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Allscripts rebrands to Veradigm after transitioning many of its products over the last year to the Veradigm name.

Allscripts sold off its Hospitals and Large Physician Practices business segment to Canada-based Harris for up to $700 million in cash in Q2 of last year. The company notes that all remaining EHR, practice management, and patient communication products are now part of the Veradigm Network.

Hints of the rebrand came during an early 2022 investor call, which included slides copyrighted and footnoted as Veradigm. The name first came on the scene in 2018, when Allscripts rebranded its Payer & Life Sciences Division.

For those keeping score, a HIStalk reader bet that the rebrand would happen before HIMSS23.


Webinars

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

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Healthcare feedback, engagement, and relationship management software vendor Well IQ raises an undisclosed amount of Series A funding.


People

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Experity promotes Brian Berning to CFO.

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First Stop Health promotes Teira Gunlock to CEO.


Announcements and Implementations

The Minnesota Department of Health selects Cue Health’s Cue Care diagnostic platform to power its new COVID-19 telehealth to treatment program. Minnesota residents who self-test positive for the illness will be able to access virtual consults and prescriptions free of charge through the program.

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Alpine Ear Nose and Throat implements RCM software and services from CareCloud’s Meridian division across its three offices in Colorado.

Community oncology provider network OPN Healthcare selects Kaid Health’s Whole Chart Analysis and Natural Language Insight & Term Extraction (NLITE) technologies.


Research and Innovation

A survey of 7,246 clinicians who use telemedicine to care for seniors finds that nearly 60% believe it’s “dangerous” to provide virtual visits to older adults with medical complexities, and that a similar percentage think the technology is an unrealistic option for seniors with cognitive or physical challenges. Researchers say the findings point to a need for clinician support, education, and specialized guidelines on providing effective care to older patients via telehealth.


Other

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A presumably disgruntled patient trashes the waiting room at Wilson Street Surgery in England. Physician Shehla Imtiaz-Umer attributes the incident to “negative media narrative, anti-GP rhetoric, unrelenting demand, and unrealistic expectations.” No details seem to be available as to what specifically caused the patient’s violent outburst.

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PeaceHealth staff open the “Eugene Clinic 1992 Time Capsule” to commemorate the clinic’s 100th anniversary. The clinic merged with PeaceHealth Medical Group in 1995 in an effort to keep up with escalating technological demands, according to retired Eugene Clinic doctor Dick Loescher. The capsule included “vintage” medical gear, a globe, newspaper articles, a shirt, and a banner with signatures of former staff.


Sponsor Updates

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  • AdvancedMD employees deliver gifts to three local schools and help 14 families and 35 children this holiday season as part of the Sub for Santa program.
  • EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “Clinical Testing Hackathon for V12 Release.”
  • Nordic publishes a technical paper titled “Healthcare Modernization Through Cloud-Enhanced Application Accessibility.”

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