The Medical Association of Georgia will partner with KaMMCO Health Solutions to establish a private HIE for its members this summer. The HIE will also provide participating physicians with actionable analytics to better enable care coordination.
Announcements and Implementations
WEA Trust, a provider of group health coverage for public employees in Wisconsin, rolls out Livongo Health’s diabetes care management tools to its employees. The trust completed an “encouraging” pilot with Livongo’s smart glucometer and Certified Diabetes Educators with four large employers earlier this year.
Medical Advantage Group launches the Consortium of Independent Physician Associations in Ohio to assist Buckeye State physicians in the transition to value-based care. CIPA consulting services will include practice assessments, group purchasing, and a range of healthcare IT selection and implementation offerings.
Aurora Health Care (WI) implements online appointment reservation software from Clockwise.MD at select urgent care and walk-in clinics.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush returns to Jackson Healthcare’s Board of Advisors after taking time off to run his presidential campaign.
Taiymoor Naqi (CareCentrix) joins Hixny in the new role of privacy and security officer.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Population health management company Virtual Health raises an undisclosed amount of funding from growth equity firm Edison Partners. The New York City-based startup primarily serves payers, managed care organizations, ACOs, and city governments. Founder Adam Sabloff has an interesting background; he founded hospital and hotel software firm Midtown Technologies and did a five-year stint at Midtown Equities.
Government and Politics
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signs a bill making the state’s voluntary prescription drug monitoring program mandatory. Physicians will now have to check the state’s PDMP database before prescribing opiate painkillers except in emergencies or when treating hospice or cancer patients.
- Nordic kicks off its Community Giveback Week.
- Clockwise.MD will exhibit at the Pediatric Urgent Care Conference June 1-3 in New York City.
- Bloomberg profiles GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery.
- EClinicalWorks will exhibit at the 2016 annual meeting of the California Orthopedic Association May 19-21 in Dana Point, CA.
- Healthwise will exhibit at the Cognizant / Trizetto User Group Meeting May 22-25 in Palm Desert, CA.