Connect America Acquires Royal Philips’ Aging and Caregiving (ACG) Business

What You Should Know:      – Connect America has acquired international healthcare technology leader, Royal Philips’ Aging and Caregiving (ACG) business in a strategic deal that expands Connect America’s customer base and connect care portfolio. Connect America is an independent provider of medical alert systems in North America and has become known as a leader in technology solutions that […]

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Vida Health Raises $110M to Expand Personalized Virtual Care Platform for Mental & Physical Health

What You Should Know:      – Vida Health, a personalized virtual care platform for physical and behavioral health, today announced it has raised $110M led by General Atlantic and global insurance giants Centene, and AXA Venture Partners. Returning investors include Ally Bridge Group, Yahoo founder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Canvas Ventures, Guidewell, NGP Capital, and Workday Ventures. – […]

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The Future of Revenue Integrity: From Reactive to Predictive – RCM

Vasilios Nassiopoulos, Vice President of Platform Strategy and Innovation, Hayes Healthcare organizations have witnessed an explosion of new opportunities to extract value from the industry’s treasure trove of data in recent years, with success stories related to using advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning found in every sector.  Revenue integrity is […]

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Florence Raises $80M to Expand Connectivity Platform for Clinical Trials

What You Should Know: – Florence, a site connectivity platform in clinical trials, today announced the close of a $80 million Series C funding round led by Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm focused on investing in ScaleUp software companies. Existing investors Fulcrum Equity Partners, Bee Partners, and Flashpoint also joined […]

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Glooko Integrates with Eli Lilly’s Connected Insulin Pen Solutions in Global Markets

What We Should Know:  – Glooko Inc., a provider of remote patient monitoring and data management solutions for diabetes and other chronic conditions announced a strategic collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company for people with diabetes that use Lilly’s connected insulin pen solutions.   – The technology collaboration will ease insulin management for people with diabetes […]

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TriHealth Taps Olive to Deploy On-Site AI Command Center Across Enterprise

What We Should Know: – Olive and TriHealth announced their partnership to deploy Olive’s on-site AI command center, the AlphaSite, across TriHealth’s enterprise. The AI investment will begin with automating revenue-cycle related tasks, such as claims status checks while delivering increased ROI to the TriHealth network.  –  The AlphaSite program — the creation of an on-site AI command center — allows Olive to take a 360-degree approach to transform the entire healthcare […]

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Allscripts Launches ADP Empower to Amplify Diverse Voices in Health IT

What You Should Know: – Allscripts announced its team that leads the Allscripts Developer Program (ADP) has launched ADP Empower, a new program designed to amplify diverse voices in the healthcare technology industry and offer valuable resources to underrepresented entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and accelerate innovation. – The Allscripts Developer Program aims to build […]

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Americans Missed Almost 10 Million Cancer Screenings During Pandemic

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) Nearly 10 million cancer screenings have been missed in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers report. The investigators analyzed data on three types of cancer for which early screenings are most beneficial — breast, colon and prostate — and found that 9.4 million screenings […]

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EU OKs Mealworms as Food

Latest Nutrition, Food & Recipes News WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could worms be the food of the future? European Union (EU) members have given the go-ahead for dried yellow mealworms to be marketed as a “novel food.” The decision Tuesday follows the release earlier this year of a scientific opinion from the […]

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U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Fall

Latest Sexual Health News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) The baby “boom” that some expected during last year’s pandemic lockdowns has turned into a baby “bust.” The U.S. birth rate continued to drop in 2020, marking the sixth consecutive year with fewer babies born in America and raising concerns […]

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Volunteer Firefighters Have High Levels of Potentially Toxic Chemicals

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) Volunteer firefighters have higher levels of so-called “forever chemicals” in their bodies than the general population does, a new study finds. It also found that levels of these potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in volunteer firefighters’ bodies rise with years of service. PFAS are […]

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How the Pandemic Changed Breast Cancer Care

