electronic health records

What healthcare IT can learn from HP

Long before HP was known for PCs and laser printers, it built test equipment for electrical engineers. One reason its products succeeded was because they were designed by the very people who ultimatel

Confirmed: Practice Fusion Lays Off 25% Of Workers To Create Positive Cash Flow

Practice Fusion, a startup digitizing electronic health records (EHR) for hospitals and healthcare facilities, confirmed to TechCrunch that it trimmed a quarter of its workforce today in an effort to

The Federal Vision For Healthcare IT: A Dystopian Paradise

In a year not too distant, Loretta, a woman in her late 20s, hears a pleasant tone from her watch and checks to see a text. The message isn't from a friend or work, it's from the watch itself: "You're

Apixio’s New Iris Platform Uses Your Doctor’s Notes To Derive Insights

Data science applications for healthcare are finally trying to catch up to the rest of the world, with one new effort coming from six-year-old Apixio in San Mateo, CA. This morning, the company is l

What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups

In 2004 I started the first VoIP-based SaaS company for the call center market. Based on the moderate success we achieved, I thought making a play in the healthcare industry would be a cakewalk. I was

MedXT’s Platform Brings Medical Imaging In Line With Today’s Cloud Technology

Today MedXT launches its cloud platform for medical imaging, which brings the workflows of radiologists and technicians in line with the rest of us by bridging imaging equipment already installed at h

With $41M Now In The Bank, Health Catalyst Wants To Help Solve Healthcare’s Big Data Problem

With big data playing an increasingly critical role in healthcare and with the pervasiveness of archaic infrastructure and lack of data portability in health systems and hospitals, data warehousing st

Healthcare Finally Moving Past Wang-Like Legacy Systems

Healthcare has long been a technology paradox. There have been few places further out on the cutting edge of technology than biotech and medical devices. In contrast, healthIT has been in a time warp

Supreme Court Decision On Obamacare Has Little Relevance To Healthcare Disrupters

When I’m not writing for TechCrunch, my “day job” is working with healthcare providers the disruptive innovators who are reinventing healthcare and slaying the healthcare cost beast as a byprodu

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall(ed Garden)

Today, I participated in a meeting at the White House described as an "expert roundtable on patient access to health data" hosted by Todd Park (Chief Technology Officer of the United States), Farzad

Strategic Healthcare Investors’ Investment Thesis

<em>This is the second part in a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/02/community-hospital-joins-wave-of-new-strategic-venture-funds-to-drive-disruptive-innovation/">two-part series</a> on st

DIY Health Reform: Employers Solving Healthcare Crisis One Onsite Clinic At A Time

In several of my <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/dave-chase/posts" target="_blank">past pieces</a>, I have written about the importance of a disruptive model of care and payment called Dire

MotherKnows Raises $1.7 Million For Online Health Record Service For Parents

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.motherknows.com/">MotherKnows</a>, an online health record service designed specifically for parents, has announced that it has raised $1.7 million in seed funding.