Kidney care companies Cricket Health, InterWell Health, and Fresenius Health Partners finalize their $2.4 billion merger, first announced in March, and begin operating under the InterWell Health brand. InterWell Health CEO Robert Sepucha says the company’s analytics, patient engagement, and virtual care capabilities will help it to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions, and better coordinate care.
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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Pithy as always, health IT veteran Jonathan Bush shares his thoughts on Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical: “The problem they will face is consumer alignment. While Amazon has been able to keep its true North Star ever ‘closer to the customer,’ One Medical has needed to seek payment from one hospital provider over another. This channel conflict with consumer interest will be very tough to iron out as the market heats up.”
Telepsychiatry company MindCare Solutions Group acquires hybrid mental healthcare business Psych360 for an undisclosed sum.
John Showalter, MD (Jvion) joins Linus Health as chief product officer.
Announcements and Implementations
The Tennessee Primary Care Association will deploy I2I Population Health’s Prizim network population health management technology to give its 22 community health center members greater data visualization capabilities. The technology will be implemented through TPCA’s Center for Quality in Community Health.
Dr. Glaucomflecken shines another funny spotlight on rural healthcare.
- Nordic releases a new video highlighting its metadata-driven pipeline.
- Back to school: Top scholarly tools for 2022 (AdvancedMD)
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