Headed to the game? Here's a look at the Covid protocols for Giants, Warriors, A's fans
The Giants, whose home opener is Friday afternoon, will require a negative Covid test from fans within 72 hours of game time. Meanwhile, the Warriors, who will open to fans for the final nine regular-season home games of this season, will send ticket buyers an at-home test. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Giants' home opener a reminder it's baseball season — and still a pandemic
Baseball, hot dogs and Cracker Jack — and reminders that the Covid-19 pandemic continues. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Women of Influence 2021: Kathy McAleer, Zoom+Care
Kathy McAleer is chief operating officer with Zoom+Care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Szott Source Type: news

Demand for Covid vaccine among seniors lags in rural Oregon counties
Public health officials are strategizing ways to boost demand and make it as easy to get vaccinated as it is to buy a lottery ticket. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Opinion: Behavioral health professionals are key to addressing crisis
The response to mental health crises should be with trained caregivers and not law enforcement officers, Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke and Kim Rettig write. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kailey Fiedler-Gohlke and Kim Rettig Source Type: news

Giants' home opener a reminder it's baseball season — and still a pandemic
Baseball, hot dogs and Cracker Jack — and reminders that the Covid-19 pandemic continues. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Six companies picked to take part in Ohio's Medicaid overhaul
The Ohio Department of Medicaid announced procurement awards Friday for the six managed care organizations (MCOs) that will implement the vision for its next-generation $20 billion program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Meet the S.F. startup building plastic-based robotic aids meant to enhance human performance
Robots were typically made from metal and electromechanical systems. San Francisco's Roam is charting a new path using plastic and air. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

It ’s safe to stay at the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette
How a valued resource remained that way during the most trying of times. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Alanna Madden Source Type: news

Microsoft to open public vaccination clinic on its Redmond campus
Microsoft said it ’s fronting the costs for the vaccination site, and those getting shots won’t have to pay. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tony Lystra Source Type: news

Landlords court a new breed of retail medical clinic
Health care is looking more attractive amid a retail overhaul (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Change of venue: How Covid is shifting care from the clinic to the home
Most experts agree the industry is transitioning toward a virtual care model, going from medical clinics and hospitals straight into people ’s living rooms, bedrooms and possibly even their toilets. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

The current state of mental health benefits
Employers are asking benefit consultants for the best plans to provide their employees with mental health coverage (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ahalya Srikant Source Type: news

Private equity firm acquires franchisor of in-home senior care Home Helpers
One of the nation ’s largest franchisors of in-home senior care is now under new ownership. H.H. Franchising Systems Inc., which operates Home Helpers Home Care, has been acquired by RiverGlade Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in health care companies, officials said Thursday. Terms were not disclosed, but Emma Dickison, Home Helpers Home Care CEO and president, told me the sales process included both strategic buyers and private equity investors, and the company had… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes: Celebrating those who rise to the challenges
Meet the honorees who rose to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and civil unrest during the last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Shea Van Hoy Source Type: news

CEOs of Louisville's three large hospital systems talk the future of health care
Louisville Business First assembled the city's three most prominent hospital system CEOs for a discussion on the state of health care in the city. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

BizTalk with Bill Roy Podcast Episode 202: Sedgwick County Manager Tom Stolz
Sedgwick County Manager Tom Stolz watches pandemic data every day.   He's pleased that our local infection and hospitalization rates are dropping. But he's concerned that trend may change because Sedgwick County isn't even close to its goal of vaccinating 80% of the population. Stolz says every demographic has been slow to vaccinate. Even health-care workers. “ I think we're in a really precarious time,” Stolz says.  Stolz is my guest for Episode 202 of the podcast.  While the county has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Bill Roy Source Type: news

Form D Friday: 65 investors bet on Beverly cannabis startup
Form D Friday is a Boston Business Journal feature highlighting regulatory filings from Boston-area companies raising capital for new projects or expanding their businesses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lucia Maffei Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati company with national franchise footprint acquired
A Blue Ash-based company and one of the nation ’s largest franchisors of in-home senior care has been acquired, and officials said the new partnership will help accelerate its growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

