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Harbor Health raises $95.5 million, bringing its total raised to more than $218 million. The Texas-based primary and specialty healthcare provider, which is focusing its services on employers in the Austin area, has eight clinics and two mobile units. It also offers virtual appointments.


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.

Announcements and Implementations


Member practices of Community Care Physician Network in North Carolina implement Proficient Health’s referral management software.

Research and Innovation


A study in JAMA finds that physicians who respond to digital patient messages while on vacation are more likely to suffer from burnout than those, of course, who don’t. Seventy percent of survey respondents reported working during their vacation, with 15% logging at least an hour each day. Less than half of those surveyed say their EHR inboxes were fully covered while they were away.



The Southern Oklahoma Library System makes available new telehealth pods at select branches, courtesy of grants from AARP.

Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks announces that McKenzie Health System (MI) is improving operations using its EHR, clinical rules engine, and robotic process automation.
  • Medicomp Systems releases a new episode of the Tell Me Where It Hurts Podcast featuring Juan Carlos Gallegos, RN senior director of product, Homecare Homebase.

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