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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Australian Startup DoseMe Raises $2.6M for Precision Dosing

DoseMe

DoseMe, an Australian digital health startup has raised $2.6 million in Series A funding to expand its precision dosing platform. The company plans to utilize the latest round of funding to commercialize DoseMe in Australia, expand into the US and European markets and integrate with existing EMRs in key markets.  Founded in 2012 by Greg Spurgin and Gary Cunningham who co-founded an US outpatient orthopedic physical therapy company Results Physiotherapy, the DoseMe software platform is a
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OCHIN Launches Real-Time Healthcare Data Aggregation System Acuere

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Nonprofit health IT, research and data innovation organization, OCHIN has launched Acuere, a real-time healthcare data aggregation system that allows health care organizations to enhance care delivery and improve business operations. Developed through a partnership with HIT Impacts, OCHIN, and Health Choice Network (HCN), Acuere lets organizations drill down into data, helping users simplify and operationalize population health and care coordination strategies while leveraging this data to lower
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Imprivata, UniPrint Integrate Enabling Clinicians To Securely Print PHI

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UniPrint.net, a virtual printing solution provider has partnered with healthcare IT security firm Imprivata as the newest member of Imprivata's Developer Partner (IDP) program. As a member of the developer program, UniPrint.net will integrate with Imprivata OneSign® Print Connector to establish connectivity between UniPrint’s™ patented Universal Printer Driver and Virtual Print Queue, and Imprivata OneSign. Integration BenefitsThis integrated solution enables clinicians that use virtual
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New App Uses Fitbit Data to Predict When You May Get Sick

Achu App Fitbit Data

Datapult, a Toronto-based app studio has launched a new app that uses Fitbit data to alert consumers as to when their body is showing signs of a reoccurring illness, such as a cold, before it happens. The app called achu tracks patterns leading up to sickness using a proprietary algorithm that alerts the user to the fact that you are on the same track to get sick, as you have in the past. “The more interactive you are with achu, the more accurate it will be in helping you to stay healthy,” says
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Salesforce Rolls Out Telhealth Features to Health Cloud via Mobile Device

Salesforce Rolls Out Telhealth Features to Health Cloud via Mobile Device

On Thursday, Salesforce has announced the addition of new telehealth features to Health Cloud, enabling two-way video chat that gives patients the ability to connect face-to-face with their care teams from any mobile device. As the global telehealth market expands over the next five years at an annual growth rate of 24 percent, these new features will assist healthcare providers looking to keep up with these new industry standards and patient expectations.Salesforce Health Cloud Two-Way Video
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CVS Pharmacy Launches Mobile Payment Experience with CVS Pay Pilot

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 Today, CVS Pharmacy announced CVS Pay pilot, an end-to-end mobile payment experience designed to streamline their checkout experience at the store – combining multiple steps into one easy scan. Customers will now have the ability to refill, manage multiple prescriptions and get alerts when prescriptions are ready, all within the app – and then pick up and pay using a single barcode. Customers can also link their ExtraCare card with CVS Pay, meaning a single scan at checkout will process all
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CareSkore Raises $4.3M for Predictive Population Health Management

CareSkore Population Health

CareSkore, a Y-Combinator backed startup has raised $4.3 million in seed funding for its predictive population health management platform that helps measure the clinical and financial risk of hospital patients based on their EMR and claims data. The seed round included a handful of investors including Cota Capital, Storm ventures, Rising Tide Fund, and Liquid 2 Ventures. Founded in 2014 by Dr. Puneet Dhillon Grewal, MD, an Internal Medicine physician and Cardiologist Jaspinder Grewal, CareSkore
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UAB Selects Navigant Cymetrix for Hospital Revenue Cycle Operations

Navigant Cymetrix

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System has signed a seven-year agreement with Navigant Cymetrix to manage revenue cycle operations. The collaborative contract encompasses physician and hospital revenue cycle operations and is intended to provide value and consistency across the health system.As part of its suite of comprehensive revenue cycle management solutions, Navigant Cymetrix effectively and efficiently manages the revenue cycle performance of its healthcare provider
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Aligned TeleHealth Raises $12M to Fuel Telepsychiatry Consultations

Aligned TeleHealth

Aligned TeleHealth, Inc., a Calabasas, CA-based healthcare provider full, end-to-end telemedicine solutions has raised $12 million in Series A funding from SV Life Sciences (SVLS), an international life sciences VC firm. Additional investors in the round include Aligned’s board member, Deepak Chopra, who is also chairman, CEO and founder of OSI Systems, Inc.The company plans to utilize the funding to expand its footprint in behavioral health as well as support acquisitions, business development,
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Study: Continuous Patient Monitoring Could Save Healthcare $15B

Israeli Digital Health Startup EarlySense Lands $25M for Contact-Free Monitoring

Continuous contact-free patient monitoring can save the US healthcare system up to $15 billion annually, according to peer-reviewed paper published in Critical Care Medicine.  Conducted by researchers from Harvard School of Medicine, and a new Frost & Sullivan report, Finding Top-Line Opportunities in a Bottom-Line Healthcare Market, each hospital bed monitored with EarlySense enables hospitals to achieve a cost savings of approximately $19,940.The cited cost savings are attributed to
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