Home » News » Currently Reading:

News 3/21/18

March 21, 2018 News No Comments

Top News

image

After a five-year legislative and technology selection process prompted by frustrated physicians serving in the state legislature, the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Health Information Technology will take over the state’s credentialing program, bringing dozens of credentialing programs in house under the new Oregon Common Credentialing Program. Stakeholders selected Medversant, which runs a similar program in Washington, to handle verification, staffing, and software; and Conduent to take on help desk duties. A pilot of the new system will kick off in July, and the system is expected to fully go live in November.


Webinars

image image

April 5 (Thursday) 1:00 ET. “Succeeding in Value-Based Care Via a Technology-Driven Approach.” Sponsor: Health Fidelity. Presenters: Adele L. Towers, MD, MPH, senior clinical advisor, UPMC Technology Development Center; Adam Gronsky, director of advisory services, Health Fidelity. Success in value-based care requires a thorough understanding of how risk-based payment models work. To prosper in this data-laden era of care, providers need to manage their patient populations holistically rather than through a collection of individual episodes and be able to accurately identify, document, and report risk scores. Given the stakes, is your provider organization adequately set up to take on and succeed in managing risk? In this webinar, learn how technology-enabled risk capture optimization is helping providers succeed in risk-based payment models.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre for information.


People

image

Fresenius Medical Care North America promotes Angela McClure to the new role of chief experience officer.

image

Hope Clinic, an FQHC based in Waxahachie, TX, promotes founding pediatrician Peggy Linguist, MD to CMO.

image

Digital waiting room media company Health Media Network hires Donna Turgeon (KnowBe4) to lead its Physician Recruitment Division at new, expanded office space in Tampa, FL.


Announcements and Implementations

image

The Soldiers Project, a nonprofit provider of free mental health services for post-9/11 veterans and service members, selects messaging technology from Lua.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

Vanan Online Services spins out a new medical billing and coding company called Vanan Healthcare.

image

Private equity firm LLR Partners forms practice management company Eye Health America through the acquisition of The Eye Associates (FL), Clemson Eye (SC) and Piedmont Surgery Center (SC). EHA, which will provide its clinicians with “best-in-class technology,” will be led by former Thomas Eye Group (GA) Rod Roeser.


Telemedicine

image

The ClearHealth Quality Institute launches a revamped telemedicine accreditation program, which it took over from the American Telemedicine Association last year.

image

The Branson, MO-based Jesus Was Homeless ministry partners with the local health department and Cox Health system to offer low-income residents access to free virtual consults.

image

Fitness enthusiast-focused telemedicine startup SteadyMD raises $2.5 million, bringing its total funding to $4 million since launching in 2016.


Sponsor Updates

  • Aprima will exhibit at the Association of Independent Medical Software Value Added Resellers Annual Conference March 23-24 in San Antonio.
  • Nordic publishes a podcast titled “How will transitioning to Nordic’s maintenance and support affect my internal teams? Q&A with Loma Linda University Health.”
  • Healthwise will exhibit at the 2018 Midwest ACE User Group Conference March 21-23 in Chicago.

Blog Posts


Contacts

Jenn, Mr. H, Lorre

More news: HIStalk.

Get HIStalk Practice updates.
Contact us online.
Become a sponsor.

Leave a comment


Founding Sponsor


  

Platinum Sponsors


  

  

  

  

  

Gold Sponsors


  

Subscribe to Updates




Search All HIStalk Sites


Loading

Recent Comments

  • Charlie Harris: Re: Rucker blog post. I'm not as smart as Washington insiders -- did ONC Rucker's blog actually say anything??? Maybe ON...
  • Dr. Dalal: I have used Soapware for 17 years. Soapware has shut down. I took many interviews and decided to use Elation. I am ex...
  • Chip Hart: There are a lot of fascinating take-aways from the time motion study, but they almost buried the lede: "Our findings ...
  • Tana Lucas: Good points for any medical practice to consider, not to replace face to face quality care of course. It seems these add...
  • : After talking with multiple providers one of the larger trends I noticed is that a lot of practices that were "using" PF...

RSS Industry Events

  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.