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American Well Receives $80 Million in Funding

December 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Boston-based telehealth vendor, American Well has raised $80 million in funding and added various investors to its ownership team.

Mayo Clinic, McKesson Launch Programs Aiding, Funding Entrepreneurs

December 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A big name provider organization and health IT vendor have separately announced this week their intentions to aid the development of innovation in healthcare. The Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and the San Francisco-based McKesson are both getting in the...

Report: Health Informatics Labor Market Lags Behind Demand For Workers

December 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field, according to a new report from the Boston-based...

At iHT2-Houston, Some Consensus on Data Security and the Cloud

December 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
As providers move more and more into cloud-based computing, strong data security and data privacy regimens are possible, say panelists at iHT2’s Health IT Summit in Houston

Does Your Company Have the Edge? Get Recognized by Healthcare Informatics

December 10, 2014     the Editors of HCI
We at Healthcare Informatics have created a new recognition vehicle, the “Leading Edge Awards,” whose recipients will be recognized during the same reception in which we will be recognizing the winners of our annual Innovator Awards. This program will honor...

Walgreens to Offer 24/7 Telehealth App for Consumers

December 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Walgreens, the Deerfield, Ill.-based national pharmacy chain, is launching a direct-to-consumer telehealth mobile health (mHealth) app that will give consumers 24/7 access to a doctor.

Farewell to RSNA 2014: Have We Reached an Inflection Point?

December 8, 2014     Mark Hagland
Attendees at RSNA conferences of two decades ago could scarcely imagine what the hottest conversations would be like at RSNA 2014, as the radiology and imaging informatics world swirls with change

The Carrot and Stick: Enemies of Progress

December 5, 2014     Gabriel Perna
In the wake of HITECH, a recent data brief reveals that most doctors have adopted an EHR to earn incentive money or avoid penalties. Is this one reason why interoperability is still a dream and most systems are unusable?

New York Digital Health Accelerator Features 16 Health IT Pilots on “Demo Day”

December 5, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The New York Digital Health Accelerator’s Dec. 4 “Demo Day” featured seven early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing technology products for care coordination, patient engagement, predictive analytics and workflow management for healthcare...

Epic Settles Disputes over Noncompete Clauses, Overtime Pay

December 4, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Epic Systems, the Verona, Wisc.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, settled a dispute with former employees that wanted to go into consulting as well a separate issue over overtime pay, according to a report in Isthmus.

Report: Healthcare Data is Growing Exponentially, Needs Protection

December 4, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing segments of the digital universe, growing at 48 percent per year—compared to 40 percent per year for the overall digital universe— according to a new report from the Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corporation.

Big Data Opportunities Set to Expand in Louisiana

December 3, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
ShareCor, a healthcare shared-services organization in Louisiana, has hooked up with a cloud-based big data platform to expand its clinical data reporting and analysis services for its hospital members.
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