UpHealth Hits the NYSE: CEO & President on SPAC Merger Completion, Virtual Care Competition & More
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Another virtual care company hits the New York Stock Exchange as UpHealth ($UPH) emerges from the combined merger of UpHealth Holdings and Cloudbreak Health with the GigCapital2 SPAC. We’ve got UpHealth’s CEO Ramesh Balakrishnan and President Jamey Edwards here on “Listing Day” to catch us up on the strategic developments and integrations that have occurred since UpHealth’s SPAC IPO was first announced at the end of 2020. You might remember this deal as the one that brought together six different companies across four of the fastest growing areas of digital...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health SPAC IPO UpHealth Source Type: blogs

Carbon Health Acquires Steady Health
Carbon Health, a leading technology-enabled healthcare provider, today announced the acquisition of Steady Health, a fully integrated diabetes platform that uses data from continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices to provide personalized medical care from top endocrinologists. The company also announced the appointment of two healthcare industry veterans, Myoung Cha and Nita Sommers. The Steady Health […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Carbon Health CGM Continuous Glucose Monitoring Eren Bali Henrik Berggren LumiHealth Myoung Cha Nita Sommers Primary Care Primary Care Innovation Steady Health Source Type: blogs

Datavant and Ciox Health Announce Merger, Creating the Largest Neutral and Secure Health Data Ecosystem
Datavant, the leader in helping healthcare organizations securely connect their data, and Ciox Health, the leader in clinical data exchange, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at $7.0 billion. The combined entity, to be named Datavant, will be the nation’s largest health data […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Ciox CIOX Health Datavant Goldman Sachs Asset Management Health IT Acquisitions Jo Natauri Matt Holt Matthew Gline New Mountain Capital Pete McCabe R. Martin Chavez Roivant Sci Source Type: blogs

CentralReach Acquires Behaviorsoft, a Fast-Growing End-To-End EMR Platform Catering to the Needs of Small Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy Providers
CentralReach, the leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) software and services for ABA and related behavioral health providers, today announced the acquisition of Behaviorsoft, a software company specialized in end-to-end, practice management and clinical management solutions for startup and small applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy practices. The acquisition further bolsters CentralReach’s position as the market […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Behavioral Health EHR Behaviorsoft CentralReach Change Healthcare Chris Sullens EHR Acquisition EHR Consolidation Health IT Acquisition Mental Health EHR Source Type: blogs

Is Cerner an Acquisition Target for Microsoft and Google?
Thanks for my friend Shereese Maynard for pointing out this article that suggests Cerner might be an acquisition target soon.  The article makes the salacious statement that “Cerner is a wounded gazelle, and the lions are hungry.” For those keeping track at home, we’ve been through this before when Jim Cramer suggested that Apple Should […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Cerner Cerner CEO Dana Blankenhorn EHR Acquisition Epic Google Google Cloud Google Health Google Healthcare Meditech Microsoft Microsoft Healthcare Nasdaq:CERN Nu Source Type: blogs

One Medical Announces Agreement to Acquire Iora Health
1Life Healthcare, Inc. (One Medical) (Nasdaq: ONEM), a leading human-centered and technology-powered primary care organization, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iora Health, a human-centric, value-based primary care group with built-for-purpose technology focused on serving Medicare populations, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.1 billion. “We are delighted to […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory Healthcare IT Amir Dan Rubin Bjorn Thaler Chris McKown Health IT Acquisitions Iora Health Nasdaq: ONEM One Medical Primary Care Primary Care Consolidation Rushika Fernandopulle Source Type: blogs

CareCloud Acquires MedMatica and Santa Rosa Consulting
CareCloud, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTBC) (Nasdaq: MTBCP), a leader in cloud-based healthcare technology and revenue cycle solutions, today announced its continued expansion into the hospital and health system market, through its acquisition of industry leading businesses that provide IT consulting, strategic advisory services and workforce augmentation solutions to hospitals in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. The […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT A. Hadi Chaudhry CareCloud EHR Vendors Health IT Consulting Health IT Mergers Jerry Howell MedMatica Nasdaq: MTBC Nasdaq: MTBCP Santa Rosa Consulting Stephen Snyder Source Type: blogs

