Homeward raises $50 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total raised to $70 million. The company partners with health plans to deliver tech-enabled mobile, virtual, and in-home care to Medicare patients in rural communities.
August 10 (Wednesday) 12:30 ET. “Navigating healthcare’s data quality challenge: An actionable discussion.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Alastair Allen, CTO, Better; Dale Sanders, chief strategy officer, IMO. Achieving a consolidated patient record is challenging in an environment of hospital M&A, where EHR rip-and-replace projects are expensive and HIEs and FHIR connectivity haven’t significantly accelerated progress. The underlying problem is that systems don’t speak the same language due to a lack of comprehensive, persistent clinical terminology and data standards adoption. UK-based Better offers a unique, FHIR-based approach to integrating disparate EHR data. The presenters will explore how to improve clinical data quality and how interoperable information can be used to support patient safety, reimbursement, and population health management.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Patient adherence software vendor CareTrack secures $2.5 million from Hybrid Capital Partners. The Carrolton, Georgia-based company’s technology helps primary care providers manage Medicare patient care in between appointments. CareTrack co-founders Andrew Mills and Derek Skinner hail from Greenway Health.
Joseph Ortiz (Concept 2 Market) joins MedMatch as chief innovations and operations officer.
PatientIQ names Erik Johnson (Verato) VP of marketing.
Ro co-founder Rob Schutz will step down as chief growth officer, transitioning to an advisory role and maintaining his seat on the board. The online prescription delivery and telemedicine company launched in 2017, achieving a $7 billion valuation earlier this year alongside its $150 million funding round. It laid off 18% of its workforce in June.
Announcements and Implementations
Orbit Telehealth (fka Telespine) develops white-label virtual care capabilities for physical therapists.
Athenahealth integrates DrFirst’s RxInform patient medication notification software with its EHR to improve medication adherence.
Silver Health Care implements CareTrack’s patient adherence software for Medicare patients across its five locations in New Mexico.
Frome Medical Practice in Somerset, England, has partnered with the local library to make blood pressure monitors available to patrons, who can then submit their results via the practice’s website. The practice will follow up with those whose readers are higher or lower than normal.
Perhaps library-goers in Frome will check out the fairly new memoir from Vanderbilt pediatric neurosurgeon Jay Wellons, MD. “All That Moves Us: A Pediatric Neurosurgeon, His Young Patients, and Their Stories of Grace and Resilience” “reflects on triumphant successes, unforeseen complications, and the young patients whose lives have been in his hands,” according to recent BookBub review.
- Best Practices for Negotiating Health Insurance Contracts (AdvancedMD)
- Closing the Gap Between Patients and Their Records (EClinicalWorks)
- How to Create Fair (and Pain-Free) Physician Schedules (TigerConnect)
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