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News 9/27/23

September 27, 2023 News Comments Off on News 9/27/23

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Let’s Talk Interactive, a telehealth software and hardware company based in Charlotte, NC, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


Webinars

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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NorthStar Care, a virtual alcohol addiction treatment program, raises $6 million in seed funding.


People

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Intellivisit Solutions/UCP Merchant Medicine names Brian Khan, MD (Adventist Health) chief medical information officer.


Announcements and Implementations

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Montage Health (CA) launches a remote-patient monitoring program using technology from Cadence.

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In Maryland, St. Mary’s County Health Department leverages technology from WellCheck to launch a community services referral portal.

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Vida Integrated Health implements medical billing services from Adonis across all of its locations in Seattle.

Higi will incorporate ThoroughCare’s care coordination software into its consumer-facing Smart Health Stations. Payer-focused healthcare services company Modivcare acquired Higi in March from Babylon.

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Athletico Physical Therapy, with locations in 24 states and Washington, DC, selects EHR and practice management technology from NextGen.


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Update: Community efforts to recruit a family physician to the Lostwithiel Medical Practice in Cornwall, succeed thanks to a viral music video that attracted GP Bethan Woodfield, originally from the area.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks supports community health centers with its continued progress towards enabling UDS Patient-Level Submission (UDS+) reporting via FHIR.
  • Nordic releases a new episode of its In Network podcast, “Making Rounds: Under new (data) management.”

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News 9/25/23

September 25, 2023 News Comments Off on News 9/25/23

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CardioOne, a practice management company focused on independent cardiology practices, raises $8 million in seed funding. The company will use the investment to help solidify new partnerships with practices in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.


Webinars

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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Digital digestive health management software vendor Vivante Health raises $31 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total raised to $47 million.


People

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Gajen Sunthara joins SimpliFed as CTO.

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On Belay Health Solutions names Andrew Herman (Steward Health Care) CFO.


Announcements and Implementations

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Clinical child psychologist Cierra Gromoff launches Kismet Health, which offers providers a telehealth platform designed for pediatric patients.

Northwest Oncology & Hematology implements Canopy’s oncology-focused workflow automation, clinical decision support, and remote patient monitoring software across its five offices in Illinois.

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Online physician marketplace Zocdoc begins offering free practice solutions including online scheduling, patient intake, and virtual care capabilities. The company plans to offer payment processing and patient-to-provider messaging services for a fee in the near future.


Other

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I’ve been a fan of Dr. Glaucomflecken for some time now, and so was intrigued to see this profile of his wife, Lady Glaucomflecken, ahead of her keynote at this week’s University of Vermont Cancer Center’s Women’s Health and Cancer Conference. Kristin Flanary has her own story to tell when it comes to the absurdities of the healthcare system, some of which has to do with caring for her husband, Will Flanary, MD during a sudden cardiac arrest and his bouts with cancer. Online registration for the free conference is still open.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “Unlocking Reporting Capabilities in EBO.”
  • Nordic releases a new Designing for Health Podcast, “Interview with Tricia Baird, MD.”
  • Total Health Care (MD) significantly reduces its patient no-show rate by implementing the EClinicalWorks Healow no-show prediction AI model.

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News 9/18/23

September 18, 2023 News Comments Off on News 9/18/23

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White-label virtual care delivery company OpenLoop Health expands its headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa by occupying a second floor of office space. The building OpenLoop occupies has also been renamed OpenLoop Tower. The company expects to start renovating an additional floor before the end of the year.


Webinars

September 21 (Thursday) 2 ET. “Unlock open enrollment best practices to stop future denials.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenter: Lauren Tungate, solution strategist team lead, Waystar. Nearly half of insured Americans consider changing their insurance coverage each fall, necessitating provider safeguards to stop increased denials, find hidden coverage, and prevent uncompensated care. This webinar will crack open enrollment best practices, such as using different data sources to get an accurate picture of benefit details; leveraging automation to identify hidden coverage, confirm active insurance, and avoid lost revenue; and simplifying eligibility workflows to reduce the financial burden on patients and strain on staff.

October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “Live Ask Me Anything Webinar: 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 fragmented data impacting your organization and its ability to scale quickly? Our experts will discuss the advantage of having a 360-degree, real-time view of your patients. Access to analytic-ready data supports proactive care by enabling rapid clinical decision-making, stratifying high-risk patients, developing and using personalized treatment plans, lowering cost, and quickly closing care gaps.

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


Announcements and Implementations

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Hampton Roads Radiology Associates (VA) selects revenue cycle and practice management software and services from Healthcare Administrative Partners.

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Presbyterian Medical Services, an FQHC based in New Mexico, implements VirtualHealth’s Helios care coordination technology.

Privia Health will roll out Navina’s AI-powered clinical decision support software across its practices.

Summit Medical Specialists (KY) will supplement its Ob/Gyn care with virtual behavioral healthcare services from Iron Health.

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Henry County Health Center will go live on Oracle Health through a partnership with Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center.


Government and Politics

A HIStalk reader reports from AHIP that “National Coordinator Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP says QHINs will go live in November or December, initially for provider-to-provider treatment purposes, with FHIR-based exchanges to follow in Q1.”


Other

The Georgia Department of Community Health notifies Medicaid providers that it sent termination/revalidation emails in error. The department attributes the error to a contractor, which mistakenly sent out a test email not intended for mass distribution.