3-D printing of heart : Moving from the labs to bed side
3D printing technology is growing at a rapid pace. Both cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are expected to benefit a lot.It helps us in understanding deformed anatomy in complex congenital heart disease as well as planning for synthetic cardiac implants.  Currently, the technology is limited only by the chemical material used to print the heart and its components. The American chemical society is working at it to create more realistic heart models. Once we master this,  biological printing with synthetic tissue equivalents is the ultimate aim.  Major Indications Planning cardiac reconstructive s...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - June 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: Uncategorized 3D printing in cardiology 3d prototyping evolute r core valve future of cardiology sapien valve edwards tavr mavr Source Type: blogs

Iodine Software Acquires Physician Engagement Platform Artifact Health
Iodine Software, a leading healthcare AI company, today announced it has acquired physician engagement platform company Artifact Health. The acquisition brings together two industry leaders and expands Iodine’s clinical predictions and insights platform beyond clinical documentation improvement (CDI) teams to directly engage physicians through Artifact’s HIPAA-compliant mobile platform. Iodine experienced rapid growth over the last decade […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Artifact Health CDI Clinical Documentation Improvement Health IT Mergers Iodine Software Marisa MacClary William Chan Source Type: blogs

Teladoc Health ’s Mental Health Move: Unite Best of Livongo, Virtual Care in myStrength Complete
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH The Teladoc Health-Livongo merger continues to expand Teladoc Health’s virtual care capabilities — this time in mental health. Dr. Julia Hoffman, Head of Mental Health Strategy for Teladoc Health, gives us the inside story on the launch of myStrength Complete, the souped-up, next-gen version of the digital mental health app that Livongo acquired in 2019 and integrated into its “AI-plus-AI whole person health” platform. So, what’s new now that all this is part of Teladoc? Think full-service mental health care, akin to what you might find in a digital mental hea...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health digital mental health Livongo MyStrength Teladoc Source Type: blogs

#Healthin2Point00, Episode 210 | Babylon acquires Meritage IPA, Ro acquires Modern Fertility & more
This week on Health in 2 Point 00, we’ve got big money, acquisitions, CVS Health starting its own decentralized clinical trials business, AND we’ve got Morgan Health. On Episode 210, Jess asks me about Babylon buying Meritage IPA, looking to add their digital front end to this doctors’ network, and Ro acquiring Modern Fertility for $225 million. Next, telehealth company Wheel gets $50 million in a Series B and digital pathology startup PathAI gets $165 million. Finally, SymphonyRM gets $25 million in a Series B. —Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Babylon Meritage IPA Modern Fertility PathAI SymphonyRM Wheel Source Type: blogs

Testimony: Excessive Government Reduces Competition in Health Care Markets
Michael F. CannonThis week I  testified before the Senate on hospital consolidation.As my co ‐​panelist and Carnegie‐​Mellon health economist Martin Gaynortestified, “the majority of hospital markets are highly concentrated, and many areas of the country are dominated by one or two large hospital systems with no close competitors.” According to one study, “90 percent of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) were highly concentrated for hospitals.” And “ the largest health system has over 50 percent of the market in 62 percent of areas in the country (commuting zones).”Excess...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Michael F. Cannon Source Type: blogs

Tegria Acquires Colburn Hill Group to Ease Revenue Cycle Management Challenges for Healthcare Providers
Tegria today announced the acquisition of Colburn Hill Group, one of the healthcare industry’s leading developers of analytically-driven robotic process automation (RPA) technologies for revenue cycle management (RCM). A centerpiece of the deal is Colburn Hill’s proprietary Ops Center RCM platform, which has earned praise from customers and industry analysts for its superior ease of use, reliability, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Revenue Cycle Management Colburn Hill Group Health IT Acquisition Healthcare RPA Jeff Means Lincoln Popp RCM Robotic Process Automation Tegria Source Type: blogs

