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Herself Health raises $26 million in a Series A funding round. The company offers primary and behavioral healthcare, plus a range of other services, to women 65 and older at its flagship clinic in St. Paul, MN.
Founder Kristen Helton, formerly a director at Amazon Care, says the company will open two more clinics in St. Paul in the near future, and anticipates opening one in a new market sometime next year.
July 26 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Lessons We’ve Learned Since Launching our Cancer Prevention Program.” Sponsor: Volpara Health. Presenter: Albert Bonnema, MD, MPH chief medical information officer, Kettering Health System, and Chris Yuppa, product owner for oncology services and cancer prevention, Kettering Health System. Kettering’s IT department has played a critical role in providing an EHR-driven framework to bring cancer risk assessment and individual prevention plans to more than 90,000 patients. Primary care, OB/GYN, oncology, and imaging providers are now able to assess the hereditary, genetic, and lifestyle factors that affect the risk of developing lung, breast, ovarian, colon, and prostate cancer in any patient encounter. Learn how Kettering brings together people, processes, and technology to be more proactive in the fight against cancer and where its cancer prevention program is headed next.
July 27 (Thursday) noon ET. “Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Use Generative AI.” Sponsor: Orbita. Presenter: Bill Rogers, co-founder, president, and chairman, Orbita. The advent of generative AI tools truly represents a paradigm shift. And while some healthcare leaders embrace the transformation, others are hesitant. Invest 20 minutes to learn why you shouldn’t wait. When combined with natural language processing, workflow automation and conversational dialogs, generative AI can help leaders address a raft of challenges: from over-extended staff, to the rising demand for self-service tools, to delivering secure information to key stakeholders. You will learn where AI delivers the greatest value for providers and life sciences, how it can solve critical challenges faced by healthcare leaders, and how Orbita has integrated generative AI into its conversational platform so healthcare leaders can leverage its full capabilities safely and securely.
July 27 (Thursday) 2 ET. “Denial Prevention 101: How to stop denials from the start.” Sponsor: Waystar. Presenter: Crystal Ewing, director of product management, Waystar. There’s a reason denial prevention is prominent everywhere in healthcare RCM. Denials reduce cash flow, drive down revenue, and negatively impact the patient and staff experience. More than half of front-end denials don’t have to happen, but, once they do, that money is gone. It’s a pretty compelling reason to take some time now to do some preventative care on your revenue cycle. This webinar will help you optimize your front end to stop denials at the start. We’ll explore the importance of not only having the right data, but having it right where staff need it, when they need it.
Allison Kavanagh (Sunwave) joins the American Telemedicine Association as VP of marketing.
Announcements and Implementations
Oberd announces GA of its new Assess Yourself outpatient, pre-appointment triage software for orthopedic practices.
Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon implements EClinicalWorks and its Prisma health information search tool.
Government and Politics
Health officials on Prince Edward Island in Canada say that 90% of family clinicians are using the province-wide Telus Health EHR to some degree, while 80% report having used it for more than nine months. (Implementations began in 2021.) Seventy percent say it makes for more efficient workflows, enabling them to better coordinate care. Health PEI plans to roll out the patient portal feature in the coming months.
A former medical assistant at Axia Women’s Health (PA) pleads guilty to multiple felony charges related to identity theft, for which she could face up to five years in prison. Ashley Latimer took photos of patient forms and screenshots of EHR data in order to use patient information to open lines of credit, purchase goods, and rent an apartment. She was fired from her previous job at an urgent care clinic after her boss suspected she had stolen petty cash.
- Nordic releases a new Designing for Health Podcast featuring Manish Patel, MD.
- Primary Care Joliet (IL) enhances its patient experience with EClinicalWorks EHR and Healow patient engagement solutions.
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