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Telemedicine e-prescribing vendor EazyScripts closes a $2 million Series A investment round led by private equity firm Bluff Point Associates. BPA Managing Director Kevin Fahey will join the EazyScripts Board of Directors.
BPA worked with EazyScripts CEO Reed Liggin during the funding and acquisition of his previous company, RazorInsights, which was sold to Athenahealth in 2015 for an undisclosed amount. Liggin did a relatively short stint at Athenahealth after the acquisition as VP of hospital sales.
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Announcements and Implementations
EWellness will add AI-powered tools and predictive analytics to its physical therapy remote monitoring technology by the end of 2017.
Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, an 90-provider independent medical group in Waterloo, IA, replaces Allscripts and GE Healthcare technologies with EHR and population health management software from EClinicalWorks.
The New York-based Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization will offer its Medicaid patients free rides to and from appointments through a new partnership with Lyft, which was recently approved to operate in the western part of the state.
As part of its efforts to achieve Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification, Drchrono enables its EHR for FHIR, meaning patients can access health data via the company’s FHIR API-enabled Onpatient PHR.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Document management company Spectrum Information Services launches a service line for retiring physicians looking to archive health records.
Research and Innovation
Minnesota Community Measurement releases the results of its third annual Patient Experience of Care Survey, which highlights the experiences of over 180,000 patients at 767 clinics across the state. Patients were asked about care coordination for the first time, with rural clinics beating out urban facilities on satisfaction. “In the metro area you have lots and lots of providers, so I think we have the potential for more miscommunication,” says Julie Sonier, executive director of the nonprofit. “That’s one theory — as opposed to a rural area where you are seeing the same provider for all or most of your care.”
Healthcare compliance and credentialing software company Symplr hires Amie Teske (Topline Advisory) as VP of Sales.
Arun Mohan, MD (WellStar/Radix Health) joins healthcare review site CareDash as medical advisor.
Employer-focused telemedicine company WellVia gets into the genetics game, offering DNA testing to employees through a new partnership with Predictive Medical Solutions lab. WellVia Genetics will initially help employees determine how they might respond to certain medications in order to prevent adverse reactions. Cancer risk analysis and newborn genetic testing are in the works.
Arkansas loosens up its telemedicine regulations, prompting Doctor on Demand to roll out its virtual consult services in that state, where patients in some areas wait an average of 18 days to see a PCP.
Coming soon to a crosswalk near you?: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announces the city will start fining pedestrians who cross a street while looking at a mobile device. Fines will range from $15 to $99 depending on the frequency of offense.
- Healthwise will exhibit at Allscripts ACE 2017 August 8-10 in Chicago.
- EHR vs. EMR: Differences Between Electronic Health Records Software (AdvancedMD)
- Summer Means MACRA/MIPS Fun (Aprima)
- Population health, then and now (EClinicalWorks)
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