Care Coordination

Homeward Raises $50M, Inks Value-Based Contract with Priority Health

What You Should Know: – Homeward raises $50M Series B funding round co-led by ARCH Venture Partners and Human Capital. – The funding round also includes participation from General Catalyst, which led Homeward’s Series A funding, and Lee Shapiro and Glen Tullman, Co-Founders of 7wireVentures, one of the country’s most successful early-stage healthcare venture funds. …

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Misconceptions about selling medical real estate

As the strong fundamentals underlying the medical office real estate sector have attracted more investors, physicians are increasingly receiving inquiries about selling the buildings they own and where they practice. As they consider their options, physician groups would do well to avoid several common misconceptions.

Increased staffing strains, delayed discharges push Washington hospital capacities past their limits

While capacity issues are not new in recent years, many hospitals in Washington state are currently “dramatically over capacity” and grappling with more strain from delayed discharges and staff shortages than previously during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s healthcare leaders said during a media briefing July 18, according to The Seattle Times.

Canvas Medical Raises $24M for EMR & Payments Platform

What You Should Know: – Canvas Medical, the EMR that enables clinicians and developers to power the future of care delivery, has raised $24M in Series B funding led by M13 with participation from Haystack and previous investors Inspired Capital, IA Ventures, Upfront Ventures, and Irongrey. – In addition to this funding, Canvas has achieved …

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Quest Advanced Specialized Transplant Services: Meeting the testing needs of the transplant center

The number of transplantation operations, both for solid organs and stem cells, has increased steadily for over a decade. Every transplantation requires comprehensive testing of both donor and recipient, and recipients require regular and frequent testing for infectious disease, involving an average of 500 separate tests over the course of a patient’s life. This testing …

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UCI Health Partners with Luna to Expand Access to Care with In-Home Outpatient Physical Therapy

What You Should Know: – Luna, the leading provider of in-home physical therapy, has teamed up with UCI Health, to expand access to patient care by providing in-home physical therapy across Orange County, California. – With a focus on evidence-based care, UCI Health is the only academic health system in Orange County and the clinical …

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Teladoc Health Expands Whole-Person Primary Care Offering

What You Should Know: – Today, Teladoc Health announced the expanded capabilities available to Primary360 users to remove barriers to access and offer comprehensive primary care that meets people where they are. – Primary360 members will now receive health plan in-network referrals and care coordination support; free, same-day medication delivery from Capsule, the leading national digital …

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Why Health Plans Are Vital to Health Equity

Rachael Jones, SVP of Performance Analytics and Quality at Cotiviti In Florida, where Black residents are three times more likely to be hospitalized or die from asthma-related complications than white residents, one researcher’s efforts to “strip away the jargon” related to asthma treatment strengthened patients’ engagement in a year-long clinical trial. The impact: development of …

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What Hospital Success Looks Like Under Value-Based Care

Mike Ipekdjian, MBA-HM, BSN, RN, SANE, PHRN, NREMT, Head of Clinical & Solution Hospitals are increasingly turning to value-based care initiatives to transform care delivery, lower the total cost of care, and improve patient outcomes. Unlike traditional fee-for-service (FFS) models that reimburse providers based on volume (i.e., the number of patient visits), providers are reimbursed …

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Walgreens Launches New Clinical Trial Business to Address Access & Diversity

What You Should Know: – Walgreens today announced the launch of its clinical trial business to redefine the patient experience and increase access and retention in sponsor-led drug development research. – Walgreens flexible clinical trial model combines the company’s vast foundation of patient insights, partner-enabled health and technology capabilities and in-person and virtual care options …

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Advancing health equity is everybody’s business

Health equity is top of mind for organizations of all shapes and sizes — from prestigious academic medical centers to big tech companies to nimble startups. What unites these distinct players is the idea that to truly advance health equity, it is necessary to align around definitions, responsibilities, technology and data.

CVS Health Launches New Virtual Primary Care Platform

What You Should Know: – CVS Health launches of its new Virtual Primary Care solution on a single digital platform for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. – The new offering, which is being sold to Aetna fully-insured, self-insured plan sponsors, and CVS Caremark clients now, will become effective for eligible Aetna members starting January 1, 2023, and for eligible …

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Homethrive Raises $20M for Next-Gen Caregiving Platform

What You Should Know: – Homethrive, a tech-enabled healthcare service company that’s disrupting and revolutionizing how employers, insurers, and affinity groups support unpaid family caregivers and their loved ones raises an additional $20M in Series B funding led by Human Capital. The round also included participation from Allianz and existing investors 7wireVentures and Pitango HealthTech. …

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Olive Partners with Magenta to Revolutionize Risk Adjustment Process

What You Should Know: – Olive, the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare, today announced its partnership with Magenta Care Continuum, a HIPAA-compliant health records vault that includes care gap analytics. – Through the Olive Library, payers and providers can access Magenta’s solutions to help close care gaps, improve billing and claims occurrence and ensure compliance and …

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Amwell Launches Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program

What You Should Know: – Digital care delivery company Amwell launches Amwell Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program, an evidence-based, comprehensive and scalable behavioral health solution that can be tailored to meet specific population needs across the full spectrum of care. – Designed to address the growing mental health crisis, the Amwell program enables payers and providers …

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Solve.Care Launches First Crypto Healthcare Device Marketplace

