Pediatric-focused health IT vendor Office Practicum announces it has acquired RemedyConnect, which offers telemedicine, an after-hours answering service, and website and marketing services for pediatric practices; and behavioral pediatric health EHR and RCM vendor NextStep Solutions.
RemedyConnect CEO Dan Feiten, MD will become medical director and product leader of clinical innovation at Office Practicum.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Athenahealth will expand into the Phoenix market with the hiring this year of 120 employees, primarily in client support center analyst roles. Employees will work mostly remotely, with occasional days in the office. Several investment firms wrapped up their acquisition of the company earlier this month for $17 billion. The company was in layoff mode for several years, with facility closures and layoffs in 2017 as Elliott Management closed in, and then again in 2019, as it merged with Virence Health after being acquired by Elliott affiliate Veritas Capital.
Health Gorilla promotes Karla Mills to COO.
Government and Politics
A grand jury in Colorado has indicted Helen Benson for filing false tax returns and allegedly stealing over $850,000 from Gunnison Valley Family Physicians, where she worked as an office manager for nearly 15 years. She used the funds to pay off personal credit cards and cash checks made out to herself. She also used the practice’s business credit card for personal expenses and altered its financial records to cover up her failure to repay a $20,000 personal loan made to her by GVFP.
The Houston Health Department notifies 3,500 patients of a technical error within its COVID-19 test results portal that exposed 10,000 test results and related personal data.
- PerfectServe publishes a new report, “The Rise of Emoji in Healthcare Communication.”
- How to Improve Medical Response Times for Nurses (PerfectServe)
- Handling Hospital ADT Notifications with Direct Messaging (EClinicalWorks)
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