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Humana makes an equity investment in Livongo, which will use the funding to further accelerate its diabetes management technology and service line. The investment completes the Glen Tullman-led company’s $49.5 million Series C financing round. Humana has already rolled out Livongo’s digital health tools to a select group of members with “successful results.”


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Don’t miss the latest HIStalk feature, “Diagnosing Primary Care’s Identity Crisis.” I had the chance to chat with AAFP President Wanda Filer, MD and several physicians that have moved to Direct Primary Care. I always enjoy talking with physicians (don’t call them providers!) working in the trenches.


Webinars

May 11 (Wednesday) noon ET. “Measuring the Impact of ACA on Providers.” Sponsored by Athenahealth. Presenters: Dan Haley, general counsel, Athenahealth; Josh Gray, VP, AthenaResearch. Athenahealth will share the findings of real-time analysis of its provider network. The presenters will describe how patient financial obligations have changed, how physician reimbursement is trending, the patterns created by increased ACA coverage, and the effect of the latest ACA trends on physician practices.

Contact Lorre for webinar services. Past webinars are on our HIStalk webinars YouTube channel.

Here’s the recording of a recent webinar, “Provider-Led Care Management: Trends and Opportunities in a Growing Market.” Our presenter had audio problems during the live webinar, so we recorded a new version.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

MD Solutions becomes a certified reseller of Nuance’s Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2.

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Lumin Medical acquires the Online Reputation Management assets of Implementing Technologies for an undisclosed amount, and will move the business from Charleston, SC, to its headquarters in Franklin, WI. Lumin has incorporated the newly acquired technology into its PatientTrak collection of patient satisfaction tools.

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Hixny relocates, expanding into 6,500 square feet of new office space in Latham, NY. The HIE employs 25 and serves 75 percent of the region’s physician practices, as well as 67 percent of specialists and all private hospitals.


Announcements and Implementations

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Kareo develops an all-in-one clinical, administrative, RCM, marketing, and patient engagement software solution for independent practices.

St. Thomas East End Medical Center, a FQHC in the US Virgin Islands, goes live on Greenway Health’s EHR.

Valley Emergency Room Associates (NJ) taps McKesson Business Performance Services to help improve its RCM.


People

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Prevea Health SVP and CFO Lorrie Jacobetti joins AMGA’s Public Policy Committee.

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ATA President Reed Tuckson, MD joins ViTel Net’s Board of Directors as chairman.


Telemedicine

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Telemental health startup Regroup Therapy raises $1.8 million from investors led by Hyde Park Angels. The Chicago-based company got its start at Matter, and has grown from three to nine employees in the last year. CEO David Cohn has done stints with CEB and the Peace Corps.


Other

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The Bay Area Children’s Association, a mental healthcare services organization in San Jose, CA, alerts parents and guardians of a malware attack on its unnamed EHR system that began in January 2015. No fraudulent activity has been detected thus far.


Sponsor Updates

  • Midmark closes its acquisition of Versus Technology.

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