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Zeeshan Syed, Director of the Clinical Inference and Algorithms Program at Stanford Healthcare, presents the differences between AI and machine learning and discusses current applications of each technology in healthcare.

Children’s National Health System taps Cerner for revenue cycle management

Children's National Health System will roll out Millennium Revenue Cycle, a Cerner suite of RCM technology that will be integrated with the health system's existing Cerner EHR and scheduling platform.

KenSci lands $8.5 million to boost its data platform, grow business

Seattle-based KenSci has raised $8.5 million in its first round of funding. It plans to use the capital to further develop its data and machine learning platform and expand its operations.

Survey Results: A Look Ahead for Healthcare IT in 2017

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This year we're likely to see initiatives related to cybersecurity protection, work to better understand the untapped data collected by healthcare and the necessity to start making more strides in patient and population health iniatives.

These are some of the conclusions from “2017: The Year Ahead in Health IT,” a new survey of healthcare organizations from Healthcare IT News. The survey was conducted in October 2016 with 95 healthcare organization executives responding.

The following slides breakdown the survey results.

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Prioritizing security issues in 2017
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Which technologies are you planning to upgrade in 2017?
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Which technologies do you plan to introduce or investigate in 2017?
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Which types of EHR development projects are or will be in the works within your enterprise?
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In 2017, what actions will you take to get more physicians and nurses to fully embrace EHR technology?
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Does your organization have plans to implement a population health system in 2017?
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How do you anticipate population health IT can help your organization?
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Which interoperability projects will you be working on in 2017?
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Which security issues will your organization be focusing on the most in 2017?
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* Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding

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Which threats are you most concerned about in 2017?
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What is the biggest inhibitor to greater interoperability in 2017?
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Does your organization have any plans to deploy analytics technologies in 2017?
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What is your expectation for analytics technology?
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Which emerging technologies are you planning to invest in during 2017?
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Which emerging technology do you consider to have the most promise?
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2017: The Year Ahead in Healthcare Information Technology

Cybersecurity, analytics and population health have the attention and dollars of healthcare organizations, which also are beginning to invest in prescriptive analytics and artificial intelligence, a new Healthcare IT News survey finds.

Healthcare IT startups to watch: Running list of big news

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From virtual care platforms to precision medicine, data analytics to interoperability, the healthcare IT landscape is constantly changing thanks to new approaches driven by entrepreneurs making waves in the sector.

 

 

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Mark Nathan, co-found and CEO of Zipari

Health insurance tech startup Zipari, nabbed $7 million in its first round of funding led by Vertical Venture Partners. The company will use the cash to meet the expanding demand for its suite of customer relationship management-centered software as a service for the health insurance industry.

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Google Glass startup Augmedix scores $23 million from McKesson Ventures, others
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The San Francisco company's focus is a smartglass-powered remote scribe tool to assist physicians with charting and documentation. Augmedix co-founders Ian Shakil, left, and Pelu Tran.

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Cybersecurity companyAttackIQ lands $8.8 million in Series A funding
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AttackIQ will use the $8.8 million garnered in its first round of funding to expand its partner, sales and marketing initiatives, and build out its strategic services and engineering teams.

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Telehealth startup Avizia to expand engineering team, market reach with new funding
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Avizia client New York Presbyterian, which has been a leader in video consults and telehealth, participated in this most recent $6 million investment that adds to the $11 million Avizia raised back in July.  As Avizia CEO Mike Baird sees it, telehealth is a proven way for hospitals to close gaps in care and reduce unnecessary ER visits.

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Moxe Health promotes data sharing between payers and providers
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"The rules of healthcare are quickly being re-written, as technology presents an opportunity to facilitate more meaningful interactions between payers and providers," Moxe founder and CEO Dan Wilson says, "We enable workflows that are beneficial to both sides of the equation and focus on delivering patient health insights to providers while reducing administrative excess."

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Welltok grabs $33 million to advance CafeWell population health tool
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Welltok pulled in $33.7 million in a new round of funding and said it plans to use the investment to build out its CafeWell Health Optimization Platform. CaféWell enables population health managers to coach and inspire their clients to get healthier. The enterprise-level platform curates and connects consumers with benefits, resources and rewards, and it provides personalized action plans for each individual.

