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06/21/2017

vitaTrackr Announces MaxMD as Infrastructure Component for Connected Health Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – June 21, 2017 – vitaTrackr announced MaxMD will provide infrastructure components to enable Connected Health Austin.

“Our point of view has always been that technology is the connection to consumer-managed health data sharing, unleashing the full potential of information technology in healthcare,“ Brian Baum, CEO of vitaTrackr said.

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06/15/2017

Austin health care data company hires its first COO

BY MIKE CRONIN

Among the new chief operating officer's primary responsibilities will be to create a proof-of-concept Austin version of a new health data marketplace that will rely on a digital infrastructure..…Read more (please note that a subscription is necessary for the full article).

06/13/2017

vitaTrackr Announces Jarett Rodriguez as Chief Operating Officer

AUSTIN, Texas – June 13, 2017 – vitaTrackr has successfully recruited Jarett Rodriguez as the company’s chief operating officer. Among a number of operational duties, Rodriguez will spearhead implementation of Connected Health Austin, a community-based initiative to establish and prove the nation’s first fully connected, interoperable and consumer controlled health data infrastructure.

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Brian Baum, vitaTrackr CEO, speaking at the Health
Innovation Alliance launch at City Hall on March 8.

 

03/08/2017

vitaTrackr First to Join Austin Mayor’s Health Innovation Alliance

AUSTIN, Texas – March 8, 2017 – vitaTrackr is answering the call from Austin Mayor Steve Adler and the City Council to make Austin the Capital of Health Innovation. In remarks earlier today, Mayor Adler invited collaborators from across the community to join together in order to advance the community health outcomes in a dramatic fashion. vitaTrackr CEO, Brian Baum, was invited by the Mayor to speak at the Health Innovation Alliance launch to emphasize the importance health data has to play going forward in order for true progress to occur.

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09/19/2016

Dr. Tausha Robertson Joins vitaTrackr Advisory Board

AUSTIN, Texas – September 19, 2016 – vitaTrackr announced today that Dr. Tausha Robertson is joining the company’s Advisory Board. Dr Robertson has more than 10 years of experience in private equity with a special focus on healthcare expenditures.

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12/21/2015

Kenneth Shine on How to Make the Shift to Value, and Whether Healthcare is Safer

A Q&A with the distinguished physician, who oversaw publication of the seminal "To Err is Human" report and who has prescriptions to help transform American medicine.

BY CHRISTOPHER CHENEY

Even in a field sparkling with stars, Kenneth I. Shine stands out.

Shine began his career in Boston, earning his MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 1961 and training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where the cardiologist and physiologist became chief resident in medicine. Shine left the Bay State in 1969, joining the.…Read more

11/19/2015

Dr. Ken Shine Joins vitaTrackr Advisory Board

AUSTIN, Texas – November 19, 2015 – vitaTrackr announced today that Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., is joining the company’s Advisory Board. Dr. Shine most recently served as Special Advisor to the Chancellor at the University of Texas System and helped oversee the development of a new medical school in South Texas as well as the Dell Medical School in Austin.

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10/12/2015

Clinical Pathology Labs Joins vitaTrackr Austin Marketplace

One of the Largest Medical Reference Laboratory Systems in the Nation Sees Growth in Data

AUSTIN, Texas – October 12, 2015 – vitaTrackr, Inc., the global leader in organizing an independent health data marketplace, today welcomed Clinical Pathology Labs (CPL) to vitaTrackr’s Austin-based digital health system. CPL joins recently announced Austin Regional Clinic and Austin Gastroenterology in what is a first of its kind move to open the flow of health data based on the authorization of individual consumers.

10/01/2015

Newswire

Austin Regional Clinic and Austin Gastroenterology Sign vitaTrackr MarketPlace Letters of Intent

AUSTIN, Texas, October 1, 2015 (Newswire) -  vitaTrackr, Inc., the leader in organizing a national, independent health data marketplace announced today that two Central Texas healthcare leaders, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) and Austin Gastroenterology (AG) have signed letters of intent to participate..…Read more

09/04/2015

Alliances with Austin businesses help VitaTrackr expand

BY CHAD SWIATECKI

Health care data company VitaTrackr has already started to see the benefits of its relocation from Baltimore to Austin.…Read more (please note that a subscription is necessary for the full article).

08/31/2015

vitaTrackr Selects Afoundria as Technology Infrastructure Provider

AUSTIN, Texas - August 31, 2015 - vitaTrackr, Inc., the leader in organizing an independent health data marketplace has selected Austin-based Afoundria to serve as its technology partner for its national health data marketplace, a significant step in paving the way for Austin to become the hub of digital health for the country…Read more

07/15/2015

vitaTrackr Holds Talks with Federal Health Officials - Discussions Regarding the Health Data Marketplace Affirm Strategy

AUSTIN, Texas - July 15, 2015 - vitaTrackr, Inc., the global leader in organizing an independent health data marketplace recently completed a round of talks with healthcare leaders in Washington D.C. affirming its marketplace model with more than a dozen senior officials.