Kinderhook Sells Synzi to AMN Healthcare
Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”) today announced a definitive agreement to sell Telehealth 2017 Holdings, LLC, (“Synzi” or the “Company”) to AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AMN) for a purchase price of $42.5 million.  The acquisition signed and closed on April 7th, 2021. Synzi, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a technology company that drives better […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AMN Healthcare Services Chris Michalik Kinderhook Lee Horner NYSE: AMN Remote Interpreters RPM Synzi Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Teladoc Health, having acquired Livongo and myStrength, launches integrated mental health service for the workplace
Teladoc builds out mental healthcare services with myStrength Complete (MobiHealthNews): Virtual care giant Teladoc is building out its behavioral health services through its latest program, myStrength Complete. The new offering is designed to give users a single integrated mental healthcare experience. It combines the app-based models of care from myStrength with Teladoc’s on-demand therapists and psychiatrists … The myStrength platform uses evidence-based clinical models such as cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness to help treat behavioral health conditions such as depression, an...
Source: SharpBrains - May 19, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Technology & Innovation anxiety cognitive-behavioral-therapy depression digital mental health employers health plans insomnia Livongo mental health service mindfulness myStrength Complete Positive-Psychology Source Type: blogs

Clearlake Capital-Backed symplr To Acquire HealthcareSource From Francisco Partners
symplr®, a global leader in enterprise healthcare operations including governance, risk management, and compliance (“GRC”) SaaS solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and SkyKnight Capital (together with its affiliates, “SkyKnight”), announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HealthcareSource HR Inc. (“HealthcareSource” or the “Company”) from […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Behdad Eghbali BJ Schaknowski Clearlake Capital Ezra Perlman Francisco Partners Health IT Acquisition Health IT Merger Healthcare Private Equity HealthcareSource Michael Grossi Prashant Mehrotra Sk Source Type: blogs

Kinderhook Sells Synzi to AMN Healthcare
Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”) today announced a definitive agreement to sell Telehealth 2017 Holdings, LLC, (“Synzi” or the “Company”) to AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AMN) for a purchase price of $42.5 million.  The acquisition signed and closed on April 7th, 2021. Synzi, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a technology company that drives better […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring AMN Healthcare Services Chris Michalik Kinderhook Lee Horner NYSE: AMN Remote Interpreters RPM Synzi Telehealth Source Type: blogs

What We Learnt After Looking Back At The Digital Health Tech We Reviewed
Throughout the years, we’ve reviewed several exciting digital health devices at The Medical Futurist. Some like Nima’s handheld food sensors sound as if they have come straight out of a Star Trek episode; and others like the CliniCloud ingeniously address real physician needs. However, while many of the devices impressed us during our tests and indicated a promising solution for patients and doctors to adopt going forward, not all of them fared so well in subsequent years. For this reason, we decided to look back at those exciting digital health devices that we tested in the past but didn’t deliver on ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Pranavsingh Dhunnoo Tags: Lifestyle medicine E-Patients Health Sensors & Trackers Healthcare Design Security & Privacy Telemedicine & Smartphones fda pebble GymWatch health technology fitness trackers Nima food sensor CliniCloud Andrew Lin Lumo text Source Type: blogs

Cedar Announces Agreement to Acquire OODA Health to Revolutionize the Consumer Financial Experience in Healthcare
Cedar, an innovative healthcare financial technology platform, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OODA Health, a healthcare technology company focused on improving the healthcare administrative experience with payers and providers, for $425 million. By bringing together providers and payers onto one healthcare financial technology platform, Cedar will be the only complete […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Anshul Amar Arel Lidow Cedar Florian Otto Health IT Acquisitions OODA Health Seth Cohen Source Type: blogs

A Timex Healthcare System
By KIM BELLARD Those of us of a certain age remember the Timex slogan that bragged about its watches’ durability: “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.”  A recent article about our military, of all things, made me wish we had a healthcare system that prized that kind of durability.  I can never resist analogies between the U.S. healthcare system and the U.S. military system.  They’re both huge, they’re both wildly expensive, they both rely on a combination of high tech and front-line people, and they both protect us from threats.  In some ways, both are the best i...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Policy Public Health health innovation Kim Bellard Source Type: blogs

Clearlake Capital-Backed Provation Acquires iProcedures
Provation, the premier software and SaaS provider of procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”), today announced its acquisition of iProcedures, LLC, a top-rated provider of cloud-based anesthesia documentation and perioperative data management software solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For more […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - May 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Anesthesia Clearlake Capital Daniel Hamburger iPro Anetsthesia iProcedures Paul Huber ProVation Raj Popuri Sean Courtney Source Type: blogs

