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CMS publishes the Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule, which enacts firm timelines for select payers to issue prior authorizations, and mandates the implementation by certain payers of HL7 FHIR APIs to better enable electronic prior authorizations and for easier exchange of data between providers and payers. The final rule also adds a new EPA measure for eligible clinicians under the MIPS Promoting Interoperability performance category.


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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Kelley Blair (Therapy Brands) joins Nimble Solutions as CEO. Blair takes over from Nader Samii, who has become executive chairman.


Qualifacts hires Charles Reitano (Crestview Revenue Solutions) as SVP of RCM.

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Valer, formerly known as Voluware, names Philip Dolan (Personify) chief growth officer and Jennifer Golladay (Engooden Health) VP of client success.

Announcements and Implementations


Autism treatment provider Hopebridge rolls out an internally developed patient portal across its facilities in a dozen states.

Government and Politics


California’s Department of Health Care Services launches two behavioral health services apps for families with children between the ages of infancy and 25. Brightline’s Brightlife Kids app and Kooth’s Soluna app offer age-appropriate behavioral health services and resources, including coaching, care navigation services, assessments, tools, and educational content, as well as crisis and safety protocols.

The relatively new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health is developing an electric vehicle-based program that aims to bring healthcare services to rural areas. Dubbed PARADIGM, the Platform Accelerating Rural Access to Distributed & InteGrated Medical care, the program will feature vehicles equipped with virtual care software and related medical devices. The program also hopes to eventually make on-board clinical documentation software interoperable with EHRs.

Research and Innovation


The FDA clears DermaSensor’s AI-powered, handheld, skin cancer detection device. The company will market the product to primary care physicians for use in routine screenings on patients over the age of 40.


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