Maternity care clinic Oula raises $28 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total raised to nearly $50 million. The tech-enabled provider operates several clinics in Brooklyn.
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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Hello launches as an online prescription weight management provider, specializing in GLP-1 medications and tailored programs.
Hybrid mental healthcare provider Blackbird Health raises $17 million in a Series A funding round led by Define Ventures. The company caters to children and young adults virtually and at three clinics in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Virtual menopause care company Elektra Health announces $3.3 million in extended seed funding, with UPMC Enterprises leading the round.
9amHealth extends its $16 million Series A funding round with the addition of a $9.5 million investment from The Cigna Group Ventures. The virtual clinic offers cardio-metabolic healthcare directly to consumers, and through arrangements with employers, health systems, payers, and PBMs, as well as Eli Lilly’s new LillyDirect telehealth service.
OncoHealth names Cliff Culver (Precision Medicine Group) COO and Brett Erhardt (Bright Health) chief strategy and growth officer.
Announcements and Implementations
Clinigence Health announces GA of QMX, AI-powered, scalable, analytics software.
Serving Communities Health Information Organization (CA) selects NextGen Healthcare’s Mirth Health Data Hub and Mirth Connect interoperability technologies.
Research and Innovation
Tennessee Oncology will use a $1.5 million state grant to launch the Navigated, Embedded, Supportive Care Via Telehealth (NEST) program, which aims to identify and overcome barriers to cancer care in the areas of palliative care, psychology, and integrative oncology services in seven rural counties.
Phreesia’s analysis of its digital cancer screening campaigns finds that patients are more likely to discuss or request preventive screenings with their doctors when presented with educational materials about screenings at check-in.
Nearly 100% of physician decision-makers say they’ll lean on consulting firms to help them navigate value-based care contracting, according to Black Book Research, which also found that Cigna’s CareAllies division ranked highest among consulting firms for value-based care outcomes and customer satisfaction. Seventy-one percent of primary care physician groups with more than five doctors that are already engaged in value-based care agreements say they’ve yet to implement a plan for leveraging analytics and/or reimbursement solutions.
An Athenahealth survey of 1,003 physicians finds that nearly all admit to feeling burnt out, likely due to the fact that they spend an average of 15 hours working in their EHRs outside of normal office hours and are increasingly experiencing information overload with regards to clinical data. While 83% believe AI could potentially alleviate some of healthcare’s problems, a majority say its best use will be in administrative rather than clinical tasks. Most telling is the fact that 42% see AI as something that will overcomplicate care. A similar percentage feel AI is a bright shiny object that ultimately won’t meet expectations.
- EClinicalWorks publishes a new customer success story, “Boosting Wellness Visits & Incentive Revenue in Healthcare.”
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