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How Google is quietly influencing medicine

With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. Google” has caught on, to the delight of many searchers and the dismay of many real doctors. What’s received little attention from physicians or the public is the company’s quiet metamorphosis into a powerhouse focused on the actual practice of medicine. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Google, Tech, Health IT, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Report: After a Boffo 2018, VC Deals in Digital Health May Flatten

Investments in digital health startups totaled $8.1 billion in 2018, a record year that marked a 42 percent increase over 2017’s total, according to a report released this week by Rock Health. But the report’s authors say it’s unlikely that venture capital investments in digital health, an area that encompasses the use of software and technology to try to improve care and lower costs, will continue growing at such a brisk pace.“We wouldn’t be surprised to see venture funding for digital health ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Startups, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Pwc, Doctor On Demand, National Venture Capital Association, Digital Health, Cb Insights, Healthtech


The clinical burden of documentation

The purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump. Physicians continually increase our dependence on technology as the digital age deluges us with data. Accessing the right information at the right time is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Primary Care, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


A physician was barred from attending any future IT meetings

In the mid-1990s, I was working as the medical director for a national computer processing company that had the medical policy and utilization review contract for many Medicaid programs in the United States. Within the first few weeks of being hired, I was invited to attend an IT meeting where the computer project supervisor was […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, United States, Primary Care, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The 3 goals of clinical documentation

A lot has been spoken and written about clinical documentation already. In spite of that, many hospitals still struggle in getting the best out of their doctors when it comes to documentation quality. And although we can cite various reasons for this, we can all safely agree that the hospital EMR is the single biggest […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, Hospitalist, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Electronic health records: Separating the signal from the noise

5,177. That’s the current number of “cc’ed charts” as of this morning in my electronic health record in-basket. While it might sound like a lot, this is not at all an unusual accumulation, partly due to the fact that I receive a notation every time a patient at our practice gets a flu shot, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Keeping up with the rapid developments in mobile health technology

I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long meeting sponsored by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). The goal was to help HRS develop recommendations for physicians and industry on providing patients access to information generated by wearable and implantable cardiac electronic devices.  The organizers invited me to provide the viewpoint of an educated patient. I can’t […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Health IT, Cardiology, PA NP, Heart Rhythm Society HRS, CRNA


Are scribes the solution to our documentation woes?

In response to the increasing burdens of administrative work and cumbersome charting levied upon healthcare providers in recent years, medical scribes have been touted as a potential solution for streamlining the documentation process.  Interest in the use of scribes has certainly been increasing, with the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists estimating that the number […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, American College of Medical


Hospital Robots, Vista Bets on Diversity, Cocktails, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Two Texas startups have been named to the inaugural 2019 cohort of the LaunchPad Lift program, which is organized by Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars. One of them, Lazarus, is a Texas A&M University spinout developing ammunition that minimizes blood loss to preserve life after penetration. The other, Shower Stream, is making a smart bulb shower head adapter that installs like a light bulb, saves water, and displays those savings via the...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Accelerator, Texas, Funding, Trends, Investment, People, Vc, Austin, University, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas, Private Equity, Iot


Medical clinicians are being stress fractured

An excerpt from Leadership Lessons from History: A Study Guide Written for Physicians & Other Healthcare Leaders. In June 1812, Napoleon invaded Russia along with an army of 600,000 men; fewer than 100,000 made it back. During their ignoble military withdraw, in the middle of a terrible winter, thousands of soldiers died of exposure to the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Russia, Napoleon, Health IT, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Physicians sacrifice a lot to deliver care. Technology shouldn’t ask for more.

I had a great case the other night. Around midnight on a Friday, the hospitalist physician called me to evaluate an incarcerated femoral hernia. I thought this elderly and medically ill patient would likely die no matter what I did. I spent a grim half-hour at bedside explaining the dilemma to the patient and her […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Surgery, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


A smarter EMR will make visits more patient-focused

What do our patients really want from us? When a patient calls up to schedule an appointment, or sends us a message through the patient portal, or calls our front desk staff to leave a message, what is it that they’re looking for? I think, more than anything else, our patients are looking to us […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Primary Care, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


Is your smartphone leading to burnout?

