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Kidney care company InterWell Health acquires Acumen Physician Solutions, which offers EHR and practice management software for nephrologists.

Acumen, which co-developed some of its technology with Epic, was part of Fresenius Medical Care North America. Fresenius’ value-based care division, Fresenius Health Partners, merged with Cricket Health and InterWell last month.


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October 18 (Tuesday) 2 ET. “Patient Payment Trends 2022: Learn All The Secrets.” Sponsor: Mend. Presenter: Matt McBride, MBA, co-founder and CEO, Mend. Many industries offer frictionless payments, but healthcare still sends paper bills to patients who are demanding modern conveniences. This webinar will review consumer sentiment on healthcare payments, recent changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that create opportunities for new patient financial engagement, and new tactics to collect more payments faster from patients.

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


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Quartet Health names Michael Lipp, MD (ArchWell Health) CMO and Sherry Dubester, MD (Beacon Health Options) chief clinical strategy and quality officer.

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DataLink Software names Sandip Patel (Monterey Bio Acquisition) chief growth officer and Reddy Shivampet (Dun & Bradstreet) CTO.

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Vytalize Health names Mark Long (Cambia Health Solutions) CTO; John Torontow, MD (Village Medical) EVP, national medical director; and Scott Segell (VillageMD) EVP, value-based performance.


Announcements and Implementations

Radiological Group, PA (MS) selects revenue cycle and practice management software and services from Healthcare Administrative Partners.

Healthcare Leaders Group migrates its data to the cloud using AWS. The company’s brands include Practice Builders, Alta Medical Management, and Clinical Quality Experts.


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Physician recruiters in Nova Scotia say EHRs are a must-have when it comes to attracting new, younger physicians to the province. Most don’t want to take on the task of converting a practice from paper to digital files. Ten percent of PCPs in the province have yet to switch to digital health records. Interestingly, Nell’s Harbour family physician Ken Murray says his EHR, implemented 23 years ago, hasn’t been a game-changer: “Overall, [it’s] for the good. But it doesn’t speed me up at all. I think I’m slower using electronic medical records than I was the old way, and others have told me the same.”

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Cathy DeAngelis, MD adds fiction to her list of published works with the release of “Angel or Devil’s Advocate,” a hospital-based murder mystery. DeAngelis is a Johns Hopkins veteran, and is the first woman and first pediatrician to become editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her 2016 memoir, “Pursuing Equity in Medicine: One Woman’s Journey,” also seems like a must-read.


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