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Membership-based primary care company One Medical acquires Iora Health for $2.1 billion. Iora Health specializes in primary care for Medicare members, aided by proprietary health IT.


Iora Health co-founder and CEO Rushika Fernandopulle, MD will become One Medical’s chief innovation officer.


June 24 (Thursday) 2 ET: “6 Recommendations to Create a Better Patient & Member Experience.” Sponsor: Avtex. Presenters: Mike Pietig, VP of healthcare, Avtex; Matt Durski, director of healthcare patient and member experience, Avtex; Patrick Tuttle, COO, Delta Dental of Kansas; Chad Thorpe, care ambassador, DispatchHealth. The live panel will review the findings of a May 2021 survey about which factors are most important to patients and members who are interacting with healthcare organizations. The panel will provide actionable strategies to improve patient and member engagement and retention, recover revenue, and implement solutions that reduce friction across multiple channels to prioritize care and outreach.

Here’s the recording of last week’s webinar with Secure Exchange Solutions: “Diagnosing the Cures Act – Practical Prescriptions For Your Success.”

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


San Francisco-based primary and urgent care company Carbon Health acquires membership-based digital diabetes clinic Steady Health. Carbon Health operates 70 clinics in 13 states, and also offers virtual care in selection locations. It hopes to have 1,500 clinics across the country within the next four years. It acquired the chain of Direct Urgent Care clinics in 2018.


After securing a $4 million line of credit in April, Florida-based patient engagement and virtual care company Qure4u opens its second office in the metro Atlanta area.


Bettermeant rebrands to Valorant Health. The company specializes in helping service members find providers; and store, manage, and share health records.


Virtual medical scribe company Skywriter MD relocates and expands its operations in College Station, Texas. It plans to add 100 employees over the next seven months.

Announcements and Implementations

Online health, wellness, and prescription delivery company Bounce Health launches automated virtual clinic capabilities for providers.



Wallpaper highlights the design elements behind Tia’s new women’s health clinic in LA. Spa-like amenities include personal nooks where patients can stow belongings and charge devices, redesigned patient gowns, inhale-exhale socks, hospitality stations, and lactation rooms. More practical elements include storage solutions that hide provider instruments and biohazard bins. Tia operates virtual and in-person clinics in New York, California, and Arizona.


Glacier Medical Associates (MT) begins notifying patients of an April cyberattack that may have compromised PHI.

Sponsor Updates

  • PerfectServe achieves a “Cybersecurity Transparent” designation from KLAS and Censinet.
  • KLAS rates Nordic a top performer in the expansive firms category in its latest “Application Management & Help Desk Services” report.
  • PerfectServe’s Nurses of Note program honors Hampton Roads Community Health Center COO Erica Johnson and the COVID-19 vaccination nursing team.

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