Norwest Venture Partners General Partner Robert Mittendorff, MD, and Breaking Health Host Steve Krupa of Psilos Group bring their considerable experiences to bear. Krupa delves into Mittendorff’s ability to balance practicing medicine with identifying game-changing new digital health technologies for one of the leading investors in digital health. Mittendorff also discusses the highlights he sees in the coming Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit including Digital Therapeutics, Population Health, and the Rise of the Consumer. Read More
Innovators Needed to Address the Most Sweeping Changes in Healthcare in 50 Years, Say Digital Healthcare VC Firm Psilos Group and HealthCare Media Group, Healthegy Read More
The cost-sharing part of CMS’s upcoming Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model will allow insurers to provide some healthcare services at no cost or reduced costs to patients, and hospitals to provide needed care to targeted populations.
A recent study conducted by Mayo Clinic has determined that the addition of Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) for women with dense breast tissue resulted in a lower cost per cancer detected than screening with mammography alone. The study, published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), entitled, “Diagnostic Workup and Costs of a Single Supplemental Molecular Breast Imaging Screen of Mammographically Dense Breasts,” found MBI technologies led to more accurate diagnosis rates, and in combination with mammography, resulted in a cost savings of approximately 15 percent. Read More
Salem, N.H., June 8, 2015 – Gamma Medica, a leader in molecular breast imaging (MBI) technology, announced today that Philip M. Croxford has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. The Company also named Scott Headland as its new Vice President of Sales. These executive changes align with Gamma Medica’s focus on commercializing its unique breast imaging technology for improved cancer detection in the 40 percent of women with dense breast tissue. Gamma Medica’s former CEO, Jim Calandra, has left the company to pursue other business opportunities. Read More
HealthEdge®, provider of the only integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for healthcare payors, today announced that Medica, a health insurance company in Minnesota, has selected the HealthRules product suite as its technology platform to meet their next-generation healthcare business goals. Medica will leverage the HealthRules product suite to provide its Individual and Family Business segment a variety of new products and services. The HealthRules product suite will help Medica reduce administrative costs, stay ahead of regulatory changes, and leverage a more agile technology platform to meet the changing needs of consumers in the healthcare market. Read More
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When the U.S. government told health-care providers to move their patient health records from paper files into a digital format, companies including Cerner Corp., Epic Systems Corp. and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. saw a major uptick in business for their electronic health record services. Read More
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Epic Systems decision to create an open source third-party platform for diversified healthcare applications is the biggest development in the healthcare industry in years, said Steve Krupa, senior managing member at healthcare venture capital firm Psilos Group. Krupa added that the new Epic platform will enable independent developers around the world to write a huge array of healthcare applications which will be linked to the Epic database, which until now has been mostly a closed system. Finally, Krupa said Epic’s publicly traded competitors like Allscripts, Cerner and Athena Health, will likely follow Epic’s lead and develop similar open source software because the opportunity is too big to ignore.
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Epic Systems, the market leader in electronic health record software (EHR), recently made a quiet but potentially transformative announcement that may finally shake the healthcare industry out of its technological doldrums. Read More
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In 2015, the consumer will really be in the driver’s seat, and this is especially true in the healthcare world. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is here to stay. Now health insurers today have little choice but to dramatically revise their 50-year old business models that focused on employer-sponsored group products and focus on the consumers who have so much power going forward. Read More