electronic medical records

Medal Gets Missing Medical Records To Your Doctor

If you get hurt and show up unconscious at the hospital, they likely have no idea what medications you’re on, your medical history, or where you’ve been treated. Medal wants to fix that so

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

Pharma’s Huge Threat (and Opportunity): mRx

It was only a matter of time before healthcare providers would start prescribing mHealth apps as soon as they proved to be as or more effective than prescription drugs. Happtique, a mobile health appl

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

Community Hospital Joins Wave Of New Strategic Venture Funds To Drive Disruptive Innovation

This first part of a two-part series on strategic investors in healthcare focuses on the expansion of the venture business beyond traditional venture and large strategic investors. In the second part,

Patients Are More Than A Vessel For Billing Codes

It will be virtually impossible to succeed in the new reimbursement model without recognizing what has long been said, but little done about it -- "the most important member of the care team is the pa

Why It’s Good News HealthIT is So Bad

I know of no industry where technology is as despised as it is in healthcare. It's telling that it took government money to incentivize healthcare providers to finally do what virtually every other in

It's all well and good to demand secure electronic medical records, but when has your data ever been secure in the first place?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/medicalrecords.jpg" />Pretty much spot-on, this. There's an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that argues that Americans should badger Con