HHS will award over $117 million to 1,318 health centers across the country to help with quality improvement efforts that will include advancing the use of health IT.
September 3 (Thursday) 2:00 ET. “How Does A Global Pandemic Reshape Health IT? A Panel Discussion.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Rob Wallace, chief product officer, IMO; Andrew S. Kanter, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, IMO; Lori Kevin, VP of enterprise IT and security, IMO; Sahas Subramanian, MCA, enterprise architect, IMO. As COVID-19 continues to spread, regulation changes, code system updates, and an increased reliance on technology are making it hard to stay on top of the many ways the pandemic is altering health IT. What’s more, we’re confronting challenges that rely heavily on technological solutions – like accurate reporting tools or telehealth adaptations – and we need those solutions now. The panel of subject matter experts across the enterprise will share insights on how the global pandemic is reshaping the health IT world.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
HealthLynked CEO and Chairman Michael Dent, MD invests $3 million in the company. HealthLynked offers medical record-sharing services for patients, and patient engagement software for providers.
Kain Capital makes an undisclosed investment in New York City-based health IT vendor MDLand.
Chicago-based primary care provider Oak Street Health opens its fourth location in Cleveland. The company has seen its shares double to $44 since going public earlier this month in an IPO that brought in $328 million. Oak Street now has 67 facilities in nine states.
Announcements and Implementations
Massachusetts-based Holyoke Health Center implements Radix Health’s automated appointment scheduling and patient notification software.
Research and Innovation
A survey of 438 behavioral health providers conducted by Tridiuum finds that 81% have used telemedicine for the first time within the last six months. The same percentage reported that virtual visits were as effective or more effective as in-person visits in improving the conditions of their patients. Seventy percent plan to continue with virtual visits once the pandemic is at an end. Nearly half said virtual consults contributed to improved clinical workflows.
- Medicomp Systems releases an updated version of its Quippe Nursing care planning and clinical documentation software.
- Healthcare IT in the Age of Coronavirus: HIPAA & Cybersecurity Protections (AdvancedMD)
- Our National Conference in 2020 (EClinicalWorks)
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