Theranos founder found guilty of four counts of fraud
The founder of Theranos, a US company that claimed it provided revolutionary blood tests, has been found guilty of four counts of fraud.
US passes interoperability rules giving patients more data control
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has passed two rules that will help patients have more control over their health data.
Medopad goes shopping in Silicon Valley to strengthen analytics chops
UK-born health tech start-up Medopad has acquired a Silicon Valley outfit Sherbit just two months after expanding into the US.
AI and Analytics
Tech giants make interoperability pledge for US health data
Apple, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce will work together to drive common standards for exchanging health information in the US.
Theranos founder and former COO charged with criminal fraud
Founder Elizabeth Holmes, and its former COO, Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani, are accused of being involved in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud investors.
Apple opens up its core health records API to US developers
The move allows US iPhone users to share their health record data with third-party apps from autumn, meaning developers can use data to create more personalised services.
Digital Patient 5
Dr Robert Wachter says productivity benefits of health IT are still to come
The vast US healthcare industry is slowly seeing the benefits of a decade of investment in IT systems, but much remains to be done before it achieves the full productivity benefits of digitisation.
Digital Patient 6
Digital doctor to review NHS tech
Dr Robert Wachter, US celebrity author of ‘The Digital Doctor’, will lead a review into the digital future of the NHS, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.
US Department of Defense picks Cerner
Cerner has been selected by the US Department of Defense to provide a new electronic health record system for the US military.
US calls out health information blockers
Health IT suppliers have been called out for blocking information flows to promote their narrow economic interests ahead of the biggest US health IT event of the year.