Rand report: Providers ‘have poor grasp of EHRs’

Rand report: Providers ‘have poor grasp of EHRs’

July 18, 2014 3:19 pm by | 1 Comments

A new RAND Corporation report has found that healthcare providers often don’t understand the impact of EHRs and health IT in general and few systems are willing to devote time…


New Geisinger partnership will help build bigger biobank of tumor samples

New Geisinger partnership will help build bigger biobank of tumor samples

July 18, 2014 2:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Geisinger Health System is launching a partnership with Indivumed to bank and quickly preserve samples from consenting cancer patients undergoing surgical tumor removal. A developer for individualized oncology technology, Indivumed…



Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

July 18, 2014 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

If you had to pick a dominant theme in Blueprint Health’s sixth accelerator class, varied approaches to healthcare data would be my choice. Out of seven healthcare startups, three are…


An FDA “curriculum” helps guide medical device startups through regulatory maze

An FDA “curriculum” helps guide medical device startups through regulatory maze

July 18, 2014 12:01 pm by | 1 Comments

It’s  tough for medical device companies to get that stamp of FDA approval, but the labyrinthine regulatory pathway certainly doesn’t help things. Regulators want to change that: “…we learned that the delivery of…


Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

Genes reveal a lot about health risks — and compatibility, says genetic testing startup

July 18, 2014 10:56 am by | 0 Comments

A new frontier in quantified self has arrived: measuring the genetic compatibility of young lovers. Canadian health startup, Instant Chemistry, is offering a couples kit that combines genetic matchmaking and…


DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

July 18, 2014 8:38 am by | 0 Comments

DreamIt Ventures is kicking off its second health IT accelerator class in Philadelphia with a stronger life sciences theme than last year. More hospitals reviewed candidates this year and the…


Multitasking in the waiting room: Epion Health raises $4.5M to support provider rollout

Multitasking in the waiting room: Epion Health raises $4.5M to support provider rollout

July 18, 2014 6:40 am by | 1 Comments

A health IT company has closed a $4.5 million Series A round to support the expansion of its digital intake platform that also includes a patient check-in tool across athenahealth’s…



How do biomedical engineers work with hackers?

How do biomedical engineers work with hackers?

July 18, 2014 6:15 am by | 0 Comments

That was my question when I spoke with DreamIt Health newbie BioBots, specifically co-founder Ricardo Solorzano. He has spent three years working on technology to develop low-cost 3D bioprinters that…


Another medical image sharing platform gets funded with $6M from Mayo, Canaan Partners

Another medical image sharing platform gets funded with $6M from Mayo, Canaan Partners

July 17, 2014 4:10 pm by | 0 Comments

X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans often are at the center of medical diagnoses, but in digital form, they’re usually very large and hard to transmit. An Phoenix, Arizona company called DICOM Grid…


Practice Fusion touts adoption of its free EHR in 440 hospitals, health systems, labs & clinics

Practice Fusion touts adoption of its free EHR in 440 hospitals, health systems, labs & clinics

July 17, 2014 12:53 pm by | 0 Comments

Practice Fusion, a quickly-growing electronic health records and health data provider, has been having a good year. The San Francisco-based company says it’s already signed up 122 new health organization clients since the…


How will hospital command centers make healthcare more efficient?

How will hospital command centers make healthcare more efficient?

July 17, 2014 10:13 am by | 2 Comments

Some of the speakers at CONVERGE offered a few different takes on what healthcare would look like in the future. Medtronic’s director of IT Innovation, Paul Thompson, talked about the…


Reimagining house calls as a concierge service

Reimagining house calls as a concierge service

July 17, 2014 6:30 am by | 1 Comments

A healthcare startup that made its debut at StartUp Health Weekend and went on to win has rebranded. The service that seeks to reimagine house calls for physicians and nurse…


Oculogica’s eye-tracking machine could tell you if you’ve had a concussion

Oculogica’s eye-tracking machine could tell you if you’ve had a concussion

July 17, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Manhattan-based neurodiagnostics company Oculogica is developing eye-tracking technology to help with early diagnosis of concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury. The company’s still working on a prototype device as it conducts…


American Cancer exec: CIOs have moved out of the back office to become collaborators in chief

American Cancer exec: CIOs have moved out of the back office to become collaborators in chief

July 17, 2014 5:43 am by | 0 Comments

CIOs are still running to keep up with the latest technology, but these C-suite leaders shouldn’t spread themselves too thin by overlooking basic functionality in the pursuit of pure innovation….


Minnesota’s LifeScience Alley reports major growth in investment for early 2014

Minnesota’s LifeScience Alley reports major growth in investment for early 2014

July 17, 2014 5:32 am by | 0 Comments

Investment in Minnesota life science companies saw a significant increase in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from the state’s largest med-tech association. The Minnesota Life Science…