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Practice payment and billing software startup Payground raises $4 million in a seed funding round. The Arizona-based company aims to offer a centralized platform from which patients can pay all of their medical bills.


Co-founder and CEO Drew Mercer is no stranger to health IT, having spent time at Experian Health, DaVita, ShareCare, and GE Healthcare.


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


Home blood-drawing startup GetLabs raises $3 million in a seed funding round led by PivotNorth Capital. The 37-employee company will use the financing to officially launch its services in Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Dallas. Its main goal, according to founder and CEO Kyle Michelson, is to eventually partner with telemedicine companies.


OpenLoop raises $3 million in a seed funding round. The company, which launched early last year, has created technology that helps physicians find shifts with telemedicine companies.



Cigna promotes Rob Cetti to president of its CareAllies business, which focuses on helping independent physicians transition to and manage value-based care programs.


Okiki Louis, MD (Concentra) joins tech-focused insurance startup Oscar Health as president of its medical group, a network of physician-owned practices offering in-person and virtual care.

Announcements and Implementations

The Mississippi Public Health Institute will offer virtual maternity care from Babyscripts to eligible Ob/Gyn practices across the state.


Already deployed in 29 states, EClinicalWorks announces GA of its Vaccine Administration Management Solution.

Sponsor Updates

  • PerfectServe has placed among the top large vendors in a new KLAS report, “Vendor Performance in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis.”

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