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Private equity firm TPG and pharmaceutical company AmeriSourceBergen (soon to be known as Cencora) will acquire cancer-focused practice management company OneOncology for $2.1 billion.
According to its latest annual report, OneOncology manages 15 practices with a collective clinical staff of 1,500, backed by shared technologies and analytics.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Online ADHD prescription company Done pivots to a hybrid care model care in light of the May 11 expiration of the Public Health Emergency, after which physicians must see certain patients in person before prescribing controlled substances.
Announcements and Implementations
Mental healthcare and social services support provider Firsthand selects Ursa Health’s no-code analytics development platform.
Community Health Center of Cape Cod, which has six locations in Massachusetts, implements Bright.md’s SmartExam virtual care assessment and treatment planning software.
ScribeEMR begins offering virtual medial practice services including appointment scheduling, insurance verification and prior authorization, patient intake, chart prep, referral coordination, and billing.
Axios reports that Athenahealth will begin offering chronic care management services. It employs CCM nurses in Florida, Georgia, and Texas, and plans to expand to every state. Chief Product Officer Paul Brient says that, “Through this new initiative, we are expanding our partnership from one historically focused on helping our customers run their practices to one where we are also an extension of their care teams.”
Former Kaiser Permanente CEO Robert Pearl, MD tells Wired that he’d make sure all of the provider’s 24,000 physicians were using ChatGPT in their practices, with the caveat that everything it does must be reviewed by a practicing physician: “I think it will be more important to doctors than the stethoscope was in the past. No physician who practices high-quality medicine will do so without accessing ChatGPT or other forms of generative AI.”
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