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Conduce Health raises $3 million in seed funding. The startup has developed a marketplace for primary care physicians looking to transition to value-based care through partnerships with specialty care providers. Services offered include risk management and contracting and payment services, and precision analytics to match specialists with patients.


March 27 (Wednesday) 3 ET. “Houston Methodist: Deploying clinical AI at scale for improved outcomes.” Sponsor: Health Data Analytics Institute. Presenters: Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, chief of cardiovascular disease prevention and wellness, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center; Brenda Campbell, RN, senior consultant, HM Health System Innovations; Nassib Chamoun, MS, founder and CEO, HDAI. The presenters  will share how an interdisciplinary team collaborated to successfully use predictive models and a novel AI-driven approach to address post-discharge mortality. They will also describe how they expanded use of the platform to reduce clinician time spent digging through the EHR with a one-page risk profile, including codes extracted from notes using generative AI, and targeting their highest risk patients for extra attention. They will speak to how they overcame barriers to bringing AI at scale to support clinicians across the care continuum.

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

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Healthcare IT company DAS Health opens a new office in Chicago.



Stacy Fox (Health Gorilla) joins Acclivity Health as VP of sales.


Phreesia promotes Jack Callahan to CTO.

Announcements and Implementations

Practice Fusion adds TrustCommerce’s Cloud Payments software to its EHR.

Practice management software vendor MConsent expands its offerings to optometry practices.

Burrell Behavioral Health (MO), Clarity Healthcare (MO), Jefferson Center for Mental Health (CO), and TCN Behavioral Health (OH) have implemented patient engagement and telemedicine technology from Mend.

Rectangle Health adds PracticeHwy’s fertility-focused EIVF billing software to its Practice Management Bridge platform.

Pediatric Associates implements Ambience Healthcare’s AI operating system, integrating it with its EClinicalWorks EHR.

Government and Politics

Robert Purbeck pleads guilty in a federal court to charges of computer fraud and abuse after purchasing access to a Griffin, GA-based medical clinic’s server, hacking into its medical records, and then using the stolen personal information to extort patients. Purbeck, who lives in Idaho, also hacked into the servers of the City of Newnan, in Georgia, ultimately compromising the information of 132,000 people. Purbeck, who faces sentencing, will pay $1 million in restitution to his victims.

HHS launches the ACO Primary Care Flex Model to offer primary care physicians working within ACOs a one-time, advanced shared savings payment and monthly prospective primary care payments for using innovative, team-based care methods.


A federal court sentences the “Rock Doc” to 20 years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids in exchange for money and sex from his practice in Jackson, TN. According to court documents, Jeffrey Young Jr. maintained “a party-type atmosphere at his clinic, and prescribed these drugs at least in part to boost his popularity on social media and promote a self-produced reality TV show pilot.”

Research and Innovation


University of Pittsburgh researchers find that telemedicine visits with primary care physicians result in fewer prescriptions of antibiotics versus virtual visits with a direct-to-consumer telemedicine provider. Follow-up appointments with PCPs via telemedicine were also fewer, a fact the researchers attribute to proper diagnoses and prescribed therapies during the first visit.

Research in the latest issue of Hypertension shows that hypertension may be controlled better with telemedicine visits combined with self-managed blood pressure readings than with traditional office visits.



If you’re looking for something to read over Spring Break: University of Michigan Medical School Dean and Michigan Medicine CEO Marschall Runge, MD, PhD debuts his first novel, “Coded to Kill,” described as “a medical thriller about an artificial intelligence program, originally developed as a single nationwide storage system for medical records, that turns into a killing machine.” The reviews on Goodreads definitely make me want to pick up a copy.

Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “Boosting Data Analysis in Healthcare.”

Blog Posts


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