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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Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation Form ACO

Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation Form ACO

On Monday, Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation announce the execution of an ACO agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in northwest Florida. Through this arrangement, the organizations plan to improve the patient experience by enhancing the coordination of care between BHC and Florida Blue. Built around the Baptist Medical Group (BMG) network of physicians, the BHC accountable care organization will provide coordinated care to patients with the
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Apple to Launch HealthKit Medical Trials with Stanford & Duke

HealthKit Medical Trails

Apple is preparing to launch diabetic and chronic disease medical trials using HealthKit with Stanford University Hospital and Duke University, according to a report from Reuters. HealthKit is the companion app to Apple’s Health component (a major development of its upcoming iOS 8 release), which will serve as an integrative hub for third-party health and wellness-related apps.  HealthKit Medical trials Details  - Stanford University Hospital medical trials will be focused on diabetes that
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Scripps Health Launches Pilot Study of AirStrip ONE


Scripps Health has launched a 60 day pilot study of AirStrip ONE®, a software system that securely delivers data from multiple hospital-based patient monitoring systems to mobile devices used by physicians both within and outside the hospital. The AirpStrip ONE will be used in Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla’s first-floor critical care unit on post-open heart surgery patients, trauma patients, surgical intensive care patients and others who are critically ill and require close
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3 Keys to Maximizing the ROI of Your EHR


A 2013 study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health finds that practices that implement an EHR without a laser focus on enhancing revenue and cutting costs are likely to lose more than $43,000 over five years. In other words, 73% of those surveyed failed to see a ROI.
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Global Mobile Health and Fitness Sensor Market Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 40.29%

Healthcare IT’s Achilles Heel_Sensors

The Global Mobile Health and Fitness Sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 40.29 percent over the period 2013-2018, according to a new report by Infiniti Research-Limited. The Global Mobile Health and Fitness Sensor market covers the present scenario and the growth prospects for the period 2014-2018. To calculate market size, the report takes into account the unit shipments of health and fitness sensors used in wearable, implantable, and mobile health and fitness devices. Sensors help
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Wellframe Raises $8.5M in Series A Funding Led by DFJ


Wellframe, a Boston-based company that combines mobile technology and artificial intelligence to amplify caring clinical relationships by engaging patients in personalized care plans, announced today that the organization has closed on $8.5 million in financing, led by DFJ, with participation from Formation 8, Waterline Ventures and Queensbridge Venture Partners. 
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Infographic: EHR Trends in Nashville


TechnologyAdvice decided to survey the city of Nashville, one of the fastest growing healthcare markets in the country and uncover how EHR adoption was doing in a city renowned for healthcare innovation and investment. Nashville is home to 15 publicly traded healthcare companies and more than 300 private and public healthcare organizations, making the city one of the nation’s leaders in healthcare innovation, investment, and job growth. The Nashville Healthcare Council estimates that in 2008,
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Revenue & Sustainability: Metrics for Health Tech Startup Success

Metrics for Health Tech Startup Success

Anne DeGheest, co-founder of HealthTech Capital explains the two most important metrics for health tech startup success. 2014 has been a great year so far for health tech startups with record breaking funding flowing into the sector. According to Rock Health, 143 digital health companies raised $2.3 billion in funding in the first half of 2014. Another notable aspect is that average deal size has risen significantly from $10 million last year to $15.6 million now.
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Webinar: The Digital Health Leadership Series from Validic

Webinar: The Digital Health Leadership Series

Start Date: 9/10/2014 Start Time: 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT Duration: 60 minutes Webinar Overview This FREE digital health leadership series webinar series features many of the leading companies in this expanding digital health ecosystem. Each month, Validic will feature two companies whose clinical, fitness, wellness or nutrition technologies are helping healthcare and wellness companies achieve better outcomes, increase engagement and reduce per capita costs. During this webinar, you'll
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