About Fred Pennic

Fred Pennic is the founder of HIT Consultant. Fred has significant experience as a management consultant working with healthcare providers across the country. As a digital media strategist, Fred assists healthcare technology companies in improving the ROI of their brand visibility/awareness, content marketing strategies, and digital/social media campaigns.

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New App Helps Consumers Save Up to 85% on Prescriptions

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  Nearly one-third of prescriptions written are never picked up by patients because they can't afford them. To solve this, Blink Health is launching a free mobile app and website that provides anyone the lowest prices on generic prescription drugs. Available to everyone regardless of insurance status,  Blink Health can save consumers up to 85% on their prescriptions at over 60,000 pharmacies, including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart,Duane Reade and most independent pharmacies.
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Infographic: The Sick State of Healthcare Data Breaches

Infographic: History of Security Data Breaches in Healthcare

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected more than 10 million individuals, according to Bitglass’ 2016 Healthcare Breach Report. Among the most significant findings of the report was that in 2015, 98 percent of record leaks were due to large-scale breaches targeting the healthcare industry. These high-profile attacks were the largest source of healthcare data loss and indicate that cyber attackers are increasingly
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Skagit Regional Health to Spend $72M on Epic EHR Implementation

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Skagit Regional Health, a Northwest Washington-based provider of healthcare services has selected Epic as its strategic partner for a single, integrated EHR  across its continuum of care, including Skagit Valley Hospital, Skagit Regional Clinics, Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center and Skagit Valley Kidney Center.  The Epic EHR implementation is expected to cost $72M over the next five years that will improve system interoperability, connectivity with patients, access to
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Withings’ New Algorithm Helps Patients Accurately Track Blood Pressure at Home

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Connected health provider, Withings has launched Hy-Result, a new $4.99 in-app upgrade to the Health Mate app, that helps people interpret and assess personalized interventions that can aid in the better management of high blood pressure. Developed by a team of hypertension specialists, Hy-Result intelligently analyses blood pressure data from in-home monitors such as the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor and provides users with personalized assessments of their cardiovascular health
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Practice Fusion Lays Off 75 Employees To Become Cash Flow Positive

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Cloud-based EHR platform Practice Fusion has laid off about 75 employees, including people in engineering, marketing, practice sales in an effort to become fiscally responsible, Techcrunch confirms. The layoffs were announced on Wednesday during an all-hands meeting and represents about a quarter of the San Francisco-based EHR provider’s workforce. Despite its efforts to become cash-flow positive, Practice Fusion reported 70% year-over-year growth with $26.9M in 2014 and is expected to reach
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Huron Consulting Group Acquires Patient Rounding & Survey App MyRounding

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  Management consulting firm Huron Consulting Group has acquired mobile patient rounding platform MyRounding for an undisclosed sum. MyRounding's robust app allows healthcare professionals to standardize, automate and track your rounding activity. More importantly, it allows nurses and staff to be proactive and improves the care and experience of patients in real-time. The acquisition of MyRounding will help strengthen Huron's existing transformation services for providers as it
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5 Forces Driving the Investments in On-Demand Healthcare

On-Demand Healthcare Investments to Reach $1B by 2017

US funding for on-demand healthcare companies – those providing location-based offerings with near-real-time and 24/7 services – will quadruple from over $200 million in 2014 to $1 billion by the end of 2017, according to new research from Accenture.  Since 2000, the top 230 on-demand companies have raised more than $12.5 billion, distributed across six main sectors: auto and transportation (76 percent); food and drink (10 percent); health (6 percent); household chores (3 percent); logistics (3
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40% of Providers Report IT Budgets are Still Growing

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40% of providers reported their IT budgets are still growing with only 25% of providers with growing budgets attribute the growth to EHRs, according to a new IDC Health Insights report. The new survey specifically examines technology spending and planned technology spending by U.S. acute care hospitals with more than 200 beds. Key findings indicate that the post-EHR era is upon us as providers turn to optimizing the business for accountable care, adding analytics and care management, and away
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Report: Hackers Caused 98% of Healthcare Data Breaches in 2015

Healthcare Breach Report 2016

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected more than 10 million individuals. These and other statistics are contained in Bitglass’ 2016 Healthcare Breach Report, which the company issued today. The findings of the Bitglass 2016 Healthcare Breach Report come from analyzing data on the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ “Wall of Shame,” a database of breach disclosures required as part of the
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MidMichigan Health Selects Epic for $55M Integrated EHR

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Midland, Michigan-based MidMichigan Health announced it has selected Epic as its strategic partner for a single, integrated EHR for all of its hospitals, doctors’ offices and outpatient care facilities. The Epic implementation is expected to cost $55M and the non-profit health system expects to recoup those costs within six years through efficiencies gained by bringing all MidMichigan Health-owned facilities onto the same platform for registration, scheduling and billing. “Our current state
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