Reuters reports that Web-based prescription savings company GoodRx is preparing to file for an IPO.
It added telemedicine services last year through its acquisition of HeyDoctor, and has had a busy 2020 with the addition of a labs marketplace with COVID-19 testing options, the hiring of new executives, and national expansion of its virtual visit capabilities.
August 19 (Wednesday) 1:00 ET. “A New Approach to Normalizing Data.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Rajiv Haravu, senior product manager, IMO; Denise Stoermer, product manager, IMO. Healthcare organizations manage an ever-increasing abundance of information from multiple systems, but problems with quality, accuracy, and completeness can make analysis unreliable for quality improvement and population health initiatives. The presenters will describe how IMO Precision Normalize improves clinical, quality, and financial decision-making by standardizing inconsistent diagnosis, procedure, medication, and lab data from diverse systems into common, clinically validated terminology.
Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock
Colorado-based virtual scribe company Skywriter MD announces plans to expand operations into Lubbock, Texas, including hiring 100 additional employees.
Medicare-focused primary care company Oak Street Health amends its regulatory statement to reflect its goal of raising $250 million in an IPO expected later this week. It has raised nearly $550 million and now operates 54 medical centers in eight states.
NextGen reports a slight drop in Q1 revenue to $130.9 million, a result CEO Rusty Frantz attributes to a decrease in patient volume across the vendor’s ambulatory sites.
Announcements and Implementations
The Center for Reproductive Medicine implements Meditab’s FertilityEHR at its three clinics in Alabama.
Greenway Health will leverage Amazon Web Services to build a cloud-based data services platform for regulatory analytics.
Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists adds virtual visit capabilities to its NextGen Enterprise system.
Chesapeake Medical Imaging (MD) goes live on ERad’s RIS, PACS, speech recognition, and patient and physician portals through a virtual implementation at six of its 13 facilities.
ARC Fertility (CA) selects patient payment technology from Rectangle Health.
Idaho Health Data Exchange implements social services search and referral capabilities from Aunt Bertha.
The California Medical Association and Orange County Medical Association host several dozen drive-by PPE distribution events for qualifying healthcare workers that work in smaller practices. Each pre-registered recipient receives a box filled with 350 N95 masks, 2,000 surgical masks, 2,000 pairs of gloves, 100 gowns, and 50 face shields.
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