Archive | Healthcare IT

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.

Continue Reading

Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT0 Comments

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.”

Continue Reading

Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT0 Comments

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.

Continue Reading

Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT0 Comments

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.
Continue Reading

Posted in Healthcare IT0 Comments

Becker’s Healthcare to Host Health IT and Revenue Cycle Conference

Becker’s Healthcare has confirmed new details of a forthcoming conference that will feature over 134 educational sessions on how to improve Health IT and Revenue Cycle Management in hospitals and health systems across the nation.

As of this writing, the agenda is filled with over 250 speakers.

“The conference, taking place September 21 – 23, 2017 at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL is expected to bring together over 3,000 Health IT and Revenue Cycle thought leaders to discuss topics such as Epic, Cyber Security, Telehealth, Mobile Health, Revenue Cycle Optimization, Predictive Analytics, Cerner, Denials, Patient Clearance and more,” a provided statement explains.
Continue Reading

Posted in Healthcare IT0 Comments

CitiusTech Listed among the Top 100 Healthcare Technology Companies of 2017

MHW learned Monday that CitiusTech — a leading provider of healthcare technology services and solutions — announced that it has been featured in the prestigious 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 list for the second consecutive year.

Healthcare Informatics annually ranks top healthcare technology companies with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S.

“CitiusTech is honored to have joined the elite list of organizations recognized by Healthcare Informatics. CitiusTech has continued to exhibit a strong revenue growth over the last five years, and in 2016, achieved revenues of $112 million,” reads a statement emailed to MHW.
Continue Reading

Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT0 Comments

VMware Joins Intel to Offer Healthcare Security Readiness Program

vmware-euc-horizon-horizon-appsVMware, Inc. has announced a collaboration with Intel Health and Life Sciences to help global healthcare organizations better understand the current state of their security readiness.

Joining Intel’s Healthcare Security Readiness Program, VMware now offers a new complimentary service that enables healthcare IT teams to gain “valuable insight into their security posture compared to the industry when it comes to breach risk mitigation.”

The new initiative also enables organizations to identify safeguard solutions that can be implemented to further reduce risk and improve their security posture.
Continue Reading

Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT1 Comment

Advert