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Online allergy care company Nectar raises an additional $16. million, bringing its Series A round to $24 million. It plans to open its first physical location this year.

Founder and CEO Ken Chahine was formerly a founding executive at AncestryDNA and Ancestry Health.


January 19 (Thursday) 2 ET. “Supercharge Your Clinical Data Searches.” Sponsor: Particle Health. Presenter: Paul Robbins, MSMBA, VP of product, Particle. Particle’s team will preview the exciting results of Specialty Search, a new condition-specific record locator service. This webinar will review how to collect patient records from top Centers of Excellence across the entire country; how healthcare organizations of all types are benefiting from Specialty Search capabilities, using Particle’s simple API; and why a focused search of chronic condition data — in oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, orthopedics, and more — has an outsized impact on care outcomes.

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

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Behavioral health IT vendor Telemynd raises $6 million. The Massachusetts-based startup offers virtual care with tailored patient-provider matching and predictive diagnostic services.



Aptihealth hires Tim Koehler (Bluestone Physician Services) as president and COO.


Ananya Banerjee (ChenMed) joins Aledade as chief commercial officer.

Announcements and Implementations


Mental Health Resources implements Cantata Health’s Arize EHR at its five offices in New Mexico.


Family Health Center (MS) selects the EClinicalWorks V12 EHR.

Government and Politics


The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Service, the Virginia Telehealth Network, and the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics partner to launch the Virginia Telemental Health Initiative, which will offer free, virtual mental health services to eligible patients. The initiative will be staffed by volunteer mental healthcare providers.

Primary care provider Health Specialists of Central Florida will pay $20,000 to settle a potential HIPAA violation concerning the privacy rule’s right of access provision. The practice failed in 2019 to make a patient’s medical records available in the mandated 30-day timeframe, finally providing them five months after the initial request.



NasonCare owner and Medical Director Baron Nason, MD will provide free healthcare services for three months to the employees of 10 local small businesses in an effort to help combat the rising cost of care, which has forced some of his patients to have to choose between paying mortgages or seeking treatment. The North Charleston, SC-based practice offers primary, urgent, and employee-based care.


Maine State Library’s Libraries Health Connect rural telemedicine program will soon expand with additional sites and/or more advanced technology. The program launched at 10 pilot libraries in the spring to offer patrons private areas equipped with hardware and software for virtual appointments.


Authorities charge the former office manager of a dermatology practice in Rhode Island and her son, a former data clerk at the practice after they discover the pair swindled nearly $500,000 from the practice by giving themselves unauthorized pay increases, adding friends and family to the pay roll, failing to deposit patient payments, issuing and cashing checks made out to themselves and others, and using practice funds and credit cards to pay for personal expenses, among other allegations.

Sponsor Updates

  • Medicomp Systems features National Coordinator Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP in its “Tell Me Where IT Hurts” podcast.

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