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Tech-enabled primary care company Carbon Health raises $350 million in a funding round led by Blackstone. A list of individual investors contributing to the round includes artist Shephard Fairey and several professional athletes. The California-based company has raised over $522 million since launching in 2015.

Carbon Health operates 80 clinics in a dozen states, and offers virtual care in 23. It acquired virtual diabetes clinic Steady Health last month.

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It has named Myoung Cha (Apple) chief strategy officer and president of home-based care, and Nita Sommers (Khlosla Ventures) chief growth officer.


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 How can clinicians mitigate the longstanding EHR problem list challenges of outdated or duplicative entries, rigid displays, and limited native EHR capabilities?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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Well Health Technologies launches a venture funding arm that has invested in Bright, a Canadian developer of corporate virtual wellness programs.


People

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Jennifer Frankenfield (Optum/ConnectYourCare) joins Clearwave as chief product officer.


Announcements and Implementations

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Care and social services coordination software company Unite Us develops an end-to-end solution that enables users to identify and predict social care needs in communities, manage patient enrollment for services, and leverage outcomes data and analytics.

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Health IT vendor MedEvolve announces GA of Patient Financial Engagement Services, including digital payment options, financial counseling, and mobile patient engagement capabilities.

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Alabama Regional Medical Services selects remote patient monitoring technology from DarioHealth.

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Practice EHR announces upcoming GA of practice management software for enterprise environments.


Other

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The Lake County Health Department in Illinois notifies 25,000 patients of two data breaches. The first, which occurred in 2019, involved an unencrypted email containing a medical records request spreadsheet that was sent to an internal employee. The second, discovered in May, involved an unencrypted Google spreadsheet used by employees and volunteers.

A Direct Relief analysis finds that none of the 20 FQHCs impacted by the recent Lava, Tennant, and Salt fires in Northern California have backup generators, meaning that they’ll have no way to access digital medical records or keep vaccines at appropriate temperatures should power fail. Direct Relief will likely target outpatient facilities along the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast in its next analytics project.


Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks releases a new podcast, “How Population Health Solutions Improve Patient Outcomes and Experiences.”

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