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Actress Kristen Bell becomes a spokesperson for Hers and its virtual mental healthcare service. Bell joins athletes like Michael Phelps (Talkspace), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Antidote Health), and Simone Biles (Cerebral) as brand ambassadors for direct-to-consumer telehealth startups that have seen their popularity with patients and investors skyrocket, as COVID ushered in relaxed telehealth rules. Talkspace has reportedly caught the eye of Amwell, while Cerebral faces federal scrutiny for its prescribing practices. Biles quietly severed ties with Cerebral (where she was technically chief impact officer) in December as its inner turmoil escalated. Hers, meanwhile, has raised $233 million along with partner online wellness company Hims.


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


Announcements and Implementations

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Highland Rivers Behavioral Health (GA) leverages Findhelp’s social and human services search tool.


Government and Politics

Medical billing company Amvik Solutions will pay $153,000 to settle federal allegations that it improperly billed Medicaid for applied behavior analysis services on behalf of customer Helping Hands Academy.


Research and Innovation

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Lone Star Circle of Care Austin (TX) pilots an AI-powered nutritional assessment, guidance, and goal-setting platform developed by researchers at the University of Texas and Dell Medical School. Patients input their nutritional data into the Nutri tool, which processes and compares it to dietary guidelines, and then presents it and corresponding nutritional goals via interface for use during appointments.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new customer success story, “Value-Based Care Achieved Through PCMH and HEDIS.
  • Nordic posts a new episode of DocTalk titled “The two sides of digital health.”
  • EClinicalWorks customer Children First Pediatrics reports successful process automation, increased patient compliance, and general cost savings using the company’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS).

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