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News 11/1/23

November 1, 2023 News Comments Off on News 11/1/23

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Digital preventive health software startup PreventScripts raises $1.5 million in funding. The company, which markets its automated patient engagement and education technology to primary care practices, will use the investment to expand into seven additional states.


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People

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Walgreens names Neal Sample EVP and CIO.


Announcements and Implementations

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Southland Recovery (MS) selects cloud-based EHR, RCM, and behavioral health software from EClinicalWorks.

Suki announces that 20 independent physician practices have adopted its AI-powered ambient clinical documentation capabilities.

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Onsite Women’s Health will implement medical image and data exchange technology from Medicom Technologies across its 116 affiliated clinics in 26 states.


Government and Politics

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Doctors’ Management Services will pay $100,000 to settle potential HIPAA violations related to a 2017 ransomware attack that impacted the PHI of nearly 207,000 patients. The breach occurred in 2017, but was not detected by DMS until the end of 2018, when patient files were encrypted.


Sponsor Updates

  • AdvancedMD announces that DeepScribe has joined its marketplace as an integration partner.
  • Nordic releases an episode of its In Network podcast, “Designing for Health: Interview with Deepti Pandita, MD.”

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News 10/30/23

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Well Health Technologies acquires Seekintoo and Proack Security via the Canadian digital health and primary care company’s Cycura business unit. Seekinto offers cybersecurity operations center support, while Proack provides security assessment services. Seekintoo CEO Paul Morgan will join Cycura as CEO.


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People

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Recuro Health names Jason Casten (GeniusRx) CFO.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians names Alabama-based Family Medical Clinic of Jackson co-founder Steven Furr, MD president.

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Martin Ignatovski, PhD (SimplePractice) joins Lightning Step as CIO.


Announcements and Implementations

Speak Your Mind clinic, set to open in Connecticut in December, will implement CareCloud’s Charts EHR and Concierge RCM software.

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Texas Partners Center selects EClinicalWorks EHR, billing, and patient engagement software for ambulatory surgery centers.


Government and Politics

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HHS proposes information-blocking penalties for providers. MIPS participants found to be blocking information may receive a zero score in the Promoting Interoperability performance category of MIPS, while MSSP participating providers would have their program eligibility rescinded for at least one year. Comments are due January 2.


Research and Innovation

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A study of 1,052 ambulatory physicians over 115 weeks finds a strong association between the use of telemedicine and time spent charting in the EHR during and outside of appointment hours. The study did not find an increase in the use of electronic messaging from patients. The abstract makes no mention of how these findings compare to the amount of time physicians who see patients in office spend performing similar activities in the EHR.


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic releases a new Making Rounds Podcast, “Lab information, at your service.”

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News 10/25/23

October 25, 2023 News Comments Off on News 10/25/23

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Greater Good Health raises $20 million in a Series A funding round, bringing its total raised to $33 million. It it will use the investment to build its first clinics – three facilities in Montana developed in partnership with Humana. The senior-focused, primary care company currently partners with payers and providers to help them shift to value-based care. Founder and CEO Sylvia Hastanan spent several years as an executive at Optum before launching Greater Good in 2021.


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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Paywalled reporting from The Information suggests that primary and urgent care provider Carbon Health has laid off over 100 employees to compensate for a drop in revenue related to a decline in COVID-related services. The company launched in 2015 and has raised over $600 million.


People

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Nikole Benders-Hadi, MD (Included Health) joins Talkspace as chief medical officer.

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PatientPoint names Meghan Sarli (IQVIA) principal, client Insights and enablement; Melanie Spurrier (Definitive Healthcare), VP of research and analytics; and David Loux (Indegene) VP of client solutions.


Announcements and Implementations

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Syra Health develops Syrenity, a mental health module that incorporates continuous monitoring, cognitive therapy interventions, and virtual care.

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Samimi Orthopedic Group (GA) implements Azra Care’s AI-powered Kimi virtual assistant.technology.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks integrates with Sunoh.ai, an AI-powered ambient listening technology that generates clinical documentation during appointments.
  • Nordic publishes a new episode of its In Network podcast, “Making Rounds: Lab information, at your service.”
  • Black Book Research recognizes vendors exhibiting at MGMA’s Leaders Conference who’ve received its 2023 awards for highest customer experience and user satisfaction in practice management, including HIStalk sponsor EClinicalWorks.

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News 10/23/23

October 23, 2023 News Comments Off on News 10/23/23

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Akumin, a national outpatient radiology and oncology care services provider, postpones appointments at its fixed-site locations while it deals with a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down its computer systems. The company also offers its clinical services through hospitals and health systems. It also offers managed services.

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The attack seems to have taken place at the end of September, based on patient Facebook comments.


Webinars

October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “Q&A: What’s new with the NSA? A No Surprises Act update.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenters: Joseph Mercer, JD, managing director, Marwood Group; Heather Kawamoto, VP of product strategy, Waystar. The No Surprises Act created a lot of change,  and those changes are still coming. A panel of revenue cycle experts answer frequently asked questions and offer a concise update on the NSA, including legislative developments, FAQs, and tips for navigating changes.

