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San Francisco-based Canvas Medical raises $17 million and announces a partnership with Anthem and its providers.

The startup has developed EHR, practice management, and telemedicine software to help practices and payer networks share data more effectively.


Former Practice Fusion software engineer Andrew Hines started the company in 2015 after seeing his wife Anna, a nurse practitioner, struggle nightly at home with sub-par charting software.


April 20 (Tuesday) noon ET. “The Modern Healthcare CIO: Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World.” Sponsors: RingCentral, Net Health. Presenters: Dwight Raum, CIO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Jeff Buda, VP/CIO, Floyd Medical Center. A panel of CIOs from large health systems will discuss how the digital health landscape is changing and what organizations can do now to meet future patient needs. Moderator Jason James, CIO of Net Health, will guide the panelists through topics that include continuum of care and telemedicine, employer-provided care delivery, consumerization of healthcare, and sustainability and workforce management.


April 21 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Is Gig Work For You?” Sponsor: HIStalk. Presenter: Frank L. Poggio, retired health IT executive and active job search workshop presenter.  This workshop will cover both the advantages and disadvantages of being a gig worker. Attendees will learn how to how to decide if gig work is a good personal fit, find the right company, and protect themselves from unethical ones.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


In Canada, ambulatory health IT company CloudMD acquires workplace healthcare provider Oncidium for $80 million.


AMA commercialization subsidiary Health2047 spins out Emergence Healthcare Group, a turnkey practice management and health IT company focused on independent practices. It will begin offering its services in California’s Bay Area later this year.



Kaiser Permanente promotes Diane Comer to chief information technology officer.

Announcements and Implementations

Central Coast Visiting Nurses Association (CA) implements COVID-19 vaccine management software from CharmHealth and an accompanying data-collection app from Countermind.


The EHR division of Canadian Well Health Technologies, which also manages 20 clinics, adopts FHIR standards for third-party app developers.

Sponsor Updates

  • PerfectServe publishes the complete guide to “Clinical Collaboration Systems for Hospitals.”

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