Spok, Inc. announced that Guthrie, an integrated health system based in north central Pennsylvania and south central New York, is the winner of the 2015 Spok Innovation Award for creatively using Spok® solutions to improve patient satisfaction.
The AMA partnership with MATTER reached a new phase to enhance support for startup companies seeking to have a transformational impact on health and medicine. This milestone was marked as the newly installed AMA Interaction Studio at MATTER opened to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs and physicians.
IBM and Boston Children’s Hospital announced that they intend to collaborate to apply IBM’s Watson cognitive platform to help clinicians identify possible options for the diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric diseases.
By Audie Atienza – As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K), NIH is pleased to partner with the Wellcome Trust, with additional support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, to launch the Open Science Prize – a prize competition supporting the development of technology platforms and tools that make open biomedical data more discoverable, accessible, analyzable, and citable.
Hackensack University Medical Center is at the forefront of adopting technology solutions aimed at arming clinicians and patients with information that can help them make better decisions, as well as reduce healthcare costs. Dr. Shafiq Rab, VP and CIO at HackensackUMC, was awarded the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive’s 2015 Innovator of the Year Award.
A select group of six innovative healthcare startups were chosen to participate in the third annual New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA), a four-month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).
By Adnan Mahmud – Local health officials are responsible for promoting the health of the populations they serve. However, they don’t always have access to the most effective tools for communicating about priority health issues. Obesity is one of the most critical health epidemics of our time, and health officers are working hard to address it right in the communities where they live.
By Gregg Masters – Emerging ACO management companies enabling physician led participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) aka Aledade (@AledadeACO). ‘Aledade Creating New Medicare Accountable Care Organizations in Seven States.‘ Meet Dr. Farzard Mostashari on PopHealth Week.
By Malini Sekhar – In a few weeks, we’re hosting our next Demo Day at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), featuring an introduction into innovation with the HHS IDEA Lab and a series of rapid-fire presentations from the teams currently being supported by the Summer 2015 HHS Ignite Accelerator.