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The DoD goes live on its Cerner-based MHS Genesis system at 100 locations in Texas, including Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center. BAMC is the Defense Department’s only Level 1 trauma center.

The system is 38% deployed across the Defense Department.

The MHS Genesis rollout is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.

Reader Comments

From Close, but far away: “Re: Veradigm. Don Dorfman, VP/GM of clinical workflow solutions, is leaving the Allscripts company after 10 years.” Verified per his LinkedIn, which says he’s leaving without saying where he’s going.

HIStalk Announcements and Requests


Welcome to new HIStalk Platinum Sponsor SyTrue. The Stateline, NV-based company, the leader in modernizing payer workflows to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, enables healthcare payers to make sense of fragmented, dirty data, driving greater transparency that increases productivity, reduces costs, and enhances revenue. Healthcare payers must analyze extensive amounts of unstructured data to identify insights into patients’ episodic health record that cannot be accessed by traditional methods of search, requiring expensive chart reviews. SyTrue’s advanced clinical Natural Language Processing (NLP) Operating System, NLP OS, synthesizes, normalizes, and transforms unstructured clinical data into a strategic enterprise-wide digital asset that catalyzes informed decision-making for risk adjustment, care coordination, and payment integrity. Developed by clinicians and data scientists with deep healthcare domain expertise, SyTrue’s solutions boost the productivity of review teams and generate higher ROI on chart reviews through greater accuracy, speed, repeatability, and scalability. SyTrue is trusted by top-tier health plans who have leveraged NLP OS to process more than 10 billion health records, yielding insights that lead to improvements in efficiency and financial performance. Thanks to SyTrue for supporting HIStalk.

I found this explainer video on SyTrue’s NLP OS on YouTube.

I’ll soon be soliciting information for my HIMSS22 guide, which describes what my sponsors are doing at the conference (or via alternate methods if not attending). Lorre says she’s getting a lot of inquiries, so it’s like pre-pandemic times with the New Year’s-to-HIMSS company rush.


February 9 (Wednesday) 1 ET. “2022 – Industry Predictions and Medicomp Roadmap.” Sponsor: Medicomp Systems. Presenters: David Lareau, CEO, Medicomp Systems; Jay Anders, MD, chief medical officer, Medicomp Systems; Dan Gainer, CTO, Medicomp Systems. The presenters will provide an update on the health IT industry and a review of the company’s milestones and insights that it gained over the past two years. Topics will include Cures Act implications, interoperability, AI, ambient listening, telehealth-first primary care, chronic care management, and new Quippe functionality and roadmap.

Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre to present your own.

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


DigitalOwl, which offers NLP technology to analyze and summarize medical records for claims insurers and law firms, raises $20 million in a Series A funding round. The co-founders are brothers Amit Man, an AI expert, and Yuval Man, a former personal injury attorney.

Value-based care services and technology vendor ApolloMed acquires Orma Health, a Direct Contracting Entity that offers clinical AI platform for remote patient monitoring.

Akili Interactive, which offers neural stimulation apps that target attention function, announces that it will go public in a SPAC merger in mid-2022 that values the company at up to $1 billion.


NextGen Healthcare reports Q3 results: revenue up 6%, adjusted EPS $0.24 versus $0.26, beating earnings expectations. NXGN shares are down 18% in the past 12 months versus the Nasdaq’s 0.4% rise, valuing the company at $1.3 billion.


France-based oncology remote monitoring and patient-reported outcomes technology vendor Resilience, which was founded in February 2021, raises $45 million in a Series A funding round.


Infermedica, which offers a symptom checking and triage app, raises $30 million in a Series B funding round.


  • Nebraska Medicine will implement Glytec’s EGlycemic Management System across its two hospitals and 800 beds and will participate with the company in R&D efforts to improve hospital insulin management.
  • The VA chooses Palo Alto Networks to secure its Cerner implementation and other projects.
  • Hackensack Meridian Health will implement Informatica’s data management solutions.



SoNE Health promotes Renee Broadbent, MBA to CIO.


Healthcare data science platform vendor ClosedLoop hires Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MS (Apervita) as chief medical officer.


Duke University Health System promotes Jeff Ferranti, MD, MS to SVP/chief digital officer.

Announcements and Implementations

Fortified Health Security’s 2022 Horizon Report finds that 700 healthcare organizations reported a breach of at least 500 patient records to HHS, with providers representing 72% of those incidents.


Wolters Kluwer, Health previews Digital Health Architect, which embeds decision-making aids from UpToDate, Lexicomp, and Emmi in digital health applications, such as EHRs and telehealth.


Crozer Health will support first responders using ThirdEye’s mixed reality glasses to give doctors a view of what the medic is seeing. The $2,500 glasses, which also display EMS protocols and perform thermal scans of patients, were developed for military use.


Black Book Market Research publishes its “2022 Population Health Solutions Yearbook,” which provides an industry review, user survey results, and vendor profiles.

ViVE 2022 announces attendance options for its March 6-9 conference in Miami Beach that conform to Florida’s ban on requiring proof of vaccination: (a) provide vaccination proof voluntarily along with a recent negative test result (free tests will be offered on site); or (b) show a recent negative test result (or get tested free onsite) and then take a rapid antigen test each day before entering the venue (those tests aren’t provided). Masks must be worn except when eating or drinking. The rules are more rigorous than those of HIMSS22, which is requiring only vaccination proof or a single negative test before badge pickup.


Lyniate Sales Director Anthony Leon writes a brutally honest article titled “The Dirty Secrets About Interoperability No One Talks About.” Spoilers: (a) companies new to healthcare are shocked that simply hooking up to an HL7 engine won’t give them all the data they want – it’s an uphill battle if an element isn’t part of the FHIR, USCDI, or HL7 spec; (b) the EHR doesn’t in fact store everything; (c) connecting is probably more expensive than companies think, especially when they have to pay for tools and professional services; (d) EHR vendors may charge for accessing data or using their APIs; and (e) some interoperability vendors are hammers looking for nails instead of listening to what the prospect needs.

A former Rutgers cancer surgeon and professor gives up his medical license and starts a 300-day prison term for hacking into cancer center computers to impersonate colleagues. Charges had been dropped that he hid a video camera in a cancer center women’s bathroom to capture video over two years.

Sponsor Updates

  • Healthcare Triangle will exhibit at SCOPE February 7-9 in Orlando.
  • Jvion publishes a case study, “PBM Uses Prescriptive Clinical AI to Reduce Medication Non-Adherence and Improve Quality Ratings.”
  • Lumeon CEO Robbie Hughes talks with Tom Foley of The Virtual Shift Podcast about the company’s new research report, “The New Productivity Era for Perioperative Care.”
  • Bamboo Health publishes its “2021 Annual Impact Report.”
  • Nordic publishes the first video in a new series called “Doc Talk,” which covers how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can help reduce healthcare inequities.
  • TriNetX hires Shogo Wakabayashi (Philips) as Japan country manager.
  • The DFW Alliance of Technology and Women names NTT Data CIO Barry Shurkey as chairman.

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