By-Latinos, For-Latinos Healthcare Startup Z ócalo Health Closes $5 Million in Funding to Launch Primary Care Services
Zócalo Health set to deliver the only Latino healthcare experience focused on the culture of patients’ primary and social health needs Co-founders Erik Cardenas and Mariza Hardin defy the odds amidst lack of funding for Latino and female-led startups Zócalo Health, a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients, announced today $5M in seed funding co-led by Animo, Virtue, and Vamos Ventures. The round includes other notable investors including Necessary Ventures, Able Partners, and angel investors Toyin Ajayi, Freada Kapor Klein, Nikhil Krishnan, and Erik Ibarra. The funds will support the company...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Able Partners Animo Erik Cardenas Erik Ibarra Freada Kapor Klein Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Latino Healthcare Mariza Hardin Necessary Ventures Nikhil Krishnan Toyin Source Type: blogs
Does Expanding Healthcare Coverage = an Increasing Risk of Fraud for Healthcare Payers?
The following is a guest article by Mandy Fogle, Healthcare Value Engineering at Shift Technology. Telehealth is becoming the future of healthcare delivery across the globe. Traditional office visits are becoming a way of the past. Since the COVID pandemic began, healthcare has never had further reach of accessibility. This type of delivery opens healthcare to more individuals who otherwise would not have been able to seek treatment before. Providers are now a phone call or an email away, and can reach patients even if they’re homebound or living in a rural area. While health plans are embracing the ease of providing ser...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AI Solutions Healthcare AI Healthcare Coverage Healthcare Fraud Increased Access to Healthcare Mandy Fogle Shift Technology T Source Type: blogs
Youth access to preventive behavioral health services through Medicaid could yield significant savings and provide other benefits as they become adults. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - September 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Conrad Source Type: blogs
Bonus Features – September 18, 2022 – HIMSS and WHO to collaborate on digital health, inpatient admissions for pediatric mental health up 60% since 2016, 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 and Studies WHO/Europe and HIMSS have signed an agreement to collaborate on digital health, with the entities saying the partnership will allow for a more aligned approach to digital transformation in Europe. Under the agre...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Amanda Bury American Telemedicine Association Arcadia ATA BridgeHead Software BrithInsihgt CereCore Clarify Health Dartmouth Health Dash Chat Edifecs ePrescribing First Health Advisory Forescou Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –17th September, 2022.
This study adds to the evidence showing that expanded access to these services could have a longer-term positive impact if continued.”Roughly 1 in 8 beneficiaries in the pandemic group received OUD-related telehealth services compared with 1 in 800 in the prepandemic group, the research revealed. Access to telehealth services was associated with better treatment retention and lower risk of medically treated overdose in the pandemic group compared to those not receiving telehealth services.-----https://healthimaging.com/topics/management/education-training/ai-deterring-students-pursuing-radiologyConcerns about the future ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 17, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Eleven states have submitted waivers to use Medicaid to offer substance use treatment and other services to people before their release from jails and prisons. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cindy Mann, Kinda Serafi, Virginia E. Morgan Source Type: blogs
Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest by Physicians Creating the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: Bad Faith or Incompetence?
We described above how changes in opioid policy aimed at reducing Washington State’s Medicaid and Workers Compensation costs contributed to an increase in methadone deaths between 2003 and late 2014 (23-25). Focusing on similar cost reductions, the Centers for Medicar e and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rules for 2019 including several directives intended to reduce " Opioid Overutilization, ” including adoption of the “90 morphine milligram equivalent (MME) threshold cited by the 2016 CDC Opioid Guideline (147, 148). Simply put, reduced prescribing reduces costs for prescribed medications.Chou received research fu...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - September 12, 2022 Category: Palliative Care Tags: health policy judy kollas opioids research schechtman Source Type: blogs
PurpleLab, Inc. Raises $40M in Funding from Primus Capital
Series B Round to Accelerate PurpleLab’s Investment in Real-World Evidence Solutions Built on the Company’s HealthNexus™ Platform PurpleLab, Inc. today announced a $40 million Series B funding round led by Primus Capital, which joins existing investor Edison Partners. TripleTree served as the exclusive financial advisor to PurpleLab for this transaction. The investment highlights PurpleLab’s growing role in simplifying the access to and interpretation of Real-World Data (RWD) across the healthcare continuum. PurpleLab has experienced triple-digit growth[KV1] for four consecutive years. This additional funding...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Edison Partners Gregg Michaelson Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment HealthNexus™ Platform Mark Brosso Phil Molner Primus Capital PurpleLab Real-World Dat Source Type: blogs
Current law prohibits Medicaid from covering most health care for incarcerated people, even though having continuous coverage is key to better behavioral health outcomes and a reduced likelihood of returning to jail or prison. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: John Sawyer, Vikki Wachino, Abby Walsh, Silicia Lomax Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –10th September, 2022.
