Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Q3 2019 sees 66 digital health funding deals totaling $1.55B

Mobi Health News

Babylon Health topped the charts with a $550 million round, followed by Capsule and

Uber eyes pharma, DME, and healthy meal delivery

Morning eHealth

Grassley demands answers on fraudulent tests — Interstate compounded drug data on the horizon


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Benefits, Challenges, and Examples of Cloud Technology Application in Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Michael Dunlop Cloud technology application in healthcare is not new.


12 Hours Without Insulin Because of a Flaw in My Pump

Insulin Nation

It seems counter-intuitive that the more of a constant something is in your life, the easier it is to forget. But in my experience, that’s how it is to live with diabetes. It’s something you deal with every second of every day. . Each meal requires a bolus.


Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Allscripts Partners With Northwell Health To Build New Voice-Enabled, AI-Based EHR

Healthcare IT Today

Allscripts has struck a deal to collaboratively design, test and release an AI-based, voice-enabled EHR with New York state’s largest health system.

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Industry Voices—Without public policy changes, the U.S. risks losing the global race to innovate in healthcare


A digital revolution in the healthcare industry has begun. While the U.S. set the trend for adoption and use of health IT, we risk losing the global race to innovate without policy changes that support the evolving landscape

Getting Patients To Engage With Their Healthcare Data Is Still A Challenge

Healthcare IT Today

I haven’t always been familiar with my healthcare records. In fact, until a few years ago, I couldn’t have told you anything about their contents, and in fact, didn’t give it a second thought.

How UnitedHealthcare, Optum have teamed up to boost outcomes for nursing home patients 


The joint efforts of UnitedHealthcare and Optum to manage care for seniors in nursing homes has paid off in substantially fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, a new study shows.

Widening digital inclusion

Digital Leaders HealthTech

In partnership with Good Things Foundation , we have been researching, developing and testing new ways to support the most excluded in society to access and use digital health services and tools as part of the Widening Digital Participation Programme.

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

KFF: 27% of non-elderly U.S. adults have pre-existing conditions that would have been declined without ACA


Nearly 54 million people under 65 have a pre-existing condition that would have been declined before the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis


Cybersecurity Policies

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Lack of Cybersecurity Policies Affected 1.5 Million Patients SingHealth, based in Singapore, experienced a healthcare data breach that exposed the protected health information (PHI) of 1.5 million patients.

What's next in healthcare and digital health? Here are 4 trends to watch


Consumer-focused companies are rapidly moving further into healthcare and industry incumbents need to be ready for accelerating change: that was one of the big takeaways from CB Insights' Future of Health conference. Here are 3 more trends to watch.

Stand Out From Your Healthcare Competitors With Service Line Competitive Analysis


Boost your service line performance and accomplish goals like increasing brand awareness and patient volume when you dig into your competitors’ websites, service line by service line. Take an Iterative Approach Good healthcare marketing is a marathon, not a sprint.


Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more


Pharmacy startup Capsule scored $200 million in a series C funding round led by venture capital firm TCV. Ginger, an on-demand behavioral healthcare company, secured $35 million led by WP Global Partners and other funding news


An Update on the LeanIX EA Connect Days 2019 Agenda


So here it is. After months of organizing and searching for the right speakers, we’re pleased to finally have further details to share on the 2019 EA Connect Days agenda


Patient-Generated Health Data: Taking the Lottery Out of Love

Society for Participatory Medicine

(This post originally appeared Oct. 2, 2019 on The dating site wants to help singles “find the kind of relationship they’re looking for” by providing “the tools they need to help take the lottery out of love.”. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to do the same for the relationship between patients and doctors through the “bi-directional availability of data,” as a notice in the Federal Register puts it.

Weekender 10/4/19

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap Northwell Health (NY) will work with Allscripts. Weekender


Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

The Benefits of Virtual Neonatology

InTouch Health

How SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s TeleNICU Program Resulted in a 35% Reduction of Nursery Transfers. InTouch Health recently partnered with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon to create a TeleNICU program, aiming to reduce the number of unnecessary neonatal transfers. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon regularly receives newborn transfers that could have been prevented if onsite staff had access to neonatal specialists.

Wrapping up BoomiWorld 2019


As BoomiWorld wraps up and I reflect on the week, several things stand out to me. It was a week of many technology announcements, learning, and networking. Even though we heard themes focused on technology; connect, modernize, transform, innovate.


Mobile Dental Coach for Your Success in Start-up Dentistry Practice

KB Dental Consulting

Introduction. As a dentist, you have a lot of responsibilities that this profession brings by itself and if you are a beginner, the pressure is much bigger. Dental practice demands more than just knowledge and dedication.


Changing Delivery Dates using Amazon Web Services


A common scenario for a customer calling into a call center is for a customer wishing to change their delivery time or date. Using AWS Services, it’s possible to automate this, reducing wait time and the cost of having a person look up dates and relay these to a customer.


Building Your Digital Health Ecosystem

With the fragmentation of the pharmacy industry, digitized provider networks can offer a much-needed solution to connectivity, data sharing, collaboration and interoperability between physicians, patients and pharmacies.