Practice Fusion, the San Francisco-based EHR provider, is teaming with Prior Knowledge, a predictive database provider, in an effort to better interpret health data. Practice Fusion will use Veritable, which is Prior Knowledge’s predictive database, as a way to understand health trends using an unidentified data-set from Practice Fusion.
"We're working toward the same goal of democratizing information," Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion, said in a statement. "Practice Fusion is unlocking health information technology for doctors and patients while Prior Knowledge is unlocking data for entrepreneurs and researchers. This pilot test can help solve the some of the biggest problems in healthcare today."
Prior Knowledge is a recent startup from MIT graduates that has a database that allows for "non-data scientists" to discover insights in data sets. In February, the firm closed a $1.4 million round of funding.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
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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.