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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Aprima Medical Acquires EHR Reseller Healthcare Data Solutions

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Aprima Medical Software, a provider of EHR, practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for medical practices has acquired former reseller Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) of Coral Cables, FL. As part of the agreement, Aprima will assume full support for HDS’s customers, which include approximately 300 providers in 125 medical practices across 15 states. Financial terms were not disclosed.HDS works with physician groups across the country to identify IT solutions that
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Innovaccer Unveils Free ACO Performance & Trends Tool for Providers

Innovaccer Unveils Free ACO Performance & Trends Tool for Providers

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-Headquartered Healthcare analytics company has unveiled ACO Compare, a one of it’s kind free tool to track, monitor and compare the performances of Accountable Care Organizations. Created after extensive research on Accountable Care Organizations currently functioning in the US with performance and quality data as received from CMS, ACO Compare combines 33 quality reporting measures specified by the CMS serve as the basis of comparison which are divided into
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StartUp Health, Allianz Partner to Co-develop Custom Healthcare Innovation Portfolio

StartUp Health Finland Reveals New Class of 16 Healthcare Transformers

StartUp Health, a global entrepreneurship development company for Healthcare Transformers, today announced a three-year partnership with global insurance provider Allianz to co-develop a Custom Innovation Portfolio of at least two dozen companies. Over the next three years through strategic calls for innovations, both companies will focus on solutions to critical health issues on individual, community and global levels.Specific themes for the Portfolio will be later announced after a Call for
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HealthTap launches Personal AI-Powered Physician Platform, Dr. A.I.♥

HealthTap launches Doctor A.I.

HealthTap, a Global Health Practice providing 24/7 immediate access to doctors and their knowledge via video, text, and voice has launched their latest product, Health A.I.♥ , an artificially intelligent personal physician that routes users to the right care immediately. Accessible for consumers starting today from any mobile device or personal computer through the HealthTap website or HealthTap iOS  or Android apps, Health A.I.♥ instantaneously translate your symptoms into a personalized course
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PeraHealth Raises $14M for Predictive, Real-Time Clinical Surveillance

PeraHealth Raises $14M to Leverage Predictive Analytics for Real-Time Clinical Surveillance

PeraHealth, a Charlotte, NC based provider of predictive, real-time clinical surveillance solutions has raised $14 million in funding from Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm.  As the healthcare industry progresses toward value-based care, high costs surrounding chronic diseases and infections continue to escalate. For example, sepsis kills 258,000 people in the U.S. every year and costs the U.S. healthcare system nearly $24 billion annually, according to the Sepsis Alliance. PeraHealth is
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HealthMine Survey: Consumers’ Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

HealthMine Survey: Consumers' Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

Nearly half (46%) of Americans who use digital health tools say the data collected by these tools is not incorporated into their healthcare, according to HealthMine's recent research, conducted with 2,500 consumers enrolled in health plans in 2016. In fact, three quarters (75%) of consumers who use mobile/internet-connected health apps are willing to share the data they collect with their doctor/healthcare provider, but only 32% say this happens automatically.The survey reveals that despite the
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Keystone Health Information Exchange Expands Agreement with Orion Health

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Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) in Pennsylvania has signed an expanded agreement with Orion Health to enable information to be shared between healthcare providers. The new subscription-based agreement builds on the prior arrangement and allows KeyHIE to continue using Orion Health’s platform.Orion Health facilitates interoperability within and among payer, provider and pharma organizations, governments and health information exchanges, and helps physicians, patients and researchers
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Report: 94% of Patients Want Medical Records Electronically Stored in A Central Location

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94% of patients feel their medical information and records should be stored electronically in a single location, according to a recent survey by health information network Surescripts. In fact, 58 percent of patients have tried to compile their own complete medical history—a task that is not just tedious, but often inaccurate and incomplete.The survey, 2016 Connected Care and the Patient Experience conducted by Kelton Global from June 16-23, 2016, with participation from more than 1,000 adult
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PatientBank Lands $2.2M to Help People Request Medical Records Online

PatientBank Lands $2.2M to Help People Request Medical Records Online

PatientBank, a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on helping people gather and share medical records online has raised $2.2 million seed funding co-led by General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures, with participation from SV Angel, Spectrum 28, and Data Collective. For just a processing fee of $30 for each medical record, patients, doctors, and researchers can use PatientBank to request medical records from anywhere in the United States.The process is simple and easy: all the user have to do is
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drchrono Launches Kiosk for Patient Self Check-In, Partners with Apple

drchrono Launches Kiosk for Patient Self Check-In, Partners with Apple

Mobile EHR provider drchrono has unveiled a new Kiosk that equips provider offices for patient self check-in and new Patient Education functionality on iPad enabling providers to share their materials with patients. With Kiosk, provider offices can equip their front office with an iPad stand that patients can use to check in, verify insurance information, and sign any necessary consent forms without needing a staff member to manage that process. The end result is reducing appointment waiting
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