Care Coordination

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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M&A: EverCommerce Acquires Healthcare Communication Platform Updox

What You Should Know: – Service commerce platform EverCommerce acquires Dublin, OH-based Updox, a healthcare communication platform for in-person and virtual care. –  The acquisition expands EverCommerce’s health services portfolio and enables the companies to further their shared goal of simplifying the business of healthcare and facilitating the growth of healthcare practices. Today, EverCommerce, a …

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Virginia Gov Announces $10M in CARES Act Funding to Create Statewide Coordinated Care Network

What You Should Know: – The governor of Virginia announced that the state will allocate $10 million from the federal CARES Act to implement a statewide integrated technology platform, Unite Virginia designed to connect vulnerable Virginians to crucial health and social services. – Unite Virginia will utilize the Unite Us platform to create a statewide coordinated care network to help government agencies, health care providers, and community-based partners ensure medical care and social …

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For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

Catherine Thomas: Co-Founder and VP, Customer Engagement, careMESH  Peter Tippett MD, PhD: Founder and CEO, careMESH A recent Advisory Board briefing examined the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Readmission penalties.  Of the 3,080 hospitals CMS evaluated, 83% received a penalty for payments to be made in 2021, based on expected outcomes for a …

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M&A: Kyruus Acquires HealthSparq from Cambia Health Solutions

What You Should Know: – Kyruus is acquiring HealthSparq from Cambia Health Solutions, a family of more than 20 companies working to make healthcare more economically sustainable and efficient for people and their families. – HealthSparq is a healthcare guidance and transparency technology company serving the health plan market. – With the acquisition, the combined …

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How to close gaps in care with automated patient outreach

Scheduling an appointment shouldn’t be complicated. Yet too often, patients are left to figure out their next move alone, with just a single phone number to call. Frustrated and confused, patients may drop out of the scheduling process entirely or miss the appointments they’ve already booked. Missed appointments can lead to critical gaps in care, …

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Pair Team Emerges Out of Stealth with $2.7M to Automate Primary Care Operations

What You Should Know: – San Francisco-based digital health startup Pair Team emerges out of stealth with $2.7M in seed funding backed by Kleiner Perkins, Craft Ventures, & YC. – Pair Team provides both a remote team and AI that automates workflows, provides infrastructure & improves medical practices — efficiencies and billing as you’d expect, …

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PointClickCare Acquires Collective Medical for $650M to Create to Largest Combined Acute and Post-Acute Care Network

What You Should Know: – PointClickCare announces its intent to acquire Collective Medical to create the largest combined acute and post-acute care network in North America for $650M. – Collective Medical’s platform connects more than 1,300 hospitals, thousands of ambulatory practices and long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, as well as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and …

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Wolters Kluwer Launches Alexa Skill to Keep Patients Engaged With Their Care Team at Home

What You Should Know: – Wolters Kluwer, Health launches new Alexa skill, Emmi Care Plan to keep patients engaged with their care team at home following discharge from the hospital. – Using a natural dialogue that automatically adjusts to patient responses, customers can engage with the skill on Alexa-enabled devices simply by saying, “Alexa, ask …

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5 Steps for Interoperability Excellence for Healthcare Providers

Shanti Wilson, Consultant, Freed Associates  As if 2020 couldn’t be any more challenging for healthcare providers, new federal rules on interoperability and patient access, granting patients direct access to their healthcare data, begin taking effect this November and continue into 2022. These rules, while ultimately beneficial to patients, bring an additional level of operational complexity to …

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Backed by Redesign Health, MedArrive Launches with $4.5M in Funding for Care Management Platform

What You Should Know: – With $4.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins and Define Ventures, and backed by Redesign Health, MedArrive is poised to bridge the virtual care gap and make affordable at-home care the new norm. – Co-founded by the former head of Uber Health, MedArrive enables healthcare providers to seamlessly extend care …

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5 Myth-Busting New Hospital ADT Notification Requirements

 Claudia Williams, CEO of Manifest MedEx When doctors know their patients have been to the hospital, they can act fast to provide needed support. Widespread use of hospital event notifications is associated with all kinds of health benefits, including a 10 percent decrease in readmissions for Medicare beneficiaries. These event notifications are one of the …

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Northwell Health Offers COVID-19 Screening Chat for NY Schools and Employers

What You Should Know: – Northwell Health announced that its Northwell Direct unit, which works with large employers, will be offering Conversa HealthCheck to screen employees, customers, students, and visitors. – HealthCheck is a quick, chat-based electronic screening for symptoms and signs of exposure to COVID-19. If cleared, users receive a digital “badge” that allows …

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How Care Coordination Technology Addresses Social Isolation in Seniors

Jenifer Leaf Jaeger, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, HealthEC Senior isolation is a health risk that affects at least a quarter of seniors over 65. It has become recognized over the past decade as a risk factor for poor aging outcomes including cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, impaired immune function, …