What You Should Know: – Solve.Care, the global healthcare blockchain technology company, has announced the world’s first crypto-enabled marketplace dedicated to healthcare. – Care.Marketplace will allow for the purchase of domestic healthcare devices across the United States. This first-of-its-kind development will work to influence the use of domestic healthcare devices Crypto-Enabled Marketplace Solve.Care is creating …

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Greater Good Health Raises $10M for NP-Centered Primary Care Model

What You Should Know: – Greater Good Health, the company redefining value-based care through the first primary care model centered around nurse practitioners (NPs) raises $10 million in Series A funding round led by LRVHealth, with participation from Martin Ventures, Health Velocity Capital and more.  – Committed to providing NPs with the tools they need …

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Digital Documentation: How PDFs Can Help Providers Expedite Care

Deboshree Sarkar, Product Marketing Manager, PDF Editor Product line at Foxit We live in an increasingly digital world. Across industries, companies and consumers have come to rely on the rapid exchange of digital information. Healthcare, however, has been an outlier in this regard. While the healthcare digital transformation has been in play for years, it’s …

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Coping with Crises: Using Telemedicine to Deliver Effective Virtual Critical Care

Lisa Lindgren, Senior Vice President at Avel eCare The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that telemedicine is essential for keeping the healthcare system running during a crisis. How can virtual critical care keep improving to help providers manage future emergency events? In early 2020, as the nation’s healthcare system almost buckled under the weight of the …

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Serenity Engage Integrates with Amazon Alexa Senior Living

What You Should Know: – Serenity Engage announces new, innovative technology integrated with Amazon’s Senior Living solution from Alexa Smart Properties. ​​ – By marrying Amazon’s Alexa voice AI and video technology with Serenity’s platform, Serenity’s custom Alexa deployment serve as a personalized, digital concierge – bringing simplicity and connection to an otherwise complex, siloed …

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Element5 Secures $30M to Expand Automation for Post-Acute Care

What You Should Know: – Element5, the world’s first Automation-as-a-Service solution purpose-built for post-acute care, today announced that it has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners.  With the closing of the Series B funding round, Element5 has raised $48.5M in total capital to date.  – This investment will …

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Enlyt Health Secures $10M to Expand Healthcare Digital Front Door

Transform Patient Engagement with a Digital Front Door from Ryan Blachly on Vimeo. What You Should Know: – Enlyt Health, a St. Petersburg, FL-based low code platform for healthcare digital front door raises $10M in Series A funding led by Meritage Partners.  Enlyt Health has several well-known Health Systems already live on the platform providing …

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Physicians Say Access Challenges Impact Their Care Plans for Up to 33% of Patients

What You Should Know: – Physicians would make a different therapy choice for 33% of patients if medication access was not a factor, and physicians had to change their treatment plan for 26% of patients due to medication access challenges, according to recent survey findings from OptimizeRX Corp. – The results of a survey of …

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How ACOs can close gaps in care with better patient matching

Later this month, Experian Health will be attending the National Association for Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) spring conference in Baltimore. This conference will bring together accountable care organizations (ACOs) and representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss best practices in ACO management. One hot topic of conversation is likely to …

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Why a Focus on Behavioral Health is Key to Improving Quality Measures

Tom Zaubler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of NeuroFlow Since the passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients & Providers Act in 2008, the U.S. healthcare system has been moving towards value-based care (VBC) which encourages health providers to improve care quality by reimbursing them based on successful outcomes rather than individual medical services. The overarching …

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Transcarent Launches Oncology Care for Collaborative Cancer Care Experience

What You Should Know: – Transcarent, a new, different, and better health and care experience company for employees of self-insured employers and their families launches Transcarent Oncology Care, a collaborative cancer care experience that connects employees and their families with high-quality cancer care from leading cancer institutes, top-rated oncology providers and researchers, and clinical trial …

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CipherHealth Launches Suite of Pre-Care Digital Front Door Solutions

What You Should Know: – CipherHealth launches a suite of pre-care digital front door solutions powered by CipherConnect to drive appointment volume and reduce no-shows. CipherConnect is a new conversational engagement solution that automates the many manual scheduling, intake, and virtual waiting room tasks that consume precious frontline resources.  Conversational Engagement Solution CipherConnect manages patient-provider communication …

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Viz.ai Raises $100M for Care Coordination Platform at $1.2B Valuation

What You Should Know: – Viz.ai, a San Francisco-based AI-powered disease detection and care coordination platform raises $1000M in Series D funding led by Tiger Global and Insight Partners. The round also included participation from Scale Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Threshold, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Sozo Ventures, CRV, and Susa.  – The new funds will be used to support Viz.ai’s significant growth trajectory, …

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Digital Health Disconnect Creates Unnecessary Roadblock to Patient Engagement

Aaron Kaufman, EVP at Carenet Health By all accounts, the last two years have accelerated consumer adoption of digital tools for managing nearly every aspect of our lives. Ordering takeout? Odds are good you used a digital payment method, alongside the 93% of consumers who say they’ve used tools like Venmo and Zelle over the last year. Visiting your primary care …

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Powered by Biofourmis, Blessing Health System Partners Launches Home Hospital Services

What You Should Know: – Blessing Health System, an integrated rural health system selects Biofourmis, a virtual care and digital therapeutics provider to launch its own home hospital services. – As part of the selection, Biofourmis is supporting the health system with its turnkey, end-to-end, home hospital solution for participation in the Rural Home Hospital project.  Delivering Acute-Level …

