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Women’s care company Tia secures an undisclosed amount of funding from Pivotal Ventures, bringing its total funding to $150 million. (Based on past funding rounds, Pivotal’s investment is likely less than $23 million.)
Tia, which launched in 2017 as a text-based women’s sexual health and wellness app, now operates membership-based virtual and in-person clinics for patients in California, Arizona, and New York. It plans on opening more clinics in the near future, though co-founder and CEO Carolyn Witte says the company has had to scale back expansion plans due to economic concerns.
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Announcements and Implementations
Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (NJ) signs on with Health Plus Management, a practice management company specializing in orthopedic, physical therapy, and physical medicine and rehabilitation practices.
Elizabeth Layton Center (KS) selects Credible behavioral health EHR software from Qualifacts.
Access Family Care, an FQHC with several locations in Missouri, selects EClinicalWorks.
Research and Innovation
Patients prefer text messaging to phone calls when it comes to communicating with providers, according to a patient perspectives survey of 1,200 people. The survey also found that patients will give their physicians just two chances before looking elsewhere for care, and that 75% of patients research potential providers online before booking appointments.
Northeast Surgical Group (MI) notifies patients of a January data breach involving “suspicious activity within its network environment.” NSG maintains that it has not found any evidence to suggest patient data was misused by the hackers. DataBreaches.net, however, has determined that the BianLian ransomware group has put NSG files on the dark web.
- AdvancedMD publishes a new e-book, “2023 MIPS Attestation Guide.”
- Nordic releases a new podcast, “Making Rounds: The Big Squeeze in Healthcare.”
- AdvancedMD publishes a new e-guide, “2023 CPT/HCPCS Codebook.”
- Be the Poison Control (or help desk) operator your colleagues need you to be (Nordic)
- How Clinical Communication Helps Critical Access Hospitals Improve Patient Outcomes (PerfectServe)
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