Vytalize Health secures $100 million in funding, bringing its total raised to $175 million. The company specializes in helping senior-focused primary care practices effectively participate in ACOs and other value-based care programs.
February 28 (Tuesday) 1 ET. “Words Matter: Simplifying Clinical Terms for Patients.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Whitney Mannion, RN, MSN, senior terminologist, IMO; David Bocanegra, RN, nurse informaticist, IMO. The language of medicine can be confusing and contradictory to patients, challenging their ability to prepare for a procedure or pay their bills. This webinar will explore how the words that are used to communicate – online, in print, and in person – must be chosen carefully to allow patients to comprehend their diagnoses, treatments, and care plans. The presenters will also describe how the ONC Final Rule for the 21st Century Cures Act will make clinical and technical language more directly accessible through patient portals.
March 7 (Tuesday) noon ET. “Prescribe RPA 2.0 to Treat Healthcare Worker Burnout.” Sponsor: Keysight Technologies. Presenters: Anne Foster, MS, technical consultant manager, Eggplant; Emily Yan, MPA, product marketing manager, Keysight Technologies. Half of US health systems plan to invest in robotic process automation by the end of this year, per Gartner. The concept is evolving to help with staff burnout and physician productivity. The presenters will introduce RPA 2.0, explain how to maximize its value, demonstrate how to quickly start on RPA 2.0 and test automation in one platform, and answer questions about healthcare automation.
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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Medical billing and coding vendor Gebbs Healthcare Solutions acquires CPa Medical Billing, which offers RCM technologies and services to FQHCs and physician groups.
Walmart promotes Brian Setzer to EVP of Health & Wellness.
Announcements and Implementations
Redding Gastroenterology (CA) transitions to EClinicalWorks Cloud.
Ambience Healthcare announces GA of Ambience AutoScribe, software that automates the generation of notes using AI within a provider’s EHR workflow.
Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado implements ModMed’s EHR and practice management software for ophthalmology at its four clinics.
Research and Innovation
A Black Book poll of physician practices finds that over half will update or replace their practice management software within the next 18 months to improve clinical quality documentation and/or data-sharing. Top sought-after digital enhancements include analytics and practice performance data, cybersecurity capabilities, and revenue cycle and coding improvements. Respondents were most satisfied with practice management software from EClinicalWorks (solo practices), ModMed (two to five physicians) and NextGen groups ranging from six to 99 end users).
- Healing Hands Ministries uses the PRISMA health information search tool of EClinicalWorks.
- How to Combat Physician Burnout in Cardiology (PerfectServe)
- Communication Silos: What Clinicians Need to Know About EHRs (TigerConnect)
- How Patient Education Improves Patient Experience (Healthwise)
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