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Analysis: US Ambulatory EHR Market Shake-Up at HIMSS 2022

During, and in the run-up to, HIMSS earlier this month there were several announcements from US EHR vendors that will shake up the US EHR market, particularly in the ambulatory segment. These included:  – Allscripts’ announcement that it is to sell its Sunrise, Paragon, TouchWorks, Opal, dbMotion, STAR and HealthQuest business to Harris Computer Corp. …

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The Need and Value for Connected Virtual Care

Dr. Shayan Vyas, SVP and Medical Director of Hospitals and Health Systems at Teladoc Health Patients today have more options than ever for accessing care outside of their traditional health systems and physician practices. While access to care has no doubt improved, the addition of new channels has  created new problems and exacerbated longstanding ones, …

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UHG’s Optum Acquires Home Health Business LHC Group for $5.4B

What You Should Know: – UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum has agreed to acquire LHC Group, a national patient-focused provider of high-quality in-home health care services for $5.4 billion ($170 per share).       – The acquisition will further strengthen their shared ability to advance value-based care, especially in the comfort of a patient’s own home. …

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LCMC Health Delivers Remote Pregnancy Care to More Than 1,200 Mothers Through Babyscripts

What You Should Know: – Babyscripts, a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced a one-year partnership with LCMC Health, a New Orleans-based, non-profit health system.  – The partnership has provided more than 1,200 mothers with equitable access to care through the Babyscripts virtual maternity care platform and has been shown to increase patient compliance to important maternal care guidelines. LCMC Health Delivers …

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TimeDoc Health Secures $48.5M to Scale Virtual Care Management Platform

What You Should Know: – TimeDoc Health, a Chicago-based provider of virtual care management activation, today announced it has closed a $48.5M Series B round led by Aldrich Capital Partners. – Founded in 2015, TimeDoc Health partners with PCPs and healthcare organizations to automate record-keeping for clinician/patient interactions (in-person and virtual), sending the reports to …

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Recora Raises $20M for Virtual Cardiac Recovery Platform

What You Should Know: – Recora today emerged from stealth to announce $20M in Series A funding led by SignalFire with participation from Valor Equity Partners and existing investor Pear VC. – In addition, the company while also unveiled its Cardiac Recovery Program for health systems, medical groups and health plans. Redefining the Future of Heart Health Recora is redesigning …

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10 care coordination and value-based care startups to watch

The MedCity INVEST conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago March 28-30 highlights startups poised to play a key role in healthcare transformation, as part of the Pitch Perfect contest. Read more about the companies taking part and the judges evaluating them.

Flume Health Secures $30M for Health Plan Administration Platform

What You Should Know: – Flume Health, a NYC-based Health-Plan-as-a-Service platform announced today a $30M round of Series A funding led by Optum Ventures with participation from Cigna Ventures is participating, bringing its total raise to date at $40M. – Flume gives all U.S. health insurers the option to build personalized healthcare plans–what Stripe or …

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Viz.ai Awarded 510(k) Clearance for AI-Powered Cerebral Aneurysm Detection Solution

What You Should Know: – Viz.ai, a San Francisco-based provider of AI-powered intelligent care coordination for stroke, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for Viz ANEURYSM (formerly Viz ANX), the first and only AI-powered cerebral aneurysm detection solution designed to facilitate population screening and enhanced care management. – The new algorithm uses AI to detect suspected cerebral aneurysms, enabling hospital systems to ensure that once detected, patients are captured and …

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TytoCare, Alice Partner to Expand Telehealth Offerings in Brazil

What You Should Know: – Today, TytoCare has partnered with Alice, Brazil’s first primary care-driven health insurance plan, to expand Alice’s telehealth offerings with at-home medical examinations. – The partnership will mark the first implementation of TytoCare in Brazil. Through the partnership, Alice is offering its members the TytoCare device, enabling seamless digital diagnostics for its members while enabling physicians to offer clinic-quality virtual care. Enable Physicians to …

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WellSky Acquires TapCloud, Health AI Platform to improve Patient Engagement

What You Should Know: – Today, Wellsky announced the acquisition of TapCloud, a virtual, interoperable, and AI-driven patient engagement platform that allows patients to share symptoms and other health data with providers via virtual visit technology, secure messaging, and remote symptom screening protocols. – Frequent communication between patients, clinicians, and payers is critical to providing …

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Teladoc Health Launches Chronic Condition Management Solution

What You Should Know: – Teladoc Health, today announced the launch of Chronic Care Complete, a first-of-its-kind chronic condition management solution to help individuals improve their health outcomes while living with multiple chronic conditions.  – The solution provides members with a unified, comprehensive experience that leverages connected health monitoring devices, access to health coaches and support …

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Amazon Care Expands Telehealth Services Nationwide, Expands In-Person Services in More Than 20 Cities

What You Should Know: – Amazon Care expands its telehealth services nationwide and in-person services will be rolled out in more than 20 new cities this year. The service is already available in Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Arlington. – Amazon plans to expand more than 20 additional cities—including major …

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Jasper Health Raises $25M for Cancer Care Navigation and Experience Platform

What You Should Know: – Jasper Health, an NYC-based cancer care coordination and experience platform raise $25M in Series A funding led by General Catalyst. – The round, which was joined by new and existing investors Human Capital, W Health Ventures, Redesign Health, and 7wireVentures, brings Jasper’s total funding to approximately $31 million. End-to-End Oncology Solution 1.8 million …

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PointClickCare Acquire Audacious Inquiry, Care Coordination Platform

What You Should Know: – PointClickCare Technologies, a healthcare technology platform enabling meaningful collaboration and access to real-time insights, today announced its intent to acquire care coordination platform Audacious Inquiry. – The combination of PointClickCare and Audacious Inquiry will help accelerate the companies’ mission to address critical gaps in healthcare and enable better care for …

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3 strategies for how physicians can care for seniors in 2022

With patients choosing to recover and age in the home in record numbers, physicians are being asked to coordinate care with post-acute, home and community-based organizations, and payers at levels never seen previously. This poses a significant challenge for physicians.

