Healthfinch raises $7.5M in Series A funding for EHR-integrated software platform; Patients often don't understand discharge plans;

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> Madison, Wisconsin-based Healthfinch, co-founded by Chicago-based physician Lyle Berkowitz, raised $7.5 million in Series A funding to build out "Charlie," an electronic medical record-integrated software platform built to help health systems automate and delegate tasks, the Chicago Tribune reports. Article

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> Most patients don't understand their post-discharge care plans because they're written for those with advanced reading skills, a new study finds. Discharge notes should be understandable for those reading at a sixth-grade level, the researchers said. Article

> President Barack Obama's gun control initiative will lead to a modification of the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of those individuals who, for specific mental health reasons, already are prohibited by federal law from having a firearm. Post

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The next four years will bring a seismic shift in connected healthcare technology, with an increased emphasis on chronic condition management, personal fitness and wellness and remote patient monitoring, according to a new report. Article

> Researchers are investigating the use of mobile digital health tools to help kidney transplant patients adhere to medication intake, monitor blood pressure and avoid premature graft loss following surgery. The Medical University of South Carolina team is undertaking the research thanks to a $1.11 million National Institutes of Health grant. Article

And Finally... I would say the coach wasn't using his head, but that would be inaccurate. Article