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Suicide prevention-focused telemedicine company Vita Health raises $22.5 million in a Series A funding round. The startup has raised over $32 million since launching in 2021.


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.

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

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Catalight, an Easterseals affiliate, spins off its technology and innovation group into a standalone behavioral health technology company known as Xolv Technology Solutions.

Announcements and Implementations


Sleep Advantage in Seattle selects CareCloud’s EHR and practice management software.


Firefly Children and Family Alliance (IN) implements Arize care management technology from Cantata Health Solutions.


Spectrum Healthcare will leverage EHR, practice management, population health, and other solutions from NextGen Healthcare across its seven locations in Arizona.

Research and Innovation

Provider organizations should focus their technology investments on the areas of clinical decision support, EHR transition, and remote patient monitoring, according to a recent workforce survey of 700 providers. Respondents included telehealth utilization and greater use and/or adoption of technology among their top reasons for considering employment with an organization.

Specialty practice EHR vendor 4D EMR incorporates Knowtex’s specialty-specific voice and generative AI clinical documentation capabilities, enabling more automated workflows.



Philip Masterson, MD makes headlines (earning a mention on Good Morning America) after a TikTok video of him roller skating his way into retirement goes viral. Masterson, who rolled through TotalEmergency Care (TX) on his last day dancing to “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles, says skating has been a big stress reliever for him during the course of his 40-year medical career. He and his wife plan to spend the next year living in Spain.


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