Re: Walmart Health: Just had a great dental visit this morning, which was preceded by helpful reminders from Epic, and…
London-based TympaHealth raises $30 million in a Series A funding round. The company offers an ear and hearing healthcare platform with cloud-based storage and EHR integration that providers can adopt to expand their services. Tympa plans to expand into the US, initially targeting primary care providers, retailers, and pharmacies.
David Horowitz (Oticon USA), a former VA medical center audiologist, has joined the company as its VP of sales in the US.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Walmart Health will open four clinics in Oklahoma next year. The company expects to have 75 up and running in eight states by the end of 2024. Having spent almost five consecutive hours at my local Walmart last month for shopping, dental, and medical appointments, I can say it’s undeniably convenient to have so many services in one location.
The Boston Business Journal reports that Athenahealth will relocate its headquarters in Watertown, MA to Boston Landing, home of the Celtics and Bruins practice facilities and a concert venue. The company had hinted at a possible relocation when it announced a round of layoffs in February. Athenahealth purchased its Arsenal-on-the-Charles office space in 2012 for $169 million.
USPTO grants patient billing communications vendor Inbox Health a patent related to using machine learning to adjust communications methodology and message content.
Param Hegde (Catapult Group) joins Therapy Brands as CTO.
Announcements and Implementations
Quality Medical Clinic (CO) selects EClinicalWorks.
Mindful Care (NY) will implement NextGen Healthcare’s behavioral health suite of technologies across its urgent mental healthcare facilities in six states.
Southern Delaware Imaging Associates will use revenue cycle and practice management software and services from Healthcare Administrative Partners.
Horizons Mental Health Center (KS) selects Netsmart’s CareFabric clinical, financial, and operational software.
Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, TX will roll out ModMed’s ophthalmology and payment processing software.
Research and Innovation
Physicians are more agreeable, conscientious, and extroverted than their patients, according to an analysis of two large personality surveys conducted in Australia. Physicians were also found to be more neurotic and less open than their patients. Family physicians were noted for their high level of agreeableness compared to other specialties and the general public.
- AdvancedMD employees in Utah volunteer at the St. Vincent De Paul Dining Hall, Utah Food Bank, Clementine Ranch, and Encircle during its day of service.
- Nordic posts a podcast titled “Designing for Health: Interview with Chris McCarthy, Part 2.”
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