drchrono Launches First Native iOS EHR App Certified for EPCS

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drchrono Inc., an EHR, practice management, revenue cycle management and medical API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, announced that its EHR app is now certified for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) on iPad, iPhone and web.EPCS within the drchrono EHR app now allows physicians to write and transmit electronic prescriptions for controlled substances to pharmacies, and for pharmacies to easily receive and dispense these prescriptions to patients.The U.S. Drug Enforcement
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HHS Awards $1.5M to Pilot Programs to Improve Flow of Health Info

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs to improve the flow of health information. The awardees of the High Impact Pilot (HIP) and Standards Exploration Award (SEA) will share a total of $1.5 million to create standards-based solutions that facilitate the exchange of health information. Awardees are expected to report results September 15, 2017.The
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Medtronic Awarded FDA Approval for ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Diabetes

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 Medtronic has been awarded Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its MiniMed® 670G system, an 'artificial pancreas' device that automatically delivers the right dose of insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes. The cellphone-sized device features the Guardian® Sensor,  delivering a variable rate of insulin 24 hours a day based on the personalized needs of the patient, maximizing the time glucose levels are within the target range.  Insulin pumps are currently used by more than a third
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HHS Names “A Bill You Can Understand” Challenge Winners

HHS, AARP Launch “A Bill You Can Understand” Challenge

On Thursday during National Health IT Week, the HHS announced the winners of the HHS "A Bill You Can Understand" challenge. The design and innovation challenge was launched to solicit new approaches and draw national attention to a common complaint with the health care system: that medical billing is a source of confusion for patients and families.For the challenge, HHS received more than 80 submissions from health care organizations, technology companies, and design agencies. The challenge
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Glytec Awarded 3 Patent Notices for Precision Diabetes Management Apps

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Glytec, an innovator in diabetes care management has announced three patent notices of allowance to its growing patent portfolio, affording further protection of the proprietary diabetes technologies associated with its eGlycemic Management System®. Glytec offers the only patented and FDA-cleared solution for glycemic management that encompasses insulin dosing decision support for:1. inpatient AND outpatient settings2.  intravenous AND subcutaneous insulin therapies,3.  adult AND pediatric
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Mana Health Launches Health IT Sandbox to Test Digital Health Innovation

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Mana Health, a technology provider for healthcare data access solutions has announced the availability of ManaCreate, a technology and support solution designed to enable faster and more cost effective commercialization of healthcare innovation. Targeted to innovation and IT groups within health systems and hospitals, ManaCreate supports the process for testing and integration of new applications to support a more agile innovation process.Bringing any new healthcare IT system to market generally
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InstaMed Lands $50M for Healthcare Payment Network

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InstaMed, a Philadelphia-based healthcare payment network provider connecting providers, payers and consumers on one platform has raised $50 million in funding led by Carrick Capital Partners. The company plans to utilize the funding to accelerate the growth of the InstaMed Network, accelerate go-to-market strategy and drive further innovation in healthcare payments technology. As part of the latest round of funding, Jim Madden, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Carrick Capital Partners
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Philips, Emory Launch Australia’s First Remote Intensive Care Unit

Philips, Emory Launch Australia’s First Remote Intensive Care Unit

Macquarie University has partnered with Philips and Emory Healthcare to launch Australia’s first remote intensive care unit (eICU) monitoring program to monitor patients around the clock. As part of the partnership,  critical care nurses based onsite at Sydney’s Macquarie University’s MQ Health will utilize Philip’s eICU technology and Emory Healthcare’s intensivists to provide continuous critical care to patients back in the United States. How It WorksPhilips' eICU solution allows for near
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GE Healthcare Launches $50M Global Healthcare Accelerator, five.eight

GE Healthcare Launches $50M Global Healthcare Accelerator, five.eight

GE Healthcare aims to fund up to $50 million for global health startups with the launch of its first healthcare accelerator, five.eight, aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for the world's developing economies.  The accelerator will target global health startups with a vision to improve healthcare quality and accessibility in developing or low-resource settings – from education and training to disruptive, low-cost technologies and digital applications. Five.eight aims to welcome at least 10
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PwC: 5 Forces Shaping the New Health Economy Over the Next 10 Years

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The US health industry is undergoing seismic change and consumers are playing a critical role in this transformation, according to PwC. The new report, “Surviving seismic change: Winning a piece of the $5 trillion US health ecosystem,” published by PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) reveals how American consumers are gradually finding themselves in the middle of this vast new health economy.HRI’s report lays out a vision for the US New Health Economy over the next 10 years, with likely gains
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