Vocera to Acquire PatientSafe Solutions
Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced it is acquiring PatientSafe Solutions based in San Diego, CA. PatientSafe Solutions consolidates secure messages, voice calls, alerts, and nurse call notifications with data from the electronic medical record (EMR) to enable care teams to quickly manage mission-critical workflows in one mobile smartphone app. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Brent Lang Cain Brothers Health IT Acquisition Nurse Call Notifications NYSE:VCRA PatientSafe Solutions PatientTouch Si Luo Vocera Badge Source Type: blogs

Inside Cano Health ’ s SPAC IPO & Tailoring Medicare Advantage Primary Care for the Latino Market
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Healthcare SPAC-trackers interested in placing bets on value-based primary care for the lucrative Medicare Advantage market will love hearing Cano Health’s CEO Marlow Hernandez dive into the details behind his company’s $4.4B valuation and 7,000% three-year growth rate. Cano Health’s clinics provide “primary care plus” for 100,000 seniors, targeting the particular needs of underserved Latino senior markets in Florida, Texas, Nevada, and Puerto Rico. With $1.4B in revenue, Cano’s business looks similar to publicly-traded Oak Street Health – which bo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Cano Health SPAC IPO Source Type: blogs

Modernizing Medicine Acquires NEMO Health and Their Podiatric EHR TRAKnet
Modernizing Medicine today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Modernizing Medicine Podiatry Systems, has acquired TRAKnet and other assets from podiatric electronic health records (EHR) vendor NEMO Health. Following the acquisition of the SammyEHR Podiatry platform last year, the addition of TRAKnet’s specialty-specific technology and expertise further solidifies Modernizing Medicine’s position as a market leader in podiatry. Modernizing […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Dan Cane Dr. Ali Safiedine Dr. John Guiliana EHR Acquisitions EHR Consolidation Health IT Acquisitions Modernizing Medicine NEMO Health Podiatric EHR Podiatry EHR SammyEHR TR Source Type: blogs

Microsoft Acquisition Of Nuance Gives It A Lead In Growing Automated Dictation Market
In a move that could have significant implications for the future of medical records, Microsoft has agreed to acquire Nuance Communications. Microsoft, which paid a cool $19.7 billion for Nuance, has cemented a place as a leader in the growing market for AI-driven, hands-free automated clinical documentation. The deal, which was announced in mid-April, gives […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Amazon Ambient Clinical Intelligence Ambient Clinical Voice Dragon Medical One Microsoft Microsoft Teams Source Type: blogs

Crossover Health ’s CEO on Next Move: Private? Public? With a Payer??
By JESSICA DaMASSA What’s the move for Crossover Health? Looking past the virtual-first primary care co’s $168M Series D, CEO Scott Shreeve gets grilled on the long-game. Is their future private? Or public? As “THE” primary care clinic for Amazon employees, rumors have swirled about a potential acquisition for the better part of a year. But now, with the launch of Amazon Care, does Crossover stand a better chance of being acquired – or being axed? Scott’s explanation of a model that uses small, in-person facilities as “confirmatory centers” to compliment virtual care does ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Crossover Health Source Type: blogs

Olive Enters the Operating Room with Empiric Health Acquisition
Today, Olive (she/her), the company delivering innovation to healthcare through artificial intelligence (AI), introduced new capabilities for supply chain and clinical analysis for surgeries propelled by the acquisition of Empiric Health, an AI-powered clinical analytics and services company. Giving Olive access to operating room data furthers her impact and takes another step toward connecting healthcare’s disparate systems. […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT Empiric Health Health IT Acquisition Healthcare AI Olive Rick Adam SCL Health Sean Lane Simon Payne Source Type: blogs