List analysis: Wichita's specialty hospitals feel impacts of 2020's pause on elective surgeries, procedures
Patients needing urgent procedures and treatment could only wait so long to get the care they needed during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Shelby Kellerman Source Type: news

Oscar Health teams with Cigna on health insurance for California's small businesses
Health insurers Oscar Health Inc. and Cigna Corp. have partnered on providing affordable health insurance for small businesses. The Cigna + Oscar plan will be available in California's Bay Area, Central Coast, Greater Sacramento, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, North Bay and San Diego regions. Cigna (NYSE: CI) and New York-based Oscar Health (NYSE: OSCR) said California small businesses with between one and 100 employees will have access to unique services driven by the combination… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Medical records startup raises $17M to grow partnerships with insurers and double workforce
The tech-savvy startup uses machine learning and statistical modeling to transform how doctors use electronic medical records. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Dallas announces at-home vaccination program starting April 13
The city is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas to reach residents lacking transportation or access to vaccine hubs and pharmacies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Wiley (WFAA) Source Type: news

Tower Health being eyed by more than 10 potential bidders, interim CEO says
A deal for St. Christopher's Hospital for Children must be done separately due to its joint ownership with Drexel. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Biosimilars outlook and why they could be a boon to a strained U.S. health care system
The history of generic drugs can be traced to the 1920s when the manufacturer of aspirin went to court to keep generic versions off store and pharmacy shelves. The company lost when the court learned “aspirin” had become the generic name for the product. This case and decades of legislative accomplishments since have paved the way for a thriving generics drug industry, which now accounts for 90% of prescriptions filled in the U.S. Generics have made more medicines accessible to more patients ,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Laura Newpoff Source Type: news

IMAC Holdings to open new concept inside Murfreesboro Walmart
Last month, IMAC Holdings announced it would launch a series of chiropractic and spinal care clinics — called The Back Space — in partnership with a “Fortune 500 company." According to a new filing, that partner appears to be retail giant Walmart. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Sophia Consulting and Integrations moves into Hardware Park
A new tenant has taken space in Hardware Park near downtown Birmingham. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Oak Street Health planning Birmingham location
Oak Street Health is opening a location in the metro area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Wisconsin reaches Covid-19 vaccination milestone with over 3 million doses administered
As the state of Wisconsin opened up Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to all Wisconsinites age 16 and older this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported over 3 million doses of the three eligible Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Margaret Naczek Source Type: news

AI from Nationwide Children's spinoff bundled in Cardinal Health cancer treatment software
Columbus AI startup Deep Lens benefits from the distribution through Cardinal Health even though the practices won't pay to use its portion of the software bundle. "We ’re aiding getting drugs to market faster." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Wear your mask despite governor ’s order, Covid researchers advise
As Arizona cities and counties debate mask mandates, a leading health expert warned Wednesday that wearing masks in public is essential to prevent another wave of Covid-19 cases. “There is still a risk of transmission in our community,” said Dr. Joshua LaBaer, the executive director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute. “And especially now that we know that this U.K. variant is predominant or becoming predominant in Arizona – so there is without a doubt a benefit to mask -wearing in public for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Pirehpour Source Type: news

Business leaders worry recovery could backslide as Covid surges
A recent spike in cases could prompt health officials to clamp down on business occupancy, including at restaurants, which can now operate at 50% indoor capacity. The Bellevue Chamber says such a move would be "catastrophic" for businesses struggling to reopen. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tony Lystra Source Type: news

Global firm buys majority stake in fast-growing Therapy Brands
A global investment firm has acquired a majority stake in one of Birmingham's fastest-growing and most promising companies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Nominations open for Atlanta Business Chronicle's Health Care Heroes
Nominations are now open for Atlanta Business Chronicle's 24th annual Health Care Heroes. The awards program honors outstanding health care professionals in seven categories: Allied Health Professional, Nurse, Community Outreach, Rising Star, Health Care Innovator/Researcher, Physician/Physician Practice Group, and Lifetime Achievement. Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judg es from the Chronicle's editorial department. Winners and finalists in all categories will be featured in the May… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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UW spinout Icosavax raises $100M for vaccine development
Icosavax Inc., a life sciences spinout from the University of Washington, closed a $100 million Series B financing round, the biotech announced Wednesday. Icosavax, which was formed in 2018 after it emerged from the university’s Institute for Protein Design, makes vaccines using “self-assembling” virus-like particle technology developed at the institute, CEO Adam Simpson said. The company will use the money to support Icosavax’s clinical trials for its respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

