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Scrypt Announces Integration with Box

Scrypt Announces Integration with BoxScrypt, well-known developers of document management software for healthcare, has just announced the integration of Sfax, its HIPAA compliant faxing solution, with Box.

By combining Sfax with Box, healthcare providers are able to securely fax patient health information (PHI) directly into and out of their Box account, “making Sfax the only HIPAA compliant faxing solution that integrates with the leading cloud content management platform.”

“The Sfax integration makes faxing directly from the any healthcare provider’s Box account fast and easy, and most importantly every document is encrypted during transmission,” said Aleks Szymanski, CEO of Scrypt, Inc. “Scrypt has been building HIPAA compliant document solutions since 1998, and we take every precaution to ensure that Sfax meets or exceeds HIPAA privacy and security requirements when exchanging PHI.”
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CareSync Scores $18M in Funding

CareSync Scores 18M in FundingThis week, CareSync — a provider of software and services for chronic disease management — informed mHealthWatch that it has secured $18 million in Series B funding.

Round participants include the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI), Greycroft Partners and Harbert Venture Partners, as well as existing investors Tullis Health Investors, Clearwell Group, CDH Solutions and Travis Bond.

The funding “will help CareSync expand to meet demand for its services-enabled technology platform, strengthening its leading position in the emerging patient-centered care coordination market.”
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Op-Ed: Innovating Interoperability in Healthcare

Op-Ed  Innovating Interoperability in HealthcareThe following is a guest contributed post from AirStrip authored by Mony Weschler, Senior Director Applications Strategy & Innovation of Montefiore Information Technology.

Innovation in healthcare is critical; it helps enhance quality patient care and improves workflow drastically. However, to encourage the innovation we need in healthcare, a cultural change across the industry is required. Collaborations across the healthcare industry need to occur to improve current processes, and to ensure the patient is the priority in everything we do. The changes we make should encompass this mantra and focus on putting the patient at the center of quality care.

There is a tremendous amount of innovation happening across the country. Startups and innovators are working to tackle these tough challenges in healthcare by brainstorming creative ideas and inspiring new solutions. Interoperability challenges, however, can create bottlenecks that detract from potential breakthroughs and hinder the piloting process. True transformation requires access to data from the entire longitudinal patient record, overcoming the isolation and silos of traditional healthcare.

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Imprivata Talks Up Secure Communications Platform

Imprivata Talks Up Secure Communications PlatformImprivata, a healthcare IT security company, announced this week the integration of Imprivata Cortext, a secure communications platform for healthcare, with Forward Advantage’s Communication Director Platform/

The integration in question will enable automated delivery of patient-centric alerts and notification to providers’ smartphones, tablets, and/or desktops for MEDITECH customers.

The integration enables secure delivery of critical, time-sensitive information, which improves care coordination and transforms clinical communication workflows such as admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) alerts, consult orders, and critical lab value notifications.

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Opinion: Surgeon Scorecards Can Be Cutting

Opinion Surgeon Scorecards Can Be CuttingThe following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Anthony Oliva of Nuance.

I’m a family medicine physician who has been training residents and medical leaders since President George Bush, Sr. was in office. In that time, I’ve found very few things that get physicians to spring into action or worry outside of a “code blue.” We’re trained to stay calm, methodical in nature, after all, we are trained in a profession steeped in knowledge, science, and statistical proof. And we are a competitive bunch.

When training a group of physicians on the importance of clinical documentation last week, I brought up a screen from an online site that showed “Surgeon Scorecards,” listing specific facilities by location and specialty where I drilled down to show specific physicians’ names. This had a “shock and awe” effect, and left my audience with mouths agape.  Immediately, every doctor in the room whipped out their phones and frantically typed their names in search of reviews, uttering a sigh of relief when they discovered this potentially damaging online scorecard site published performance stats for surgeons only. I had their full attention now.

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Health Care Benefits Cost Increases to ‘Hold Steady’ in 2016

Health Care Benefits Cost Increases to 'Hold Steady' in 2016The National Business Group on Health said recently that health care benefit cost increases at large employers are expected to hold steady through next year.

The reason? Changes employers are making to their benefit programs.

“At the same time,” an announcement from the organization explains, “nearly half of large employers say if they don’t take additional measures to control costs, at least one of their health plans will reach the threshold that triggers the ‘Cadillac’ excise tax under the Affordable Care Act in 2018.”
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More Healthcare Industry Professionals Expected at MWC 2016

More Healthcare Industry Professionals Expected at MWC 2016With 2015 rapidly approaching its end, one of 2016’s most eagerly anticipated events draws closer on the calendar.

Last week, the GSMA outlined the first details of the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress, including confirmed keynote speakers, exhibitors and sponsors, as well as programs and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event.

Under the theme ‘Mobile is Everything’, Mobile World Congress will be held 22-25 February 2016 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuïc. The GSMA expects that more than 95,000 attendees from across the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors will gather for the 2016 event.

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