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News and deals roundup: SCP Health-SOC Telemed, Epion Health-MSU, Sensyne Health’s new data agreements, Geisinger’s RPM app

...Luke’s University Health Network (Pennsylvania and New Jersey). The strategic research agreements add their data records to Sensyne’s dataset, now at 18.2 million records. Sensyne mines the data primarily for use by life science clients. When Sensyne commercializes these discoveries, they will share proceeds with CCPM and St. Luke’s respectively. Sensyne releases for CCPM and St. Luke’s. Geisinger Health launches ConnectedCare365 app + RPM for chronic condition patient management. The app, developed by Noteworth, monitors and analyzes multiple vital signs provided by patients directly or through devices, combining them with information from Geisinger’s EHR to send information and notifications directly... Continue Reading

Google’s Care Studio patient record search tool to pilot at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A cleaned-up Project Nightingale? Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston announced their participation in a pilot with Google of Care Studio, described in the BIDMC press release as “a technology designed to offer clinicians a longitudinal view of patient records and the ability to quickly search through those records through a single secure tool.” In other words, it’s like Google Search going across multiple systems: the BIDMC proprietary EHR (WebOMR), core medical record system, and several clinical systems designed for specific clinical specialties. All the clinician need do is type a term and the system will provide relevant... Continue Reading

Deals and news roundup: Ginger’s $100M, myNEXUS to Anthem, Everlywell snaps up PWN, Amwell’s banner year for revenue–and loss, VA reviews Cerner rollout, voice visits for MA, GE’s vScan goes wireless, uBiome founders indicted

...was up over 65 percent to $245.3 million. However, profitability continues to be elusive, with net loss almost equaling revenue. Release The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) finally announced a review of the Cerner-Leidos EHR integration. Back in February, VA was hanging tough on the rollout after the GAO report questioning its wisdom and recommending postponement until high severity issues were corrected. Secretary Denis McDonough, new VA head, has directed the undertaking of a 12 week strategic review without pausing the project. Taking bets on that 12 weeks! Healthcare Dive Payers and their lobbyists are supporting a newly reintroduced House... Continue Reading

UK short news takes: Tunstall names new chair, Alcidion patient safety software partners with East Lancashire NHS Trust

...some months past a reorganization, purchase by a Jersey-based group [TTA 30 Oct 20], and a blistering market for health tech and associated in the US which hasn’t quite spread to the UK. Tunstall release Alcidion‘s Patientrack, a patient status monitoring software used to track patient conditions, particularly safety and deteriorating vital signs needing immediate attention, at bedside and remotely, announced a five-year, five hospital deal with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. Patientrack will integrate with East Lancashire’s Cerner Millenium EHR. Alcidion markets in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, and was founded and remains HQ’d in Australia in 2000.... Continue Reading

News and deals roundup: AHA opposes Optum buy of Change Healthcare; big raises by Komodo Health, Evidation Health, Ro’s $500M; Appriss acquires PatientPing

...follows their snack-sized January Series D of $44 million (Crunchbase). Komodo feeds their 325 million patient encounter database drawn from EHR, pharma, lab, and government data into their proprietary software for analytics to drive better health outcomes across therapeutic areas. Their primary markets are life sciences and pharma for R&D, clinical trials, and medical affairs. The Series E was led by Tiger Global Management, which earlier this month invested in Tyto Care and Dispatch Health [TTA 4 March], with Casdin Capital plus existing investors ICONIQ Growth, Andreessen Horowitz, and SVB Capital. Release Evidation Health, another data aggregation and analytics company,... Continue Reading

BETTEReHEALTH project initiated to support eHealth solutions, improved outcomes in low-income African nations

The BETTEReHEALTH initiative has kicked off with partners in both Europe and Africa, with the objective of coordinating and supporting the deployment of what they term “sustainable eHealth solutions” in low and lower middle income countries (LLMICs) in Africa. The group of 11 project partners from Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Malawi, Tunisia, Ghana, and Ethiopia aim to create better health outcomes through better healthcare accessibility and higher quality, leveraging eHealth and healthcare technology. The initiative will map and identify various human, technical, and public policy factors in eHealth implementation, and from there derive strategies and policies for successful eHealth leading to... Continue Reading

“All That We Let In”: health apps’ APIs are vulnerable and easy to hack, exposing and altering PHI and PII

...to implement certificate pinning, which forces the app to validate the server’s certificate against a known good copy Alyssa Knight, the ‘recovering hacker’ who authored the report, also hacked into one hospital’s EHR and changed its values by one digit. She was then able to access health records and registration information. She used a hacking tool that looks like it is generating data from a mobile health app. The use of mobile apps for telehealth and portals has become far more widespread as a result of the pandemic, yet security has lagged–even though the level of sophistication in the apps,... Continue Reading

GAO tells VA to postpone Cerner EHR implementation–but VA will be continuing

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is still in the long rollout of the Cerner/Leidos EHR system to replace their home-grown, once groundbreaking VistA and to be interoperable with the Department of Defense’s Cerner Millenium system. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report (PDF link) that concludes that “VA should postpone deployment of its new EHR system at planned locations until any resulting critical and high severity test findings are appropriately addressed.” These potential system failure points were brought up by GAO to Congress last October at the time of the first implementation in Spokane, Washington. The sidebar... Continue Reading

News roundup: Milken Institute’s telehealth brief with ATA push on Congress, GoodRx confirms 62% are CoronaDepressed, Johns Hopkins’ COVID mortality risk study and calculators

...live. (This was also recommended by the Taskforce on Telehealth Policy (TTP) [TTA 18 Sep] which was jointly formed by the ATA, NCQA, and the Alliance for Connected Care.) Meet the growing need for behavioral health care by addressing barriers to remote care and expanding the availability of telebehavioral health services. Increase equitable access to telehealth services through digital technology, literacy programs, and broadband coverage. Support development and implementation of innovative telehealth and mobile health technology for prevention, well-being, clinical care, and research. Develop and document clear data sharing standards to support transitions of care across acute, post-acute, and long-term... Continue Reading

As practices reopen, telemedicine visits continue to plunge from 69% to 21%: Epic (US)

The extreme high tide has receded–but still way up than before the pandemic. The Epic Health Research Network (yes, that Epic EHR), updated its earlier study through 8 May [TTA 22 July] to compare in-office to telehealth visits through 12 July. The trend that EHRN spotted (as well as Commonwealth Fund/Phreesia/Harvard) continued with telemedicine visits declining as practices reopened. As of mid-July, telehealth visits, as a percentage of national ambulatory visits, declined to 21.2 percent compared to 78.8 percent in-office. The new EHRN study used a broader sampling than previously. They surveyed healthcare providers of data: 37 healthcare organizations representing... Continue Reading