News & Updates

The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York reported that its Epic EHR achieved a 56% reduction in Medicare readmissions. It also improved quality measures such as discharge instructions for patients and antibiotic administration prior to surgery.

Cloud-based EHR and HIS hospital vendor, RazorInsights, secured $11 million in Series A funding from Bluff Point Associates. Since launching in December 2010, RazorInsights has dealt primarily in the Rural and Critical Access hospital segment.

Patient portal provider HealthCare Anytime and Informatics Corporation of America, a health information exchange platform, partnered to improve patient engagement. The partnership allows secure capture and distribution of clinical data between multiple systems for patient viewing.

Telehealth company INRange Systems raised $1.6 million for its Electronic Medication Management System (EMMA). EMMA administers single medication doses to patients and transmits adherence data to physicians and pharmacists.

Fitness company Wahoo launched the world’s only iPhone powered cycling computer that can be installed on the bicycle handlebar and syncs with data from the rider’s iPhone.

A study of young adults ages 18 to 25 found that avatar-based intervention for self-management of depression significantly reduces depressive symptoms in participants over the course of three months. The avatar program, called eSMART-MH, is a promising opportunity for depression management.

Smartphone app maker Ping4, Inc. raised $4 million in private placement for its weather safety alert product, Ping4alerts. The app provides highly localized alerts about weather and other emergencies and can be used to locate victims without needing any other information.

New York-based medical informatics company ZyDoc received funding from National Library of Medicine for a study involving ZyDoc’s MediSapien knowledge management platform. The study compares documentation quality, efficiency, and user satisfaction of EHR data capture involving MediSapien NLP (natural language processing) with results from other standard methods.

iMPak Health, designer of mobile health applications, will use HealthSaaS‘s cloud-based Connected Outcomes Platform for integrating patient data into clinical workflow. The platform gives providers secure access to patient data.

SimplifyMD launched its SimpleStart program that will allow practices to move from EHR demo to live clinical use on the same day. The SaaS EHR mirrors a practice’s existing charts and forms, so medical practitioners and staff use the documents they already know.