HeyRenee Raises $4.4M for Care Concierge Platform

c What You Should Know: – HeyRenee, the newest health-tech innovation from Dr. Renee Dua and Nick Desai, the founders of Heal, today announced an oversubscribed $4.4M Seed II funding round led by Quiet Capital, with participation from City Light Capital, Fika Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Mucker Capital, SaaS Ventures, and Tau Ventures. HeyRenee has …

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PerfectServe Acquires AnesthesiaGo to Enhance OR Case Scheduling

What You Should Know: – PerfectServe, a clinical communication and provider scheduling provider, today announced the acquisition of AnesthesiaGo, creator of the only solution on the market that automatically matches available anesthesia staff with the best daily case schedule. Los Angeles-based AnesthesiaGo went live in 2021 after extensive research and product testing. Creating daily anesthesia …

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mPulse Mobile Acquires HealthCrowd, Receives Growth Investment

What You Should Know: mPulse Mobile, a leader in conversational AI and digital engagement solutions for the healthcare industry, released 2 major announcements: – acquired HealthCrowd, a leading communications platform-as-a-service innovator focused primarily on the Medicaid market – received a growth investment from PSG, a leading growth equity firm partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled …

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Carenet Health Acquires Provider Scheduling Platform OpenMed

What You Should Know: – Carenet Health – a provider of 24/7 healthcare engagement and on-demand telehealth solutions—announced today that they have acquired OpenMed, a digital innovator in closing care gaps, enabling access to care and supporting real-time collaboration between healthcare payers/risk-bearing entities (RBOs) and providers. – The acquisition will add a state-of-the-art communications and scheduling platform and global software development engine to Carenet Health’s resources. Programmatic Access to Care Founded in …

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Bamboo Health Streamlines Care Collaboration for Oak Street Health for Real-Time Patient Event Notifications

What You Should Know: – Bamboo Health announced that it has expanded its care coordination partnership with Oak Street Health intended to arm the network of value-based primary care centers (for Medicare) with an additional level of resources for managing real-time patient event notifications. Real-Time Patient Event Notifications Pings real-time data provides Oak Street Health with a better understanding of …

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Teamwork makes the dream work

There is much policy discussion about the need for increased care coordination. AHRQ defines care coordination as “deliberately organizing patient care activities and sharing information among all of the participants concerned with a patient’s care to achieve safer and more effective care.” OECD defines care coordination as “…policies that help create patient-centred care that is …

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4 Strategies for Urgent Care to Thrive During the Pandemic and Beyond

David Stern, M.D., cofounder & CEO of Experity A year of constantly shifting gears to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and meet patient needs further solidified the essential role urgent cares play during large-scale public health crises. Subsequently, the pandemic is continuing to change the way patients use and view urgent care. By the end …

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Dept. of Defense Awards Prenosis $4.3M Contract for Early Sepsis Detection

What You Should Know: – U.S. Department of Defense awards Prenosis up to $4.3M to improve early sepsis identification for warfighters using point-of-care predictive diagnostics. – According to the World Health Organization, more than 11 million people die from sepsis worldwide annually, more than the deaths caused by all cancers combined. Studies show that sepsis is the leading …

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Olive, ClosedLoop Integrate to Bring Predictive Analytics to Hospitals

What You Should Know: – Today, healthcare automation company Olive announced their partnership with ClosedLoop, a healthcare-specific data science platform that allows hospitals to implement artificial intelligence (AI) technology. As part of the partnership, Olive will be able to leverage ClosedLoop’s technology within Olive Helps to help deliver better patient outcomes, such as reducing unplanned …

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Bright Health, MedArrive Partner to Deliver Preventative In-Home Care

What You Should Know: – Bright HealthCare (“Bright Health”), a tech-enabled health insurance carrier, announced a new partnership with MedArrive, a healthcare platform that enables payers and providers to extend medical services into the home. Through the program, which recently kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bright Health is tapping MedArrive’s network of highly skilled …

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Transplant Connect and Cerner Streamline Organ Donation and Transplant Process

What You Should Know: Transplant Connect, a Los Angeles-based medical software company that has introduced innovative new technology known as iReferral, and Cerner Corporation announce their new collaboration to enable automated donor referrals. – For years, matching transplant donors with those who need them has been a manual process that typically takes 20 to 30 minutes of healthcare workers making …

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Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning to Improve Postpartum Hemorrhage Risk Prediction

What You Should Know: – Sema4, an AI-driven genomic and clinical data intelligence platform company, recently published two studies demonstrating the utility of machine learning to predict clinical outcomes for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The studies, which will appear in a special “Informatics for Sex- and Gender-Related Health” print issue of the Journal of the American Medical …

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The Role Blockchain Could Play in Strengthening Patient-Provider Relationships

