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Technology-enabled physician ACO company Aledade raises $23 million in a thus far hush-hush funding round, bringing its total raised to nearly $98 million since launching in 2014.


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ChenMed will expand its primary care services for seniors to four additional cities next year, and welcome back former president Jeffrey Kang, MD as a board member.


Announcements and Implementations

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Chronic disease management technology company Cliexa develops several new behavioral health apps for PCPs and family medicine physicians. The apps, which focus on reproductive health, mental health, and substance abuse, leverage assessment technology from Preventative Technology Solutions.

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Pulse Systems includes real-time billing analytics and enhanced reporting capabilities in the latest version of its PulseCloud EHR/PM/RCM software.

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Northern Ohio Regional Cancer Center selects oncology care coordination technology from Appian360 Healthcare Innovations.

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The Florida Association of ACOs will offer its members patient engagement and management technology from Care Angel, including AI-powered virtual nurse assistant capabilities.


People

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Beth Pausic (Big White Wall) joins InfoMC as VP of clinical solutions.

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Anesthesia and pain management services company PhyMed Healthcare Group hires Stephen Lorenz (Clinicalign) as EVP of operations and strategic development, and Stephen Mason (Managed Care Advisory Group) (not pictured) as VP of operations.

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Health Initiatives Consulting adds Russ Kolski, RN, (Ingham Community Health Centers) as VP of clinical and operational transformation, and Senely Navarrete (SN Health Solutions) as VP of practice transformation.

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Former Acting HHS Secretary and National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD will join Dell Medical School at The University of  Texas at Austin as a professor in the fairly new school’s Primary Care and Value-Based Health Division. Her tenure will include a primary appointment in the school’s Department of Internal Medicine and secondary appointment in the Department of Population Health.


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Two years after a huge natural gas leak, accountant and local activist Andrew Krowne develops an app to help fellow residents of California’s San Fernando Valley report and track symptoms that he believes may be tied to the local underground natural gas storage facility. The Environmental Health Tracker app already has 130 users and 2,000 reported symptoms – data that Krowne hopes will eventually be used to close down the facility.


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