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Op-Ed: How Software Can Upgrade Trust in Hospital Halls and Clinics

Op-Ed How Software Can Upgrade Trust in Hospital Halls and ClinicsThe following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Ehab Hanna, CMIO of Universal Health Services and a contributor to Nuance’s What’s Next blog.

Healthcare has always been a profession deeply rooted in trust.  Patients must trust their doctors, doctors must trust their colleagues’ advice and second opinions and, unsurprisingly, the new 2015 National Healthcare Trust Index found that trust plays a leading role for patients when choosing a hospital, healthcare facility, and health plans.

But that isn’t the only place where trust is critical.  It must also exist between clinicians, their support staff, and their tools.  Most of us are frustrated when we’re out somewhere and can’t load a page on our smartphones or our connection cuts out—now imagine the impact of that same experience for a physician who is mid-sentence with a patient and trying to pull up a chart.

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Back on Track: Kinnser Software Lands on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500 List

Back on Track Kinnser Software Lands on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500 ListAhead of the weekend, Kinnser Software, Inc., a provider of clinical and business solutions for post-acute healthcare companies, announced it has been recognized for the third consecutive year on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.

The list, if you’re not familiar, is a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.

Kinnser’s rank on the 2015 list is 381.
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Mobile Study: Majority of Healthcare Institutions Risk HIPAA Non-Compliance

Mobile Study Majority of Healthcare Institutions Risk HIPAA Non-ComplianceOn Monday, mHealthWatch was made privy to the alarming findings of a new report released today by Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc.

The study in questions finds that only 8 percent of healthcare institutions prohibit consumer messaging apps for employee communication.

What’s more, only 1 in 4 healthcare institutions who have an official mobile messaging platform are using an internal, company-authorized app. The rest are recommending or using consumer-facing messaging apps and services that do not provide the enterprise-grade security needed to comply with regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
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Healthcare Cloud Leader Raises Big Bucks to Fuel Expansion

Healthcare Cloud Leader Raises Big Bucks to Fuel Expansionhc1.com announced this week that it has raised $13.2 million in new growth capital led by existing hc1.com investors.

The company plans to deploy this capital to support expansion through both direct sales and the development of strategic partnerships, further extending its leadership position in the healthcare CRM market, a provided statement explains.

In addition to the growth equity investment, this capital financing includes a new $5 million revolving line of credit from Greenwich-based SCM Specialty Finance Opportunities Fund, L.P., an affiliate of CNH Finance, L.P.

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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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