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Leadership Series: Mental Health Policy in 2021

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 2021 | Federal

5 Things California: County-led initiatives, 2020 legislative session, Social determinants

| Nov 19, 2019 | California

We are now two weeks away from our San Diego event, the 2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. It's the third of three events we host each year in California. And, since much of what we're watching in California health care is going to be on the stage...[ Read More ]

The technological and legal imperative of consent management interfaces

Michael Goldberg | Nov 19, 2019 | California

Among the substantive changes in health care being driven by health technology is the use of consent management interfaces.  Consent management interfaces typically refer to patient-facing technology, such as apps, that allows patients to provide informed consent for doctors and health facilities to share their health data.  “It’s actually opening...[ Read More ]

Augmedix announces $19 million in Series B funding

Emily Boerger | Oct 25, 2019 | California

On Thursday, Augmedix announced it has received $19 million in Series B funding. The new funding includes investments from McKesson Ventures, DCM ventures, Redmile Group, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, and others.  Augmedix turns clinician-patient conversations into medical documentation in real time. They do this by providing clinicians with hardware, such as...[ Read More ]

North County Health Services Joins the OCHIN Collaborative

| Oct 16, 2019 | California

North County Health Services (NCHS) announced a strategic partnership with OCHIN to provide a comprehensive Electronic Health and Dental Record (EHR/EDR) system, practice management, and other solutions to serve its more than 67,000 patients in North San Diego County and Riverside County.     OCHIN is a national nonprofit organization that helps community...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Steve Wigginton, CEO of Sutter Health | Aetna

Emily Boerger | Oct 1, 2019 | California

Steve Wigginton is the Chief Executive Officer of Sutter Health | Aetna, a jointly-owned health care company serving members in Northern California. Wigginton joined us for a Q&A to discuss the joint venture’s major accomplishments in its first year, key lessons learned, and the partnership’s overarching goals related to utilizing...[ Read More ]

2019 North Texas State of Reform Keynote: HHS’s Vision for Technology-Driven Innovation

Emily Boerger | Sep 27, 2019 | Texas

Ed Simcox is the Chief Technology Officer for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. In that capacity, he is involved in some of the more interesting policy and market activity in the country. From driving price transparency to interoperable patient records, Simcox discussed HHS’s vision for a technology-enabled...[ Read More ]