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Tegria acquires Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions, which offers Meditech-certified hosting and services.


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Listening: Amanaz, which was part of the Zambia’s Zamrock movement of the early 1970s. When the country gained its independence in 1964, radio stations were required to play 95% Zambia-originated music, and bands met the sudden musical demand with Western-influenced blends of Afrobeat, garage rock, and psychedelic fuzz. Zamrock faded away with Zambia’s economic problems and massive AIDS devastation that continues today, but the 50-year-old music is enjoying a resurgence. Quality varies, but I like all forms of music that reflect the exuberant, non-commercial spirit of the times, whether it’s doo wop, early gospel, or punk.

I asked conference services vendor Freeman how it handles exhibit hall carpet. They referred me to their corporate sustainability practices page, which only says that they offer carpet that can be repurposed.


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USPTO grants cyber risk management company Clearwater a patent for the Predictive Risk Rating capability within its IRM|Analysis software.

GE HealthCare reports Q1 results: revenue up 8%, adjusted EPS $0.85 versus $0.96, beating expectations for both but sending shares down 9%.


Sales

  • Allina Health (MN) will offer patients Epic-based virtual care through KeyCare.
  • Lexington Medical Center (SC) will implement healthcare and social services referral software from Unite Us.
  • Jefferson Health (PA) selects Ada Health’s symptom assessment and care navigation technology.
  • The University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine will roll out Clear’s identity verification technology for patients and employees.
  • OhioHealth will implement EVideon’s Vibe Health smart room technology at its Pickerington Methodist Hospital in December.

People

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Tabula Rasa HealthCare promotes Brian Adams to president and CEO.

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Adam Mariano (HighPoint Solutions) joins LexisNexis Risk Solutions as president / GM of healthcare.

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Artera names Karri Alexion-Tiernan (TigerConnect) VP of product marketing; Joanne Chen, PhD, MS (Strive Health) VP of data; and Mark Thomson, MS (TigerConnect) VP of customer success.

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Cancer remote patient monitoring technology vendor Veris Health hires Gary Manning (PhysIQ) as president.

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Reperio Health hires Naomi Levinthal, MS, MA (Memora Health) as chief growth officer.


Announcements and Implementations

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Children’s Mercy Kansas City opens a 6,000 square-foot Patient Progression Hub, which uses AI-powered technology from GE HealthCare to monitor patient flow, manage staffing, and coordinate care.

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Fortified Health Security consolidates its managed security services into the new Fortified Central Command platform.

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AvaSure develops a Virtual Nursing application and Care Model to support six current virtual nursing implementations.

WellSky expands the capabilities of its CarePort care transition solutions.


Government and Politics

The VA establishes an Artificial Intelligence Institution Review Board and an AI Oversight Committee for its clinical and research operations.


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  • AdvancedMD employees in Utah volunteer at the St. Vincent De Paul Dining Hall, Utah Food Bank, Clementine Ranch, and Encircle during its day of service.
  • Agfa HealthCare joins the AWS Partner Network.
  • Baker Tilly releases a new Healthy Outcomes Podcast, “Insights into the credit ratings of hospitals and health systems.”
  • Care.ai’s virtual nursing solution is added to Google Cloud Marketplace.
  • Surescripts posts a data brief titled “How Are Care Teams Evolving to Fill Primary Care Gaps?”
  • Meditech is featured in an episode of HealthData Management’s video series titled “The Journey Beyond: Exploring uncharged territories.”
  • Bamboo Health publishes a new case study, “Leveraging Real-Time Patient Data to Keep In-Home Care in Home.”
  • KLAS honors CenterX with its 2023 Points of Light Award for improving prior authorization efficiency and easing administration burden for providers and payers.
  • Nordic posts a podcast titled “Designing for Health: Interview with Chris McCarthy, Part 2.”
  • Clearwater uses the Cyturus Third Party Risk Management module of the Compliance & Risk Tracker as its primary platform to support its Vendor Risk Management managed services program.
  • Mubadala Health in Dubai will use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run its Oracle Cerner EHR.

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