NantHealth acquires NaviNet to expand to payer domain; Forbes unveils '30 Under 30' entrepreneurs in healthcare list;

News From Around the Web

> The TIGER International Committee has finished its first steps on an innovative competency synthesis project that highlights recommended core international informatics competencies. They compiled cases studies from around the world, launched a survey to evaluate core competencies and created a "harmonization matrix" to provide guidance. Announcement

> Forbes has released its 2015 "30 Under 30" list of pioneering entrepreneurs in the healthcare space. Some people who have a health IT bent include: Gil Addo, co-founder of RubiconMD, which delivers doctor-to-doctor e-consultations; and Ruchit Nagar, co-founder of Khushi Baby, which creates necklaces that can be scanned by healthcare workers to pull up the wearer's medical record. Article

> Cloud-tech provider NantHealth LLC has acquired NaviNet, a health IT company that providers payer-provider solutions. "The acquisition of NaviNet completes our 10-year vision at NantWorks and NantHealth to integrate and coordinate our complex healthcare ecosystem from the knowledge domain, to the care delivery domain and now to the payer domain, as a single sign-on, seamless, cloud-based, secure adaptive learning system for patients, payers, and providers," says Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., founder and CEO of NantHealth. Announcement

> Telemedicine provider HealthSpot seems to be sinking fast after shuttering many of its operations, according to Crain's Cleveland Business. The company closed its kiosks at 25 Rite Aid stores in Ohio, and also removed the systems from Cleveland Clinic facilities. Article

Provider News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services devotes more and more resources to identifying social determinants of health, but the agency may discount the significance of care quality after discharge, according to new research published in Health Affairs. Article

Practice Management News

> Both doctors and patients crave empathetic relationships, but those relationships and the spirited patient advocacy they inspire can come at a steep price when they land physicians in hot water with their peers or with institutions, cautions Paul Keckley, Ph.D,  managing director for the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis, in a post in Pulse Weekly. Article

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