Matthew Doyle, COO & Head of Investor Relations at Chicago Pacific Founders With conversations about NFTs and blockchain prominent in the news today, the future of such technology is a hot topic. The integration of blockchain technology into a variety of industries has proved to be beneficial in productivity, efficiency, and security. Because of this success, …

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Amazon Brings Alexa to Senior Living Communities and Health Systems

What You Should Know: – Today, Amazon announced two new solutions,  as part of Alexa Smart Properties that will enable senior living communities and healthcare providers to integrate Alexa into their properties to empower residents and patients to stay connected, informed and entertained, just by asking Alexa. – Designed specifically for the needs of senior living communities and healthcare …

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3 Ways to Instantly Improve the Referral-to-Appointment Ratio of Your Practice

Curtis Gattis, CEO, LeadingReach It’s no secret that access to healthcare is a challenge for patients. And it’s becoming harder and harder for patients to get appointments with their PCP or the specialists they have been referred to for advanced care. Now more than ever providers and their staff are faced with a growing number …

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HLTH21: UnitedHealthcare Launches Virtual-First Health Plan, NavigateNOW

What You Should Know:  – UnitedHealthcare today announced the launch of a new virtual-first health plan called NavigateNOW designed to provide people with a personalized virtual care team to provide medical and behavioral health services with a seamless hand-off for in-person treatment if needed   – Through this new health plan, eligible UnitedHealthcare members will be …

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Can Predictive AI Fully Inform Patient Care Decisions?

Laura Coughlin, RN, BSN, MBA VP, Clinical Innovation and Development, Change Healthcare In recent years, the healthcare industry has fully embraced the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform healthcare practice and delivery. From the advent of big data to the arrival of EHRs, the industry is familiar with the hype that accompanies technology advancements. …

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CDC Selects PointClickCare to Provide De-Identified Patient Data for Long-Term/Post-Acute Care Facilities

What You Should Know:  –Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected PointClickCare, a provider of cloud-based healthcare software for the long-term and post-acute care market to provide a key data source for understanding COVID-19 and other threats impacting residents of long-term care facilities.  – Under the agreement, PointClickCare will provide …

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Providence St. Joseph, Anthem Accelerate Value-Based Care with Vim

What You Should Know:  – Anthem Blue Cross and Providence St. Joseph Health are accelerating value-based care by using a new technology partner, Vim. The partnership enables the organizations to scale their tech solutions for better payer-provider collaboration to ultimately improve healthcare performance in California. – Vim offers an EHR-integrated application suite that includes Digital …

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Nemours Children’s Selects Innovaccer Health Cloud to Support Value-Based Whole-Person Care

What You Should Know:  – Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, announced a partnership with Nemours Children’s Health, one of the nation’s largest clinically integrated pediatric health systems, to create a unified data platform designed to accelerate Nemours’ mission to transform children’s health through a holistic care model. – The partnership will integrate and activate …

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NowRx Secures $73M to Expand Same-Day Prescription Delivery & Telehealth Services

What You Should Know: – NowRx, a Mountain View, CA-based provider of same-day prescription delivery and telehealth services, today announced it is raising a $73M in Series C funding through equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest.  – By leveraging customized robotic dispensing, industry-leading consumer and driver apps, and QuickFill, a proprietary pharmacy management and logistics system, NowRx can offer same-day …

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Central Logic Integrates Offering and Rebrands to ABOUT

What You Should Know:  – Healthcare technology company Central Logic, today announced it has rebranded as ABOUT (ABOUT Healthcare, Inc.), as the company also announces the integration of two earlier acquisitions with its core solution, to better serve health system clients across the country.  – The integration of Ensocare—which automates the inpatient referral process to …

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Innovaccer Launches Patient Relationship Management (PRM) Solution

What You Should Know:  – Today Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, unveiled its Patient Relationship Management (PRM) solution on the InnovaccerⓇ Health Cloud,  the first solution to bring patients’ clinical and care episodes to the forefront of a tailored patient engagement journey.  – Now providers can integrate clinical data with claims, pharmacy, laboratory, SDoH, …

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4 Ways Hospitals Benefit From Improved Surgery Scheduling

David Bocanegra, R.N., Nurse Informaticist, Intelligent Medical Objects Hospitals rely on elective surgeries as a source of up to 50% of all revenue, allowing them to take losses on a range of high-cost service lines to remain profitable. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the impact of reduced surgery volume, with hospitals suffering immediate revenue loss …

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Vital Raises $15M to Expand AI-Powered Emergency Department Platform

What You Should Know: – Vital, an Atlanta-based artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution improving patient experience and follow-up visit loyalty in hospital emergency departments (ED) and into inpatient stays, has secured $15M in Series A funding led by Transformation Capital, with a strategic health system joining the round alongside existing investors First Round Capital and Threshold …

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Innovaccer, Roche Partner to Develop Clinical Decision Support Solutions

What You Should Know:  – Innovaccer Inc. the Health Cloud company, announced it has entered into a three-year collaboration with Roche to partner in the development of innovative clinical decision support solutions on the InnovaccerⓇ Health Cloud for the U.S. market. – As part of the strategic collaboration, the Innovaccer Health Cloud and its core …

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Hospital at Home: Aligning Provider Needs with Patient Wishes

