Home » News » Currently Reading:

News 10/14/15

April 1, 2015 News No Comments

Top News

image

DrFirst firms up $25 million in equity financing from Goldman Sachs, bringing its total financing over the last year to $42 million. The company, which announced last week the integration of its medication management software and secure communications with the Rx30 Pharmacy Management System, will use the investment to ramp up sales, marketing, and product development.


#HIStalking Tweet Chat – Patient Engagement Outside the Office

image

Loran Cook (@loranstefani) will host the next #HIStalking tweet chat on Thursday, October 15 at 1pm ET. Check out discussion topics here.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

image

Sunnyvale, CA-based Health Gorilla secures a $2.4 million Series A led by Data Collective with additional financing from True Ventures, Harris Barton, Orfin Ventures and Venture Investment Associates. The company has also expanded its diagnostic test automation platform to include electronic ordering and secure messaging. Complete health history capture and sharing will be added to the new Clinical Network in the coming months. 

Nightingale Informatix finalizes the sale of its US-based PM business to Pulse Systems, with gross proceeds totaling $11 million. As part of the transaction, Nightingale and Pulse will refrain from selling into each other’s markets for three years.


Telemedicine

 


Announcements and Implementations

Georgia Health Information Network successfully connects to Alabama’s One Health Record HIE. The state-to-state connection is the second for GaHIN, which connected with South Carolina’s HIE late last year.

image

Three Pennsylvania-based HIEs – ClinicalConnect HIE, HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Keystone HIE – join the Pennsylvania EHealth Partnership Authority’s Pennsylvania Patient & Provider Network. (You can read my interview with Pennsylvania EHealth Partnership Authority Executive Director Alix Goss here.)

image

Smartphone patient scheduling vendor Everseat joins Athenahealth’s More Disruption Please program.


People

image

Pam Stampen (American Family Insurance) joins Nordic as vice president of human resources.


Research and Innovation

image

A two-year study of eight primary care practices and three mental health clinics determines that there’s no seamless way to bring behavioral health and primary care data together into their different EHRs. Clinicians developed workarounds to handle duplicate data entry, different templates for primary care and mental health, and reliance on physician or patient recall for inaccessible EHR information. Researchers conclude that vendors and physicians work together to design EHRs that better support: integrated care delivery functions, including data documentation and reporting; integrated teams working from shared care plans, template-driven documentation for common behavioral health conditions; and improved registry functionality and interoperability.


Other

image

Peer60’s new standalone ambulatory facility EHR report (not ambulatory EHRs in general as other sites misinterpreted) finds that Epic and Cerner are tied for mind share leadership, with Epic holding a big market share lead. Meditech and Allscripts have decent market share in hospital-owned facilities, but zero mind share, meaning their customers are at risk for defecting. NextGen is also at risk since it has the highest market share among independently owned facilities, but also zero mind share in which Cerner, Epic, and eClinicalWorks dominate. Respondents said vendors should make their product easier to use, improve reporting, and improve practice management capabilities, although 32 percent say it won’t matter since the hospital dictates the EHR used.

image

Quartz takes a refreshing crack at removing unnecessary business jargon from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s memo announcing 336 layoffs. My inner journalist only wishes the editors had used red lines instead of black. 


Sponsor Updates

  • Aprima will exhibit at the Oklahoma Primary Care Association event October 14-16 in Oklahoma City.
  • EClinicalWorks will exhibit at The National Conference on Correctional Healthcare October 17-21 in Dallas.

Blog Posts


Contacts

JenniferMr. H, Lorre, Dr. Jayne, Dr. Gregg, Lt. Dan

More news: HIStalk, HIStalk Connect.

Get HIStalk Practice  updates.
Contact us online.
Become a sponsor.

JennHIStalk

View/Print Text Only View/Print Text Only


HIStalk Featured Sponsors

     







Subscribe to Updates

Search


Loading

Text Ads


Report News and Rumors

No title

Anonymous online form
E-mail
Rumor line: 801.HIT.NEWS

Tweets

Archives

Vince Ciotti’s HIS-tory of Healthcare IT

Founding Sponsors


 

Platinum Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments

  • Silence Dogwood: When you read the original response, it seems logical and has practical advice, and is actually educational. Here's ano...
  • El Jefe: Re HIMSS and COVID-19. It’s sound judgement to cancel the dang thing. To suggest that it’s too late ... tell...
  • HIT Girl: Compassion and the human element absolutely exists on EMR development teams. I've been part of that environment, at mul...
  • Bill Grana: Thanks for this commentary and I am in complete agreement. I had a similar (but less complex) patient portal experience...
  • Anomyus: Wow, I agree. It's all about compassion and caring for people. Many of the new technology applications teams have so ma...
  • UsefulMeaning: The amount of competition in your state is mostly determined by the decisions of your insurance commissioner, your AG, a...
  • Jayne Histalk MD: Angela - thanks for the tip. I'll definitely check them out, if not for myself then for patients....
  • Jayne Histalk MD: Dawn - drop me an email and send me a pic of your socks! Would love to feature them....
  • Mr. HIStalk: I immediately came up with at least 20 fun things that I started to say about this item, but I held my tongue....
  • BackendBill: Is that the Navicent merger you are referring to? While you are correct that there was a system merger and the decision ...

Sponsor Quick Links