Pediatric health IT company Connexin Software, parent company of the Office Practicum brand, notifies over 100 customers and their patients of a data breach in late August in which a hacker was able to access an offline patient data set used for data conversion and troubleshooting and remove some of that information from its internal network. Customer medical records, systems, and databases were not impacted, according to the company, though some PHI may have been compromised.
HIStalk Practice Announcements and Requests
Lorre has published a children’s book and will send a copy to anyone who donates $20 or more to the non-profit animal sanctuary where she volunteers. She is personally covering the printing and shipping costs, so the entire tax-deductible donation goes toward taking care of the animals.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Canadian Well Health Technologies reports record quarterly revenue for Q3 2022 of $146 million, driven in part by its US-based Circle Medical and Wisp virtual care businesses. The company wrapped up its acquisition of CloudMD’s Cloud Practice business, including its Juno EHR and Clinical Aid billing software plus three primary care clinics.
The US Patent Office awards ModMed a patent that the company says protects some of its core EHR functionality. The specialty-focused health IT vendor agreed earlier this month to pay $45 million to settle a 2017 whistleblower lawsuit that claimed the company falsely attested that its EHR met Meaningful Use criteria, ignored patient-endangering software defects, illegally paid kickbacks, and sold systems to providers who were promised increased revenue through upcoding.
Maven Clinic raises $90 million in a Series E funding round, bringing the women’s and family tech-enabled care company’s total raised to $300 million.
Canvas Medical names JP Patil (Included Health) chief product officer.
Announcements and Implementations
Behavioral health EHR vendor Valant announces GA of its MYIO patient engagement app, which includes EHR-integrated intake and telemedicine capabilities.
The Vermont Department of Health will incorporate VisualDX’s clinical decision support system with its Clinical Support Initiative, designed to give physicians easy access to clinical images, potential diagnoses, and treatment plans.
Government and Politics
Ananthakumar Thillainathan, MD pleads guilty to healthcare fraud and illegal kickback offenses he committed through his MDCareNow practice in Connecticut. Thillainathan submitted nearly $900,000 in fraudulent claims for unnecessary psychotherapy services that weren’t needed or provided. He also admitted to paying a patient recruitment company over $1 million to transport over $1,000 Medicaid patients to his practice.
The VA opens its first telehealth station in Hawaii in an effort to help vets access care.
- Nordic publishes a new infographic, “Consolidating an ERP: 9 steps for a smoother, more efficient transition.”
- Nordic publishes a new episode of its monthly DocTalk series titled “Healthcare’s labor pains.”
- Nurses of Note Awards: The Public Health Director (PerfectServe)
- CIO Guide to Contextual Communication (TigerConnect)
- Attributes of a Health-Literate Organization (Healthwise)
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