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Signify Health Acquires Healthcare Payment Blockchain Company PatientBlox

Signify Health, a leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare solutions designed to keep people healthy and happy at home has acquired PatientBlox, an Atlanta-based technology company with deep expertise in applying distributed ledger technology in healthcare. The acquisition accelerates Signify’s prospective provider payment capabilities for episodes of care, supporting the company’s commitment to advance value-based care …

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Backed by LRV Health, Upfront Healthcare Nabs $11.5 for Patient Engagement Platform

What You Should Know: – Upfront Healthcare has raised $11.5 million in its Series B with new investor Baird Capital co-leading the round with existing investor LRVHealth (venture capital arm for 22 health systems, payers, and vendors). – Upfront’s Enterprise Care Traffic Control Platform is the multi-channel patient communication hub that activates every patient to …

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Volaris Group Acquires Clinical Workforce & Workflow Platform medaptus

What You Should Know: – Volaris Group acquires medaptus, a clinical workforce, and workflow solutions that empower healthcare delivery entities to achieve their desired patient, clinical and financial outcomes. Today, Volaris Group has acquired medaptus, a healthcare technology company that removes the administrative burden from hospital and group practice operations to enable higher efficiency throughput. …

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M&A: Central Logic Acquires Patient Care Transition Platform Ensocare

What You Should Know: – Central Logic has acquired Omaha-based Ensocare, which automates the referral process for patients from hospital to post-acute care (PAC) when they are being discharged. – This acquisition means that Central Logic’s technology solution will now expand its reach across the care continuum, from acute to post-acute care—into, through and out …

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: IT Solutions to Engage Community Resources

What You Should Know: – The latest report from Chilmark Research examines the new approaches and tools for utilizing community resources that can address social determinants of health, giving providers the ability to extend care beyond the confines of the clinic. – This research indicates that the next two years will largely bring an expansion …

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NeuroFlow Joins Epic App Orchard for Behavioral Health Integration

What You Should Know: –  NeuroFlow, the leader in technology-enabled behavioral health integration, is now available to healthcare providers through Epic’s App Orchard marketplace. NeuroFlow combines provider workflow augmentation solutions, clinical care dashboards, and a patient-facing application to create a clinical feedback loop centered around behavioral health. – Patient generated data including validated assessment scores, mood and …

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M&A: RxVantage Acquires onPoint Oncology to Expand Offering to Oncology Practices

What You Should Know: – RxVantage has acquired onPoint Oncology to provide cancer care teams with on-demand access to educational resources, reimbursement data, and analytics. – The acquisition of onPoint Oncology builds on RxVantage’s rapidly expanding digital offerings for providers. In April, RxVantage launched Virtual Meetings to help providers reestablish access to life science experts amidst the disruptions caused …

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Aptar Pharma Acquires the Assets of Respiratory Startup Cohero Health

What You Should Know: – Apstar Pharma acquires the assets of respiratory health company Cohero Health to expands its digital portfolio with a focus on respiratory disease management. – Cohero Health develops digital tools and technologies to improve respiratory care, reduce avoidable costs, and optimize medication utilization. AptarGroup, Inc., a global leader in consumer dispensing, …

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CMS Direct Contracting Model Options for Value-Based Care

Vanessa Kuhn, Director of Health Policy, PatientPing The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) created the Direct Contracting Model to expand opportunities for more diverse providers and healthcare organizations to participate in value-based care arrangements for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries. The goal of the new model is to create the next generation of risk-sharing …

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CareLinx, Doctor on Demand Partner to Bring In-Home Virtual Care to Seniors

What You Should Know:  – Doctor On Demand and CareLinx, one of the largest professional networks for in-home care, have announced a collaboration to bring in-home virtual care services to CareLinx clients.  – At a time when seniors have been encouraged to stay home to avoid exposure to COVID, Doctor On Demand’s partnership with CareLinx …

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Innovaccer Launches AI-Enabled Patient Relationship Management Solution

What You Should Know: – Innovaccer launches its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled patient relationship management solution to streamline communication between patients and their care teams. – The solution enables providers and member teams to move beyond treating illness to facilitating proactive care by building productive, long-term relationships with patients. Innovaccer, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare …

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Making the Case: Why Pagers and Smartphones Should Wed

Fred Lizza, CEO at Statum Systems Clinicians in healthcare settings typically have information coming at them from all directions, at all times, and often with little distinction as to the level of urgency. It makes for inefficiency and confusion for today’s busy doctor. In today’s hospital setting, that disjointed communication creates dissonance and distraction. Even …

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Banner Health Taps Innovaccer’s Data Activation Platform to Power Digital Transformation

What You Should Know: – Banner Health, one of the country’s largest non-profit healthcare systems, has partnered with Innovaccer for its digital transformation. – Banner Health will leverage the platform to create unified patient records that drive comprehensive, preventive, and whole-person care solutions for patients across the care continuum. Banner Health, one of the country’s …

