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The FCC will begin accepting applications for the second half of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program April 29. Nearly $250 million will be available for reimbursement to eligible providers who purchase and/or manage telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices related to telemedicine offerings.   


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None scheduled in the coming weeks. Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


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RCM vendor Getix Health promotes Kevin Lonergan to CEO.

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Mitchell Morris, MD (OptumInsight) joins EMed as COO. Former AMA President Patrice Harris, MD founded the app-enabled at-home testing company and is its CEO.

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CareCloud promotes Daniel Masvidal to SVP of client success and Dwight Garvin to SVP of professional services.


Announcements and Implementations

Raintree Systems incorporates Sphere’s payment platform with its practice management software.


Government and Politics

The FQHC Telehealth Consortium in Massachusetts launches the second phase of its telemedicine expansion efforts, The consortium will allocate $4.7 million (some of which came from the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program) to help FQHCs across the state implement virtual care capabilities.


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Ultra-long-distance runner Stan Cottrell will celebrate his 78th birthday by kicking off The Amazing Friendship Run in Los Angeles on May 7. The Guinness World Record holder will raise money for several charities by running back-to-back marathons for 100 days, covering 3,000 miles before finishing in Washington, DC. Remote patient monitoring company 247 Health Solution will make Cottrell’s stats available to supporters in real-time via its YesDoctor platform.

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Thirteen year-old Kevin Manshadi raises nearly $10,000 to provide seniors with rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. His father, cardiologist Ramin Manshadi, MD helped him set up the GoFundMe campaign and partner with the San Joaquin Public Health to ensure ride-share vouchers get to the seniors that need them.


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News 4/21/21

April 21, 2021 News No Comments

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The FCC will begin accepting applications for a second half of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program April 29. Nearly $250 million will be available for reimbursement to eligible providers who purchase and/or manage telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices related to telemedicine offerings.   


Webinars

None scheduled in the coming weeks. Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


People

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RCM vendor Getix Health promotes Kevin Lonergan to CEO.

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Mitchell Morris, MD (OptumInsight) joins EMed as COO. Former AMA President Patrice Harris, MD founded the app-enabled at-home testing company and is now its CEO.

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CareCloud promotes Daniel Masvidal to SVP of client success and Dwight Garvin to SVP of professional services.


Announcements and Implementations

Raintree Systems incorporates Sphere’s payment platform with its practice management software.


Government and Politics

The FQHC Telehealth Consortium in Massachusetts launches the second phase of its telemedicine expansion efforts, The consortium will allocate $4.7 million (some of which came from the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program) to help FQHCs across the state implement virtual care capabilities.


Other

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Ultra-long-distance runner Stan Cottrell will celebrate his 78th birthday by kicking off The Amazing Friendship Run in Los Angeles on May 7. The Guinness World Record holder will raise money for several charities by running back-to-back marathons for 100 days, covering 3,000 miles before finishing in Washington, DC. Remote patient monitoring company 247 Health Solution will make Cottrell’s stats available to supporters in real-time via its YesDoctor platform.

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Thirteen year-old Kevin Manshadi raises nearly $10,000 to provide seniors with rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. His father, cardiologist Ramin Manshadi, MD helped him set up the GoFundMe campaign and partner with the San Joaquin Public Health to ensure ride-share vouchers get to the seniors that need them.


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News 4/19/21

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Specialty practice-focused health IT vendor Modernizing Medicine acquires Nemo Health’s TrakNet EHR and billing software for podiatrists.

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Nemo Health CEO Ali Safiedine, DPM, MBA has joined Modernizing Medicine during the transition, while EVP John Guiliana, DPM has joined as medical director of podiatry.

It is the company’s second acquisition this year, having acquired orthopedic health IT vendor Exscribe in January.


Webinars

April 20 (Tuesday) noon ET. “The Modern Healthcare CIO: Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World.” Sponsors: RingCentral, Net Health. Presenters: Dwight Raum, CIO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Jeff Buda, VP/CIO, Floyd Medical Center. A panel of CIOs from large health systems will discuss how the digital health landscape is changing and what organizations can do now to meet future patient needs. Moderator Jason James, CIO of Net Health, will guide the panelists through topics that include continuum of care and telemedicine, employer-provided care delivery, consumerization of healthcare, and sustainability and workforce management.

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April 21 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Is Gig Work For You?” Sponsor: HIStalk. Presenter: Frank L. Poggio, retired health IT executive and active job search workshop presenter.  This workshop will cover both the advantages and disadvantages of being a gig worker. Attendees will learn how to how to decide if gig work is a good personal fit, find the right company, and protect themselves from unethical ones.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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DignifiHealth raises $7 million in a seed financing round. The West Virginia-based company offers telemedicine, chronic care management, remote patient monitoring, and pharmacy benefit management software and services for practices and employers.

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California-based Agilon Health raises over $1 billion in its IPO last week, achieving a valuation of $11 billion. The company’s shares opened at $28.25, 23% above its initial $23 pricing. The primary care company serves seniors, primarily Medicare Advantage enrollees, in 11 regions.


