The Friday Five – Milestones Reached
There is a lot of innovation and hard work going on in healthcare today. If you stop and look around once in a while you are sure to find companies reaching their goals and boasting new achievements. This week’s Friday Five highlights some of the milestones reached by a few organizations making strides in their sector.
ZirMed Announces New Milestone for Claims Management Solution
ZirMed Inc. (@zirmed), a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue cycle software and predictive analytics, announced a major milestone for its Claims Management solution. ZirMed’s advanced technology has earned the HFMA Peer Review designation which provides healthcare financial managers with an objective, third-party evaluation of solutions used in the healthcare workplace. Tweet this
— ZirMed, Inc. (@zirmed) June 27, 2017
Cloudbreak Health Reaches New Milestone: One Million Telemedicine Minutes Per Month
Cloudbreak Health, LLC (@CloudbreakHLTH), a unified telemedicine provider, announced it is now providing more than one million minutes per month of telehealth services nationwide. From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes.
— Cloudbreak Health (@CloudbreakHLTH) June 23, 2017
Vitals Celebrates Ten Years of Doctor Reviews
Over the past ten years, patients and doctors have come to embrace doctor reviews. But it wasn’t always that way. When Vitals (@vitals) was founded in 2007, it was the only website dedicated to collecting reviews from patients on every doctor in America. At the time, consumers were reviewing restaurants and hotels on sites like Yelp and CitySearch. But there was a backlash against doctor reviews from physicians. Find out how far Vitals has come and who relies on their doctor reviews now a days.
— Vitals (@vitals) June 6, 2017
The Many Milestones of CommonWell
CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent two-thirds of the acute care EHR market and more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market, as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more. CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve. Check out CommonWell’s history and timeline of important milestones.
HealthcareNOW Radio’s Roberta Mullin had the pleasure of speaking with CommonWell’s Executive Director, Jitin Asnaani, at HIMSS17. Listen to her interview to learn more about CommonWell and what they have to offer.
Jitin Asnaani – Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance
AstraZeneca’s Big Bet on Oncology May Finally Pay Off
Recently, AstraZeneca (@AstraZeneca) reported that one of its new drugs, Lynparza, has proven more effective than chemotherapy in treating a certain type of breast cancer. The trial is a milestone for Lynparza, a key growth driver for Astra, as it marks the first time that a PARP has shown a significant benefit for patients outside of the field of ovarian cancer treatment.
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