Particle Health Raises $25 Million to Accelerate Platform Growth
Funding to Scale Patient Data Access and Insight Offering to Make Better Care Outcomes Possible Particle Health, a user-friendly API platform for advanced healthcare data exchange, today announced financing of $25 million. This new investment will accelerate the growth of Particle’s analytics products, facilitate the launch of the company’s partner platform, and help serve its growing customer base by scaling its customer service and engineering teams. The most recent round was led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Menlo Ventures, Story Ventures, and Pruven Capital. The financing brings the organization’s to...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 15, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Interoperability Canvas Ventures Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Healthcare API Healthcare Data Exchange Menlo Ventures Particle Health Pruven Capital Rebecca Lynn Story V Source Type: blogs

VR Changing Surgical Training is About Repetitions
When you first hear about VR (Virtual Reality) being used for medical training, it kind of sounds like a game or a joke and not a serious addition to a doctor’s training.  However, the reality is that the technology and the research around surgical training using VR is very serious and much more than a game.  What did surprise me was how VR surgical training was not so much a replacement to surgical training, but a great addition that takes the existing training to a new level. This is part of what I learned about VR surgical training when I talked with Justin Barad, CEO and co-founder at Osso VR and Dr. Cory Calen...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 14, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Ambulatory Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Cory Calendine Healthcare Virtual Reality Healthcare VR Justin Barad Osso VR Surgical Training VR Medical Education Source Type: blogs

How AI Can Advance Health Equity
The following is a guest article by Sachin Patel, CEO at Apixio. The use of AI in healthcare is gaining fast traction, with the total market expected to grow over 46% CAGR, reaching $96 billion by 2028. While AI has the potential to improve health equity, intrinsic and extrinsic biases that exist from the lack of diverse data exacerbate the problem. Furthermore, the closer an activity is to the point of care, the greater the risk of unintended biases in clinical decision-making. For example, an AI-powered system to predict the likelihood of hospitalization to avoid in-patient admission can help target interventions, preven...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 14, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Clinical Decision Support Health Coverage Health Data Health Equity Healthcare AI Healthcare Data Healthc Source Type: blogs

Cardinal Health ’s Outcomes™ acquires smart prescription platform ScalaMed
Acquisition pivots prescription management to patients, reduces administrative burden and offers connectivity at the point of prescribing Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) today announced the acquisition of ScalaMed, a HIPAA-compliant, smart platform that transfers prescriptions directly to patients via a secure mobile app. The acquisition transfers ScalaMed’s technology and assets to Outcomes™, a Cardinal Health company. ScalaMed pivots prescription management from provider to patient, allowing patients to send prescriptions written by their provider directly to any pharmacy for the first fill. The platform offers patient...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 14, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Brent Stutz Cardinal Health Dr. Tal Rapke ePrescribing Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A NYSE:CAH Prescriptions ScalaMed Source Type: blogs

GIS + Healthcare is All About Sharing
Almost all of the healthcare implementations of Geographic Information System (GIS) being discussed at the 2022 Esri User Conference would not be possible if GIS data was not shared so readily by government organizations. When combined, these disparate datasets lead to important health insights that would have been difficult or impossible to obtain using non-GIS methods. The net impact: healthier and safer communities that make better use of precious local resources. GIS Data Freely Available Attending the Esri User Conference has opened my eyes to wealth of GIS data that is made freely available by government organization...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System esri gis Granitville train Healthcare Data Healthcare GIS Data network adequacy SAN San Bernardino County SIDS SUID Texas Children's Health Plan Source Type: blogs

RTLS Helps Address Staff Duress
Realtime location systems (RTLS) have long been known to help hospitals with medical device management, but there is a new use-case that is growing in popularity and importance: addressing staff safety and duress. Through RLTS platforms, security teams can be alerted to the exact location of staff who need immediate assistance. As violence towards nurses and physicians increases, this will become a more important use-case for this technology. Increasing Violence and Duress A recent survey of healthcare workers (hospitals and long-term care facilities) found: 90% had experienced (or been in close proximity to) violence fro...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Security and Privacy Healthcare Scene Featured Kapil Asher Kontakt.io nurse violence patient workflow physician violence Real Time Location Services RLTS staff du Source Type: blogs

Featured Health IT Job: Hospital Network & Systems Engineer at Natividad
We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Hospital Network & Systems Engineer at Natividad position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Natividad and is in California. Here’s a description of the position: At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do – from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless l...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Health IT Jobs Tags: Career and Jobs Healthcare IT Health IT Jobs Healthcare IT Jobs Job Seekers Natividad Jobs Source Type: blogs

GIS Provides Common Ground for Data
The annual Esri User Conference offers a unique opportunity to see how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been deployed to solve complex problems. A central theme so far at this year’s conference is how GIS literally provides a “common ground” upon which disparate data can be brought together – anchored by location/geography. Several interesting healthcare related use-cases were highlighted including: mapping how medical aid was being distributed, mapping accident locations in a city, and lack of cellular coverage. Relationship Mapping for Medical Aid Distribution The most interesting use-case was from Direc...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System ArcGIS ArcGIS Knowledge ArcGIS Velocity Direct Relief disaster relief esri Esri User Conference Hurricane Ida relationship map spatial analysis Source Type: blogs

