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Primary and urgent care company Carbon Health adds $26 million to its Series B round thanks to additional funding from investor DCVC. The San Francisco-based company, which also has clinics in Los Angeles and Reno, NV, has raised $62.5 million since opening in 2015.
It has used the money to hire several hundred employees and to expand its COVID-19 testing efforts, which include a readiness program designed to help employers test employees and monitor their exposure. It also plans to expand access to its telemedicine service from 16 states to all 50 by the end of the summer.
Announcements and Implementations
Equicare Health adds videoconferencing software to its line of cancer care coordination and patient engagement technology.
Bizmatics announces GA of Virtual Md, new white-label telemedicine software.
Safety Net Connect adds access to HubMD physicians through its Converge e-consult software.
DrChrono integrates machine-learning charting capabilities from EHRsynergy with its EHR.
Employer-focused MyTelemedicine launches Zeally Health, giving providers access to customizable virtual visit technology.
Asif Ahmad (Dimensional Dental) joins radiology management company LucidHealth as CEO.
Nonprofit Fair Health develops an interactive telemedicine tracking map that displays comparative data on volume, urban versus rural use, as well as top procedure codes and diagnoses across the country.
Privia Health Chief Clinical Officer Keith Fernandez, MD confirms that the company has sent emails to Privia Medical Group patients asking them to participate in a COVID-19 crowdsourcing survey. De-identified symptom and treatment data collected from the daily questionnaires will be used to help the federal government better assess what treatments are being used and how patients are responding to them. Sixteen thousand Privia patients have opted in thus far. Wake Forest Baptist and Atrium Health in North Carolina have also opted in to the program, which uses portal technology donated by Oracle.
As states begin to reopen, physician practices say their top challenges will be:
- Developing COVID-19 safety guidelines.
- Ensuring necessary supplies are on hand.
- Dealing with unpredictable patient volumes.
- Managing fear of exposure among patients and staff.
- Nordic posts a podcast titled “Rise in telehealth sessions alone won’t create great patient experiences.”
- AdvancedMD publishes a new e-book, “Telehealth: The Ultimate Guide to Maximizing Revenue, Keeping More of What You’re Paid, and Thriving Through Thick and Thin.”
- Request telehealth and COVID-19 lab payer matrix (Nordic)
- 5 Warning Signs Your Answering Service Might be Hurting Your Practice (PerfectServe)
- Sustaining Medical Practice During COVID-19 (EClinicalWorks)
- Patient Education can Eliminate Three of Your Biggest Challenges (Healthwise)
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