This article is adapted fromVoices in the Code: A Story About People, Their Values, and the Algorithm They Made,out Sept. 8 from Russell Sage Foundation Press.In May 2021, I got a call I never expected. I was working on abook about A.I. ethics, focused on the algorithm that gives out kidneys to transplant patients in the United States. Darren Stewart —a data scientist from UNOS, the nonprofit that runs the kidney allocation process—was calling to get my take: How many decimal places should they include when calculating each patient’s allocation score? The score is an incredibly important number, given it determines w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links –3rd September, 2022.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment-----https://healthitanalytics.com/news/machine-learning-tools-predict-post-op-complications-surgery-durationMachine-Learning Tools Predict Post-Op Complications, Surgery DurationResearchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed machine-learning tools that can predict post-operative complications and surgery duration using perioperative data.ByShania K...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs
Bonus Features – August 28, 2022 – Epic data shows only 5% of OD patients get tested for fentanyl, 40% of clinicians plan to add AI to their day-to-day work, 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 and Studies A report from Epic Research and the University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) found that just 5% of overdose patients are tested for fentanyl in the ED, compared to an opiate t...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Eastwood Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Bamboo Health BronxCare Health System Cadence CalOptima Health CESAR Clarify Health CloudDx Conduit Heal Source Type: blogs
Biofourmis Raises Additional Funding from Intel Capital in Series D Extension and Names Top Healthcare Leaders to its Board
Additional funding brings Series D round to $320M total Trevor Fetter, MBA, senior lecturer on the faculty of Harvard Business School and former longtime Tenet Healthcare chairman and CEO, named to Board Sachin H. Jain, physician executive with government, pharmaceutical, payer and provider experience, joins Board Biofourmis, a Boston-based global leader in virtual care and digital medicine, today announced that Intel Capital, the strategic investment arm of chipmaker Intel Corporation, has joined its Series D financing in an extension that brings the total funding raised in the round to $320M. The initial Series D funding...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Biofourmis Health IT Funding Health IT Fundings Health IT Investment Home-Based Care Intel Capital Kuldeep Singh Rajput Mark Rostick NYSE:CVS Sachin H. Jain Trevor Fetter Source Type: blogs
Netsmart Announces the Skilled Nursing Industry ’ s Only Data Analytics Solution with a Complete View of Claims, MDS, and Staffing
Netsmart advances data solutions suite through acquisition of CORE Analytics Netsmart announced today it has acquired CORE Analytics, the industry-leading skilled nursing facility (SNF) claims data analytics offering from Zimmet Healthcare. With the addition of Core Analytics, Netsmart Simple™ is now the only solution suite in the market capable of calculating quality measures and Five-Star ratings leveraging Minimum Data Set (MDS), Payroll-Based Journaling (PBJ) and UB-04 claims data. This new offering will enhance the Netsmart CareFabric® platform to expand data solutions and services for post-acute care organizat...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - August 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT CareFabric Platform CORE Analytics Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A Marc Zimmet Mike Valentine Netsmart Netsmart Simple™ Zimmet Healthcare Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 22nd 2022
In conclusion, application of a multi-species bat epigenetic clock provides strong evidence that hibernation is associated with slower epigenetic ageing. The multi-species clock explains 94% of the variation in the chronological ages of both hibernating and non-hibernating big brown bats; however, the clock estimates are equal to or greater than the chronological age, suggesting big brown bats age slightly faster than a 'typical' bat, especially during the active period. (Source: Fight Aging!)
Source: Fight Aging! - August 21, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs