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Digital addiction treatment provider Boulder Care raises $35 million in Series C funding.


Webinars

June 6 (Thursday) noon ET. “From Data to Decisions: The Vital Combination of AI and Human Expertise in Patient Care.” Sponsor: DrFirst. Presenters: David Wetherhold, MD, CMIO of ambulatory systems, Scripps Health; Dana Darger, RPh, director of pharmacy, Monument Health Rapid City Hospital; Colin Banas, MD, MHA, chief medical officer, DrFirst. In this Epic Med Management Fireside Chat, two health system leaders will share real-world examples of how AI is working in concert with their clinicians to streamline medication management by populating medication histories into Epic. generating initial drafts of patient conversations, and summarizing complex information. The presenters will also cover the latest developments on the critical and expanding role of pharmacists in patient care.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Videra Health, developer of AI-powered, video-based mental health assessments, raises $5.6 million in seed funding.

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Specialty medication prior authorization software vendor SamaCare announces $17 million in Series B funding, bringing its total raised to $33 million. It will use the investment to develop its Script-to-Therapy Operating System, which will underpin its current technology and enhance physician workflows.


Announcements and Implementations

Infinity Dermatology (NY) launches chat-based virtual visits using technology from Well Revolution.

Centene subsidiary Sunshine Health will work with Cityblock to provide tech-enabled primary care and care coordination services to Medicaid patients in Central Florida.

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Florida’s Pinellas County implements mental and behavioral healthcare referral services from Unite Us to power its new Care About Me access line.


Government and Politics

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency adds a NextGen Healthcare Mirth Connect “deserialization of untrusted data vulnerability” to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, meaning that the vulnerability is still being exploited seven months after first being discovered and several months after a patch was made available.


Other

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Penn Primary Care Regional Medical Director Jeffrey Millstein, MD pens a thoughtful opinion piece on incorporating AI into primary care, tempering cautious optimism with a hesitancy to give up the relationship-building that comes with diagnosing those “simple” ailments: “As I often say during teaching sessions, signs and symptoms can become repetitive and routine, but patient stories are always unique and interesting. I’m not sure I want to share this aspect of care with AI, even if it becomes possible.”


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic publishes a new episode of its “In Network” podcast titled “Designing for Health: Interview with Diana Anderson, MD.”

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