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Direct primary care physician network MedLion Management chooses the InLight EHR from Amazing Charts as its preferred solution for documentation and billing. Founded in 2009, the company operates in 27 states and counts itself as the largest DPC group in the US.


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In Hand Health develops a Web-based app to help physical therapists create custom home exercise programs for their patients, and a separate app that lets patients view and record their exercises and securely message their therapists.

Aprima’s PRM 2016 software earns NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Prevalidation.


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Vermont Information Technology Leaders names Robert Turnau (ReSource) vice president of finance/CFO and consultant Jonathan Knapp security analyst.


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The Nebraska-based Midwest Independent Physicians Practice Association partners with technology company AET to offer telemedicine services to its patients living in rural areas.


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The local business paper profiles The Center for Rheumatology, an Albany, NY-based practice that has made a conscious effort to expand in order to remain independent and still maintain leverage with payers and drug companies. CEO Janice Maguire attributes the aggressive strategy to the founding physicians’ desire to remain independent:  “One of the trends in health care is that a lot of medical practices, in order to protect themselves against the liabilities and risks out there in the volatile world, are looking to the hospitals,” she said. “A lot of my doctors thought the hospitals come in with a really sweet deal and they pay really high salaries the first couple of years, and they only have to go to work from 8 to 5 … and then all the sudden things change, and they realize they’re losing control."

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Bathing suit season, here we come: An Intel Security survey finds that consumers don’t give enough thought to the security of promotional email links, especially when easy weight loss plans are involved. Over 60 percent of survey takers clicked on a link promoting a diet program, while 30 percent bought a product from that promotional link without verifying the legitimacy of the link. A majority of respondents noted they’d be happy to share their name, age, and email address online if it would assist in their weight-loss efforts.  While I’m sure HIStalk Practice readers are far too savvy to fall for such clickbait ploys, it might be wise to tell your friends and family to thoroughly vet their digital health and wellness resources.


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