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1-800 Contacts launches Luna Solutions, a new business that will offer providers and retailers vision-focused services and technologies including telehealth and online prescriptions. Luna is the combination of several recently acquired companies, including smartphone-based eyewear prescription vendor 6over6 and online prescription renewal business ExpressExam.


Webinars

February 9 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “2022 – Industry Predictions and Medicomp Roadmap.” Sponsor: Medicomp Systems. Presenters: David Lareau, CEO, Medicomp Systems; Jay Anders, MD, chief medical officer, Medicomp Systems; Dan Gainer, CTO, Medicomp Systems. The presenters will provide an update on the health IT industry and a review of the company’s milestones and insights that it gained over the past two years. Topics will include Cures Act implications, interoperability, AI, ambient listening, telehealth-first primary care, chronic care management, and new Quippe functionality and roadmap.

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


People

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CareSpan promotes Sam Toney, MD to acting CMO.


Announcements and Implementations

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Telemedicine company MDLive expands its virtual primary care program to include monitoring of biometrics like blood pressure and glucose levels. Later in the year, it will offer patients digital devices that can send their health data to their MDLive portal for physician review.

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The Weichman Clinic, a pediatric mental healthcare provider in Newport Beach, CA, implements Kareo’s telehealth software.


Other

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Philadelphia Fight Community Health Centers notifies patients of a November cyberattack on several non-clinical systems.

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The local news profiles Mike Simon, MD a Canadian physician who turns to science-fiction writing in between office hours at his practice, shifts at the hospital and nursing home, and stints as an on-site physician at local junior hockey games. Simon signed with a literary agent last summer and is now shopping his first novel, “Extinction,” around to publishers.


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic publishes the first video in a new series called “Doc Talk,” which covers how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can help reduce healthcare inequities.

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