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EverCommerce acquires Medical Design Technologies, which offers mobile charge capture capabilities and analytics to small and medium-sized practices.


Webinars

July 28 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Stop running from your problem (list): Strategies for streamlining the EHR’s front page.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Amanda Heidemann, MD, CMIO, CMIO Services LLC; James Thompson, MD, physician informaticist, IMO. How can clinicians mitigate the longstanding EHR problem list challenges of outdated or duplicative entries, rigid displays, and limited native EHR capabilities? The presenters will describe how to analyze current problems, create a problem list governance strategy, and measure improvement progress.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Leonard Green & Partners reportedly begins the sale process for MDVIP, a membership-based primary care provider that it acquired in 2017.


People

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ZoomCare names Jeffrey Fee (PatientOne) CEO.

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Practice EHR promotes Chris Baltas to COO.


Announcements and Implementations

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VillageMD and Walgreens announce they will open 29 new facilities in Texas this year as part of their plan to open 600 joint facilities across the US within the next four years. The partners announced their expansion plans, backed by a $1 billion investment, at the beginning of the year.

Phreesia announces GA of Appointment Accelerator, a patient engagement tool designed to fill cancelled appointment slots.

Spring Hills Management Services Organization will implement CareCloud’s EHR, practice management, and RCM software and services across its post-acute and assisted living, and home care facilities in seven states.

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Illinois Bone & Joint Institute begins implementing Epic at its facilities in Illinois and Indiana.


Research and Innovation

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MGMA highlights key factors physician practices will need to address in recruiting and keeping post-pandemic employees:

  • Consider hiring incentives, bonuses, flex schedules, and teleworking models; as well as even more creative options for rural areas.
  • Enhance compensation packages with features designed to combat burnout and enhance wellness.

Other

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How’s this for a show premise?!: Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald stars in “The Bite” as a telemedicine doctor who discovers that a new strain of the coronavirus is turning her patients into zombies. The six-episode series airs on Spectrum. While I’m sure it’s no “Shaun of the Dead,” I may just have to binge it over the next long weekend.

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I noticed some chatter around lapel pins as I was catching up on HIStalk posts that I missed while on vacation. Healthcare workers, especially those in pediatrics, may be interested to know that a Pokemon fan has created lapel pins of several characters dressed as if ready for the healthcare trenches.


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