Noting the Work of Jim Mellon to Advance the Longevity Industry and Related Research
In the past few years Jim Mellon, high net worth investor and philanthropist, has put in a great deal of time and effort to help push forward the development of a biotech industry focused on intervention in human aging. He has donated to non-profits in the aging research space, set up aging-focused conference series, founded and raised funding for a sizable biotech company in the space, invested in other biotech startups personally, and in general has been very personable and helpful to his fellow travelers and advocates. Would that there were more people with the resources and will to dive into advancing the state of the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 14, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Microsoft Accelerates Industry Cloud Strategy for Healthcare with the Acquisition of Nuance
Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, inclusive of Nuance’s net […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: AI/Machine Learning Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Amy Hood Evercore® Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC Health IT Acquisitions Mark Benjamin Microsoft Microsoft Healthcare Nasdaq “MSFT” NASDAQ: NUAN Nuan Source Type: blogs

emids Acquires Quovantis Technologies in Latest Expansion of Human-Centered, Design-Led Product Development and Software Engineering Capabilities
emids, a leader in digital engineering and transformation solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industry, today announced the acquisition of Quovantis Technologies, an award-winning user experience design and software development company that enables health technology and product companies to deliver compelling digital experiences for web, mobile and wearables. The terms of the deal were not […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT emids Healthcare Design Healthcare Development Kumar Kolin macadamian Quovantis Technologies Tarun Kohli Source Type: blogs

Jean Drouin, Clarify Health, on the new data stack.
By MATTHEW HOLT Clarify Health has linked (but anonymized) data on about 300m Americans, including their claims, lab, (some) EMR data and their SDOH data. They then use it to help providers, plans and pharma figure out what is going on with their patients, and how their doctors et al are behaving. CEO Jean Drouin, a French-Canadian who incidentally at one point ran strategy for the NHS in London, explained to me what Clarify does, how it’s going to help improve health care, where these data products are going next–and why they needed to raise $116m in March to build it out. Jean thinks about creating a singl...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Data Health Tech Clarify Health Health Data Jean Drouin Matthew Holt Source Type: blogs

Bank of America Acquires Axia Technologies, Inc.
Bank of America today announced that it has acquired Axia Technologies, Inc. (“AxiaMed”), an industry-leading health care payment and technology company focused on facilitating secure patient payments. The acquisition will deepen and expand Bank of America’s payment offerings for healthcare clients and will further accelerate the bank’s ability to serve this key vertical. It is […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Revenue Cycle Management Axia Axia Technologies AxiaMed Bank of America Health IT Acquisitions Mark Monaco Randal Clark Source Type: blogs

Chronic Infection Contributes to Age-Related Hematopoietic Stem Cell Dysfunction
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), resident in the bone marrow, are at the base of a complicated tree of descendant progenitor cells that collectively produce immune cells and red blood cells. With age, the HSC population becomes damaged and dysfunctional. The number of competent stem cells diminishes, while mutational damage followed by clonal expansion causes issues such as myeloid skew in the hematopoietic populations, in which too many myeloid cells are produced at the expense of needed lymphoid cells. This all contributes to an age-related decline in immune system function. Given the importance of the immune system to h...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 2, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Net Health Acquires Casamba
Net Health, a leading provider of cloud-based software for specialty medical providers, today announced that it has acquired Casamba LLC, a provider of electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for physical, speech and occupational therapy providers and home health and hospice agencies. The acquisition strengthens Net Health’s ability to support post-acute care providers as they navigate […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT LTPAC Billie Nutter Casamba Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Analytics Hospice IT Josh Pickus Net Health Ronnie Amrany SNF SNF EHR SNF EMR Source Type: blogs

The Medicaid Plan of the Future: Sean Lane on Building Circulo on Top of Olive ’s AI Platform
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH What’s better than being the CEO of one blazing-hot disruptive health tech company that’s raised $450M to build “the internet of healthcare”? How about becoming the CEO of a second company – a new managed Medicaid health plan company – that’s to be built on top of your first company’s machine learning platform, which is chock-full of hospital data and learning how to automate healthcare admin expertise? So is the fate of Sean Lane, CEO of Olive and now, also CEO of Circulo. What does a built-from-scratch, tech-first Medicaid plan look like...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Circulo Olive Sean Lane Source Type: blogs

