A new startup called HealthLoop offers analytics and peer-reviewed plans for doctors to stay connected with their patients.
Editor’s Pick Practice Fusion raised a $70 million fourth round of funding this morning, a few months after we reported series D talks.
Modernizing Medicine is the latest in a string of electronic health record (EHR) companies to raise millions in venture capital.
Editor’s Pick Practice Fusion is on the cusp of closing a $60 million fourth round of funding, say multiple sources close to the company.
CareCloud offers cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) software that helps doctors improve patient care, increase collections, and streamline operations. It’s the latest big deal in a “record year” for digital health.
According to a survey of 5,000 practicing doctors, many physicians are nervous about their ability to make money in the coming year, thanks to technology complexities, health care reform, and other issues.
“We have all this patient information that doesn’t reside anywhere else,” said Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard on stage at HealthBeat.
AirStrip has an ambitious goal: To cut through the incompatibilities clogging up the free flow of medical information between doctors and nurses.
Guest Post Electronic Health Records as they stand are preventing medical professionals from diving deep into Health IT. But there’s a way to turn it around.
DocuTAP has raised $11.9 million from Bessemer Venture Partners for its software that streamlines workflow in urgent care clinics.
Qpid believes they can help improve doctor productivity by making the new electronic health records system much easier to use.
CareCloud, a company that offers a cloud-based electronic health record company, says it tripled its growth last year — helped by the U.S. government mandate that doctors be fully transiitoned to electronic records by 2014. It’s the latest example of the tech revolution hitting health care….
Guest Post In a field where handwriting notes on paper charts and managing large rooms filled with filing cabinets have been the accepted practices for decades, healthcare providers are being deluged by a perfect storm.
QuantiaMD, the website and mobile app for doctors to brainstorm and collaborate on tricky cases, has raised $12 million in venture capital funding.
In ancient China, doctors were paid to keep their patients well. If a patient fell ill, the doctor didn’t get paid until they got better. We have gotten used to being continuously connected, so why does healthcare still revolve around an occasional face to face meeting with your doctor when something has already gone wrong?
Digital health records would be a great thing for the U.S. healthcare system, should doctors and hospitals ever adopt them widely. (Among other things, they’d likely cut down on medical errors and improve the quality of medical care.) Yet only about 10 percent of smaller physicians’ offices use them, because the upfront costs of implementing an electronic-records system are so daunting — and because the doctors themselves won’t tend to reap benefits from the investment for years, if not longer.
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House-Senate confrontation set over biogenerics – Late last month, a key group of senators reached agreement on legislative provisions that would authorize copycat versions of biotech drugs, which are typically complex proteins manufactured by genetically engineered cells (see details here and here). These provisions would finally put biotech drugs — which don’t face cut-rate competition once their key patents expire — on a par with traditional pharmaceuticals, and have been a long time in coming. They’re not perfect, but they’re about as good a compromise as we’re likely to see any time soon..
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Having survived prostate cancer and now facing a mild form of Parkinson’s disease, former Intel chairman Andy Grove has turned his analytical eye on the increasingly dysfunctional U.S. healthcare system.