February 20, 2017
Microsoft and UPMC have partnered to improve healthcare delivery through a series of projects, Microsoft announced Thursday.
The health system will work on Microsoft's Healthcare NExT Initiative, which will focus on clinician empowerment and productivity with AI, officials said. The companies will work together to develop new tools that will first be implemented at UPMC before it hits the market...
January 31, 2017
Valhalla, New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care.
The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of its goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson...
January 11, 2017
IBM Watson Health has announced a joint initiative with the US Food and Drug Administration to study the use of blockchain technology to share health data to ultimately improve public health.
At first, the two-year collaboration will focus on oncology data, pulling together and exchanging data from a variety of sources including that from clinical trials, genomic data, EMRs, and from...
August 15, 2016
A variety of healthcare organizations in rural communities got an infusion of cash as part of a $16 million funding package from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding is spread out across 60 communities in 32 states to improve quality of care and research to advance understanding of the unique challenges in each...
May 19, 2016
At the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Boston today, a panel of healthcare executives spoke about the relationship between population health and patient engagement, and the ways in which technology can enable both.
“This is the Gutenberg moment,” Dr. Gregory Weidner, medical director for primary care innovation and proactive health at Carolinas Healthcare System, said. “The democratization of...
February 24, 2016
Population health company Transcend Insights, a health tech subsidiary of Humana, has launched three digital tools to help health organizations transition patients from episodic care to proactive care. In addition to this announcement, Transcend Insights announced that its first pilot customer, Hardin Memorial Health.
“Our vision for population wellness is to disrupt the ‘sick-care cycle’ that...
November 24, 2015
By Jessica Davis, Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems have adopted remote patient monitoring and analytics into their care processes, but there's a long journey ahead before many get their strategies down.
"The initiatives have yet to be defined, as it's a departure on how physicians and care...
September 3, 2014
Axial Healthcare CEO John Donahue
Nashville, Tennessee-based Axial Healthcare raised $1.75 million in a round led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries, which manage health accelerator Healthbox.
While the names are similar, Axial Healthcare is not to be confused with Mayo Clinic spinoff Axial Exchange.
“Over 100 million Americans find themselves in an episode of pain...
February 28, 2014
Mark Bertolini, CEO, Aetna | Photo Credit: HIMSS 2014 Event Staff
By Jonah Comstock
There may not have been a lot of news from payers (or health insurance companies) at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, Florida, but their presence was definitely felt. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's keynote address laid out the stakes well: healthcare costs are rising markedly, and it's everyone's job to try to keep them down...
February 27, 2014
West Shell III, Co-founder & CEO, Conversa Health
Portland, Oregon-based GreenField Health, a subscription-based primary care clinic, has agreed to pilot Conversa Health's digital patient engagement platform to try out the startup's "digital checkups", which collect structured feedback on patients’ progress and outcomes between visits.
Earlier this month Conversa Health announced the...