EHR

By Jonah Comstock October 20, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin-based Redox, a company founded by former Epic engineers that makes an API for integrating software with EHRs, has raised $3.5 million in a round led by .406 Ventures. Flybridge Capital Partners and HealthX Ventures also contributed to the round. The company is attempting to address a major pain point in developing software for hospitals: integration and interoperability with...
By Jonah Comstock October 7, 2015
Dr. Robert Wachter, a physician and author who spoke this week at the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California, told the story of an early adopting private practice that bought a state of the art ambulatory EHR system 10 years ago. The head of the practice told Wachter that on the day the system was deployed "the staff came to work and nobody knew how to do their jobs". Wachter sees this...
By Jonah Comstock September 2, 2015
Salesforce, maker of the well-known sales and customer support platform, is launching its first product designed specifically for the healthcare sector: Salesforce Health Cloud. The new offering will be a patient engagement and patient management offering designed to work alongside the EHR and other data sources. “Healthcare providers face a significant challenge. To deliver the best patient care...
By Jonah Comstock March 23, 2015
Last week, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced the long-awaited proposed guidelines for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use requirements for electronic health records. On the same day, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released the proposed 2015 certification criteria for EHRs. The standards proposed will be optional through 2017 and mandatory for all...
By Jonah Comstock March 12, 2015
Durham, North Carolina-based health data company Validic has partnered with electronic health records vendor Cerner in a deal that will allow healthcare providers using the Cerner EHR to enable patients to import clinical, fitness, wellness and nutritional data from consumer devices into their records via the patient portal. Validic told MobiHealthNews in an email that it is working with a number...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2014
Dr. William Tierney HIPAA is designed to give patients control of their own medical data -- who can see it, who can access it, and who can use it, especially with regards to third parties. But when it comes to physicians themselves, the status quo is patients being expected to fully disclose, so doctors have all the information they might need to treat them. A new study is challenging that...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2014
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1 million in seed funding in a round led by Byrne Medical's Don Byrne. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, also contributed. ChartSpan just recently launched a patient-facing personal health record tool, which, as well as importing records in various electronic formats, can convert paper records into...
By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2014
Left to Right: Halamka, Dreyer, Landman, Stack, and Weygandt. As regulatory efforts like ICD-10 and Meaningful Use continue to march on, the vision of policy and the reality of physician experience don't always line up. That was the key take away from The Art of Medicine, a panel discussion hosted by Nuance in Boston, Massachusetts this week. "We had a Big Bang moment, we had a horrible...
By Jonah Comstock February 18, 2014
Recently, I was able to spend three days in Poznan, Poland attending the SalMed International Trade Fair of Medical Equipment and Instruments, including a one day conference on Hospital Building and Infrastructure. Poland hosted the conference -- and invited international journalists to attend -- because of the growing medical device market in the country: Poland's medical device exports were...
By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2014
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor. The global market for EHR-compatible wireless patient monitoring devices, mobile EHR software, and EHR mobile technologies will hit $23.5 billion by 2018, according to a new report from BCC Research. For comparison, that market was valued at $9.6 billion in 2012 and an estimated $11.2 billion in 2013, which adds up to a five-year compound annual growth...

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