News & Updates
A recent article in The Los Angeles Times cited publicly available federal government data to demonstrate wide variations in the quality of care at California’s community health centers. The article goes on to say patients can expect access to data at unprecedented levels.
Three local health departments won awards from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for creative data-driven projects. Gaston County Health Department in North Carolina won for their use of actionable data to better target and evaluate its prevention and intervention programs for teen pregnancy.
The Verizon Foundation and the Children’s Health Fund launched a telemedicine-enabled mobile clinic for underserved children in Miami. The UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic connects underserved local patients with UM specialists.
Four health care startups are documenting their early stage journeys as part of The Wall Street Journal’s new Startup of the Year online video series launched earlier this month. The program combines mentoring with competition as startups are eliminated over the course of the series.
The NYC Economic Development Corp. named Kinsa the winner of its Innovate Health Tech NYC competition. Its smartphone-connected thermometer allows patients to track illness history, share details with physicians, and manage their illness.
Health information network Surescripts partnered with health technology vendors Greenway, Inofile, SCI Solutions, and SOAPware to offer its messaging and communications product for clinical interoperability to their users. Other vendors connected to the Surescripts network are Epic, GE Medical, NewCrop, NextGen Healthcare, etc.
Symbility Health, a provider of cloud-based claim processing solutions, launched Symbility Health Mobile Claims, a health claims mobile application with front-end audit functionality to help reduce fraudulent claims. Users will be able to capture proof of payment as images, view coverage and dependent information, recent claims history, and remaining benefit balances for commonly claimed items.
Corepoint Health, provider of health IT software solutions, received 2013 IHE USA Certification for its Corepoint Integration Engine. The interoperability platform was awarded the certification after meeting rigorous security and interoperability requirements.
DoctorSites, a developer of cloud-based marketing solution for doctors, partnered with FindaDoc, a provider search platform. The partnership will allow doctors to expand their market reach by cultivating a broader online presence and by capitalizing on their combined directory listing.