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Virtual hearing care company Tuned raises $3.5 million. The company, which currently markets its services to employers and payers, plans to offer pediatric care later this year.


February 28 (Tuesday) 1 ET. “Words Matter: Simplifying Clinical Terms for Patients.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Whitney Mannion, RN, MSN, senior terminologist, IMO; David Bocanegra, RN, nurse informaticist, IMO. The language of medicine can be confusing and contradictory to patients, challenging their ability to prepare for a procedure or pay their bills. This webinar will explore how the words that are used to communicate – online, in print, and in person – must be chosen carefully to allow patients to comprehend their diagnoses, treatments, and care plans. The presenters will also describe how the ONC Final Rule for the 21st Century Cures Act will make clinical and technical language more directly accessible through patient portals.

March 7 (Tuesday) noon ET.  “Prescribe RPA 2.0 to Treat Healthcare Worker Burnout.” Sponsor: Keysight Technologies. Presenters: Anne Foster, MS, technical consultant manager, Eggplant; Emily Yan, MPA, product marketing manager, Keysight Technologies. Half of US health systems plan to invest in robotic process automation by the end of this year, per Gartner. The concept is evolving to help with staff burnout and physician productivity. The presenters will introduce RPA 2.0, explain how to maximize its value, demonstrate how to quickly start on RPA 2.0 and test automation in one platform, and answer questions about healthcare automation.

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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

Marker Learning raises $15 million in a Series A funding round. The company offers remote learning disability evaluations and support through its virtual platform and network of psychologists and educators.



Derek Kang (UCLA Health) joins Vytalize Health as chief compliance officer.


Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen appoints Timothy Tesmer, MD a private practice ENT specialist, to serve as the state’s next CMO.

Announcements and Implementations

Care Choice Family Clinic, a new practice in Plano, TX, selects healthcare technology from EClinicalWorks.

Research and Innovation


A Wolters Kluwer Health survey of 1,000 adults who’ve seen a doctor within the last year finds that the vast majority of patients have questions after the appointments. A third of those surveyed report they didn’t receive any educational materials during their appointments. Nearly 70% say they are more likely to see the same physician again if offered educational content. Survey authors note that providing educational content at the point of care could help cut down on patient portal messaging.



In the UK, the Cornish town of Lostwithiel pulls out all the stops in its efforts to recruit a new physician to the town’s clinic, which serves 5,500 patients. Residents participated in a flash mob last month, and more recently have recorded a song, “Lostwithiel Needs A Doctor,” and accompanying video that they hope will get the attention of potential candidates. Organizers consider it “an innovative, yet increasingly desperate, attempt to replace a much-loved retiring GP within two weeks.”


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