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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Medtronic Integrates with Fitbit to Understand How Exercise Impacts Glucose Levels

Medtronic Integrates with Fitbit to Understand How Exercise Impacts Glucose Levels

Medtronic has announced a partnership with connected health provider Fitbit to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams. With this integration, patients with type 2 diabetes will be able to monitor their glucose levels and physical activity data via Medtronic's iPro(TM)2 myLog mobile app. Together, the partnership will provide meaningful insights into how exercise impacts glucose levels for more effective diabetes care
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athenahealth, ADP Integrate to Deliver Cloud-Based Payroll to Hospitals

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athenahealth, a provider of network-enabled services and mobile apps for healthcare providers has integrated with ADP to to deliver payroll and time and attendance services to the small hospital market. The integration of ADP Workforce Now® payroll and time and attendance solutions with athenaOne for Hospitals & Health Systems® aims to save hospital and health system administrators’ time, effort and money by automating payroll processes and increasing operational efficiencies.Integration
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Harris Computer Corporation Acquires iMDsoft: 5 Things to Know

Harris Computer Corporation Acquires iMDsoft: 5 Things to Know

Harris Computer Corporation, an arm of the Constellation Software group has acquired iMDsoft, a clinical information system provider for critical, perioperative, and acute care environments. Here are five things to know about the acquisition:1. MDsoft will be run as an independent business unit within Harris led by Shahar Sery, a seasoned iMDsoft executive, who has been appointed Executive Vice President.2. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 3. Harris will integrate iMDsoft's
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NIH Awards Daktari $1.3M for Portable, HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Platform

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The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Daktari Diagnostics a $1.3 million, two-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from  to support the development of a point-of-care (POC) HIV viral load (VL) test for use in addressing unmet needs in global health settings. The Cambridge, MA-based immunoassay CarePlatform™ encompasses a proprietary diagnostic detection technology, a highly portable device, automated sample
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Northwell Health, Siemens Healthineers Partner on Population Health Research Project

Northwell Health, Siemens Healthineers Partner on Population Health Research Project

Siemens Healthineers and Northwell Health announced a research partnership to provide dedicated personnel and research support over the next four years to the Northwell Health Imaging Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (iCEOR) Program. Additionally, Siemens Healthineers will dispatch dedicated full-time employees to work jointly with Northwell Health on outcomes-based research projects and population health management efforts. Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare
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Lexigram Nabs $2M to Transform Unstructured Medical Data Through NLP

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Lexigram, a Redwood City, CA-based clinical data intelligence company has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Storm Ventures and including RTA Ventures and the Stanford-StartX Fund. The digital health startup plans to utilize the seed funding to further mature the company's self-service and on-demand natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning analytics platform. As patients, we imagine that our medical data is readily available to all of our doctors, but that couldn't be farther
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Orb Health Lands $3.2M for Intelligent Collaborative Care Platform

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Orb Health, a Dallas, TX-based provider of collaborative care technology has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding led by Mt Vernon Investments with participation from Green Park & Golf and a number of returning seed investors. The company plans to utilize the funding to expand its intelligent collaborative care platform for physician-owned practices and large health systems. Founded in 2011, Orb Health provides a turnkey solution and service that empowers providers to engage more deeply
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nThrive Acquires Clinically Integrated Revenue Cycle Provider Adreima

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nThrive, an Alpharetta, GA-based provider of revenue cycle solutions has acquired Adreima, a Downers Grove, Ill.-based provider of patient-centered, clinically-integrated revenue cycle services that help patients find coverage and meet their financial obligations, while partnering with health care providers to optimize revenue cycle functions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. For nThrive, the acquisition strengthens it's patient-to-payment roadmap that are essential to
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Main Line Health Taps Bernoulli for Medical Device Integration into Epic EHR

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Pennsylvania-based Main Line Health has chosen Bernoulli, a provider of real-time connected healthcare, as its medical device integration solutions provider for the health system’s transition to Epic. By March 2018, the platform is expected to go live at Main Line’s four acute-care hospitals and outpatient centers. Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system that serves Philadelphia and its westerns suburbs, with 10,000 employees and more than 2,000 physicians on staff.“This is one of the
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Ascensia Diabetes Care Receives FDA Clearance for App-Enabled Blood Glucose Smart Meter

Ascensia Diabetes Care Receives FDA Clearance for App-Enabled Blood Glucose Smart Meter

Ascensia Diabetes Care has received FDA clearance for the app-enabled CONTOUR® NEXT ONE Blood Glucose Monitoring System (BGMS). The blood glucose smart meter links to a mobile device via Bluetooth collects, stores and analyzes patient blood glucose measurements delivered to it by the meter. The blood glucose measurements can be used to identify patterns and trends that may help patients understand how certain aspects of their daily activities affect their blood glucose.The system also features
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