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HHS awards $55 million to 29 HRSA-funded community health centers to aid them in expanding their virtual care capabilities. Virtual visits at health centers have increased from 478,333 in 2019 to 28,550,608 in 2020 – a 6,000% increase. The number of health centers offering virtual care has also skyrocketed, jumping from 592 in 2019 to 1,362 in 2022.


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Virtual care company Ro raises $150 million in a funding round led by ShawSpring Partners. The company has also launched a digital clinic for skincare. It plans to unify all of its services (telemedicine, diagnostics, labs, in-home care, and pharmacy services) and offerings – under new branding that will be launched sometime this year.


Announcements and Implementations

EHR and practice management vendor SimplePractice enables end users to connect to the NC HealthConnex HIE using bidirectional health data exchange capabilities from Smartlink Health Solutions.

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ThoroughCare adds population health analytics to its care management technology for private practices, hospital groups, and ACOs.

EHR vendor Akute Care leverages Health Gorilla’s health information network to expand its lab and diagnostic ordering capabilities. 


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The NYC Test & Trace Corps begins offering free COVID-19 home testing kits at 14 libraries and cultural sites, including the Bronx Museum of Arts and the American Museum of Natural History. The Corps is managed by the NYC Health + Hospitals health system.


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