HM Home & Community Services gets new name
There are no organizational changes around the renaming, which was effective Wednesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pittsburgh Works Together conducts Regional Reaction polls
The first in a series of polls found economic and health issues as top concerns for respondents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Julia Mericle Source Type: news

CEO, co-founder of Precision BioSciences to step down once successor named
Kane will transition into an advisory role once a successor is named. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

UPMC Health Plan, Partner4Work training program focuses on underserved communities
UPMC Health Plan, Partner4Work and Health IT Pittsburgh are partnering on a new program that will train people in underserved communities for jobs in UPMC Health Plan ’s customer service. The eight-week training program will bring three cohorts of five candidates each to virtual instruction and training for the jobs, which include call center, sales and database management skills. The candidates are being recruited through Medicaid via Partner4Work. The progra m is funded by Health IT Pittsburgh,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Startup eBlu Solutions closes $11.4M Series A funding round
This startup, which aims to streamline a fragmented health care process, has landed a huge investment to help it move forward. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Wolf sets timeline for at least first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the state hopes it will have provided at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to everyone in Pennsylvania who wants it by mid-May. Wolf, in a news conference during his first public appearance in the Pittsburgh region since before the pandemic, said that the estimate was based on projected supply as well as demand for the vaccine. "We're figuring that sometime toward the second week in May we should reach the point where ... (with) at least one dose that we have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Major revamp could make large Raleigh retirement community even bigger
A major redevelopment would allow up to 415 new residential units, including townhomes and apartments, at the retirement community east of Five Points. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Caleb Harshberger Source Type: news

UMMS appoints first-ever chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer
Roderick K. King has a long history of working to address inequities in health care through roles in both the public and private sectors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

SA lags far behind in federal health funding — how can it catch up?
Alamo City academic institutions and private companies have ground to make up in the race for NIH funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Women of Influence 2021: Hear from 6 of this year's winners in the third of our PBJ roundtables
We are celebrating this year's winners with a series of roundtable discussions, featuring Whitney Burnside, Jessica Gomez, Lorelei Juntunen (She/Her), Angela Medlin, Evie Smith-Hatmaker and Kara Fox-LaRose. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Suzanne Stevens Source Type: news

Women of Influence 2021: Wendy Watson, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Wendy Watson is chief operating officer with Kaiser Permanente Northwest. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Women of Influence 2021: Rachael Rapinoe, The Mendi Co.
Rachael Rapinoe is co-founder and CEO of The Mendi Co. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Pete Danko Source Type: news

WePrescribe rebrands as CloudWell Health, expands services
Hawaii telehealth company, WePrescribe, recently expanded its health care services to include wellness in addition to its telemedicine offerings, changing its name to CloudWell Health, as a result. Founders Drs. Neel Chauhan and Cedric Strong first started the venture in late 2019 to make telemedicine options available, accessible and affordable for Isle or visiting patients, with a focus on prescription refills. In March, the physician team rebranded to CloudWell Health to reflect their exp anded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Ahead of FDA meeting, S.F. biotech's stock dips on questions about data analysis
Ahead of a critical meeting with an FDA committee, FibroGen Inc. stock tumbled more than 30% after hours on a fresh look at data around the safety of the San Francisco company's drug to treat anemia in chronic kidney disease patients. FibroGen officials said they continue to be confident in the risk-benefit profile of its drug, called roxadustat. Investors were not as optimistic: FibroGen stock (NASDAQ: FGEN) fell from a Tuesday high of $35.63 per share to $34.64 — off 2.8% on the day — then… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Mount Sinai will rehire some laid-off workers, but challenges aren't over, CEO says
The hospital CEO is concerned about budget cuts at the state level. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news