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HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows

What You Should Know: – HP launches patient-first print technologies to help healthcare workers stay safe and spend more time caring for patients. – Innovations co-developed with healthcare professionals include industry’s first sterilizable printers, exclusive EMR-compliant workflow solutions, and services to improve patient safety and privacy. Today, HP Inc. officially launched new print solutions for …

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WellSky Acquires CarePort Health from Allscripts for $1.35B

What You Should Know: – Health technology leader WellSky has agreed to acquire CarePort Health to power coordinated care transitions for acute and post-acute care patients for $1.35B. – By providing end-to-end visibility across the continuum, WellSky and CarePort can improve outcomes, lower costs, and increase patient satisfaction. WellSky, a global health, and community care …

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Humana, Fresenius Medical Care Expand Partnership to Improve Care Coordination for Medicare Advantage Members

What You Should Know: – Humana Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) today announced an agreement to broaden their collaboration toward improving the health of eligible Humana Medicare Advantage members – The agreement between Humana and Fresenius Medical Care North America goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021. Humana Inc. and leading renal care …

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Curation Health Raises Series A Funding for Clinical Decision Support Platform

What You Should Know: – Curation Health raises an undisclosed Series A round of funding to accelerate the adoption of its advanced clinical decision support platform. – Curation Health provides an advanced clinical decision support platform for providers and health plans that aids in managing risk contracts and improving quality performance. Curation Health, an Annapolis, …

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The Coronavirus Crisis’ Silent Death Toll: Chronically Ill Patients

Dr. Kayur Patel, Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD The impact of the coronavirus crisis is shining a bright light on many of the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system.  So much more than a lack of primary care physicians and hospital beds, the all-hands-on-deck approach to combating the spread of COVID-19 has forced patients …

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VA Announces First Go-Live of the VA Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

What You Should Know: – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its first go-live of the VA Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program – launching the new Centralized Scheduling Solution (CSS) at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System in Columbus, OH to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. – …

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Vocera Acquires Secure Communications Platform EASE Applications

What You Should Know: – Today Vocera Communications acquires EASE Applications, a provider of a secure communication platform and mobile application that delivers updates, messages to patients’ loved ones, during surgeries and at other times. – The Orlando-based EASE offers a cloud-based service that is built to improve the patient experience by enabling friends and family …

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Cerner Technology to Support COVID-19 Testing for HBCUs Nationwide

What You Should Know: – Cerner announces a commitment to help expand COVID-19 testing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the U.S through a partnership with Testing for America. – As part of the partnership, Cerner will serve as the national technology partner for a return to school effort led by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund …

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Lumeon Lands $30M to Expand Care Pathway Management Platform

What You Should Know: – Lumeon, the leader in care pathway orchestration announced it has raised $30M in Series D funding to extend the reach of its Care Pathway Management (CPM) platform. – The platform empowers providers to improve care quality, deliver better outcomes, reduce costs, and ultimately develop and scale new models of care delivery …

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Blue Shield of CA Taps Cricket Health to Offer AI-Driven, Personalized Kidney Care Plans for Members At No Cost

What You Should Know: – Blue Shield of CA and kidney care provider Cricket Health announced a partnership to offer a personalized, virtual, multidisciplinary care available for members with kidney disease or kidney failure at no extra cost – By offering remote care, via phone or virtually online, Cricket Health’s approach to kidney care is …

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How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

Jay Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientPing As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, providers across the continuum face new challenges delivering care and ensuring safety for their patients and themselves.  During this period, sharing real-time information about patients’ care encounters across provider types and care settings matter more than ever. In particular, hospitals sharing admission, …

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Cohere Health Launches with $10M to Increase Transparency Across Care Journey

What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT start-up Cohere Health announced the official launch of its company with a $10 million Series A funding round led by Flare Capital Partners. – The company’s patient journey-focused platform improves the notoriously difficult prior authorization process and replaces an existing patchwork of legacy, siloed processes, and antiquated …

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GYANT Raises $13.6M for AI-Enabled Digital Front Door Solution to Drive Patient-Doctor Engagements

What You Should Know: – GYANT raises $13.6M in Series A funding for AI-enabled digital front door solutions to drive meaningful patient-doctor engagement. – The investment will enable GYANT to scale up its product development to meet rapidly increasing market demand and support its exponential customer growth. – Current customers include Intermountain Healthcare, OSF Healthcare, …

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Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems Merge to Form Arkos Health to Power Virtual Care for Seniors

Curavi Health, CarePointe, U.S. Health Systems announced a merger agreement to form Arkos Health. Arkos Health will provide virtual care solutions and health insights to vulnerable populations across the United States. These three entities will become wholly-owned subsidiaries of Arkos Health, and the executive leadership teams will be merged. UPMC will continue to own a …

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