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PokitDok Receives EHNAC HIE, Healthcare Cloud Accreditations

Healthcare technology company PokitDok was recently accredited by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). PokitDok, which is a McKesson Ventures portfolio company, satisfied the prerequisites for both the Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP) for Health Information Exchange (HIE) and the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP). The...

Piedmont Healthcare Selects Kyruus’ Suite of Patient-Provider Matching Solutions

Piedmont Healthcare, a nonprofit healthcare organization located in Georgia that serves nearly two million people, has selected Kyruus’ ProviderMatch™ Product Suite to make its system more user-friendly and accessible to patients. Piedmont Healthcare, which operates a total of seven hospitals, chose the ProviderMatch™ Product Suite...

Landmark Health Expands into Spokane and Thurston Counties

In November 2015 Premera and Landmark Health teamed up to provide in-home medical care for patients with chronic, complex conditions in the King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties of Washington state. In 2017, Premera and Landmark Health will expand that care to eligible members in Spokane and...

Sutter Health’s Approach to Innovation and Physician Burnout

The AVIA Innovator Network, a collection of technologically advanced health systems, has stepped up to bring health organizations from small community hospitals to large academic medical centers into the 21st century and beyond. Network member Sutter Health, a non-profit health system in Northern California, is a...

Saint Thomas Health Offers Virtual Care Clinic Anytime, Anywhere in Tennessee

Saint Thomas Health has partnered with telemedicine company Carena to offer virtual health care that is accessible and affordable for everyone. The newly introduced service—called Saint Thomas Health On Demand—is available 24/7. A flat fee of $49 allows patients to meet with doctors and receive medical...

Rock Health: Nearly half of consumers embrace digital health tools

Rock Health, a venture fund that invests in healthcare startups, has just released a new survey that found that 46% of Americans are active digital health tool users. Last year, only 19% of Americans were active digital health tool users. “Active digital health tool users” is...

“Google Glass for doctors” startup raises $23M as it eyes expansion

Google Glass startup Augmedix has raised another $23 million in funding, adding new investors McKesson Ventures and OrbiMed. Existing investors and customers include Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health, Sutter Health, and TriHealth. Augmedix, founded in 2012, pairs doctors and nurses with remote scribes using a Google...

Augmedix Raises $23M to Cut Down on Doctor Paperwork

On average, doctors spend three to four hours a day on paperwork. That’s half a standard workday spent on menial tasks. But Augmedix is trying to change that. The company is using state-of-the-art technology to significantly reduce the amount of time that doctors spend on...

Fortune Term Sheet Highlights – Venture Deals

Fortune’s December 8 Term Sheet highlighted several recent venture deals, including the following healthcare-related companies in the California region: Augmedix – the San Francisco based company raised $23 million in funding from McKesson Ventures and OrbiMed to continue expansion of its health applications for Google...