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Welltok, Teletech Partner to Create “Human Touch’ Experience for Health Consumers

Healthcare Gamification Startups Welltok

Health optimization platform Welltok and Teletech, a provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions has announced a strategic partnership that will combine analytics with multichannel communication to help population health managers guide consumers to optimal health. Welltok’s analytics recognizes when and where consumers can save money, and triggers TeleTech when the human touch is needed to alert consumers of potential savings.The partnership is already underway at a large
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WellDoc Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Non-Prescription Version of BlueStar® Digital Therapeutic

WellDoc

Digital health leader WellDoc has received FDA 510(k) class II clearance for a non-prescription version of the BlueStar® digital therapeutic diabetes management platform. This news comes on the heels of two other significant recent announcements for BlueStar®: the FDA’s clearance of the wireless integration of LifeScan’s OneTouch Verio Flex® blood glucose monitoring system with BlueStar®, and plans to incorporate the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ (AADE) curriculum in the BlueStar®
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Clinical Research IO Lands $1.6M for Clinical Trials Platform

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Clinical Research IO (CRIO), a Cambridge-based digital health startup has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to further develop its e-source system for clinical research sites led by NXT Ventures and Rally Ventures. The latest round follows the company's first seed round of $800k. The round also included investments from its officers, a group of angel investors, and a number of industry investors, including several early customers. Sankesh Abbhi, a clinical research entrepreneur, is among the
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Mercy Named 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for Improving Patient Care Through Health IT

HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation, was named a 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient for achieving improvements in patient care through the use of health information technology. Mercy received the award from HIMSS based on four case studies that detailed how the use of health information technology and standardized clinical processes have improved patient care and the bottom line. The case studies included:- Decreasing by nearly three hours the time it
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Able Health Launches End-to-End MIPS platform for Reporting, Performance Improvement

Able Health

Able Health is a health IT company dedicated to making value-based care work for providers has launched an end-to-end MIPS solution enabling providers to improve performance and submit data to CMS with less time, money, and stress. The new platform can ingest patient data from electronic health records and data warehouses, calculate any MIPS registry quality measure or eCQM, and provide a dashboard for administrators to track and improve a group or provider's MIPS Composite Performance Score.
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Health IT VC Funding Tops $5.6B in 2016: 10 Things to Know

Health IT VC Funding

Health IT VC funding set a new milestone in 2016 as it eclipsed $5 billion in 622 deals, compared to $4.6 billion raised in 2015 in 574 deals, according to that latest report from Mercom Capital Group. The report finds that total corporate funding in health IT companies - including debt and public market financing (plus IPOs) from a total of 1,115 investors (including accelerators/incubators) - came to $5.6 billion in 2016, a drop of 30 percent compared to $8 billion in 2015.Since 2010, the
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Emerging Role of Open APIs in Healthcare: 5 Trends to Know

Chilmark APIs in Healthcare

Clinical and other leaders see APIs in healthcare as technology-enablers of process change and evolving care models, according to Chilmark Research latest report. The latest report, APIs for a Healthcare App Economy: Paths to Market Success, finds high expectations for APIs to support healthcare innovation and more dynamic engagement across stakeholders.The API Opportunity in HealthcareSponsored by Cerner, InterSystems, Orion Health and PokitDok, Chilmark conducted a broad survey of the
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PatientPoint, American Heart Association Partner to Educate Patients on Heart Health at Point of Care

PatientPoint, American Heart Association Partner to Educate Patients on Heart Health at Point of Care

PatientPoint, a provider of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care has teamed up with the American Heart Association to help educate patients and physicians on heart health and stroke prevention at the point of care. As part of the collaboration, PatientPoint will utilize its network of more than 290,000 healthcare providers to share American Heart Association public service announcements and educational content. By leveraging this content through its digital and mobile
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Clearwater Clinical Nabs $6M for Clinically Validated iPad Audiometer

Clearwater Clinical Nabs $6M for Clinically Validated iPad Audiometer

Clearwater Clinical Limited, a provider of medical-grade mobile devices and cloud-based data management solutions for the hearing health industry has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Whitecap Venture Partners. Whitecap Venture Partners will work closely with Clearwater Clinical on a number of strategic initiatives including product development, go to market programs, and future financing strategy. BDC Capital Healthcare Venture Fund also participated in the round, and along with
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Earns EMRAM Stage 7 Award

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Earns EMRAM Stage 7 Award

Georgia-based Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), becoming the first in the state of Georgia to receive the award. The award represents Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM). The three-hospital pediatric health care system demonstrated advanced use of information technology to improve patient care and advanced data analytics
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