App-based house call and virtual primary care company Heal announces a $100 million investment from Humana. The financing, which will help it to expand into Chicago, Houston, and Charlotte, NC, is part of a partnership that will make Heal’s primary care services available to Humana members.
August 19 (Wednesday) 1:00 ET. “A New Approach to Normalizing Data.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Rajiv Haravu, senior product manager, IMO; Denise Stoermer, product manager, IMO. Healthcare organizations manage an ever-increasing abundance of information from multiple systems, but problems with quality, accuracy, and completeness can make analysis unreliable for quality improvement and population health initiatives. The presenters will describe how IMO Precision Normalize improves clinical, quality, and financial decision-making by standardizing inconsistent diagnosis, procedure, medication, and lab data from diverse systems into common, clinically validated terminology.
Ronald Dixon, MD (Onduo) joins Remedy as CMO.
Kindbody names Patty Stull (Shady Grove Fertility) COO, Taryn Branca (Mercer) SVP of Enterprise Sales, and Boon Chen (IntegraMed Fertility) as VP of engineering.
Announcements and Implementations
E-consult software vendor RubiconMD announces GA of RubiconRX, a service that loops in pharmacists to the virtual consultation process for optimal medication management.
FQHCs including Carevide (TX), Palms Medical Group (FL), and Fresno American Indian Health Project (CA) implement I2I’s population health management technology.
Research and Innovation
A DocASAP survey of 1,000 consumers finds that 40% have scheduled a telemedicine appointment over the last several months, with nearly all expressing satisfaction with their visits due to ease, efficiency, and convenience. Nearly 100% of those who’ve had a virtual visit say they’d prefer them over future in-person encounters.
Hundreds of medical files, syringes, and and blood samples have been discovered in a dumpster behind the now closed Southcare Community Service building in Wilmington, NC. Government health officials are assessing HIPAA violations and resulting fines.
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