Arik Ben Ishay, CEO & Co-Founder of Biobeat 2020 saw three factors combine to define the future of “Hospital at Home” care in a way that will become a new care reality over the coming years. Changing Patient Attitudes Patients became more reluctant and concerned about going to hospitals. The fear of contracting illnesses such …

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Pager Secures $70M to Expand Virtual Care Navigation & Journey Platform

What You Should Know: – Pager, a New York City-based virtual care navigation and collaboration platform, today announced it has raised $70 million as part of an equity and debt financing round led by Susquehanna Private Equity Investments and included new and existing financial and strategic investors, including an affiliate of Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., …

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9am.health Launches Virtual Diabetes Clinic, Raises $3.7M

What You Should Know: –  9am.health, a new San Diego, CA-based virtual diabetes clinic delivering personalized, affordable and kind care directly to consumers, today announced the launch of its unique virtual care platform, which provides comprehensive, affordable and compassionate care to people living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. In addition, the company also announced …

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NHS Deploys TytoCare’s Telehealth Solution to 14 Trusts Across UK

What You Should Know: – TytoCare, an NYC-based all-in-one modular device and examination platform for AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams, today announced its expanded partnership with the NHS that will see the deployment of TytoCare’s telehealth solution across 14 organizations and 26 projects in Yorkshire and Humber, including Leeds Children’s Hospital, Sheffield Children’s, and nearly …

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Corti Receives $27M to Expand AI-Powered Patient Consultations Platform

What You Should Know: – Corti.ai, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based AI-powered patient consultations platform today announced it has raised $27M in Series A funding led by Vaekstfonden, the Danish Growth Fund and Chr. Augustinus Fabrik, who joins existing investors Hearcore, Id Invest, and byFounders. – Founded by  Lars Maaløe and Andreas Cleve in 2016, Corti provides …

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Laguna Health Launches App-Based Digital Care For Post-Hospital Recovery at Northshore

What You Should Know: – Laguna Health today launched a full app experience to bridge the care gap between discharge and recovery. Currently, in a clinical trial with NorthShore University Health System, Laguna Health marries a proven clinical treatment model with a digital-first care team, personalized recovery plans, coaching, data-driven interventions and expansive behavioral health …

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Solv Raises $45M to Expand Same-Day Appts & Virtual Care Options Nationwide

What You Should Know: – Solv (Solv Health),  a San Francisco, CA-based national network of healthcare providers making same-day and next-day healthcare accessible to anyone, announced it has raised $45M in Series C funding led by Acrew Capital and Corner Ventures. The Series C round also included participation from prior investors Greylock Partners and Benchmark …

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Hoy Health Acquires Mobile Med Units Company HomeFront Health

What You Should Know: – Hoy Health, a bilingual digital primary care platform today announced the acquisition of HomeFront Health, a San Antonio, TX-based service-driven mobile healthcare organization that delivers frontline medical services to patients in their homes as an extension of hospital- and provider-centric care models. By harnessing the untapped resource of military-trained and …

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Appriss/Patient Ping Rebrands as Bamboo Health for Whole-Person Care Coordination

What You Should Know: Today, Appriss Health announced its new company name—Bamboo Health—following the acquisition of PatientPing earlier this year. The new name is representative of their newly merged company’s approach to whole-person care coordination. Bamboo is a symbol of strength, flexibility, and health. Bamboo Health supports more than 2,500 hospitals, 37 payers, 7,800 post-acute …

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Mayo Clinic, Verily Partner to Develop Clinical Decision Support Solutions

What You Should Know: – Today, Mayo Clinic and Verily, an Alphabet company announced a strategic two-year collaboration to develop clinical decision support solutions. This modular, evidence-based decision support solution, will provide contextualized and validated knowledge on disease management, care guidelines, and treatment to help clinicians make decisions. – The clinical decision support tool will …

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Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, Independence Blue Cross Foundation Launches Program to Address Nursing Burnout

What You Should Know: – Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, and NeuroFlow have joined forces to implement a new technology program to create better pathways to care for nurses and frontline workers suffering from symptoms of burnout. – The initial rollout will include Nazareth Hospital, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, and St. Mary Medical Center in the Greater …

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Engagement, Interoperability, and the Future of the Healthcare Tech Stack

Jeff Fuller, Vice President, Analytics Solutions at CipherHealth For all of the advanced clinical technology hospitals across the country leverage to stay on the bleeding edge of innovative patient care, healthcare, as an industry, has been extremely slow to adapt when it comes to implementing modern technology to improve everyday processes—both inside and outside clinical …

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Dynamic Care Demands Flexible Solutions: Filling Gaps in Acute Care

Huiling Zhang, MD, MPH, MBA, Head of Medical Office, Connected Care, Philips Healthcare professionals know that patient care never stands still from admission through discharge, but particularly when it comes to acute care settings. Critically ill patients are one of the most complex populations to care for, with their condition often deteriorating quickly and unpredictably. …

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QGenda Acquires Provider Credentialing Platform CredentialGenie – M&A

– QGenda, leading innovator in enterprise healthcare workforce management solutions, announced today the acquisition of CredentialGenie, an intelligent, cloud-based platform that simplifies the provider credentialing process. – By adding CredentialGenie’s capabilities to QGenda’s healthcare workforce management platform, QGenda will be the only organization to bring together provider credentialing and provider scheduling in one centralized platform, …

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Femtech: Babyscripts Partners with Privia Health for Remote Pregnancy Care

