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After a five-year legislative and technology selection process prompted by frustrated physicians serving in the state legislature, the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Health Information Technology will take over the state’s credentialing program, bringing dozens of credentialing programs in house under the new Oregon Common Credentialing Program. Stakeholders selected Medversant, which runs a similar program in Washington, to handle verification, staffing, and software; and Conduent to take on help desk duties. A pilot of the new system will kick off in July, and the system is expected to fully go live in November.


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Fresenius Medical Care North America promotes Angela McClure to the new role of chief experience officer.


Hope Clinic, an FQHC based in Waxahachie, TX, promotes founding pediatrician Peggy Linguist, MD to CMO.


Digital waiting room media company Health Media Network hires Donna Turgeon (KnowBe4) to lead its Physician Recruitment Division at new, expanded office space in Tampa, FL.

Announcements and Implementations


The Soldiers Project, a nonprofit provider of free mental health services for post-9/11 veterans and service members, selects messaging technology from Lua.

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

Vanan Online Services spins out a new medical billing and coding company called Vanan Healthcare.


Private equity firm LLR Partners forms practice management company Eye Health America through the acquisition of The Eye Associates (FL), Clemson Eye (SC) and Piedmont Surgery Center (SC). EHA, which will provide its clinicians with “best-in-class technology,” will be led by former Thomas Eye Group (GA) Rod Roeser.



The ClearHealth Quality Institute launches a revamped telemedicine accreditation program, which it took over from the American Telemedicine Association last year.


The Branson, MO-based Jesus Was Homeless ministry partners with the local health department and Cox Health system to offer low-income residents access to free virtual consults.


Fitness enthusiast-focused telemedicine startup SteadyMD raises $2.5 million, bringing its total funding to $4 million since launching in 2016.

Sponsor Updates

  • Aprima will exhibit at the Association of Independent Medical Software Value Added Resellers Annual Conference March 23-24 in San Antonio.
  • Nordic publishes a podcast titled “How will transitioning to Nordic’s maintenance and support affect my internal teams? Q&A with Loma Linda University Health.”
  • Healthwise will exhibit at the 2018 Midwest ACE User Group Conference March 21-23 in Chicago.

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