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News 9/6/23

September 6, 2023 News Comments Off on News 9/6/23

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NextGen Healthcare shares jump on the news that Thoma Bravo will acquire the ambulatory health IT company in a take-private deal valued at $1.8 billion.


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.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Behavioral health outcomes tracking software vendor ERPHealth acquires Manifesto, which offers a peer support and behavioral health coaching app.

Retail healthcare software company PracticeTek acquires competitor Integrated Practice Solutions. IPS CEO George Ahn will become CEO of PracticeTek, replacing Eric Leaver, who will become an advisor.

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Specialty-focused health IT company ModuleMD acquires Alaska-based Diversified Health Care Management and Professional Management Services, both of which offer practice management and RCM software and services.


People

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Brent Michael (EverCommerce) joins Lightning Step as CEO.


Announcements and Implementations

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Plymouth Psych Group (MN) switches from Practice Fusion to ClinicMind’s EHR. The group had already been using ClinicMind’s RCM software and services.

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United Digestive will implement Provation’s Apex clinical documentation software across its network of facilities in four states.

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Community Health Center will deploy Epic at its four clinics in Iowa. The implementation is part of a statewide project spearheaded by OCHIN that will see 11 community clinics transition to Epic by the end of the year. Iowa Primary Care Association affiliate InConcertCare is managing the project.

The South Dakota Department of Health will work with Findhelp to build a Community Information Exchange that will connect patients with social care service providers.


Sponsor Updates

  • A new KLAS white paper shows that Nordic has one of the industry’s most robust selections of services aimed at streamlining the EHR experience.
  • EClinicalWorks offers a new customer success story, “Boosting Patient Satisfaction with Healow Secure Text.”

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News 8/30/23

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Better Life Partners raises $26.5 million in a Series B funding round. The company offers virtual and in-person care services for patients dealing with substance use disorders. It operates in four states and plans to expand into population health management.

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Alongside the funding news, co-founder and COO Steve Kelly has moved into the role of chief growth officer.


Webinars

None scheduled soon. Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present or promote your own.


People

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Abyde promotes Jake Dewberry to COO and Chris Wheaton to chief revenue officer.


Announcements and Implementations

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Golden Care Solutions will roll out CareSpan Health’s digital care Software-as-a-Service to its network of practices.

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Alo will leverage Innovaccer’s data-sharing capabilities and analytics throughout its new clinically integrated network of independent physician practices in North Carolina.

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Sympathy Health Clinic in Las Vegas implements CareCloud TalkEHR.

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Veteran-focused PsychiaTreat (NY) selects behavioral health software from EClinicalWorks.

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge will leverage Credible EHR software from Qualifacts as a part of its drug and alcohol treatment and recovery program administered at 14 facilities.

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The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing will use Safety Net Connect’s e-consult technology as a part of its statewide Health First Colorado Medicaid program.


Research and Innovation

Physician practice staffing data from MGMA shows that workflow improvements and virtual care options have helped practices reduce time to next available appointments for new patients from 10 to five days.


Other

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The Venice Family Clinic in California renames itself the Chuck Lorre Rose Avenue Health and Wellness Center in honor of the television producer whose generous donations over the past 20 years have helped enable its extensive renovations. Lorre explained at the center’s ribbon-cutting, “When I first came to Los Angeles, I was really sick, I was really physically extremely ill. I was 110 pounds, and (my) prospects weren’t good. And I had no insurance. So this is important to me. The opportunity to see a doctor when you need to see a doctor, no matter what’s in your wallet, is really personal to me.”

GoodRx adds real-time health insurance benefit information to the provider side of its prescription cost software, giving physicians the ability to offer patients transparent prescription pricing at the point of care.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “Empowering Communities, Analytics for Better Patient Care.”
  • Nordic releases a new Designing for Health Podcast, “Interview with Matt Sakumoto, MD.”

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News 8/28/23

August 28, 2023 News Comments Off on News 8/28/23

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Patient engagement and relationship management software startup Keona Health raises $7 million.


Webinars

None scheduled soon. Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present or promote your own.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Virtual allergy care provider Nectar opens its flagship clinic in New York City. The company has promoted Shyam Joshi, MD to chief scientific officer, and hired Tania Elliott, MD (Ascension) as its chief medical officer.


People

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Chris Betz (Brightside Health) joins Aptihealth as CTO.