Optimum Healthcare IT Acquires Trustpoint Solutions
Optimum Healthcare IT, a Best in KLAS healthcare IT staffing and consulting services company, announced today that they have acquired Trustpoint Solutions. Founded in 2010, Suwanee, GA-based Trustpoint Solutions is a full-service firm that provides Healthcare IT organizations a full range of strategic technology planning and implementation solutions to help leaders realize their IT investments’ […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 31, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Brian Symonds Health IT Acquisition Health IT Consulting Jason Jarrett Optimum Healthcare IT Patrick McBrayer Trustpoint Solutions Source Type: blogs

SOC Telemed Completes Acquisition of Access Physicians To Form Largest Acute Care Telemedicine Company in the US
SOC Telemed, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLMD), the leading national provider of acute care telemedicine solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Access Physicians, an experienced multi-specialty acute telemedicine provider, via a cash and stock purchase transaction valued at approximately $194 million, with additional potential consideration based on performance. By bringing two market leaders together, this […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Access Physicians Acute Care Telemed Chris Gallagher Eduardo Vadia Health IT Acquisition John Kalix Nasdaq: TLMD SOC Telemed Telehealth Acquisition Telehealth Cons Source Type: blogs

A Role for Cellular Senescence in Brain Aging, and for Senolytics in the Reversal of Brain Aging
Senescent cells accumulate throughout the body with age, the result of an increased pace of creation and slowed pace of clearance. Senescent cells secrete a mix of inflammatory signals that disrupt tissue maintenance and function, and this contributes to the progression of degenerative aging. Clearing senescent cells with senolytic therapies has been shown to produce rejuvenation in mice, robust reversal of many different age-related conditions. That includes demonstrations of efficacy in animal models of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Senescent cells are not the whole of ...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 29, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

#Healthin2Point00, Episode 194 | Ro, Appriss, Everlywell & Ginger
We’re swimming in a pool of money, health tech! Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have over $1 billion and 3 acquisitions in this episode alone. First up is Ro, which just raised $500 million – they’re building quite the big healthcare company; their valuation is roughly double what Hims is trading and their revenue is a little bit more. Next, Appriss Health acquires PatientPing for $500 million and Everlywell acquires both PWNHealth and Home Access Health Corporation. Finally, our friends over at Ginger close another $100 million round. Be sure to tune into Jess’s interview with the CEO Russ Glass ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Appriss Health EverlyWell Ginger Home Access Health PatientPing PWNHealth Source Type: blogs

Clearlake Capital and Insight Partners-backed Appriss Health Acquires PatientPing to Deliver Comprehensive Care Coordination Solutions
Appriss Health, a leader in cloud-based care coordination software and analytics solutions focused on behavioral health and substance use disorders, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and Insight Partners, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PatientPing, a leader in care coordination data and software […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Appriss Health Clearlake Clearlake Capital Group Health IT Acquisition Healthcare Private Equity Insight Partners Jay Desai Krishnan Sastry PatientPing Rob Cohen Source Type: blogs

SPACs for Longevity Companies: Helpful or Not?
The present popularity of SPACs, special purpose acquisition companies, might be cynically thought of as being a sign that quantitative easing is catching up with us - there is too much money sloshing around in the system, all of it chasing too few opportunities for significant returns. A SPAC is a publicly traded shell company that accepts investment prior to any specific idea as to what exactly the funds will be used for, sets a few famous people as figureheads to drum up interest, and then buys established companies or sizable stakes in established companies. It is something of the reverse of the more traditional route ...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 19, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

#Healthin2Point00, Episode 192 | Happify, 100Plus, Health Recovery Solutions — & Glen Tullman is back
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we’re back with more deals as promised for our post St-Patty’s episode. On Episode 192, Jess and I have lots to chat about because Glen Tullman is back—he becomes the CEO of Transcarent, a new company which is going direct to employers and doing navigation and telehealth and centers of excellence. Despite the crowded space (especially after this week’s Doctor on Demand and Grand Rounds merger), Glen says there is huge demand from employers. Catch our interview with him on WTF Health. Next, Happify Health gets $75 million, bringing their total up to $123 million. I had ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health in 2 Point 00 Health Tech Health Technology Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt 100plus Glen Tullman Happify Health Recovery Solutions remote patient monitoring transcarent Source Type: blogs