Announcements and Implementations

Optum has expanded its virtual care service to all 50 states, adding more specialists and related services. Optum executives say they plan to more tightly integrate virtual care with in-office care, home-based care, and behavioral healthcare.


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Y’all know I love a good library story: Several libraries in Delaware have installed soundproof social services kiosks that patrons can reserve for telemedicine appointments, virtual job interviews, and other types of online interactions. The library system eventually plans to install kiosks at branches statewide.


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  • EClinicalWorks publishes a podcast titled “Strengthening Patient Engagement During a Pandemic.”
  • Healthwise partners with accounting and advisory firm Frazier & Deeter in a pilot program that will help HITRUST improve its assessment process.

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News 4/14/21

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Practice payment and billing software startup Payground raises $4 million in a seed funding round. The Arizona-based company aims to offer a centralized platform from which patients can pay all of their medical bills.

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Co-founder and CEO Drew Mercer is no stranger to health IT, having spent time at Experian Health, DaVita, ShareCare, and GE Healthcare.


Webinars

April 20 (Tuesday) noon ET. “The Modern Healthcare CIO: Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World.” Sponsors: RingCentral, Net Health. Presenters: Dwight Raum, CIO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Jeff Buda, VP/CIO, Floyd Medical Center. A panel of CIOs from large health systems will discuss how the digital health landscape is changing and what organizations can do now to meet future patient needs. Moderator Jason James, CIO of Net Health, will guide the panelists through topics that include continuum of care and telemedicine, employer-provided care delivery, consumerization of healthcare, and sustainability and workforce management.

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April 21 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Is Gig Work For You?” Sponsor: HIStalk. Presenter: Frank L. Poggio, retired health IT executive and active job search workshop presenter.  This workshop will cover both the advantages and disadvantages of being a gig worker. Attendees will learn how to how to decide if gig work is a good personal fit, find the right company, and protect themselves from unethical ones.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Home blood-drawing startup GetLabs raises $3 million in a seed funding round led by PivotNorth Capital. The 37-employee company will use the financing to officially launch its services in Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Dallas. Its main goal, according to founder and CEO Kyle Michelson, is to eventually partner with telemedicine companies.

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OpenLoop raises $3 million in a seed funding round. The company, which launched early last year, has created technology that helps physicians find shifts with telemedicine companies.


People

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Cigna promotes Rob Cetti to president of its CareAllies business, which focuses on helping independent physicians transition to and manage value-based care programs.

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Okiki Louis, MD (Concentra) joins tech-focused insurance startup Oscar Health as president of its medical group, a network of physician-owned practices offering in-person and virtual care.


Announcements and Implementations

The Mississippi Public Health Institute will offer virtual maternity care from Babyscripts to eligible Ob/Gyn practices across the state.

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Already deployed in 29 states, EClinicalWorks announces GA of its Vaccine Administration Management Solution.


Sponsor Updates

  • PerfectServe has placed among the top large vendors in a new KLAS report, “Vendor Performance in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis.”

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News 4/12/21

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San Francisco-based Canvas Medical raises $17 million and announces a partnership with Anthem and its providers.

The startup has developed EHR, practice management, and telemedicine software to help practices and payer networks share data more effectively.

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Former Practice Fusion software engineer Andrew Hines started the company in 2015 after seeing his wife Anna, a nurse practitioner, struggle nightly at home with sub-par charting software.


Webinars

April 20 (Tuesday) noon ET. “The Modern Healthcare CIO: Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World.” Sponsors: RingCentral, Net Health. Presenters: Dwight Raum, CIO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Jeff Buda, VP/CIO, Floyd Medical Center. A panel of CIOs from large health systems will discuss how the digital health landscape is changing and what organizations can do now to meet future patient needs. Moderator Jason James, CIO of Net Health, will guide the panelists through topics that include continuum of care and telemedicine, employer-provided care delivery, consumerization of healthcare, and sustainability and workforce management.

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April 21 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “Is Gig Work For You?” Sponsor: HIStalk. Presenter: Frank L. Poggio, retired health IT executive and active job search workshop presenter.  This workshop will cover both the advantages and disadvantages of being a gig worker. Attendees will learn how to how to decide if gig work is a good personal fit, find the right company, and protect themselves from unethical ones.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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In Canada, ambulatory health IT company CloudMD acquires workplace healthcare provider Oncidium for $80 million.

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AMA commercialization subsidiary Health2047 spins out Emergence Healthcare Group, a turnkey practice management and health IT company focused on independent practices. It will begin offering its services in California’s Bay Area later this year.


People

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Kaiser Permanente promotes Diane Comer to chief information technology officer.


Announcements and Implementations

Central Coast Visiting Nurses Association (CA) implements COVID-19 vaccine management software from CharmHealth and an accompanying data-collection app from Countermind.

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The EHR division of Canadian Well Health Technologies, which also manages 20 clinics, adopts FHIR standards for third-party app developers.


Sponsor Updates

  • PerfectServe publishes the complete guide to “Clinical Collaboration Systems for Hospitals.”

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