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Cerner EHR implementation with both DOD and VA running into interoperability, other problems: Federal audit

...started to roll it out in 2020. (No one said that the US government works quickly.) This would also include the US Coast Guard, which is under the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier this month, a joint VA and DOD audit by their respective Inspectors General (IG) found that both departments, plus the FEHRM (Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization) Program Office established by DOD and VA to oversee the process, as well as the joint health information exchange (HIE) established in 2020 by the FEHR, did not ensure interoperability between their systems. Specifically, they did not: Consistently migrate patient healthcare... Continue Reading

Perspectives: Where next for technology-enabled care after 2025?

...the last couple of years. What is most encouraging is the consensus around the direction of travel. The real challenge is the transformation of services from purely reactive, one size fits all, to a preventative and person-centred approach across housing, social care, health care, and the third sector, supported by families, friends, and communities, while still retaining a reactive safety net. There are important questions around the how? Enabling and underpinning these new service models will be technology using data, information, and actionable insight. New technology has already created dramatic changes in many other sectors across the UK. There is... Continue Reading

NHS Digital roundup: £200M allocated for research, COVID-19/cancer cross-research using the new Trusted Research Environment (TRE)

...TRE is a “secure data platform with the analytical and statistical tools to support researchers in conducting their work. Their findings can then be exported safely, ensuring the formats and analyses are approved and sent to authorised users.” The first new TRE project announced is a cross-research project to discover the impact of COVID on cancer patients and services with DATA-CAN, the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, curated by NHS Digital’s National Disease Registration Service. The TRE datasets have de-identified data that is available for analysis without being downloaded, which secures data for analysis and research. NHS release... Continue Reading

Thursday news roundup: Walmart hiring 50K workers including health, Anthem name-changing, GE Healthcare-AliveCor partner, IPO for Komodo Health amid slowdown?

...to explain, but they feed their 325 million patient encounter database drawn from EHR, pharma, lab, and government data into proprietary software to map patient journeys, providing analytics on more than 325 de-identified, real-world patient insights. These are used to drive better health outcomes across therapeutic areas. The primary markets for their data are life sciences and pharma for R&D, clinical trials, and medical affairs, but are seeking to expand to providers and payers. Other IPOs rumored to be on tap are Included Health (the former Grand Rounds/Doctor on Demand) [TTA 20 Oct 2021] and Tempus Labs in precision medicine.... Continue Reading

Weekend short takes, UK edition: Tunstall acquires Germany’s BeWo, AWS UK healthtech accelerator launches, Fidgetbum bed sleep aid gains US patent

...95% of the data that sits outside the healthcare system to link doctors and patients Birdie, a tech platform for home care providers Abtrace, which uses data to detect, monitor, and treat long-term disease Thymia, which analyses speech, video, and behavioral data gathered via video games to assess patients’ mental health conditions The four-week accelerator programs will help the startups in business models, regulatory pathways, clinical validation, electronic health record integration, specialized AWS training and promotional credits, mentoring from healthcare domain and technical subject matter experts, business development, go-to-market guidance, and investment guidance. The group was selected in partnership with... Continue Reading

What can be the long-term drivers of remote patient monitoring growth?

Is it as simple as getting simpler to use devices to collect long-term data that picks up trends and provides feedback that motivates to users? That is the surprise at the very end of this pre-HIMSS Healthcare IT News interview with Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq, chairman, CEO, and founder of Biotricity, a biometric monitoring and telemedicine company incorporating devices into monitoring systems for cardiac and pain management. Those of us who have worked for RPM companies know the variety of devices typically used by those monitored for chronic conditions can be stunning–and most of them aren’t easy to use for those... Continue Reading

The shoe dropped: DOJ sues to block UnitedHealth Group-Change Healthcare merger. What’s next?

...from the start in that the acquisition would give UHG an unfair advantage against their payer competition and squelch innovation. These are from the DOJ release and the complaint filed today (24 February) in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. UHG is the US’ largest insurer and also a major controller of health data. Change is a major competitor to UHG/OptumInsight in health care claims technology systems, which was the basis of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) objections. The acquisition would eliminate a major competitor to UHG in claims processing. Moreover, Change is “United’s only major rival... Continue Reading

Thursday news roundup: Teladoc’s cheery 2021, uncertain 2022; DOJ deadline UnitedHealth-Change Sunday, Cerner’s earnings swan song, Humana feels the activist lash; funding/M&A for WellSky, Health Catalyst, Minded, Automata, MediBuddy

...quick takes from the US, UK, and India… WellSky is acquiring TapCloud for an undisclosed amount. WellSky is a data analytics and care coordination automation company in the acute care and home care markets, with TapCloud a patient-facing engagement and communication platform. Release Another data analytics company, Health Catalyst, is bolstering capabilities with its agreement to buy KPI Ninja, a provider of interoperability solutions and population health analytics. Purchase price and management transitions undisclosed, though from the release it appears that all KPI Ninjas will be onboarded. Minded, a NYC-based mental health med management company, scored $25 million in seed... Continue Reading

The ‘digital premium’ in the future of health, housing, and social care explored in new GGI paper

...support the move forward from the ongoing Covid pandemic.” Funded by a grant by Legrand Care, the report explores four themes at the heart of the digital premium: place, predictive technology and population health, security and wellbeing at home, and new digital standards. It is the second paper in the series, the first published in 2020 [TTA 26 Feb 2020]. The GGI created this report using multiple methods including desktop research, interviews, roundtables with NHS and other key public, third sector, and private organizations (in the UK and internationally), with an editorial board made up of senior health, housing, and... Continue Reading

DOJ to block UnitedHealth-Change Healthcare buy: report

...Pharmacists Association. Announced in January, the merger approval had been tabled in August and October/November, with the closing delayed accordingly, so the DOJ action resulting from their mandatory review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act (HSR) was anticipated. Even in August, the delay did not bode well for this $8 billion in cash/$5 billion in debt deal. What’s at issue here is the consolidation of data and businesses both UH and Change are in–health IT and revenue cycle management–and reduced competition that drives up costs for health systems and providers. As this Editor observed in March, OptumInsight, Optum’s data analytics unit,... Continue Reading