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Five digital health trends investors are watching in 2017

In a recent article published in MobiHealthNews, healthcare technology investor Skip Fleshman divulged on the top five digital health trends to watch out for in 2017. Fleshman believes that health digitization and value-based care will continue on an upward trend, leaving ample opportunities open for investors. The sector has already shown much promise in years past. According to Rock Health, venture funding for digital health companies topped $4.2 billion in 2016 alone. Moving forward, Fleshman believes that a new wave of technology will bring forth exciting...

Concur co-founders on their new healthcare tech adventure, and why the space is so interesting to disrupt

Concur co-founders Raj Singh and Mike Hilton recently spoke with GeekWire about life after Concur, the travel and expense management company they cofounded with Steve Singh nearly 27 years ago. Today, the two are over a year into their tenure at healthcare tech startup Accolade as CEO and Chief Product Officer, respectively. Accolade, a McKesson Ventures portfolio company, aims to help patients navigate the healthcare system—a challenge that Singh and Hilton say is both complex and full of opportunity. “It’s very difficult to affect change,” Hilton told GeekWire....

Infographic: State of the Consumer Healthcare Experience

On-demand healthcare company Accolade has just released a new infographic that illustrates how consumers are making health-related decisions. The infographic, called the Consumer Healthcare Experience Index, is based on a survey of 1,536 Americans with health insurance. The survey revealed that nearly a third of all respondents (32%) are uncomfortable navigating medical benefits and the healthcare system. In fact, more people were uncomfortable navigating their own health insurance than they were buying a home or a car. Based on survey responses, Accolade identified three main factors that...

Why EHR Systems are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Electronic health record (EHR) systems have become a standard in U.S.-based healthcare. According to a recent report released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), 96% of American hospitals had EHR systems in 2015. But as Rob Grant points out, EHR systems do not fix the patient engagement gap. As the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Evariant, Grant knows that patient engagement can only come from one place: interaction with the consumer. Grant makes an important distinction in that EHR...

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 company was assessed on several different categories, including business practices, organizational resources, privacy, security, technical capabilities, and outsourcing policies and procedures. Lee Barrett, Executive Director of EHNAC, said privacy and security remain top priorities as the company moves forward with their...