Burnout and dealing with its symptoms has become a hot topic in the last decade. It’s a problem that has multiple contributing factors. Some of those factors are thrust upon us and are beyond our control, such as government regulations. Other factors are self-imposed, and thus under our control, such as volunteering for extra call […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Psychiatry, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


Bain Capital Ventures Nets $1B Funding to Fuel New Round of Tech Bets

Bain Capital Ventures has raised $1 billion to pour into technology companies large and small across a swath of industries, the largest single round of fundraising in the firm’s history.The cash includes a $650 million core fund—that’ll be aimed half at early stage startups and half at later-stage growth companies—as well as a $250 million co-investment fund to fuel larger investments, and more than $100 million from partners at Bain Capital, the venture firm says.The core fund is Bain Capital ...
Tags: Deals, Security, Cloud, New York, Boston, Trends, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Commerce, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Fintech, Bain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Surveymonkey, Jet.com


Nominations Open for San Diego’s Inaugural Xconomy Awards

Hundreds of companies. Dozens of research institutes. Billions of dollars in economic impact.San Diego is one of the top U.S. cities for innovation in life sciences and healthtech. Researchers and entrepreneurs here are leaders in developing the next generation of medicines and medical devices. In doing so, they are revealing new insights from our genomes, coming up with new data analytics tools, and applying digital advances to improve health.To celebrate this innovation in San Diego— in the l...
Tags: Startups, Trends, People, Vc, Venture Capital, San Diego, Biotech, Medical Device, Digital Health, Life Sciences, Healthtech, National blog main, National top stories, Xperience, Xconomy, San Diego blog main


Sam’s Club Goes Digital, BNSF’s Electric Locomotive, & More TX Tech

Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Texas.—The Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator has been included in a list of best programs for the first time. With platinum status, AngelPad, StartX, and Y Combinator topped the list released by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. The rankings, which are in part compiled by Rice University’s Yael Hochberg, reflect metrics such as valuations of and total fundraising by participating startups. Other Texas accelerators in the list o...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Texas, Trains, Funding, Trends, Investment, Walmart, E-commerce, People, Sam's Club, Software, Innovation, United Nations


In a nutshell: technology and progress in health IT

We have a new electronic medical health record system at our hospital. It was introduced with what I believe is a short and ineffective training program for physicians followed by a far too short on-location use of experts to help the doctors and nurses learn the new system. It is frankly a pain in the neck to access the computer from outside the hospital due to the multiple layers of security and passwords you must use. It is simpler and less complicated at the hospital, but the request for fre...
Tags: Health, Tech, Health IT


Thorough documentation can be weak representation of patients

I am recalling a workshop on unconscious bias from last year, the moderator hands outpatient prototype profiles to each table of participants. Ours is a glossy paper with a color photo of our patient, Jane, and a clear outline of her type of employment, hobbies, interests, family members, religious beliefs, and how she prefers to receive information. This strikes me as very clear and succinct, calling attention to many of the personal qualities which define this imaginary person and may impact h...
Tags: Health, Jane, Primary Care, Health IT, Physician


EHRs are killing medical innovation

To paraphrase Bill Gates: “The purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and do things. More free time is not a terrible thing.” I have innovated. I developed a mutation assay. I discovered that vacuum ultraviolet light from excimer lasers is safe to use on human tissue. I invented an imaging device to detect burn wound depth and discovered the best laser to debride burn wounds. I invented a laser-based treatment for acne. I developed and patented an online gamified collective inte...
Tags: Health, Tech, Harvard, Bill Gates, Moore, Primary Care, Health IT, Countway Medical Library


BioCrossroads Unveils New $9M Seed Fund for Biotech, Agbio Startups

Biotech startups in the Hoosier State now have a new source of funding for innovations at the early stage of development.BioCrossroads on Wednesday announced a $9 million . It’s the third fund for the public-private partnership, which formed to support the growth of the life sciences industry in Indiana. The latest fund will invest broadly in the life sciences, including health IT and agricultural biotechnology.The new fund has already pumped cash into two Indiana startups. Indianapolis-based ...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Trends, Investing, Indiana, Indianapolis, Biotech, Life Sciences, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, Hoosier State, Purdue University, Eli Lilly, National blog main, Health IT, Indiana blog main


Upland Software, Bumble in India, Cratejoy Layoffs, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—One of the awardees of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, aka the “genius grants,” is a University of Texas at Austin professor. Lisa Schiavianto Eberlin is a chemistry professor and her research led to the development of the MasSpec Pen, which UT says enables a surgeon to rapidly differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue in patients in a surgical setting. Eberlin is the first UT professor to be awarded the five-ye...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Texas, Ipo, India, Funding, Trends, Investment, E-commerce, People, Software, Austin, United Kingdom, Innovation, Venture Capital, M&a


CURES is not a fix for the opioid crisis

The California Department of Justice mandate to consult CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation) prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II, II or IV controlled substance becomes effective on October 2, 2018. The law states that CURES must be consulted the first time a patient is prescribed, ordered or administered a Schedule II, III or IV controlled substance. CURES must be consulted every four months thereafter if the medication remains par...
Tags: Health, Tech, California Department of Justice, Primary Care, Health IT, CURES Controlled Substance Utilization Review


