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Kipu Health appoints Andrew Eckert (Zelis) chairman of its Board of Directors. Eckert is a health IT veteran, having served as CEO of TriZetto and Eclipsys.

Kipu specializes in health IT for behavioral health and addiction treatment providers. It acquired Avea, an RCM vendor for treatment centers, last fall.


HIStalk Practice Musings

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Happy Library Lovers Month! Do yourself a favor and check out what your local branch has to offer. Many are beginning to offer services that go beyond checking out the latest best-seller, including passes to local zoos and museums, and hotspots. Some, which I’ve mentioned on this site, are beginning to take the health of their patrons into consideration, offering telemedicine access, bicycle loans, and free at-home COVID-19 tests.


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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Tom Boggs (Bridges Health Partners) joins Brown & Toland Physicians as CEO.


Announcements and Implementations

Montana-based Big Sky Care Connect bolsters its HIE capabilities with Medicom’s image-sharing technology.

MyConnect Solutions adds Bluestream Health’s virtual care capabilities to its MedConnect platform for community health centers and FQHCs.

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Lake County Tribal Health (CA) has adopted NextGen’s EHR, practice management, and patient experience software.

House call and telemedicine company MedConnect selects Spect’s virtual eye-screening technology.


Research and Innovation

A Black Book survey of 2,315 providers finds that nearly all plan to enlist a consulting firm to help their organizations implement value-based care programs. Eighty percent of practices with five or more physicians have yet to implement analytics and/or reimbursement solutions for those VBC plans. Respondents ranked CareAllies a top VBC consulting firm in terms of outcomes, experience, and satisfaction.

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A separate Black Book survey of nearly 3,000 cybersecurity users, including physicians and practice managers, rated PerfectServe the top-performing vendor for secure communications. Practice managers noted that 85% of their patient data in Q3 2021 was being shared between physicians through unsecured channels.


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