Sponsor Updates

  • Seashore MD streamlines patient booking and patient acquisition with EClinicalWorks EHR and Healow solutions.
  • Nordic releases a new “Making Rounds” podcast, “Emerging opportunities with cloud-based EHRs.”
  • EClinicalWorks publishes a new customer success story, “Unlock Healthcare Benefits with Healow.”

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News 9/13/23

September 13, 2023 News Comments Off on News 9/13/23

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Walgreens will collaborate with tech-enabled primary care enablement company Pearl Health on helping community-based PCPs offer value-based care services. Walgreens will offer PCPs working with Pearl Health prescription fulfillment, medication adherence, immunizations, care gap closure, diagnostic testing, and assistance in transitioning patients from the hospital to home.


Webinars

September 21 (Thursday) 2 ET. “Unlock open enrollment best practices to stop future denials.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenter: Lauren Tungate, solution strategist team lead, Waystar. Nearly half of insured Americans consider changing their insurance coverage each fall, necessitating provider safeguards to stop increased denials, find hidden coverage, and prevent uncompensated care. This webinar will crack open enrollment best practices, such as using different data sources to get an accurate picture of benefit details; leveraging automation to identify hidden coverage, confirm active insurance, and avoid lost revenue; and simplifying eligibility workflows to reduce the financial burden on patients and strain on staff.

October 25 (Wednesday) 2 ET. “Live Ask Me Anything Webinar: 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 fragmented data impacting your organization and its ability to scale quickly? Our experts will discuss the advantage of having a 360-degree, real-time view of your patients. Access to analytic-ready data supports proactive care by enabling rapid clinical decision-making, stratifying high-risk patients, developing and using personalized treatment plans, lowering cost, and quickly closing care gaps.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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In other Walgreens news, the retail pharmacy settles a class-action lawsuit with Theranos customers for $44 million. Walgreens will refund patients in Arizona and California for Theranos products that didn’t work, plus additional payments related to battery and medical battery claims. Walgreens at one time operated 40 Walgreens Theranos Wellness Centers in Arizona.


People

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UnisLink names Bryan Koch (Medtronic) COO.

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Calm Waters AI promotes Kurt Kozin to EVP of sales.

Neville Zar (Deloitte) joins Athenahealth as SVP of revenue cycle management.


Other

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Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates becomes a victim of the LockBit ransomware group, according to cybersecurity expert  Dominic Alvieri.

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When you’re done playing Cones of Dunshire: Nonprofit Pro Se Practice, led by Main Line Health CISO Andrew Weismann, launches a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of cybersecurity tabletop board game Guardians of the Grid. Backers may be featured on one of the game’s 416 playing cards.


Sponsor Updates

  • DePaul Community Health Centers reduces days in accounts receivable by more than 50% with RCM solutions from EClinicalWorks.
  • Nordic releases a new episode of its In Network podcast in partnership with Amazon Web Services, “Making Rounds: Emerging opportunities with cloud-based EHRs.”

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News 9/11/23

September 11, 2023 News Comments Off on News 9/11/23

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The NYSE puts primary care company Cano Health on notice for listing noncompliance, given that the average closing stock price of a share of its Class A common stock was less than $1.00 per share over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. Cano has six months to regain compliance.

The company is in the midst of executing a restructuring plan, which includes selling non-core assets and laying off 700 employees.


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Webinars

September 21 (Thursday) 2 ET. “Unlock open enrollment best practices to stop future denials.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenter: Lauren Tungate, solution strategist team lead, Waystar. Nearly half of insured Americans consider changing their insurance coverage each fall, necessitating provider safeguards to stop increased denials, find hidden coverage, and prevent uncompensated care. This webinar will crack open enrollment best practices, such as using different data sources to get an accurate picture of benefit details; leveraging automation to identify hidden coverage, confirm active insurance, and avoid lost revenue; and simplifying eligibility workflows to reduce the financial burden on patients and strain on staff.

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


People

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Julie Bataille (GMMB) joins Aledade as SVP of communications.


Announcements and Implementations

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OrthoCarolina will implement HealthPrecision’s Medical Brain AI-powered clinical decision support software across its clinics in the Southeast.

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Denver-based Gastro Care Partners selects ModMed’s GGastro EHR, practice management, patient engagement, and analytics platform.


Other

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Mr. HIStalk mentioned in the latest Monday Morning Update that Georgia-based family practice doctor Jim Morrow, MD, MS, died August 31 at 69. In addition to practicing family medicine at his Atlanta-based clinics, Morrow held health IT executive and advisory roles during his career of nearly 40 years. I remember him as an active representative in Atlanta health IT circles during my first few years in the industry. He was gracious enough to grant me my first interview for HIStalk Practice nearly 10 years ago.


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic releases a new Designing for Health Podcast, “Interview with CT Lin, MD, Liz Salmi, and Bryan Steitz, PhD.”
  • EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “Unlocking Reporting Capabilities in EBO.”
  • Nordic will exhibit at the Oracle Health Conference September 18-20 in Las Vegas.
  • Nordic releases another episode of its In Network podcast, “Designing for Health: Interview with CT Lin, MD, Liz Salmi, and Bryan Steitz, PhD.”

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