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Tennessee Oncology, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, and West Cancer Center (TN) band together to form OneOncology, a New York-based company that aims to offer oncology patients access to providers, treatments, and clinical trials typically unavailable in smaller, community settings. OneOncology will leverage Flatiron Health’s cloud-based EHR, giving the vendor access to de-identified patient data that it can then sell to researchers, drug manufacturers, or clinical trial recruiters.

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The company has launched with a $200 million investment from General Atlantic, and has named former CVS Health EVP Tracy Bahl president and CEO.


Webinars

September 26 (Wednesday) 12:30 ET. “How to Ensure Patient Records are Always Available.” Sponsor: Goliath Technologies. Presenter: Goliath Technologies engineering staff. This webinar will discuss how an early warning system can help your organization ensure your EHR systems and patient records are always available. You’ll also learn how to proactively anticipate, troubleshoot, prevent, and resolve end user experience issues before users or patients are impacted.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Population health management vendor Evolent Health expands its specialty care management capabilities with the $217-million acquisition of New Century Health, which specializes in tech-enabled cancer and cardiac care management.

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Envision Medical Group signs on for VillageMD’s practice management services, making it the company’s flagship practice in Michigan. Envision will use VillageMD’s data analytics, physician-based care coordination, and support services across its nine locations in metro Detroit.

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Humana adds 10 more Iora Health primary care practices to its Medicare Advantage plan network in Arizona, Georgia, and Washington. The company’s EHR, Chirp, was developed in-house to offer patients records access, appointment scheduling, and provider messaging.

Medical billing company Fellow Health Partners acquires competitor Physicians Management for an undisclosed sum.


Announcements and Implementations

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Graybill Medical Group (CA) selects automated dashboard reporting software from Practical Data Solutions.


Government and Politics

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval approves $1.2 million to expand HealtHIE Nevada, a statewide HIE that has received the majority of its funding from the federal government.


Telemedicine

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San Diego-based Sharp Community Medical Group offers virtual consults from PlushCare to members of its HMO.


Other

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Aledade CEO Farzad Mostashari, MD shares one staff member’s heartwarming attempt to go above and beyond ahead of a major weather event, presumably Hurricane Florence.


Sponsor Updates

  • AdvancedMD will exhibit at the Healthcare Business Management Association Conference September 12-14 in Charlotte, NC.
  • Aprima recaps its ninth annual user conference.
  • University of Texas Medical Branch CEO Donna Sollenberger joins Nordic’s Board of Directors.

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