Latest Cancer News By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, breast cancer experts realized space in operating rooms and hospitals could become scarce. That meant rethinking standard care, to provide the best way to treat patients under these suddenly restricted conditions. One of the new ideas: Reverse the […]

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Freezing Tumors Could Be New Treatment for Low-Risk Breast Cancers

Latest Cancer News By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) A first-of-its-kind study suggests that slow-growing breast cancers can be treated with a highly targeted tumor-freezing technique, eliminating the need for invasive surgery. Testing to date suggests that the technique is effective among women over 60 diagnosed with relatively low-risk breast […]

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How to win physician confidence in remote patient monitoring programs

COVID-19 has spurred telehealth and remote patient monitoring adoption across the United States, with 36 percent of the US consumers now using telehealth to replace healthcare visits. While this has created an opportunity for health systems to digitally transform their care delivery model, not all health systems have the right resources and the organizational support […]

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HIPAA and remote work: Top compliance risks to address

This piece was coauthored with Thomas Hiney. The modern workplace is in the midst of a massive transformation. An estimated forty-four percent of employees are currently working from home, and a recent survey reported that employers expect the number of full-time workers who remain at home permanently to triple that of pre-pandemic figures. The implications […]

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Pandemic spotlights utility of HIEs for population health, cost savings

While the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all the fragility of life, the disease also has indisputably revealed shortcomings in our U.S. health system. Our frontline healthcare providers, though an extraordinary testament to resiliency, are greatly in need of a better, more streamlined health information technology infrastructure to care for all patients, today and tomorrow. […]

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Opinion: Digital maturity assessments – Lifting Germany onto the world stage

The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is considered to be Europe’s first fully digitised hospital. By introducing a closed-loop medication process, UKE reduced the deviation rate in medication administration from 21.5% to 0.7%[1]. Cambridge University Hospital reported a similar story: automatic warning systems prevented 850 cases of severe allergic side effects per year. Sixteen percent of […]

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Movimiento Salud 2030 – The Health Movement 2030

Bogi Eliasen is director of health at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies. This blog post was co-written with Rolf Hoenger, area head at Roche Pharma Latin America, and Rifat Atun, professor of global health systems at Harvard University. Movimiento Salud 2030 is a bold initiative which was launched in 2020 in nine countries simultaneously. […]

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Opinion: DTAC – Not left to our own devices

The big reveal happened last week when NHSX launched its Digital Technology Assessment Criteria, complete with an NHS styled catchy acronym “DTAC”. After almost two painful years of wrangling between various government health technology quangos, this was the result. I can forgive most people for trying to work out what’s changed and why this was […]

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Amazon Care is a big deal – here’s why

The rumors about Amazon’s entry into the virtual primary care space have been swirling for a while. Reports had indicated that Amazon had quietly filed paperwork to offer virtual and in-person care in several states.  Now, Amazon has now gone full-bore, as it were, and has confirmed that the services will be available nationwide starting […]

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How constraints and a sense of urgency can advance innovation

How constraints and a sense of urgency can advance innovation The development of PennOpen Pass, a symptom tracker and exposure alert system, offers a lesson on how challenging factors can focus the mind, enabling development of new tools that meet communities’ needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant population health challenges to communities across the […]

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How to optimize health IT systems for immunization drives

Government bodies have organized vaccination drives from the days of paper, pen and file folders. Nations across the globe have successfully run vaccination programs on a large scale. In countries such as India, with the second-largest population, a vaccination campaign to eradicate polio was delivered at specified centers and going door-to-door. India was declared officially […]

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Western Sussex Hospitals signs 10-year deal with System C

Western Sussex Hospitals has signed a 10-year deal with System C to deliver a new strategic patient management and theatres system. The contract provides a single patient management system that will run across the trust’s Worthing, St Richard’s and Southlands hospital sites, aligning them with their Brighton and Haywards Heath hospitals, which already use System […]

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