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Iron Health raises $4.5 million in a seed funding round. The company helps women’s healthcare providers connect their patients with primary and specialty care, and virtual services.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Behavioral health EHR vendor Streamline Healthcare Solutions secures growth capital funding from Gauge Capital.
Telemedicine outsourcing company Beam Healthcare raises an undisclosed amount of funding from Decathlon Capital Partners.
GoCheck Kids names Naveen Kathuria (EFamilyCare) CEO.
Announcements and Implementations
Wellpoint Care Network (WI) selects SmartCare EHR technology from Streamline Healthcare Solutions.
Goshen Medical Center, an FQHC with 38 sites in North Carolina, will implement value-based care technologies and services with help from Cary Medical Management.
Mercy Care and Clinic (MD) selects EClinicalWorks.
Research and Innovation
Researchers from the University of Minnesota analyze data from 8 million primary care visits and determine that shorter visits are associated with potentially inappropriate prescribing decisions, particularly related to antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections and co-prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines for pain. While researchers were not able to to determine an optimal length of office-visit time, they did reason that visit volume in fee-for-service reimbursement models should be maintained at a level that doesn’t impact quality of care.
Codman Square Health Center in Boston notifies patients of a late November ransomware attack that may have put certain PHI at risk.
Florida Medical Clinic announces that it was the victim of a ransomware attack in early January. The clinic determined that 94,000 patient files were compromised to some degree, though no financial information was breached.
- Nordic releases a new In Network Podcast, “Designing for Health: Interview with Dr. Srinath Adusumalli.”
- EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “Keeping Patients Safe and Compliant.”
- Nordic releases a new episode of DocTalk.
- Breaking down the barriers to health equity (Nordic)
- Can Healthcare Technology Beat Burnout? Not On Its Own. (PerfectServe)
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