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Morning Headlines 9/6/21

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Use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in breast cancer screening programmes: systematic review of test accuracy

A BMJ-published review of using AI for breast cancer screening finds that 34 of 36 reviewed systems were less accurate than a single radiologist and all performed more poorly than two radiologists.

Achieve Partners Buys Cybersecurity Service Provider Metmox

Achieve Partners acquires cybersecurity services vendor Metmox to develop a training and mentorship program, the same reason it acquired Optimum Healthcare IT in July.

CliniComp and Veterans Health Administration Renew Clinical Information System Contract

The VA renews its CliniComp contract for another five years.

Morning Headlines 9/3/21

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Baxter to Acquire Hillrom, Expanding Connected Care and Medical Innovation Globally

Baxter International will acquire Hillrom for $10.5 billion in cash plus assumption of debt that values the transaction at $12.4 billion.

Clearlake Capital-Backed Provation Acquires endoPRO Software Portfolio from PENTAX Medical

Provation acquires Pentax Medical’s EndoPro endoscopy software.

Accenture Acquires Gevity to Bolster Health Transformation Service Capabilities in Canada

Accenture acquires Canada-based healthcare technology consulting firm Gevity.

UC San Diego Health Launches New Center to Spur Patient-Centered Technologies

UC San Diego Health launches the Center for Health Innovation to develop, test, and commercialize technologies.

Morning Headlines 9/2/21

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Healthcare Triangle, Inc (HCTI) Files for up to $50M IPO

Healthcare Triangle, a cloud, security, advisory, and implementation services company, files for a $50 million IPO.

Wellbe Inc. receives Series A funding from HealthX Ventures and WISC Partners to accelerate innovation and growth

Madison, WI-based digital care management vendor Wellbe raises $2 million in a Series A funding round.

Telemetrix Completes $1M Seed Round of Funding

Remote patient monitoring startup Telemetrix secures $1 million in a seed round of financing led by South Florida Health.

98point6 CEO Robbie Cape is no longer with the company in abrupt shakeup at telemedicine startup

98point6 co-founder and CEO Robbie Cape leaves the company unexpectedly after having helped it raise $247 million.

Morning Headlines 9/1/21

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DirectTrust Acquires Assets of SAFE Identity

DirectTrust acquires the assets of Safe Identity, an industry consortium and certification body for digital healthcare credentials.

Ellipsis Secures $26 M in Series A Funding to Pioneer New Clinical Standard in Mental Health Care

Ellipsis Health, which has developed AI-based voice recognition technology to detect signs of depression and anxiety, raises $26 million in a Series A funding round.

Bamboo Health – Combination of Proven Care Collaboration Leaders – Unveiled to Enable Payer-Provider Collaboration for Whole Person Care

Appriss Health rebrands to Bamboo Health following its acquisition of PatientPing.

Morning Headlines 8/31/21

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Baxter Is in Advanced Talks to Buy Hill-Rom for About $10 Billion

After similar talks fell apart last month, Baxter will reportedly acquire medical equipment company Hillrom for nearly $10 billion.

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $10.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Expand Pediatric Mental Health Care Access

HHS allocates $11 million to expand its Pediatric Mental Health Care Access program, giving pediatric teams across the country access to telemedicine-focused consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination services.

Genome Medical Announces Acquisition of GeneMatters and Closing of $60 Million Series C Financing

Virtual genomics provider Genome Medical raises $60 million and acquires GeneMatters, which offers genetic counseling via video visit, and care delivery and patient engagement software.

Morning Headlines 8/30/21

August 29, 2021 Headlines 1 Comment

Google confirms it’s pulling the plug on Streams, its UK clinician support app

Google shuts down its DeepMind-developed Streams app that displays patient information to UK clinicians.

Olive Launches Olive Ventures, an In-House Venture Studio

Olive launches an in-house venture studio for startups that are developing solutions for its automation platform.

Justice Department Settles with Large Health Care Organization to Resolve Software-Based Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims

Ascension pays $85,000 to settle charges that it violated federal immigration laws because of a software programming error that caused its employee eligibility verification software to send automated emails to all of its non-citizen employees whose documents were set to expire, requesting them (some erroneously) to submit proof of continued work authorization.

Morning Headlines 8/27/21

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ManpowerGroup to Buy Ettain Group for $925M

ManpowerGroup will acquire IT staffing and services provider Ettain Group, which acquired Leidos Health several years ago, for $925 million in cash.

Recuro Health Announces Its $15 Million Series A Round Led by Arch Venture Partners: Funds Additional Acquisitions Expanding Digital Health Solutions Capabilities, Increased Marketing, Company Growth

Digital health startup Recuro Health, founded earlier this year by several former Teladoc executives, raises $15 million in a Series A funding round.

Mayo Clinic, Verily to Build Advanced Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Care

Mayo Clinic (MN) and Verily will co-develop a clinical decision support tool over the next two years, initially focusing on certain cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions.

