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Marley Medical announces the launch of its membership-based virtual primary care clinic for patients with chronic conditions alongside a $9 million seed funding round.

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Company co-founders Chris Hogg, David Hubanks, and Joe Slavinsky (not pictured) all spent between five and 10 years in executive leadership positions at Propeller Health, a developer of smart inhalers acquired by ResMed in 2019 for $225 million.


Webinars

October 28 (Thursday) 1 ET. “A New Streamlined Approach to Documentation and Problem List Management in Cerner Millennium.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Deepak Pillai, MD, physician informaticist, IMO; David Arco, product manager, IMO; Nicole Douglas, senior product marketing manager, IMO. IMO and Cerner announce the launch of the IMO Core CSmart app, an in-workflow offering to improve clinical documentation and problem list management in Cerner Millennium. The presenters will review the challenges and bottlenecks of clinical documentation and problem list management, discuss how streamlined workflows within Cerner Millennium can reduce clinician HIT burden, and demonstrate how IMO Core CSmart can help clinicians document with ease and specificity, improve HCC coding, and make problem lists more relevant. Additional sessions will be offered on November 17 and December 1.

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


Announcements and Implementations

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A $2.1 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will enable Jaspr Health to pilot its digital suicide care platform in primary care clinics, including patients with alcohol use disorders. The company’s technology is already in use in Allina Health’s emergency departments across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Groups Recover Together, an opioid addiction treatment services company, develops an app to enable its members access to online appointment scheduling, educational content, treatment planning, group therapy, payment capabilities, and forms, and outreach.


Research and Innovation

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An NPR poll conducted in August and September has found that 42% of respondents said someone in their household had used telehealth, and 82% of those patients were satisfied with the online appointment. Despite the high level of satisfaction, however, 64% would have preferred an in-person appointment. Providers like concierge medical practice owner Rebekah Bernard, MD prefer in-person appointments, too: “You may be missing that opportunity to be talking with the doctor who’s going to say, ‘Hey, by the way, I see you haven’t had your mammogram or you haven’t had your pap [smear].'”


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HLTH is in full swing in Boston. I think it’s interesting that Walmart EVP of Health & Wellness Cheryl Pegus, MD took the stage. You have to wonder if she’s also interested in shopping around for add-on solutions or outright acquisition targets. The Jonathan Bush / Glen Tullman session, “A Tale of Two Health Tech Mavericks,” seems to have generated the most buzz thus far.


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