Global Payments will acquire AdvancedMD from Marlin Equity Partners for $700 million. Marlin bought the EHR, practice management, and RCM company from ADP for an undisclosed amount in 2015. The acquisition marks the first foray into healthcare for Global Payments, which caters to 11 other industries including retail, dining, gaming, nonprofits, and hospitality.
Announcements and Implementations
PHR vendor HealthLynked upgrades its provider-facing software to help physicians within its network more easily find and communicate with each other for referrals and consultations.
Mental and behavioral healthcare provider ViaQuest (OH) will implement EHR technology from Streamline Healthcare Solutions across its facilities in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
EDoc4U rebrands to Pathway Health Partners to highlight its focus on supplying physicians with preventative care plans and technology aimed at helping Medicare patients schedule annual wellness visits.
Chronic Care Management acquires Careexpand’s CCM assets for an undisclosed amount. Careexpand will retain its patient engagement and communication software.
From the Allscripts earnings call: Practice Fusion has had “tens of thousands” of paid signups since the June 1 termination of the free offering. Allscripts bought the EHR vendor for $100 million in January.
Government and Politics
CMS Administrator Seema Verma tells ONC Interoperability Forum attendees that the agency is considering making Blue Button 2.0 integration a condition of provider participation in Medicare. The technology would allow Medicare patients to share their health data with research projects and third-party apps. Over 700 developers have registered for Blue Button API development access. It’s unclear how many patients are taking advantage of its capabilities.
Vision benefits company General Vision Services will offer telemedicine-based eye exams from 20/20Now to its members as part of a new mobile clinic catering to employees.
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