Patient Engagement

Doc Halo raises millions in funding
By Jonah Comstock 01:51 pm April 25, 2017
Doc Halo is one of a handful of companies that offers a web and mobile-based replacement for pagers and consoles to facilitate hospital communications.
PlushCare gives telehealth doctors an EMR just for them
By Jessica Davis 11:04 am April 25, 2017
The records platform, dubbed Lemur, makes it easier for physicians to access patient data during a telehealth visit.
health IT research funding AHRQ
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm April 21, 2017
New grants seek to explore patient-reported data, tech-enabled quality improvement.  
By Bernie Monegain 01:31 pm April 21, 2017
Hospitals, doctors’ practices, government, insurers, and healthcare IT companies could all be affected, Kalorama says.
Healthgrades debuts chat platform to link patients, doctors between visits

The CareChats app.

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am April 21, 2017
CareChats enables conversations with patients about their condition management, provides encouragement and education, and sets health goals.
HIMSS acquires Health 2.0

HIMSS CEO Stephen Lieber said that buying Health 2.0 enables it to bring the HIMSS opportunity to early-stage developers and innovators. 

By Tom Sullivan 08:30 am April 19, 2017
CEO Stephen Lieber said the move will help speed the time for cutting-edge health IT products to reach the market. 
Medical Capital Innovation contest
By Mike Miliard 04:17 pm April 18, 2017
The teams will compete for $100,000 in cash prizes and mentoring opportunities at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland.
Soon-Shiong University Utah
By Jessica Davis 10:48 am April 17, 2017
Emails reveal details of the strings attached to Patrick Soon-Shiong’s $12 million donation to the University of Utah.
Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph

"We are focused on ensuring patients get the care they need, where they need it," said Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph.

By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm April 12, 2017
Hartford HealthCare says the partnership will help it transform care delivery over seven years.
By John Andrews 10:37 am April 10, 2017
Several technology vendors tout solutions that better link provider and patient while lowering dreaded readmissions.

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