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NFP Launches New Venture Fund To Support Emerging Tech Innovations

On Thursday, NFP — a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions — announced the launch of a new venture fund focused on strategic partnerships and investments in the emerging Insurtech, Fintech and HR Tech arenas.

Industry veteran Shawn Ellis, formerly of Zest Health and 7wire Ventures, has joined NFP as Managing Director of Venture and Innovation and will oversee the fund’s development, investments and operations.

The launch of this fund coincides with the establishment of NFP’s Innovation Lab, which will support the fund through ongoing market research. Driven by rapidly changing technology, regulatory and marketplace dynamics, and the necessity for the insurance industry to respond to ever-shifting customer needs, NFP’s newly formed platform will provide exclusive education and service to its clients, helping them stay abreast of industry transformation.

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Report: Healthcare IT Executives Face Increasing Pressure to Innovate

Leading into HIMSS18, TEKsystems, a top provider of IT services, has just released data that provides insights into the status of key IT initiatives and central topics of the healthcare-focused event, including security, information exchange and interoperability, data analytics, business/clinical intelligence, and population health.

In addition to identifying the implementation status of mission-critical services, data indicates that while healthcare IT leaders face increasing pressure to innovate, technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) are not yet being leveraged to drive innovation.

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Healthcare Technology Company Making Headway in Michigan

The Garage — a healthcare technology company providing population health management solutions to stakeholders across the industry — has just announced a new partnership with Reliance ACO.

Reliance joins The Garage’s existing client base of more than 25 ACOs, including several new organizations that have partnered with The Garage in recent months. Reliance has selected The Garage’s SaaS-based population health management platform, Bridge, to better interact and engage with their patient population and Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan, and provide improved quality of care and lower costs. The addition of this ACO partner will further broaden The Garage’s impact on patient care, adding another 40,000+ new Medicare patient lives to the over 6 million The Garage currently touches.

Reliance ACO, based in the Detroit metropolitan area, is a multi-track ACO that has successfully delivered patient quality and shared savings within the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) program. In need of a comprehensive platform with an emphasis on analytics and the ability to handle size and scope, Reliance will use Bridge to continue improving upon their existing performance.

“We selected to partner with The Garage because of the versatility of their platform and their ability to centralize data analytics for multiple risk programs,” said Dr. Nazmul Haque, founder and CEO of Reliance ACO.

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DeviceLab Exhibiting and Hosting Wearable Medical Device Panel at DeviceTalks West 2017

Ahead of the weekend, DeviceLab Inc., a Southern California medical device design and manufacturing company, announced it will be both hosting an exhibition booth and moderating a panel discussion at DeviceTalks West 2017, to be held December 11-12 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.

A Gold-level sponsor, DeviceLab will feature its popular “Apollo” and “Athena” wireless medical device mannequins at exhibition booth #304 during regular exhibition hours.

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Henry Ford Health System Taps Vidyo

Leading embedded video collaboration platform provider Vidyo today announced that Henry Ford Health System has deployed integrated virtual visits within the Epic MyChart workflow to provide simplified access to care.

IDSolutions Healthcare, Vidyo’s premier Epic telehealth deployment partner, has established telehealth ecosystems throughout healthcare institutions across the United States.

Henry Ford offers mobile-based virtual visits in several specialties and has plans to expand to others in the coming months. “Telemedicine is a convenient way for patients to talk with their physician face-to-face in lieu of a conventional office visit,” said Courtney Stevens, Director of Virtual Care at Henry Ford. “Given today’s ever evolving healthcare environment, patients are looking for options beyond the traditional methods for connecting with their physician. Virtual visits appeal to a wide spectrum of patients.”

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First Look: WEDI Announces Agenda for WEDI-Con 2017 to Focus on Future of Health IT

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today announced the agenda for WEDI-Con 2017, where hundreds of thought leaders in healthcare information technology will gather this December 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va. During the three-day event, payers, providers, government regulators and vendors will network and collaborate over sessions focusing on data exchange, HITRUST assessments, block chain, the new Medicare cards, electronic clinical quality (eCQM) and the future of health IT.

“From ransomware attacks to new regulations to the continued burdens of interoperability, 2017 has been a year full of adversity for our industry. This is why we look forward to bringing some of the biggest industry names together at WEDI-Con to lead discussions covering these pressing issues keeping healthcare leaders awake at night,” said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. “These topics are shaping the future of health IT in the U.S. which is why this event could not be more timely.”

One such topic sure to be on the minds of industry leadership is the New Medicare Card Program (formerly the SSNRI). Beginning in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be mailing out the new Medicare cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to all people with Medicare. In preparation for this major undertaking, Dr. Monica Kay of CMS will present on the initiative, its timeline and what the health IT industry must be prepared for in the coming months. Following Dr. Kay’s remarks, attendees will participate in three unique industry panel discussions. The first session, moderated by WEDI Chair Laurie Darst of the Mayo Clinic, will focus on providers, while session number two, moderated by WEDI Chair Elect Jay Eisenstock of Aetna, will focus on payer organizations and vendors. The final session will be an open forum where attendees can ask general questions of CMS as well as be given the opportunity to offer additional insight on the program’s effect on the industry.

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Healthcare IT Sets All-Time Record With $4 Billion in VC Funding

There’s a healthy outlook for healthcare IT in the world of VC these days.

Mercom Capital Group — a global communications and research firm — has just released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) / Digital Health sector for the second quarter (Q2) and first half (1H) of 2017.

According to the provided report summary, global VC funding for Health IT companies in 1H2017 was 36 percent higher year-over-year (YoY) with a record $4 billion (B) raised in 359 deals versus the $3B raised from 286 deals in 1H2016.
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