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Senior-focused primary care startup Patina Health launches with $57 million in funding. The company offers virtual and in-home care services that focus on physical and behavioral health, care coordination amongst service providers, and information sharing between care team and family members.

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Patina Health CEO Jack Stoddard was the former CEO of Haven, the short-lived joint venture between Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway.


Webinars

October 28 (Thursday) 1 ET. “A New Streamlined Approach to Documentation and Problem List Management in Cerner Millennium.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Deepak Pillai, MD, physician informaticist, IMO; David Arco, product manager, IMO; Nicole Douglas, senior product marketing manager, IMO. IMO and Cerner announce the launch of the IMO Core CSmart app, an in-workflow offering to improve clinical documentation and problem list management in Cerner Millennium. The presenters will review the challenges and bottlenecks of clinical documentation and problem list management, discuss how streamlined workflows within Cerner Millennium can reduce clinician HIT burden, and demonstrate how IMO Core CSmart can help clinicians document with ease and specificity, improve HCC coding, and make problem lists more relevant. Additional sessions will be offered on November 17 and December 1.

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


People

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Casey Jenkins (Wiley) will join Epocrates as VP of product.

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CareCloud promotes Dwight Garvin to COO, and names Pete Fagot (Santa Rosa Consulting) chief revenue officer and Heather Logan (Santa Rosa Consulting) chief administrative officer of its MedSR subsidiary.


Announcements and Implementations

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Hill Physicians Medical Group (CA) implements referral guidance and scheduling software from Vim.

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Soma Medical Center has deployed EHR and health information search engine technologies from EClinicalWorks across its 25 facilities in Florida.


Research and Innovation

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An MGMA survey of 420 practices finds that nearly all respondents have seen regulatory burdens increase over the last year, while a similar percentage believe reducing those burdens would allow them to allocate more resources towards patient care. Respondents cited prior authorization requirements, the Medicare Quality Payment Program, and COVID-19 workplace mandates as the top burdens. Regarding MIPS, participants aren’t seeing worthwhile ROI: Of those participating in the program, nearly 100% haven’t seen incentive payments cover the costs of preparing for and reporting under the program.


Other

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MGMA’s Medical Practice Excellence Leaders Conference took place this week in San Diego. While there were tons of tweeted session pictures, this one caught my eye as being the cutest.


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