October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “AMA: The Power of Data Completeness.” Sponsor: Particle Health. Presenters: Jason Prestinario, MSME, CEO, Particle Health; Carolyn Ward, MD, director of clinical strategy, Particle Health. Is your healthcare organization looking to drive profitability and scale quickly? Our experts will explore how comprehensive clinical data can revolutionize the health tech landscape. This engaging discussion will cover trending topics such as leveraging AI and data innovation to enhance patient care and outcomes, real-world examples of organizations leading the charge in data-driven healthcare, overcoming challenges in data completeness and interoperability, and visionary perspectives on the future of care delivery.

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


People

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Saurabh Bhargava (Optum) joins DataLink Software as VP of data science.


Announcements and Implementations

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Syra Health announces GA of its CarePlus EHR for small and mid-sized healthcare organizations.

Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health will work with Bamboo Health to develop and implement DTRN360, a behavioral healthcare coordination platform that will connect primary and social care providers with crisis teams and behavioral health professionals within a single workflow.

Home-based wound care management provider Biotic selects CareCloud’s TalkEHR.


Other

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The World Doctors Orchestra performs several dates in Texas as it winds down its 2023 concert series. Founded in 2008, the orchestra includes 1,800 physicians from 60 countries. WDO has raised over $2 million for medical charities, with its most recent performances benefiting Gil Children’s Services and Woven Health Clinic.

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Kaiser Permanente physicians in Colorado come together to perform at the Docs That Rock Concert benefitting the Bal Swan Children’s Center. “It’s fun to play rock stars for one night and make music together,” said Dan O’Brien, MD, family practice doctor, and singer/bass player. “Everyone’s so serious sometimes at work you wouldn’t know that the person down the hall from you is an amazing guitar player or piano player, and sometimes people have this whole other fun side outside of medicine.”

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Health and wellness retailer GNC begins offering virtual care membership plans that offer urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and mental healthcare, as well as $0 medications depending on the plan. I’d be interested to know what telehealth provider they’ve partnered with.


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic releases a video titled “The Download | Restart, refuel, or hang tight: The EHR dilemma.”
  • Heart of Florida Health Center realizes a 21% increase in payment collections with EHR and Healow Payment Services software from EClinicalWorks.

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News 10/18/23

October 18, 2023 News Comments Off on News 10/18/23

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Waymark announces $42 million in funding in an investment round led by Lux Capital, bringing its total funding to $87 million. The company offers tech-enabled care support services to primary care teams and their Medicaid patients in Virginia and Washington.

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Co-founder and CEO Rajaie Batniji, MD also helped to launch health benefits management software vendor Collective Health, where he still works part-time.


Webinars

October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “Q&A: What’s new with the NSA? A No Surprises Act update.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenters: Joseph Mercer, JD, managing director, Marwood Group; Heather Kawamoto, VP of product strategy, Waystar. The No Surprises Act created a lot of change,  and those changes are still coming. A panel of revenue cycle experts answer frequently asked questions and offer a concise update on the NSA, including legislative developments, FAQs, and tips for navigating changes.

October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “AMA: The Power of Data Completeness.” Sponsor: Particle Health. Presenters: Jason Prestinario, MSME, CEO, Particle Health; Carolyn Ward, MD, director of clinical strategy, Particle Health. Is your healthcare organization looking to drive profitability and scale quickly? Our experts will explore how comprehensive clinical data can revolutionize the health tech landscape. This engaging discussion will cover trending topics such as leveraging AI and data innovation to enhance patient care and outcomes, real-world examples of organizations leading the charge in data-driven healthcare, overcoming challenges in data completeness and interoperability, and visionary perspectives on the future of care delivery.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Ventricle Health, a virtual and at-home cardiology care provider, raises $8 million in seed funding. The company works with ACOs, primary care practices, and payers.

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Allara raises $10 million in a Series A funding round. The startup offers membership-based virtual care and online prescriptions to women suffering from chronic hormonal, metabolic, and gynecological conditions. Allara CEO Rachel Blank was formerly a director at women’s online health and wellness company Ro.


Announcements and Implementations

Sphere company Health IPass announces GA of cloud-based payments processing technology.

Well Health Technologies develops AI-enabled disease diagnosis capabilities using technology from HealWell AI.

Radiology Associates of Keene (NH) selects RCM software and services from Healthcare Administrative Partners.

CareCloud announces GA of its CirrusAI digital healthcare assistant, powered by Google’s new Vertex AI technology.


Other

Patients on Canada’s Prince Edward Island are losing patience with the province’s telemedicine service due to licensing rules that prevent non-local physicians from seeing patients virtually during peak appointment times. While the number of appointments conducted via the Maple platform has gone from 932 per month in 2022 to 2,339 as of June 2023, the number of physicians licensed to see patients in the province hasn’t kept up. Canadian lawmakers are considering a national licensing model to help address the issue.


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic publishes another episode of its In Network podcast, “Designing for Health: Bre Loughlin.”

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