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DaGrosa Capital Partners invests in Hoy Health, a bilingual telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and medication access company based in Morristown, NJ.

CEO Mario Anglada helped to launch Univision’s first consumer-focused telehealth program before founding Hoy Health in 2017.


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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

Canadian Well Health Technologies makes a seed investment in startup fertility clinic Twig Fertility, which plans to open a clinic in Toronto with digital health offerings that include app-based virtual visits, online scheduling, prescription delivery, and notifications.

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Blueberry Pediatrics launches in six states with a membership-based telemedicine service that offers, for $18 a month, unlimited care for every child in a member’s household.


People

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Cynthia Miller (Deloitte) joins MiraMed Global Services as VP of coding and client services.

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Well Health Technologies, which acquired EHR vendor Intrahealth last week for $15 million, promotes Ammar Shah to VP of M&A.


Announcements and Implementations

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Tech-enabled primary care company Carbon Health develops a digital COVID-19 vaccine card that will help patients vaccinated at Carbon Health sites keep track of their doses and offer proof of shots.

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Florida Cancer Specialists implements a Virtual Image Exchange using technology from Thinking Systems.


Government and Politics

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Over the next six weeks, 700 additional health centers will join 250 already participating in the federal government’s Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program, which is helping to ensure that vaccines are given out equitably.


Other

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Hatfield Medical Group installs a hitching post outside of its office in Apache Junction, AZ so that patients can ride their horses to appointments. (This story reminds me of the time I saw two people ride their horses through my local Wendy’s drive-thru!)

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The LA Times covers the art healthcare workers have created during the pandemic. From doll house furniture to toast art, ball gowns, and painting, the creativity has served as a means of coping and escape for physicians like Jacqueline Pflaum-Carlson, MD: “When the pandemic hit, every aspect of my clinical practice was affected — there was no escape. I started painting so I could separate my work tragedy from home stressors. I needed to get the imagery and emotions out of my head before I could be present for my two young daughters and husband whose lives were also uprooted.”


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