6/10/2015

MedCity News

"Don't Make Me Think" - a litmus test for meaningful consent

In 2000, usability expert Steve Krug published what became a best practice book about web design, Don’t Make Me Think – A Commonsense Approach to Web Design. Krug’s basic design premise is this. If your Web design forces a visitor to “think”, (functionally), you’ve lost them. As he says, “It’s not about technology…while technology often changes quickly, people change very slowly.”… Read more

4/17/2015

Why a digital health data startup moved to Austin

BY CHAD SWIATECKI

Austin recently got a good look at many of the faces that could shape the growing health care landscape in the coming years.

The occasion was a two-day symposium on health care delivery earlier this month put on by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Researchers and business leaders met to ponder Austin’s future as a life sciences hub after the 2016 opening of the Dell Medical…

2/20/2015

Electronic Health Reporter

Health IT Disruptors: This Is How You Bring Down the Giants

Ever wonder what it takes to slay the dragon; to bring down the giants? What do the health IT disruptors take into consideration as they develop their strategies for conquering the worlds in which they live?

.How are your peers – the ones you glance at from the corner of your eye and watch as they nip at your heels but fail to recognize in public – working to change health IT… Read more

12/16/2014

vitaTrackr Announces Relocation to Austin, TX;
plans first of its kind test market in Austin

BALTIMORE, December 16, 2014 - vitaTrackr, Inc., a global leader in organizing an independent and open health data market today announced it is relocating its headquarters to Austin, Texas.

11/7/2014

The Washington Post

My heart is in Maryland, but my business is in Texas

BY BRIAN BAUM
I founded a health information technology business. The implications of the business are national in scope. The potential for job creation exists within the company and perhaps in a network of related businesses that may develop around the use of health data.… Read more

8/11/2014

Medcity News

The HIE Phenomena – is it time to say "enough"?

BY BRIAN BAUM

On August 5, 2014 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California announced they would jointly invest $80 million in creating a state health information exchange for California – Cal Index. An article in the San Francisco Business Times stated: “other efforts to create such a statewide exchange, including the now-defunct CalRHIO and Cal eConnect, among others, have floundered over the last 20 years, but the companies say they’ve done significant due diligence… Read more

8/21/2014

Health Leaders Media

CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'

BY CHRISTOPHER CHENEY

California's latest multimillion-dollar attempt to build a statewide health information exchange aims to shave healthcare costs and improve care, but its leaders face a long-term funding challenge.… Read more

8/19/2014

Medcity News

The Consumer "Health Experience"

BY BRIAN BAUM

Our society has evolved to the point of “experiences”. No longer is there a simple purchase in any industry. Purchasing a product or service has become an “experience”.… Read more

10/7/2014

vitaTrackr Expands Management Team
Dr. David S. Ellis and Dr. H. Pat Hezmall

BALTIMORE, October 7, 2014 - Drs. David Ellis and Pat Hezmall join vitaTrackr, Inc., the global leader in organizing an independent and agnostic health data market as vitaTrackr co-chief medical officers.

7/28/2014

Medcity News

HIT interoperability will happen when the cost of isolation becomes too high

BY BRIAN BAUM

Following the June release of ONC’s Ten Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure, National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Karen DeSalvo posted, “We have heard loudly and clearly that interoperability is a national priority.”

While there can be no doubt that interoperability in the health IT infrastructure is desirable, it is not enough to open the floodgates of innovation in healthcare and usher in the long overdue era of data-enabled care.… Read more

5/29/2014

vitaTrackr Connects To More Than 16 Million Patients/Consumers After First 30 Days of Strategic Partner Program

BALTIMORE, May 29, 2014 - vitaTrackr, Inc., the global leader in organizing an independent and agnostic health data market today announced it had crossed the 16 million threshold for consumers connected to its marketplace.

4/28/2014

VIDEO: Healthcare spending up...and increasing; Detail on vitaTrackr's data mission

 

 

4/15/2014

vitaTrackr Announces Health Data Marketplace Functionality and Infrastructure Philosophy

BALTIMORE, April 15, 2014 - vitaTrackr, Inc., the global leader in organizing an independent and agnostic health data market today announced details of the specific functions within its marketplace and its philosophy regarding technology.

4/8/2014

vitaTrackr Expands Organization of Health Data Market with Launch of Strategic Partner Program

vitaTrackr, Inc., the global leader in organizing an independent and agnostic health data market announces the introduction of its Strategic Partner Program.

3/1/2014

Medcity News

Could an independent marketplace solve healthcare’s data-sharing problems?

BY DEANNA POGORELC

The technology and standards are in place to make healthcare data shareable between providers, payers, companies and consumers. What’s keeping it from actually happening, according to entrepreneur Brian Baum, is a fair and sustainable business model around sharing health data, and an independent marketplace where it can happen… Read more

3/25/2014

It's Time to Unlock the Power of Health Data

vitaTrackr invites 66 companies to help create a health data marketplace that will benefit both the health care industry and consumers.

7/1/2013

Ridley’s Family Market launches first vitaTrackr demonstration, providing health measurements to help people manage their health

Jerome, ID. — Ridley’s Family Market today kicked off the “Get Fit Challenge” across all their stores and all their employees, spouses and dependents.

6/25/2013

Julie Klapstein, former CEO of Availity joins vitaTrackr Advisory Board, bringing expertise in Healthcare Industry collaboration to build nation’s first data marketplace

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 -- Brian Baum, Chairman and CEO of vitaTrackr, Inc. announced that Julie Klapstein has joined the advisory board of vitaTrackr.

 

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