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K Health secures an unspecified amount of funding from actress Gal Gadot and her husband, producer Yaron Varsano. The company, which has raised over $271 million, offers app-based primary and urgent care, including an AI-powered symptom checker that enables users to review the diagnoses and treatments of millions of patients.


December 8 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “What Lies Ahead for the EHR’s Problem List.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: James Thompson, MD, physician informaticist, IMO; Deepak Pillai, MD, MBA, physician informaticist, IMO; Jonathan Gold, MD, MHA, MSc, physician informaticist, IMO. The EHR problem list can be cluttered with redundant, missing, and outdated diagnoses, and displays don’t always help clinicians process the available data correctly. The presenters will discuss how improvements in creating, maintaining, and displaying problems could reduce errors and decrease the cognitive load of clinicians while continuing to optimize reimbursement.

December 9 (Thursday) 1:30 ET. “Cone Health: Creating Extreme Efficiencies in Surgical Services.” Sponsor: RelayOne. Presenters: Wayne McFatter, RN, MSN and Sharon McCarter, RN co-directors of perioperative services, Cone Health. The presenters will discuss how they have empowered the entire surgical care team, including vendor representatives, to get real-time access to surgery schedules and case requirements in the palms of their hand. RelayOne CEO Cam Sexton will also present the findings of a recent study of 100 hospital leaders regarding their operating room optimization plans for 2022.

December 14 (Tuesday) 1 ET.  “Using Cloud to Boost AI and Enterprise Imaging.” Sponsor: CloudWave. Presenters: Larry Sitka, MS, VP/CSIO of enterprise applications, Canon Medical Informatics; Jacob Wheeler, MBA, senior product manager, CloudWave. Enterprise imaging has remained a holdout of data center complexity despite the benefits the cloud offers. The presenters will discuss innovative ways to reduce complexity and lead with disruptive technology using AI, enterprise imaging, and the cloud.

December 15 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Improve Efficiency, Reduce Burnout: Leveraging Smart Clinical Communications.” Sponsor: Spok. Presenters: Matt Mesnik, MD, chief medical officer, Spok; Kiley Black, MSN, APRN, director of clinical innovation, Spok. The presenters will identify the most common clinical technology contributors to alarm fatigue and clinician burnout. They will describe how improving three clinical workflows can increase care team collaboration and reduce non-patient care workload and explain how a clinical communication platform simplifies finding care team members and pulling actionable information from the EHR.

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Kaia Health hires Lumeris co-founder Nigel Ohrenstein as CEO.

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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers will use technology from behavioral health IT vendor Kipu Health to power its Foundation for Recovery Science and Education treatment outcomes programs. The FoRSE programs will offer participating providers site-specific analytics and benchmarking reports using aggregated and de-identified clinical data.


Truepill, a white-label telemedicine, diagnostics, and pharmacy company, develops a COVID-19 virtual care program that includes video visits and prescription and delivery of oral antiviral medication. The company, which already offers COVID-19 testing capabilities, caters its services to payers, pharma manufacturers, and healthcare companies like K Health and GoodRx. It announced a $142 million funding round last month.



Senior-focused Cano Health will install MedAvail pharmacy kiosks at four of its clinics in California. The kiosks enable to virtually consult with pharmacists, fill their prescriptions at the clinic, or have them delivered to their homes. MedAvail markets its SpotRx MedCenter kiosks to clinics that primarily serve Medicare patients.

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Healthcare connectivity vendor Ellkay shares its sweet potato casserole recipe that of course includes its “homegrown” honey. The company maintains several beehives on the top of its headquarters in New Jersey. I’m fairly certain it’s a favorite giveaway at tradeshows.

Eko will donate its smart stethoscopes and telehealth kits to 59 clinics affiliated with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics.

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