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RXAnte gets UPMC boost
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UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of UPMC, has purchased all of Millennium Health’s interest in Portland, Maine-based RxAnte. The investment will go toward product development with in-house clinical expertise and accelerating growth. Founded in 2011, RxAnte manages medication use for nearly 7 million people on behalf of health insurers, providers and other stakeholders working to improve safe and effective prescription drug use. Josh Benner wil continue as CEO.

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ReadCoor spins from Harvard after a $23M first round of funding

ReadCoor will commercialize the Wyss Institute’s FISSEQ – fluorescent in situ sequencing – technology. The startup has developed an imaging platformthat provides insight into cancer, infectious diseases, cognitive disorders and more. A team headed by Wyss core faculty member and ReadCoor co-founder George Church, invented and developed the platform.

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Klara lands $3M in funding to further develop its HIPAA-compliant messaging platform for medical teams to centralize all patient-related communication in one place

Klara co-founders Simon Lorenz, left, and Simon Bolz, launched the company in 2014, They describe the technology as a "WhatsApp" for medicine.

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Catalyze, a HITRUST certified cloud provider, has raised $6.5 million in a Series B funding round. "Customers have our team the unique opportunity to solve a multitude of data exchange challenges that fall outside of traditional standards," says Catalyze CEO Travis Good, MD, pictured above.

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Cernostics CEO Mike Hoerres

Oncology diagnostics company Cernostics has pulled in a $5 million round of funding led by UPMC Enterprises, the commercial arm of UPMC. The funding will go toward growing and accelerating a new diagnostic test for people with Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that can lead to cancer.

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J. Patrick Bewley, CEO of Big Cloud Analytics

The startup’s COVALENCE Analytics Platform is designed to simplify healthcare and help enterprises better manage population health. The Atlanta-based startup, which offers real-time predictive analytics technology for the Internet of Things, has raised $4.5 million in first round fo funding.

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CareSkore co-founders CEO Jaspinder Grewal and Puneet Dhillon Grewal, MD, chief medical  officer

CareSkore, a population health management technology vendor, has raised $4.3 million in its initial round of funding. And former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana is part of the team of investors backing the upstart.

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Manoj Saxena, CognitiveScale executive chairman

CognitiveScale revealed a $21.8 million round of financing to advance its industry-specific machine intelligence software. “This funding will accelerate our mission to bring scalable, practical AI to the enterprise,” Saxena said.

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Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh

Seattle-based Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge offering for employers, health plans and health systems, has raised $71.1 million to ramp up its technology platform. Accolade’s model combines personalized service with clinical support and consumer engagement technologies to uncover inefficient healthcare utilization and its impact on healthcare costs and outcomes. Cost savings range from 5-15 percent, Accolade said.

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Luke Bonney Niko Skievaski and James Lloyd founded Redox in 2014. The Epic alumni who run Redox are aggressive about interoperability, and they claim it's easier to achieve than it seems. They call it "turnkey interoperability." Most recently Redox has integrated its health apps with Epic, Cerner and eClinicalWorks, among others.

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Aledade founder Farzad Mostashari, MD

Aledade, former ONC chief and physician Farzad Mostashari’s accountable care organization startup, is 'steady as she goes' as it enters its third year.

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Omicia will expand HIPAA-compliant, cloud-enabled platform for research, population health, clinical trials. The startup landed $23 million in its Series B financing round, completed on June 8. UPMC led the funding.

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Tom Dorsett, CEO of ePatientFinder
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ePatientFinder announced on June 9, it had raised $8.2 million tto build out its Clinical Trial Exchange platform. The EHR agnostic cloud-based service enables doctors to locate new treatment options, preventative procedures and clinical trials for their patients.

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Elad Benjamin, CEO of Zebra
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Intermountain led a $12 million funding round that Zebra said it will use to build out its analytics engine with machine learning algorithms for diagnosing imaging scans.

