Re: Walmart Health: Just had a great dental visit this morning, which was preceded by helpful reminders from Epic, and…
Modernizing Medicine acquires orthopedics-focused EHR vendor Exscribe.
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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Mental health technology startup Rose Health raises $1.73 million in seed funding. The Baltimore-based company has developed an AI-powered patient monitoring app, and provider dashboard, and hopes to soon develop a version of its software for children and adolescents.
Remote patient monitoring app and lifestyle analytics startup HealthSnap (whose three co-founders seem to have all spent time at the University of Miami) raises $4 million in a financing round led by Florida Funders.
Tech-enabled value-based care company Episode Solutions acquires competitor Fusion5 Healthcare Solutions.
DrChrono names Shahram Famorzadeh (Sensorcall) SVP of engineering.
Employer- and payer-focused primary care company Crossover Health hires Katie Higgins (Optum) as chief revenue officer, Dan Oftedahl (Aetna) as SVP of payer sales, John Hallock (Livongo) as SVP of corporate communications, and Amy Chen (CareMore Health) as VP of marketing.
Announcements and Implementations
Esse Health, an independent physician group based in St. Louis, implements virtual care technology from Noteworth.
ChartRequest announces GA of automated referral management software.
The Tennyson Center for Children in Denver selects SmartCare EHR software from Streamline Healthcare Solutions.
Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center, an FQHC with four locations in Monmouth County, NJ, has implemented Curogram’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Platform to streamline its vaccination program with two-way and mass patient texting.
Government and Politics
Period and ovulation tracking app developer Flo Health settles allegations by the FTC that it shared user data with third parties like Facebook and Google, which then provided marketing and analytics back to the company, despite its promises to keep user data private. The practice first came to light in a February 2019 exposé by the Wall Street Journal.
Business Insider reports that Walmart’s incubation arm is working on a venture that will help customers make healthier shopping decisions based on their purchase histories. I could see this being worked into some kind of app, perhaps with a rewards feature, offered to patients at Walmart Health clinics.
- Prestera Health exposes 3,700+ patients’ info in email breach (AdvancedMD)
- How HEDIS Analytics is Helping Healthcare Practices (EClinicalWorks)
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