eClinicalWorks, a Westborough, Mass.-based electronic health record (EHR) software company, has announced it will invest an additional $50 million over the next year in patient engagement and population health technologies.
The vendor says the $50 million investment is in addition to the $25 million that it announced for this year. Part of the funding will be used to hire an additional 100 software developers, the company said. The company adds that it will introduce home monitoring tools, a website for patients to find doctors and scheduling appointments, solutions for patients checking-in at doctors’ offices.
“Engaged patients make better and more informed decisions about their health and are one of the cornerstones for transforming healthcare,” Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks, said in a statement.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.
Englewood, Colorado-based health system Catholic Health Initiatives is in merger talks with San Francisco-based Dignity Health to potentially create one of the largest nonprofit health systems by revenue in the country.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) received the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual Grace Award in recognition of its leadership in health information management.