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UnisLink names Executive Chairman David Strand CEO. Co-founders and co-CEOs Amit Lal and Kannan Ramachandran will become chief innovation officer and chief corporate development officer, respectively.


Announcements and Implementations

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Global Open Wound Care, a mobile clinic based in Texas, selects EHR software from EClinicalWorks.


Other

Fun fact: Greenbush Bakery in Madison, WI breaks its record for most donuts in a single order thanks to Epic’s request last week for 9,000 donuts to satisfy the sweet tooths of UGM attendees. The bakery’s previous record was also set by Epic, in 2021.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new customer success story, “How Healow Self-Scheduling Helped a New Practice Fill 400 Appointment Slots.”
  • Nordic adds enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources from Workday to its portfolio of ERP Services.
  • PerfectServe is positioned highest in ability to execute in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for clinical communication and collaboration.

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News 8/23/23

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Cancer care support company Thyme Care raises $60 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total raised to $82 million.

The company’s technology includes its Thyme Box care management platform, developed in-house to manage and coordinate care, and source social support services.

Co-founder and CEO Robin Shah hales from OneOncology and Flatiron Health, while co-founder, President, and CMO Bobby Green, MD also spent time at Flatiron Health.


Webinars

August 24 (Thursday) 2 ET. “RCM analytics in action: How to use your data to drive decisions + revenue.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenter: Laura Tungate, solution strategist team lead, Waystar. This webinar will describe how to use RCM analytics to take control of your data even if you use outdated or multiple tools. Attendees will learn how to target improvements, describe the KPIs that are key to revenue cycle leaders, prioritize dashboards that spotlight organizational goals and build alignment, and how and when to apply RCM analytics to go from analysis to action faster.

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


Announcements and Implementations

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Entira Family Clinics implements EClinicalWorks Cloud across its 10 facilities in Minnesota.

Quest Diagnostics will sunset its Quanum EHR at the end of this year, corresponding with the winding down of the company’s Quanum Practice Solutions business.

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AI-powered identity verification company Vouched announces GA of new patient verification solutions for virtual care providers.

Oak Street Health will leverage Strive Health’s value-based kidney care services, including its CareMultiplier data aggregation and standardization technology. Oak Street was acquired earlier this year by CVS Health, which invested in Strive’s $166 million Series C funding round around the same time.


Research and Innovation

A survey of 1,000 patients finds that independent physician practices are typically chosen over retail clinics because of their ability to offer stronger personal connections, higher quality of care, and in-person availability. Surveyed patients indicate they prefer retail and urgent care clinics when in need of quicker care, with easier access to appointments, faster examinations, and shorter wait times cited as top benefits.


Sponsor Updates

  • The Connecticut Institute for Communities deploys population health solutions from EClinicalWorks.
  • Nordic posts a new episode of its podcast, “Designing for Health: Interview with Matt Sakumoto, MD.”

Blog Posts


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News 8/21/23

August 21, 2023 News Comments Off on News 8/21/23

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Minneapolis-based virtual women’s health clinic Visana Health raises $10.1 million in a seed funding round. The company offers its services to employers and health plans in all 50 states.


Webinars

August 24 (Thursday) 2 ET. “RCM analytics in action: How to use your data to drive decisions + revenue.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenter: Laura Tungate, solution strategist team lead, Waystar. This webinar will describe how to use RCM analytics to take control of your data even if you use outdated or multiple tools. Attendees will learn how to target improvements, describe the KPIs that are key to revenue cycle leaders, prioritize dashboards that spotlight organizational goals and build alignment, and how and when to apply RCM analytics to go from analysis to action faster.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

RCM and population health management company UnisLink acquires competitors Aqreva Medical Billing and Consulting, and Doctors’ Resource Specialists. UnisLink acquired RCM vendor Healthcare Support Technologies in June, bringing on HST President and CEO Geoff Lusty as a regional director.


People

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Jefferson County Health Center (IA) names Tim Belec (Owensboro Health) CIO.

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Carina Edwards (Quil) joins Kipu Health as CEO.

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Cano Health names Chief Strategy Officer Mark Kent to the additional role of CEO.


Announcements and Implementations

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DMOS Orthopaedic Centers (IA) implement Hatch’s patient coordination and provider matching software.

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Community Reach Center (CO) selects enterprise EHR and practice management technology from NextGen Healthcare.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new customer success story, “How Healow Self-Scheduling Helped a New Practice Fill 400 Appointment Slots.”

Blog Posts


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