Canadian health IT vendor CloudMD acquires Medical Confidence, a developer of healthcare navigation software aimed at helping employees more easily find and access specialists, for $4.7 million.
January 28 (Thursday) 12:30 ET: “In Conversation: Advancing Women Leaders in Health IT.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Tabitha Lieberman, SVP of clinical and revenue cycle applications, Providence St. Joseph Health; Ann Barnes, CEO, IMO; Deanna Towne, MBA, CIO, CORHIO; Amanda Heidemann, MD, CMIO, CMIO Services, LLC. IMO CEO Ann Barnes brings together a panel of female health executives for a results-oriented discussion on how managers and C-suite executives can address diversity and inclusion in their organizations. From STEM education to mentoring and networking, the “COVID effect” on women in the workplace, to matters of equity, there’s no better time to talk openly about these issues to help generate meaningful change in healthcare.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Management services organization Femwell Group Health secures a minority investment from LightBay Capital. Miami-based Femwell supports over 300 women’s health and primary care practices and also manages TopLine MD, which offers practices online and patient relationship management software, billing services, and training.
Cory Wiegert (CancerLinQ) joins Integra Connect as COO.
Catalyst Health Network names Soon Rabb (S&P Global) chief people officer, Srinivas Achukola (KEPRO) CTO, and Danny DeAtley (McKesson) SVP of marketing.
Announcements and Implementations
Behavioral health IT vendor CentralReach adds business intelligence capabilities to its EHR and practice management software, and announces the forthcoming launch of AI-based scheduling.
The City of Los Angeles selects California-based primary care and technology company Carbon Health’s new vaccination program management software, which assists with infrastructure set-up; and helps patients determine eligibility, schedule appointments, and obtain proof of shots.
WRS Health announces GA of a cloud-based EHR for neurologists.
Government and Politics
HHS has launched an online tool to help providers and patients find outpatient facilities that can treat COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibody therapeutics.
Research and Innovation
A survey of 2,057 consumers finds that 34% say their providers are their most trusted source for COVID-19 vaccine information, followed by health agencies, government agencies, and vaccine manufacturers. Preferred methods for vaccine communications include email, phone, and text.
The American Medical Association warns of fake emails purportedly from current AMA President Susan Bailey, MD and past President Patrice Harris, MD soliciting foreign doctors and nurses to work in the US.
Independent physician Rebecca Parish, MD works with local health officials to set up a drive-thru vaccination clinic after several of her senior patients expressed frustration with trying to navigate online scheduling systems. “I had a patient call me absolutely in tears, my 83-year-old patient, after trying to navigate online and she wasn’t able to do it,” Parish explains. She was able to vaccinate 500 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Everest Group names Nordic a “Leader” in its “Healthcare IT Services Specialists PEAK Matrix Assessment 2021.”
- American use of the EHR: What can we learn from others? (Nordic)
- Why Virtual Diabetes Programs Should Be the New Normal (Healthwise)
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