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Smart stethoscope developer Eko Health raises $41 million in Series D funding, bringing its total raised to $165 million. The company has received FDA clearance for algorithms related to the detection of heart failure and heart murmurs. It will use this latest investment to further develop algorithms for the identification of pulmonary conditions like asthma and pneumonia.


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.

June 27 (Thursday) noon ET. “Snackable Summer Series, Session 1: The Intelligent Health Record.” Sponsor: Health Data Analytics Institute. This webinar will describe how HealthVision, HDAI’s Intelligent Health Management System, is transforming care across health systems and value-based care organizations. This 30-minute session will answer the question: what if you could see critical information from hundreds of EHR pages in a one-page patient chart and risk summary that serves the entire care team? We will tour the Spotlight, an easy-to-digest health profile and risk prediction tool. Session 2 will describe HDAI’s Intelligent Analytics solution, while Session 3 will tour HDAI’s Intelligent Workflow solution.

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


People

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David Afshar (US Heart and Vascular) joins American Oncology Network as CFO and COO.

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Christopher Catallo (HealthNxt) joins healthcare supplements management platform Fullscript as chief commercial officer.

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PracticeTek promotes Steve Auerbach to CEO and names Gavin Poole (HighFive Healthcare) CFO. PracticeTek recently acquired dental practice management company Ora.


Announcements and Implementations

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Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates will implement RCM data analytics from Adonis across its nine locations in New Jersey.

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TriValley Primary Care (PA) leverages HealthHelper’s tech-enabled direct scheduling services.


Research and Innovation

Researchers at Montefiore Health System (NY) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine develop a five-minute assessment of dementia and mild cognitive impairment for use in primary care settings that can be paired with recommendations and integrated into a provider’s EHR. Using the assessment, dubbed “the 5-cog paradigm,” researchers have seen a marked improvement in diagnosis and treatment compared to control group results.


Other

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HealthNet, a free clinic based in Wisconsin’s Rock County, will close its behavioral health clinic due to staffing issues and financial struggles that have plagued it since COVID. It will transition patients to virtual consults provided through the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Tele-behavioral Health Network. HealthNet plans on converting the clinic’s space to tele-consult rooms.


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