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15 Blockchain Whitepapers Awarded Winners of US Department of Health and Human Services Challenge

Luke Parker | Brave New Coin | August 30, 2016

A challenge held by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  to encourage Blockchain use in the Health Information Technology field resulted in 15 winning whitepapers. The Department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) first announced the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-Related Research” challenge in July...

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3 Integration Hurdles Mobile Devices Face (And How Apple May Help)

Eric Wicklund | mHealth Summit | September 22, 2014

The recent – and rather breathlessly reported - unveiling of the Apple Watch has many in the mHealth space wondering whether the final bridge is being crossed to patient engagement. Finally, a mobile healthcare platform that both the doctor and the consumer can share and appreciate...

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4 Deft Ways Hospitals Use Social Media

Jeff Rowe | Healthcare IT News | September 3, 2013

The Mayo Clinic ranks No. 1 for Twitter, with more than half a million followers. Cleveland Clinic is third on YouTube, with nearly 3 million views. And the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas, ranks 30th on Flickr, with 115 Flickr photos. Read More »

A Doctor Is Skeptical About Apple’s HealthKit. Here’s Why.

Mike Sevilla | KevinMD.com | June 20, 2014

Apple recently previewed a new framework called HealthKit that will be included in their next mobile operating system called iOS 8....But, to be honest, even though the tech press is very excited about this, I am not impressed...

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AEGIS Announces Touchstone for HL7 FHIR Interoperability Testing

Press Release | AEGIS.net | November 12, 2015

AEGIS.net, Inc. (AEGIS)...introduces the Touchstone Project - a next generation cloud-based Testing Platform which applies Conformance and Interoperability testing in a Test-Driven-Development (TDD) integrated ecosystem.  As organizations new to the Health Level Seven® (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) specification begin to explore and evaluate this new HL7® standard and start projects with a goal of being an early adopter, AEGIS' Touchstone Test Platform will guide those implementations towards a high degree of conformance and interoperability in a continuous model.

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AMA Study: Technological, Administrative Demands Cutting Into Physicians’ Face Time With Patients

Press Release | American Medical Association | September 6, 2016

Technological and administrative obstacles are significantly cutting into available time for physicians to engage with patients. Nearly half a physician's office day is now filled by data entry into electronic medical records (EHRs) and administrative desk work, according to a new time-motion study conducted by experts at the American Medical Association (AMA) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock health care system. The study results were published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

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Apervita Nets $18 Million in Series A Funding to Democratize Health Analytics

Press Release | Apervita, Inc. | January 7, 2015

Apervita, Inc., formerly known as Pervasive Health, Inc., the first health analytics marketplace, today announced it has completed an $18 million Series A round of funding. The capital will support its goal of empowering enterprises across the globe to transform health knowledge and data into computable insight, addressing healthcare's most pressing challenges. With this funding, Apervita will accelerate the development of its platform, giving health professionals access to thousands of analytics at a fraction of the time and cost of today’s proprietary analytics solutions...

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Apple HealthKit Has Good Prognosis

Eugene Borukhovich | EE Times | October 9, 2014

Apple's HealthKit, Health app and now the Apple Watch positions the company with a revolutionary platform, allowing health and fitness apps to work together. Apple is seriously preparing to take a slice of the mobile health market, opening a door for partners to provide value-added services...

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Axial Aims To Give Power To The Patients

John Andrews | Healthcare IT News | January 21, 2014

There have been many ideas proposed as solutions for reducing costly hospital readmissions, but one concept that hasn’t gotten much attention over the years is patient empowerment – the practice of letting people take control of their healthcare. Read More »

Axial Exchange Inc. Acquires mRemedy from DoApp and Mayo Clinic

Press Release | Axial Exchange, Canaan Partners, mRemedy | June 14, 2012

Axial Exchange Inc...has acquired mRemedy, a company formed in 2009 by DoApp, Inc. and Mayo Clinic to offer a mobile healthcare platform to healthcare providers. The acquisition provides Axial Exchange with the software, pipeline and customers of the myTality® patient-facing mobile healthcare application, which helps patients navigate a future hospital visit, and helps hospitals better market their services. Read More »

Axial Exchange Raises $5M, Adds Enhancements To Hospital App Platform

Aditi Pai | MobiHealthNews | July 26, 2013

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Axial Exchange, a mobile app developer, raised just under $5 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing. Axial Exchange is backed by a syndicate of venture capital firms, led by Canaan Partners. Read More »

Biden Announces Major Open Initiatives At Cancer Moonshot Summit

Press Release | The White House | June 28, 2016

Today, the Cancer Moonshot is hosting a summit at Howard University, in Washington, D.C. as part of a national day of action that also includes more than 270 events in communities across the United States.  Vice President Joe Biden will join over 350 researchers, oncologists and other care providers, data and technology experts, patients, families, and patient advocates, among others, will come together at Howard University.  They will be joined by more than 6,000 individuals at events in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.  This is the first time a group this expansive and diverse will meet under a government charge is to double the rate of progress in our understanding, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancer...

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CDC: Why Is Lyme Disease Activity So Much Higher Than Predicted?

Alice G. Walton | Forbes | August 20, 2013

Sunday night’s conference on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases released some new data from the CDC on the number of people affected each year by Lyme disease. Namely, it pointed to a major difference in the recorded number of people affected by the disease and the actual number... Read More »

Commodity Data Analytics For Health Care

Analytics are expensive and labor intensive; we need them to be routine and ubiquitous. I complained earlier this year that analytics are hard for health care providers to muster because there’s a shortage of analysts and because every data-driven decision takes huge expertise.

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Computerization In Health Care Demands High Data Standards

Thomas C. Redman and Donald Nielsen | Harvard Business Review | February 25, 2013

Recent reports bookend the promise and peril of computerization and the electronic medical record in health care. On the truly positive side, the Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group have teamed up to form Optum Labs, a research group aimed at mining (initially) claims records for over 100 million people and 5 million clinical records... Read More »