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News 1/31/22

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1-800 Contacts launches Luna Solutions, a new business that will offer providers and retailers vision-focused services and technologies including telehealth and online prescriptions. Luna is the combination of several recently acquired companies, including smartphone-based eyewear prescription vendor 6over6 and online prescription renewal business ExpressExam.


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February 9 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “2022 – Industry Predictions and Medicomp Roadmap.” Sponsor: Medicomp Systems. Presenters: David Lareau, CEO, Medicomp Systems; Jay Anders, MD, chief medical officer, Medicomp Systems; Dan Gainer, CTO, Medicomp Systems. The presenters will provide an update on the health IT industry and a review of the company’s milestones and insights that it gained over the past two years. Topics will include Cures Act implications, interoperability, AI, ambient listening, telehealth-first primary care, chronic care management, and new Quippe functionality and roadmap.

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CareSpan promotes Sam Toney, MD to acting CMO.


Announcements and Implementations

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Telemedicine company MDLive expands its virtual primary care program to include monitoring of biometrics like blood pressure and glucose levels. Later in the year, it will offer patients digital devices that can send their health data to their MDLive portal for physician review.

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The Weichman Clinic, a pediatric mental healthcare provider in Newport Beach, CA, implements Kareo’s telehealth software.


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Philadelphia Fight Community Health Centers notifies patients of a November cyberattack on several non-clinical systems.

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The local news profiles Mike Simon, MD a Canadian physician who turns to science-fiction writing in between office hours at his practice, shifts at the hospital and nursing home, and stints as an on-site physician at local junior hockey games. Simon signed with a literary agent last summer and is now shopping his first novel, “Extinction,” around to publishers.


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic publishes the first video in a new series called “Doc Talk,” which covers how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can help reduce healthcare inequities.

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News 1/26/22

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E-prescribing software vendor DoseSpot secures an investment from growth equity firm PSG. The company’s software integrates with EHRs, dental practice management systems, telemedicine, and other digital health technologies.


Webinars

February 9 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “2022 – Industry Predictions and Medicomp Roadmap.” Sponsor: Medicomp Systems. Presenters: David Lareau, CEO, Medicomp Systems; Jay Anders, MD, chief medical officer, Medicomp Systems; Dan Gainer, CTO, Medicomp Systems. The presenters will provide an update on the health IT industry and a review of the company’s milestones and insights that it gained over the past two years. Topics will include Cures Act implications, interoperability, AI, ambient listening, telehealth-first primary care, chronic care management, and new Quippe functionality and roadmap.

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


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CentralReach hires Clark Convery (Visual Lease) as COO.

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Aledade hires former North Carolina HHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH as EVP and CEO of its Care Solutions business.


Government and Politics

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The FCC awards $47.89 million to 100 organizations in the last round of funding for its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Nearly 1,000 organizations have received grants for for telehealth-related expenses.


Research and Innovation

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An Athenahealth analysis of EHR documentation by 14,520 end users over five months finds that:

  • Female clinicians spend more time with patients and more time documenting in the EHR outside of business hours.
  • The ability to delegate even 10% of documentation to another member of the care team could save a clinician 3.5 hours each week.
  • On average, clinicians spend 21.5% of EHR time outside of business hours.

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News 1/24/22

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DarioHealth, which specializes in digital chronic care management for providers, payers, and employers, acquires Israel-based digital MSK screening and risk assessment company Physimax.


Webinars

February 9 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “2022 – Industry Predictions and Medicomp Roadmap.” Sponsor: Medicomp Systems. Presenters: David Lareau, CEO, Medicomp Systems; Jay Anders, MD, chief medical officer, Medicomp Systems; Dan Gainer, CTO, Medicomp Systems. The presenters will provide an update on the health IT industry and a review of the company’s milestones and insights that it gained over the past two years. Topics will include Cures Act implications, interoperability, AI, ambient listening, telehealth-first primary care, chronic care management, and new Quippe functionality and roadmap.

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


Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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Medication management startup Truentity Health has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding. Its technology enables patients to gather, store, and share medication data with multiple providers, who can then access that data from multiple sources. Truentity also offers virtual medication reconciliation visits with pharmacists on behalf of providers.


Announcements and Implementations

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CareCloud announces GA of PrecisionBi Lite, giving independent practices access to its financial analytics and business insights.

Syfr Health Information Management, a medical billing business based in Gillette, WY, has implemented Kareo’s robotic process automation to enhance its revenue cycle management. Kareo acquired its RPA technology through its purchase of PatientlySpeaking last August.


Research and Innovation

A survey of 1,200 physicians and practice managers finds that 80% are unhappy with their EHR. Top areas of dissatisfaction include connectivity, patient and decision support, communication, and administrative processes.


Sponsor Updates

  • Nordic Consulting launches an EMEIA healthcare advisory team.

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    News 1/19/22

    January 19, 2022 News No Comments

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    Physical therapy software vendor WebPT acquires competitor Clinicient and its Keet digital MSK care subsidiary for an undisclosed sum. WebPT CEO Ashley Glover, who joined the company in November, will lead the combined businesses.


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    Yuvo Health raises $7.3 million in a seed funding round led by AlleyCorp. The New York-based startup helps FQHCs optimize back-office functions and transition to value-based care programs. It plans on expanding its team to focus on quality analytics and care coordination.

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    Dura Software, an umbrella company over software businesses that include EHR developer DBTech, acquires white-label telehealth vendor SecureVideo.


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    Atul Dhir (New Century Health) joins PatientsLikeMe as CEO.

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    Intraprise Health names George Pappas (DrFirst) CEO.


    Announcements and Implementations

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    Health Information Management Systems (HiMS) develops a care delivery, communication, and coordination app.


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    News 1/17/22

    January 17, 2022 News No Comments

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    ContinuumCloud, a cloud-based health IT developer focused on behavioral health and human services organizations, has acquired CaredFor, a patient engagement app company whose customers include more than 150 treatment centers. ContinuumCloud was formerly known as Behavioral Holdings, a software company formed by Battery Ventures nearly a year ago to market the Welligent EHR and Datis HR and payroll software to behavioral health organizations.


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    Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

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    Heal co-founders Renee Dua, MD and Nick Desai raise $4.4 million for HeyRenee, their new, app-based care coordination and concierge service aimed at seniors. The platform will launch in early spring.


    People

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    Jamey Christensen (Well Health) joins Health Note as SVP of sales.

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    Quartet Health names Jay Meyers (Wellvana Health) chief growth officer.


    Other

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will make available free, at-home COVID-19 tests at 18 libraries. Families may request up to five while supplies last.


    Sponsor Updates

    • Nordic achieves Select Partner and Public Sector Partner within the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.

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