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MGMA calls on ONC to pull back on its proposed financial penalties for providers found guilty of information-blocking. The trade association suggests that physician practices would face undue financial and administrative burdens if faced with such disincentives – both of which would hamper interoperability and value-based care efforts. MGMA hopes that the final rule will take a more educational approach, using corrective action programs to promote the sharing of information.


January 31 (Wednesday) noon ET. “Essential Innovations in Primary Care: The Impact of AI on Physician Burnout, Efficiency, and Value-Based Performance.” Sponsors: Navina and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Presenters: Steven Waldren, MD, VP/CMIO, AAFP; Jarrett S. Dodd, MD, medical director, CVFP Medical Group; Ronen Gordon, MBBS, head of medical product, Navina. If 2023 was the year of artificial intelligence (AI) hype, 2024 will be the year in which we’ll see how AI actually delivers. This webinar will delve into AI’s role in transforming primary care. A panel of experts will discuss how AI can help primary care organizations as they navigate the reality of physician burnout and complexities of value-based payment models. We will review strategies for integrating AI tools into clinical workflows and discuss how AI implementation impacts physician engagement, workflow efficiency, and value-based outcomes.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present or promote your own.

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Former Doxy.Me director Neel Ghoshal launches Healthpitality, a telemedicine company focused on hospitality and restaurant workers. The startup currently offers individual memberships in South Carolina and Florida, though Ghoshal envisions employers adding on Healthpitality services as part of their benefits packages.



HIMSS elects Greenway Health Director Stephanie Jamison chair of its EHR Association.

Announcements and Implementations

The Mississippi Department of Human Services will use mental and behavioral healthcare evaluation services from Syra Health at its Oakley Youth Development Center.


New England Orthopedic Surgeons implements EHR, RCM, and patient engagement software from Athenahealth.

Sponsor Updates

  • Skin Solutions Dermatology (TN) reports a significant increase in monthly online appointments after implementing the Healow Open Access online appointment booking solution from EClinicalWorks.
  • EClinicalWorks releases a new set of podcasts focusing on “Transforming Patient Care with EClinicalWorks and Healow.”
  • EClinicalWorks releases a new customer success story, “Healow Enables Seamless Interoperability for Foster Children’s Medical Records.”


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