Glen Tullman ’ s Return to Digital Health: In-Depth Chat on New CEO Role at Transcarent
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH As if one consumer digital health company with an $18.5B exit wasn’t enough, Livongo founder Glen Tullman has decided to give the transformation of healthcare another go – this time as Executive Chairman & CEO of Transcarent. Matthew Holt and I sit down with Glen to hear about the “new kind of experience” that Transcarent is offering self-insured employers and their employees: one focused on providing unbiased information, guidance for accessing high-value healthcare, and an at-risk model that promises to share back the financial benefits associated with better ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt WTF Health Glen Tullman transcarent Source Type: blogs

Tegria Acquires Cumberland To Provide New and Enhanced Offerings for Healthcare Providers and Payers
Tegria today announced the acquisition of Cumberland, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm for payers and providers. The move accelerates the growth of Tegria, launched by Providence in October 2020 to provide next-generation technologies and services to the healthcare sector. As a result of this transaction, Tegria increases its consulting capabilities for payer organizations […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Anders Brown Brian Cahill Cascadia Capital Clearsight Advisors Cumberland EMR Consulting Healthcare Consulting Tegria Source Type: blogs

Grand Rounds and Doctor On Demand to Merge, Creating First of its Kind Patient-Centric Integrated Virtual Healthcare Company
Grand Rounds, a leader in healthcare quality and navigation, and Doctor On Demand, the nation’s leading virtual care provider, announced today their merger agreement. The new integrated virtual care company will be the first of its kind. These two premier platforms will offer a patient and provider experience unmatched elsewhere, providing a full suite of digital […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Doctor on Demand Grand Rounds Hill Ferguson Owen Tripp Telehealth Funding Telehealth Mergers Source Type: blogs

Omega Healthcare Acquires himagine Solutions
Omega Healthcare, a leading provider of outsourced revenue cycle management and other healthcare support services, today announced the acquisition of himagine Solutions, a St. Louis, MO-based provider of medical coding and registry services. The transaction expands the service capabilities and geographical footprint of both companies, enhancing the ability to service clients globally. Through this acquisition […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Revenue Cycle Management Anurag Mehta CDI chart abstraction Coding Audits Gopi Natarajan himagine solutions Michael DiMarco Omega Healthcare RCM Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Speech Neuroscience - Univ. of South Carolina + UC Irvine
  Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders  Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Speech Neuroscience  The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina is inviting applicants for an NIH-funded post-doctoral fellow position in the Speech Neuroscience Lab. Our research is focused on studying the sensorimotor mechanisms of speech and their impairments in neurogenic populations with post-stroke aphasia. Excellent facilities for EEG, fMRI, tDCS, and behavioral testing are available. The fellow will have an exciting opportunity to pursue collaborative an...
Source: Talking Brains - March 11, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Acquisition and Inheritance of Agricultural Land in Bulgaria - From Fragmentation Towards Consolidation
Minko Georgiev (Agricultural University), Dafinka Grozdanova (Agricultural University), Acquisition and Inheritance of Agricultural Land in Bulgaria - From Fragmentation Towards Consolidation, 15(29) J. Agr. Envt ’l 66 (2020): The theory of agricultural land mobility tries to answer the question whether or... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - March 9, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Harris Acquires Bizmatics Inc (PrognoCIS)
Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, acquires US-based healthcare provider Bizmatics Inc. The Bizmatics suite of software, PrognoCIS, encompasses electronic health records (EHR), practice management and revenue cycle management (RCM) software and services. Bizmatics CEO, Vinay Deshpande, says: “The acquisition by Harris will help PrognoCIS to grow rapidly. Harris provides a permanent […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Bizmatics EHR Acquisition Harris Harris Healthcare Health IT Acquisition Jerry Canada PrognoCIS TSX: CSU Source Type: blogs

LLR Partners Completes Investment in Cloud-based Health IT Innovator Azalea Health
LLR Partners today announced an investment in Azalea Health, a rapidly growing provider of cloud-based electronic health record and patient engagement solutions for inpatient and outpatient community health organizations. The capital will support CEO Baha Zeidan and the Azalea management team as they invest in further product innovation, pursue continued organic growth and explore acquisition opportunities. “LLR […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Azalea Health Baha Zeidan EHR Investment Health IT Investment LLR Partners Sasank Aleti Scott Perricelli Source Type: blogs