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Practice Fusion veterans announce IBeat wearable-as-a-service
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The forthcoming cloud service will monitor a user’s heart activity around the clock, according to CEO Ryan Howard.

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Apixio CEO Darren Schulte raises $19 million venture capital to advance cognitive computing
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The data science company said it will use the investment money to develop applications for care and quality measurement. 

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Decisio Health introduces clinical platform, draws $4.5M in Series A round
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Decisio Health, a startup that aims to help acute-care provider organizations continually improve their clinical processes, launched the Decisio Health Clinical Intelligence Platform on May 17 and also announced $4.5M in Series A funding. The new platform is based on  technology developed at the University of Texas Health Center. Read full story.

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Andrew Kress, left, cofounder and CEO of HealthVerity and Andrew Goldberg co-founder and COO

HealthVerity’s technology enables customers to rapidly discover, license and assemble patient data from a wide range of traditional and emerging healthcare data sources that can aid pharmaceutical, hospital and payer organizations seeking to enhance patient insights from existing and new data sources. The startup has landed $7.1 million in its first round of funding.

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Ruben Amarasingham, MD

Pieces Technologies landed $21.6 million in its first round of funding in March 2016. The investment will help the fledgling company advance its cloud-based population health management tools, said CEO and founder Ruben Amarasingham, MD. Pieces Tech’s software platform, incubated at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, provides integrated monitoring, prediction, workflow optimization and organizational learning services specifically for hospitals and health systems.

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Alejandro Foung, Lantern co-founder and CEO

Lantern, a San Francisco-based startup, with 17 employees, is working with UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of the Pittsburgh-based healthcare giant, to further develop the company’s online mental health wellness services and products.

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Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton

Health Catalyst has raised $70 million in its fifth round of funding, bringing the total of venture capital it has attracted to $235 million.

Norwest Venture Partners, the lead investor in three previous rounds of funding, and UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of UPMC, co-led the round. UPMC is also a Health Catalyst customer and technology development partner.

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Zipnosis CEO Jon Pearce

Zipnosis, a startup that provides virtual care platforms, has raised $17 million in its Series A financing round to speed product development. Zipnosis describes its offering as a platform that empowers health systems to launch proprietary branded virtual care service lines staffed with their own clinicians. The goal is to maximize the clinician's time and ensure clinically appropriate patient outcomes.

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Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, co-founders of Flatiron Health

In recent months New York-based Flatiron Health opened an office in San Francisco, completed a second round of funding – $130 million – in May 2014, and doubled down on using data to work on eradicating cancer. The company also joined forces with another oncology company to work on the next generation of cloud-based, electronic health record, data analytics and decision support software for cancer care providers around the world.

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Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and CEO of NantHealth

Patrick Soon-Shiong, businessman, surgeon, scientist and founder of health IT company NantHealth announced back in July 2015 that he planned to take the company public by the end of the year. "We feel we have one or two transactions to accomplish, then we will initiate the public offering that we anticipate will happen probably within this year," Soon-Shiong, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times. The health IT company aims to solve the interoperability crisis and also promises to take genomics and clinical decision support to a new level. We’re still watching for an IPO in 2016.

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The following gallery highlights some of those emerging companies and people who made news in 2016. Check back often as we will be updating the collection regularly.

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Majority of IT security teams experiencing 'threat overload,' neglect to share security data

Seventy percent of security industry professionals believe threat intelligence is too complex or voluminous to provide actionable insights, according to Ponemon Institute's Threat Intelligence report released today.

Peggy Chou shares the journey Atrius Health took in improving the risk adjustment on its value-based reimbursement contracts. Starting with a deep analysis of its existing EHR data, Atrius began a process that included clinicians, finance and IT staff members. Ultimately, the team was able to improve Atrius' ability to document at-risk members of the population. This led to procedures for reaching out to patients with chronic conditions and an improvement in the risk adjustment for the health status of its population.

Pracha Eamranond and Andrea Sullivan, Lawrence General Hospital, share their success in improving retention of inpatient admissions and outpatient surgery. They believe that a key to the success of the program was the interaction with clinicians, who were able to see how changes in medical decisions could lead to improved results throughout the system.