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Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company, a value-based orthopedic care business based in Phoenix, acquires virtual care provider MoonlightOrtho.


January 19 (Friday) 1 ET. “Unlocking Reliable Clinical Data: Real-World Success Stories.” Sponsor: DrFirst. Presenters: Alistair Erskine, MD, MBA, CIO/CDO, Emory Healthcare; Jason Hill, MD, MMM, associate CMIO, Ochsner Health; Colin Banas, MD, MHA, chief medical officer, DrFirst. Health system leaders will describe how they are empowering clinicians with reliable patient data while minimizing workflow friction within Epic. They will offer real-world experience and tips on how to deliver the best possible medication history data to clinicians at the point of care, use clinical-grade AI to infer and normalize prescription instructions in Epic, and encourage patient adherence to medication therapies for optimal outcomes.

January 24 (Wednesday) noon ET. “Medication Management Redefined.” Sponsor: DrFirst. Presenters: Nick Barger, PharmD, VP of product, DrFirst; Caleb Dunn, PharmD, MS, senior product manager, DrFirst. Clinical workflow experts will paint a reimagined vision for e-prescribing that offers enhanced patient adherence, customizable clinical support, intelligent pharmacy logic, and data integrity and safety. Join this first chapter of an ongoing conversation about what medication management should be, how to deliver greater benefits today, and how to prepare for the future. Elevating your solution and customer benefits isn’t as hard, scary, or economically challenging as you may think.

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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


The Corvallis Clinic, a physician-owned company with 11 locations in Oregon, considers an acquisition offer from UnitedHealth Group’s Optum Health business in the face of ongoing financial losses that will, among other things, likely result in its inability to retain clinicians. UnitedHealth has promised to hire more physicians, increase service quality, and upgrade software and improve workflows. The deal would be UnitedHealth’s third within the state.



Matt Wesolosky (Net Health) joins Lightning Step as CFO.

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NextGen promotes Srinivas Velamoor to president and COO, and James Hammerschmidt to CFO.

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Mindful Support Services promotes Krystal Tonning to EVP and Ryan Bourke to vice president of operations.

Announcements and Implementations


Premier Orthopaedic and Hand Center (IL) selects EHR and patient engagement software from EClinicalWorks.

Research and Innovation


Withings unveils its BeamO “multiscope,” a device designed for use during home-based virtual visits that acts as a digital thermometer, electrocardiogram, oximeter, and stethoscope all in one. The company anticipates launching the product, which has an accompanying app, in July for $250 at select retailers.



Health and wellness company Love.Life begins offering its members telemedicine appointments via its acquisition of Plant Based Telehealth. Whole Foods co-founder and former CEO John Mackey founded Love.Life in 2022.

Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic releases a new podcast, “Designing for Health: Interview with Kevin Dufendach, MD and Andy Spooner, MD.”

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