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Specialty practice-focused health IT vendor Modernizing Medicine acquires Nemo Health’s TrakNet EHR and billing software for podiatrists.

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Nemo Health CEO Ali Safiedine, DPM, MBA has joined Modernizing Medicine during the transition, while EVP John Guiliana, DPM has joined as medical director of podiatry.

It is the company’s second acquisition this year, having acquired orthopedic health IT vendor Exscribe in January.


Webinars

April 20 (Tuesday) noon ET. “The Modern Healthcare CIO: Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World.” Sponsors: RingCentral, Net Health. Presenters: Dwight Raum, CIO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Jeff Buda, VP/CIO, Floyd Medical Center. A panel of CIOs from large health systems will discuss how the digital health landscape is changing and what organizations can do now to meet future patient needs. Moderator Jason James, CIO of Net Health, will guide the panelists through topics that include continuum of care and telemedicine, employer-provided care delivery, consumerization of healthcare, and sustainability and workforce management.

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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.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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DignifiHealth raises $7 million in a seed financing round. The West Virginia-based company offers telemedicine, chronic care management, remote patient monitoring, and pharmacy benefit management software and services for practices and employers.

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California-based Agilon Health raises over $1 billion in its IPO last week, achieving a valuation of $11 billion. The company’s shares opened at $28.25, 23% above its initial $23 pricing. The primary care company serves seniors, primarily Medicare Advantage enrollees, in 11 regions.


Announcements and Implementations

Optum has expanded its virtual care service to all 50 states, adding more specialists and related services. Optum executives say they plan to more tightly integrate virtual care with in-office care, home-based care, and behavioral healthcare.


Other

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Y’all know I love a good library story: Several libraries in Delaware have installed soundproof social services kiosks that patrons can reserve for telemedicine appointments, virtual job interviews, and other types of online interactions. The library system eventually plans to install kiosks at branches statewide.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks publishes a podcast titled “Strengthening Patient Engagement During a Pandemic.”
  • Healthwise partners with accounting and advisory firm Frazier & Deeter in a pilot program that will help HITRUST improve its assessment process.

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