The FCC prepares to launch a second round of funding for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which has already issued $200 million to 539 applicants for assistance with implementing virtual care capabilities.
The second round, funded by $250 million from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, will feature several changes from the first including more equitable distribution across states and territories, an applicant rating system, application deadline, and phased funding.
April 21 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Is Gig Work For You?” Sponsor: HIStalk. Presenter: Frank L. Poggio, retired health IT executive and active job search workshop presenter. This workshop will cover both the advantages and disadvantages of being a gig worker. Attendees will learn how to how to decide if gig work is a good personal fit, find the right company, and protect themselves from unethical ones.
American Oncology Network promotes Caroline Hewitt to VP of marketing.
Marathon Health promotes co-founder Jeff Wells, MD to CEO. Wells replaces retiring Jerry Ford, who will remain a board member and advisor. The company has also hired Matt Weissert (Hazel Health) as SVP of client and care team experience.
Announcements and Implementations
SimplePractice develops Monarch, a directory of therapy providers and online booking capabilities that can be integrated into EHRs.
New Jersey Urology has implemented Phreesia’s patient intake software, including no-contact check-in capabilities from a patient’s home or car.
Azalea Health integrates PatientPing’s real-time care alert and coordination software with its AzaleaOne EHR.
Government and Politics
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont allocates $1.3 million in CMS funding to help providers connect their EHRs to the state PDMP via Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway interface.
Netsmart earns the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in a Black Book ambulatory EHR survey of nearly 2,000 mental and behavioral health professionals.
- 5 steps to creating a 5-star online reputation (AdvancedMD)
- Better Ways to Hear Patients’ Stories (EClinicalWorks)
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