What You Should Know: – Privia Health, a national physician enablement company that collaborates with medical groups, health plans and health systems, has teamed up with Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, to provide the Babyscripts platform to their providers, enabling physicians with Privia Women’s Health to deliver cutting-edge remote care to …

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Unite Us Acquires Health Analytics Platform Carrot Health

What You Should Know: – Unite Us, a New York City-based company connecting health and social care services, today announced the acquisition of Carrot Health, an action-oriented health analytics company focused on removing barriers to health and optimizing care. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – The combination of predictive analytics powerhouse Carrot Health and Unite Us’ end-to-end …

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Eko Launches Next Generation DUO ECG + Digital Stethoscope for Frontline Clinicians

What You Should Know: – Eko, a cardiopulmonary digital health company launches its next-generation Eko DUO, an FDA-cleared cardiac assessment tool that functions as an electrocardiogram (ECG) and digital stethoscope to detect early signs of heart disease and facilitate timely care and personalized disease management. – DUO is a pocket-sized cardiac examination system for clinicians used …

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Cadence Launches with $41M & LifePoint Health Partnership for Remote Patient Monitoring Platform

What You Should Know: Cadence, a New York City-based health IT company empowering care outside the four walls of the hospital announced its official launch with $41 million in funding and a foundational partnership with national healthcare company, LifePoint Health. The funding was led by General Catalyst and Thrive Capital. – Cadence has built a …

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Medicaid Authorities and Options to Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Extensive research and the pandemic have elevated the importance of addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve health and reduce longstanding disparities in health and health care. Social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care. This …

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WellSky Acquires Healthify to Enhance Social Determinants of Health

What You Should Know: – Seamless coordination between providers, community-based organizations, and payers is the key to delivering value-based care at scale. To better connect providers, identify social determinants of health, search for social services, and coordinate care with community partners, WellSky has acquired Healthify. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – Together, WellSky and Healthify will connect providers across and within communities to …

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Teladoc Health Integrates Solo platform with Microsoft Teams for Health Systems

What You Should Know: – Teladoc Health announced a collaboration with Microsoft in which Teladoc Health’s Solo platform for hospitals and health systems will be integrated into the Microsoft Teams environment to strengthen physician and patient access to best-in-class virtual healthcare. – The combination of communications and workflows in Microsoft Teams with Teladoc Health’s medical-grade whole-person virtual care delivery solutions will simplify the …

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State Farm Taps Included Health to Improve Healthcare Equity for LGBTQ+ Employees

What You Should Know: – Today,  State Farm announced that it is elevating care for LGBTQ+ employees through a new partnership with Included Health. As a free healthcare benefit, State Farm employees and their families now have access to a dedicated care coordinator who can help them find supportive, affirming healthcare providers and navigate healthcare challenges.   – Discrimination is rampant …

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Rescheduling COVID-deferred screening appointments with automated patient outreach

More than 40% of patients surveyed skipped medical care in the early months of the pandemic, according to a recent study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Of those who needed care, 58% missed scheduled preventive care. Similar trends are observed in cancer screening, with appointments for breast, colorectal, and …

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AlohaCare, Kaiser Permanente to Launch First Social Care Network in Hawaii

What You Should Know: – Unite Us, the enterprise tech company providing digital infrastructure to create efficient ecosystems of care, today announced a partnership with Kaiser Permanente and AlohaCare, a nonprofit health plan in Hawaii, to implement the first-ever coordinated care network throughout the state of Hawaii. – As social services like food, employment, and …

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Walmart to Offer Included Health’s Care Navigation Platform to LGBTQ+ Employees & Families

What You Should Know: – Today, Walmart announced it is teaming up with Included Health, a LGBTQ+ focused care navigation platform to provide a new healthcare benefit for LGBTQ+ employees and their loved ones.  – Through its partnership with Grand Rounds, associates on a Walmart medical plan and their covered dependents will now be eligible to leverage …

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Innovaccer and PatientPing Partner for Real-Time Care Coordination

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer, today announced a strategic partnership with PatientPing, a real-time care coordination platform. – As part of the partnership, Innovaccer will become a reseller of Pings, PatientPing’s real-time notification solution, which will be embedded directly within the Innovaccer Health Cloud. This will enable providers to improve care delivery outcomes, simplify …

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Cohere Health Raises $36M to Automate Prior Authorization Between Payers & Providers

What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT company Cohere Health has closed a $36 million Series B funding round led by Polaris Partners, with additional participation from new investors Longitude Capital and Deerfield Management, as well as existing investors Flare Capital Partners and Define Ventures. The round comes less than a year after the company launched, and only 3 months after …

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Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity

The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response.  Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated.  Over the course of the quarter, we observed $7 billion in private …

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Does Telemedicine Impede or Help the Patient-Centered Medical Home?

Traditional patient care patterns have been radically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. And after more than a year of disruption, it’s doubtful that everyone will revert to those patterns after the pandemic. New habits have been formed, and consumers are more willing to pursue the path of least resistance in obtaining care, such as opting …

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Unite Us and Metro United Way Invests $1M Towards Financial Efforts in Greater Louisville Area

What You Should Know:  – Enterprise coordinated care network provider, Unite Us, makes a combined $1 million investment with Metro United Way for help towards pandemic struggles and social upheaval in the Greater Louisville metro area. – Funds will provide housing-related costs and support for Louisville residents impacted both by the COVID-19 pandemic and persistent, …

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Appriss Health to buy PatientPing, expanding care coordination capabilities  

Appriss Health, which provides behavioral health insights to clinicians, plans to purchase care coordination solutions provider PatientPing for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close within the next two months, but the combined company’s first steps are still being decided.

