tech company founded by ex-Appler Anil Sethi, has raised $3 million from Andreessen Horowitz's a16z Bio Fund. While Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Vijay Pande confirmed the investment in a blog post, the amount was reported by CNBC and hasn't been confirmed by MobiHealthNews.
A relatively young startup, Ciitizen is currently known mostly for the pedigree of its...
March 31, 2016
A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins, the Ohio State University, and the National Cancer Institute argue that, based on projections from NCI survey data, 75 percent of US adults will use personal health records (PHRs) by 2020, even without additional interventions.
In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, academics extrapolated from the Health Information National...
May 23, 2014
By Brian Dolan
"The issue of consumer generated health data is on that is near and dear to my heart," Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Julie Brill told attendees at an event focused on the protection of such health data earlier this month. "...Big picture, consumer generated health information is proliferating, not just on the web but also through connected devices and the internet of...
March 6, 2014
The number of households using video consultations with physicians will grow, from 900,000 in 2013 to 22.6 million in 2018, according to a report from Parks Associates.
Parks Associates previously released other data from this report last month, which added that video consultation revenues will grow from under $100 million in 2013 to $13.7 billion in 2018.
By the third quarter of 2013, 28 percent...
February 21, 2014
Without a doubt patient engagement is one of the more important trends in healthcare and health IT right now. Over the past few years the tools that look to enable patient engagement between providers and patients have changed markedly. It is important to note, however, that the tools themselves are just a small part of the story -- they can go a long way toward improving patient engagement,...