A Sit Down with Epic to Learn About Their Decision to Support TEFCA
No doubt those of you in the world of health IT and interoperability saw the news that Epic plans to apply to join TEFCA as an inaugural QHIN (Qualified Health Information Network).  This is big news for TEFCA since it’s largely a voluntary effort that isn’t pushed by some sort of stimulus money or penalties like many past government efforts. We wanted to learn about Epic’s decision to apply to be a QHIN, so we sat down with Matt Doyle, Software Development Lead for Interoperability at Epic, to talk about this announcement.  He shared Epic’s view on TEFCA, why they plan to apply to be a QHIN, and ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability CareEverywhere Carequality Epic Epic EHR Epic Interoperability Healthcare Interoperability Healthcare Scene Featured Matt Doyle Source Type: blogs

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Senior Population – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 7/15 at Noon ET (9 AM PT).  This week’s chat will be hosted by Dr. Melissa Urrea from @naviHealthPAC on the topic “Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Senior Population.” In this week’s #HITsm chat, naviHealth Executive Medical Director Dr. Melissa Urrea will take over the naviHealth Twitter account (@naviHealthPAC) to talk about “How to Address Social Determinants of Health in the Senior Population.”  Social determinants of health (SDoH) can encompass many different aspects of life. Its...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Administration Analytics/Big Data Healthcare IT #HITsm Chat #HITsm Topics Health Equity Healthcare Policies Melissa Urrea SDOH Senior Care Senior Population Social Determinants of Health Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Facility of the Future – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 92
For the 92nd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the Healthcare Facility of the Future.  COVID forced us out of many healthcare facilities and opened a lot of eyes to the digital opportunities for healthcare.  Plus, it changed how we used our facilities as well.  Do we really need to walk around to do rounding or can we do it virtually?  What technology is needed to change the experience for both clinicians and patients?  We discuss this and more in this podcast episode. Here’s a preview of the questions and topics we discuss in this episode: What will healthcare facilities physicall...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn John Lynn and Colin Hung Tags: Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT Healthcare IT Today Podcasts Hospital - Health System Health IT Health IT Companies Health IT Podcasts Healthcare Facilities Healthcare Podcasts Hospita Source Type: blogs

Amid Workforce Shortages, Intelligent Data Capture saves Health Systems Time
Conclusion: Evolving Data Strategy is Critical for Future Success The International Data Corporation reports that data is growing at a rate of 10x per year. By 2025, it is estimated that the global datasphere will have over 160 zettabytes of data worldwide, making it critical for organizations to address growth and management. Additionally, many across the industry continue to predict an increase of data challenges, underlining the importance of considering an IDC system. At the same time, an analysis of EMSI data found there will be a critical shortage of 3.2 million health care workers by 2026, amplifying the magnitude o...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System AHA CentraCare Enterprise Content Management Ephesoft Great Resignation Healthcare Innovation Healthcare Staffing Healthcare Workforce Intellige Source Type: blogs

Tebra Secures More Than $72 Million at Over $1 Billion Valuation to Expand Digital Healthcare Technology Platform
Investment Solidifies Tebra’s Position as the Digital Backbone for Independent Practices; Accelerates R&D to Power a New Era of Healthcare Tebra, the digital backbone for independent healthcare practices, today announced that it has closed more than $72 million in funding at a valuation greater than $1 billion. Golub Capital led the investment which includes both growth equity and debt financing. Late last year, Kareo and PatientPop, cloud-based leaders in clinical, financial, and practice growth technology, joined forces to form Tebra to support the connected independent practice of the future and modernize patien...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT CommonFund Dan Rodrigues EHR Funding EHR Investment Golub Capital Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment HLM Venture Partners Kareo Montreux Equity Partners Source Type: blogs

Bonus Features – July 10, 2022 – Sequoia Project releases TECFA identity verification documentation, IBM Watson Health is now Merative, and more
This article will be a weekly roundup of interesting stories, product announcements, new hires, partnerships, research studies, awards, sales, and more. Because there’s so much happening out there in healthcare IT we aren’t able to cover in our full articles, we still want to make sure you’re informed of all the latest news, announcements, and stories happening to help you better do your job. News The Sequoia Project has released additional documentation support the implementation of TEFCA, the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement for health IT interoperability. The documentation is a draft version of stan...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT AAMI eXchange ACAP AGS Health Association of Community Health Plans Bayer Calantic CenTrack Chicago ARC eCW Enara health Force Therapeutics Francisco Partners Gerry McCarthy Greenway Greenway Medical Coding He Source Type: blogs

Weekly Roundup – July 9, 2022
Welcome to our Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup. Each week, we’ll be providing a look back at the articles we posted and why they’re important to the healthcare IT community. We hope this gives you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week. Telehealth Lessons and Perspectives from Boston’s Beth Israel. In the latest edition of the CIO Podcast, John talked to Leanne Harvey, CIO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC, about the telehealth experience for patients and physicians more than two years after COVID hit the Northeast. She also offered some perspective on the future of t...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Healthcare IT Digital Transformation Healthcare IT Today Weekly Roundup Physician Burnout Source Type: blogs