The practice of medicine has experienced its own version of climate change

When you or a loved one is sick or injured, health care decisions are fundamentally a matter of trust.  You trust your physician will have the answers you need, because you know that, as a highly-trained medical professional, they’re qualified to make the best recommendation for each and every patient under their care. Physicians receive some of the most rigorous education and training of any profession. They spend the better part of a decade preparing to practice in whatever specialty and setti...
Tags: Health, Tech, Health IT, Hospitalist, Hospital-Based Medicine


ImageMoverMD Nabs Another $1.6M For Secure Patient Photo-Sharing App

ImageMoverMD, a Madison, WI-based startup developing software applications that allow clinicians and patients to securely transmit pictures and videos taken with mobile devices, has raised $1.6 million from two investors, according to a document filed with federal securities regulators.The company has now raised more than $4.3 million since launching in 2013, according to SEC filings.ImageMoverMD CEO Darcey Nett declined to identify the investors or answer other questions related to the financi...
Tags: Ios, Deals, Android, Startups, Trends, Mobile Apps, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Wisconsin, SEC, Ibm Watson Health, Healthtech, HIPAA, Partners Healthcare, UW Health


The EHR is autistic

Ironically, the same electronic health records (EHRs) initially designed as a tool to help physicians diagnose diseases have largely evaded diagnostic scrutiny. Talk to physicians who utilize them on a daily basis, however, and it becomes abundantly clear that today’s EHRs are ailing. They are adding hours to the physicians’ workday, siphoning attention from patient care, and sowing the seeds of demoralization across the profession of medicine. To address this problem effectively, physicians nee...
Tags: Health, Tech, EHR, Primary Care, Health IT, Hospital-Based Medicine


The impaired interactivity of EHRs

Ironically, the same electronic health records (EHRs) initially designed as a tool to help physicians diagnose diseases have largely evaded diagnostic scrutiny. Talk to physicians who utilize them on a daily basis, however, and it becomes abundantly clear that today’s EHRs are ailing. They are adding hours to the physicians’ workday, siphoning attention from patient care, and sowing the seeds of demoralization across the profession of medicine. To address this problem effectively, physicians nee...
Tags: Health, Tech, Primary Care, Health IT, Hospital-Based Medicine


TX Roundup: TMC’s BioBridge to the UK, New Execs at Fannin & TechFW

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—The Texas Medical Center has announced an expansion of its BioBridge program to the United Kingdom. BioBridge is designed to help TMC and UK-based companies collaborate on a number of medical issues, including advancement of genomics and artificial intelligence technologies for cancer research. The medical center launched the program in late 2016 with a set of hospitals in Australia.Three British companies are already working within the p...
Tags: Startups, UK, New York, Texas, Australia, Drugs, Cancer, Trends, E-commerce, People, Sensors, United Kingdom, Innovation, Houston, Fort Worth, Edtech


Beware the limits of telemedicine

I’d be willing to bet most of you have heard of, or previously used, telemedicine in some shape, form or fashion.  Stated simply, telemedicine is the process of seeking care from a medical provider using your phone or laptop.  This field is exploding, and I have no doubt popularity will continue to grow as large health systems and pharmacy giants dive in. It’s easy to appreciate the convenience and efficiency of telemedicine services, but there are potential risks for patients that haven’t been ...
Tags: Health, Tech, Mobile Health, Primary Care, Health IT


The one patient that drives physicians to burnout

We all have that one patient. That one patient who can always find a way to turn a good day bad, who just knows how to push your buttons in all the wrong ways. Who’s that patient for me? Let’s just call him Elton Reed. Oh, Mr. Reed … where to begin with him? When we first met, I remember being so excited and energized by him. He just had this fresh feeling about him. Not only was he young, handsome and always well-dressed, he was really smart. Finally, someone who actually knew what he was talki...
Tags: Health, Tech, Health IT, Hospital-Based Medicine, Elton Reed


Redox Gets $3M for Tools That Help Hospitals, App Makers Share Data

Redox, a Madison, WI-based startup that develops digital tools enabling healthcare applications to exchange data with patient health records systems, has raised $3 million in debt funding, according to a document filed with federal securities regulators.Twelve investors participated in the financing round, according to the document. Redox has raised more than $15.8 million in equity and debt funding since launching in 2014, SEC filings show. Its backers include .406 Ventures, Flybridge Capital ...
Tags: Trends, Vc, Epic, Healthcare, Uspto, Wisconsin, US Patent And Trademark Office, Digital Health, Healthtech, Massachusetts General Hospital, McKesson, Redox, Partners Healthcare, Cerner, Intermountain Healthcare, EHR