Apriss Health Acquires Care Coordination Platform PatientPing

What You Should Know: PatientPing, a comprehensive care collaboration platform, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Appriss Health, a cloud-based care coordination software and analytics solutions focused on behavioral health and substance use disorder. – Together, PatientPing and Appriss, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Insight Partners, will represent the largest and most diverse care …

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Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

What You Should Know: –   Unite Us, the tech company creating coordinated care networks nationwide, has just announced a $150M Series C round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its valuation at $1.65 billion.   – Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement towards whole-person health with its core product, Unite Us Platform, an outcome-focused coordination software sconnecting community-based …

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3 Ways to Boost Patient Confidence with Real-Time Contactless Communication

Ford Blakely, SVP & GM, Medallia Zingle Although the vaccine’s rollout is slowly underway, Covid cases worldwide are continuing to reach all-time highs as new mutations make the virus even more contagious than ever before. Not surprisingly, patients’ concerns about visiting their healthcare providers in the midst of this global pandemic persist, pushing demand for …

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3 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Employee Communication—Now and Beyond the Pandemic

This year and the coronavirus pandemic brought new challenges to hospitals and healthcare facilities across the globe. And while the first phase of vaccine distribution has put a light at the end of the tunnel, many regions are still handling surging cases as a result of the holiday season.  As we navigate combatting the latest …

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Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others

Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of WBA. Brewer, 58, will become the …

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GetWellNetwork Acquires Consumer Engagement Platform Docent Health

What You Should Know: – GetWellNetwork is acquiring Docent Health, a digital health company. Docent provides a patient engagement platform used by healthcare organizations to coordinate personalized care at scale through AI-enabled communication technology. – The acquisition advances GetWellNetwork’s mission to empower patients and families to be more active participants in their care, and extends …

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QGenda Acquires Automated Provider Scheduling Platform Shift Admin – M&A

What You Should Know: – QGenda has acquired Shift Admin, an industry-recognized leader for shift-based specialties including emergency medicine, urgent care, and hospital medicine. With the industry-leading scheduling technology for all specialties across the healthcare delivery system, QGenda’s technology will ensure care is available for patients when and where it is needed. QGenda, the leading …

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CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony

What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced Symphony, a medical alert system designed to keep seniors safe and connected at home. – Symphony consists of a collection of in-home and wearable devices that offer a new at-home experience by connecting a suite of sensors that can monitor for falls, motion, and room temperature …

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Amalgam Rx Acquires Clinical Decision Support Platform Avhana Health – M&A

What You Should Know: – DTx and Patient Support leaders, Amalgam Rx, Inc., announce the acquisition of Avhana Health, a privately-held clinical decision support (CDS) company. Amalgam Rx, Inc., a Wilmington, DE-based Digital Therapeutics and Patient Support company, announces the acquisition of Avhana Health, a privately held clinical decision support (CDS) company, which has deep …

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Transforming Care Delivery Through AI-Powered Predictive Surveillance

John Langton, Ph.D. Director of Applied Data Science, Wolters Kluwer, Health Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems have pushed forward with innovative technology solutions with great expediency and proficiency. Healthcare organizations were quick to launch telehealth solutions and advance digital health to maintain critical patient relationships and ensure continuity of …

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Why A Patient-First Strategy for Specialty Rx Pharmacists Is Critical to Optimize Outcomes

Dr. Brandon Salke, PHARM.D, Pharmacist-in-charge, Optime Care One of the biggest challenges for biopharmaceutical companies of rare and orphan disease patient populations is optimizing disease management in a way that enhances the patient journey and improves outcomes. As these companies seek innovative solution partners, a patient-first approach that offers specialty Rx pharmacist expertise is critical …

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M&A: TigerConnect Acquires Hospital Middleware Solution Critical Alert

What You Should Know: – TigerConnect has announced an expansion in their suite through the acquisition of Critical Alert, a leading provider of enterprise-grade middleware for hospitals and health systems. – For the hundreds of thousands of nurses that currently use TigerConnect, these new capabilities will deliver real-time, contextual information to their mobile device or …

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2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B

Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the close, reaching $500 million on a run-rate basis by 2025. …

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30 Executives Share Top Healthcare Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

As we close out the year, we asked several healthcare executives to share their predictions and trends for 2021. Kimberly Powell, Vice President & General Manager, NVIDIA Healthcare Federated Learning: The clinical community will increase their use of federated learning approaches to build robust AI models across various institutions, geographies, patient demographics, and medical scanners. The sensitivity and …

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Patient-First Model: High Tech Meets High Touch for Individuals with Rare Disorders

Donovan Quill, President and CEO, Optime Care Industry experts state that orphan drugs will be a major trend to watch in the years ahead, accounting for almost 40% of the Food and Drug Administration approvals this year. This market has become more competitive in the past few years, increasing the potential for reduced costs and broader patient accessibility. …

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Gaps in Clinical Communication, Document Exchange Lead to Gaps in Care

John Harrison, Chief Commercial Officer of Concord Technologies Communication problems and inadequate information flow are two of the most common root causes of medical errors. The potential for miscommunication and faulty exchange of information in healthcare is substantial.  Consider: patient information is dispersed among multiple providers and payers along the continuum of care. Electronic Health …

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