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The USDA announces $42.5 million in grants for 133 distance learning and telemedicine projects in 37 states and two territories.


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First announced in April, VillageMD and Walgreens open their first co-located primary care practice in Houston. They plan to open four more Village Medical at Walgreens practices in the area over the next two months. VillageMD offers patients proprietary registration, care coordination, remote patient monitoring, and virtual visit technology.

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Canadian primary care and software company Well Health Technologies acquires Trinity Healthcare Technologies for $5.4 million. Well has been strategically acquiring businesses that sell OSCAR EHR technology; Trinity is its fifth such purchase.


Announcements and Implementations

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Patient intake software vendor Clearwave develops an interface with Modernizing Medicine’s EHR and practice management systems.

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Eyefinity adds payment processing capabilities from FIS to its EHR and practice management products for optometry practices.


People

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Online prescription delivery and telemedicine company Blink Health names Gene McKenna (Groupon) head of performance marketing and analytics.


Telemedicine

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Jaclyn Qualter, NP launches virtual care company LogIn Clinics in North Carolina. Customers can choose from one-time visits or monthly memberships for individuals and families. Qualter, who touts telemedicine certification from the Global Health Access Institute, hopes to also set up telemedicine kiosks in retail outlets and communal spaces that will connect patients with LogIn Clinic providers.


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Canadian physician Arnold Tweed, MD publishes “Medical Misadventures: What I Didn’t Learn in Medical School,” a collection of short stories collected over the course of his 50-year career in medicine. Tweed says his favorite story is probably the one about “the exotic dancer who called herself Juanita and used a snake in her act.” He has so far donated over $1,000 to a scholarship fund for his alma mater from the book’s proceeds.


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