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Alma raises $28 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners. Founded by former Oscar Health VP Harry Ritter, the company offers independent mental healthcare providers access to practice management, RCM, and patient-matching services.
February 24 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Maximizing the Value of Digital Initiatives with Enterprise Provider Data Management.” Sponsor: Phynd Technologies. Presenters: Tom White, founder and CEO, Phynd Technologies; Adam Cherrington, research director, KLAS Research. Health systems can derive great business value and competitive advantage by centrally managing their provider data. A clear roadmap and management solution can solve problems with fragmented data, workflows, and patient experiences and support operational efficiency and delivery of a remarkable patient experience. The presenters will describe common pitfalls in managing enterprise information and digital strategy in silos, how to align stakeholders to maximize the value of digital initiatives, and how leading health systems are using best-of-breed strategies to evolve provider data management.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Patient engagement and EHR integration software vendor NexHealth acquires digital forms company Enlive. NexHealth raised a $15 million Series A round of funding last July.
Integrative Health Centers raises $3 million in a Series A funding round led by FCA Venture Partners. The Nashville-based company assists providers in underserved communities with integrating in-person and virtual behavioral health services.
Announcements and Implementations
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners announces GA of its AgileEMR for physical therapists.
Georgia Health Information Network selects interoperability technology from Velatura Public Benefit Company to enhance its ConnectedCare HIE functionality.
Idaho Health Data Exchange will implement Leap Orbit’s Consentric patient consent management software, enabling behavioral health providers across the state to leverage its HIE services.
New England Baptist Radiology (MA) selects RCM software and services from Healthcare Administrative Partners.
Government and Politics
The City of Chicago leverages technology from provider search and appointment booking site Zocdoc to automate COVID-19 vaccination scheduling.
The local news interviews Carbon Health co-founder Caesar Djavaherian, MD about the primary care company’s COVID-19 vaccine delivery partnership with the City of Los Angeles: “Some of the ways we’ve impacted vaccine distribution administration is that with the same number of employees, we’ve nearly doubled the number of vaccines delivered at the same sites. That shows you how important the technology is. We’ve made things like recording the visit automated. We’re not spending time handwriting the vaccine and the lot number, which is what most people are experiencing. It’s a literal race against this virus.”
Indiana high school sophomore Charlotte Annes helps the local chapter of Telehealth Access for Seniors donate dozens of smartphones, tablets, and laptops to veterans and seniors across the state. The student-run organization has so far given 3,200 devices to 105 partner clinics across 26 states.
- PerfectServe’s Telmediq clinical communication software wins a “Best in KLAS Software & Services 2021” distinction in the security and privacy category.
- Driving Positive Outcomes with Virtual Care (AdvancedMD)
- Healthcare 2021: Regulatory trends to watch (EClinicalWorks)
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