Morning Headlines 8/26/21

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Ginger and Headspace Will Merge to Meet Escalating Global Demand for Mental Health Support

Digital mental health and wellbeing companies Ginger and Headspace will merge to form Headspace Health, with Ginger CEO Russell Glass taking on the same role with the combined company.

AccessDX Holdings Acquires 2bPrecise

Allscripts sells its precision medicine software subsidiary 2bPrecise to laboratory diagnostics company AccessDX.

Antidote Health raises $12 million to set up the first virtual HMO in the United States

Antidote Health, a virtual primary and urgent care company serving patients in five states, will use $12 million in seed funding to establish a health maintenance organization for its customers.

We just closed our $2.5m seed round. Here’s what that means.

Rezilient Health raises $2.5 million to launch its hybrid clinic concept for employees in St. Louis.

Morning Headlines 8/25/21

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Connect America Acquires Leading Remote Patient Monitoring Provider 100Plus

Senior connected care vendor ConnectAmerica, whose brands include Lifeline following its acquisition from Philips last month, will acquire 100Plus, which offers remote monitoring technology for seniors.

Definitive Healthcare Announces Public Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

Definitive Healthcare, which acquired HIMSS Analytics in 2019, files IPO paperwork with the SEC.

Equum Medical Raises $20 Million of Growth Equity from Heritage Group

Acute care telehealth and teleICU service provider Equum Medical raises $20 million in growth equity.

AllStripes Announces $50 Million Series B Financing to Advance Global Rare Disease Research

AllStripes, which offers real-world and patient data to support rare disease research, raises $50 million in a Series B funding round.

Morning Headlines 8/24/21

August 23, 2021 Headlines 3 Comments

Two NextGen Healthcare Directors Nominate Four Additional Candidates for Election to the Board at 2021 Annual Meeting

NextGen Healthcare founder and Director Sheldon Razin and Director Lance Rosenzweig announce that they intend to nominate new directors in an effort to combat Chairman Jeffrey Margolis and his “imperial boardroom culture.”

Covera Health Raises $25M in Series C Financing to Fuel Growth of Its Healthcare Quality Analytics Platform

Analytics company Covera Health secures $25 million in a funding round led by Insight Partners, bringing its total raised to $32 million.

DuvaSawko, Abeo, and Gottlieb Join Forces as Ventra Health

After being acquired by Varsity Healthcare Partners nearly two years ago, RCM and practice management companies DuvaSawko, Abeo Management, and Gottlieb combine to form Ventra Health.

Morning Headlines 8/23/21

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Leaked Memo: Google is dismantling its embattled health division as the tech giant reconsiders its strategy for healthcare

Google Health will reportedly shut down after three years and will reassign its 570 employees across Google.

Inovalon to Be Acquired by Equity Consortium Led by Nordic Capital Including Insight Partners for $7.3 Billion

Private equity investor Nordic Capital will acquire health data analytics vendor Inovalon for $7.3 billion.

NDHM will empower Indians by generating a unique health ID for every patient, says Dr. Sangita Reddy

Apollo Hospital Group has logged 10 million subscribers to its online health service after the Indian government’s implementation of a national patient ID and a digital voucher system for patient payments.

Morning Headlines 8/20/21

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Cerner Announces Appointment of David Feinberg, M.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer

Cerner hires David Feinberg, MD, MBA (Google Health) as president and CEO, effective October 1, 2021.

Verily to Acquire SignalPath, Expanding Company’s Clinical Research Capabilities

Verily acquires Raleigh, NC-based SignalPath, which offers a clinical trials management system.

CDC Stands Up New Disease Forecasting Center

CDC announces creation of the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, which will analyze and communicate data for public health decision-making to mitigate threats such as social and economic disruption.

Morning Headlines 8/19/21

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Commure + PatientKeeper: Fixing Fragmentation to Accelerate Innovation Across Healthcare

HCA Healthcare sells EHR optimization vendor PatientKeeper to cloud infrastructure company Commure.

QGenda Acquires CredentialGenie, Becoming First Company to Bring Provider Scheduling and Credentialing Together

Healthcare workforce management software vendor QGenda acquires CredentialGenie, which offers cloud-based provider credentialing.

EqualizeRCM Acquires A Cord Billing & Business Solutions, LLC

Texas-based EqualizeRCM acquires A Cord Billing & Business Services, which offers RCM solutions to physician practices in Oklahoma.

Morning Headlines 8/18/21

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ClosedLoop.ai Raises $34M Series B to Usher in AI-enabled Healthcare and Tackle Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Problem

ClosedLoop.ai, which has developed AI-powered predictive data modeling software, raises $34 million in a Series B funding round.

Unite Us acquires analytics leader Carrot Health to become the only nationwide solution to truly integrate health and social care

Care coordination and social services referral company Unite Us acquires analytics vendor Carrot Health.

Maven Clinic Raises $110 Million In Series D Funding Ushering In The Digital Era For Women’s And Family Health

Tech-enabled women’s and family healthcare company Maven Clinic raises $110 million in a Series D funding round led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Lux Capital.

Morning Headlines 8/17/21

August 16, 2021 Headlines 1 Comment

Kareo Acquires PatientlySpeaking to Add RPA-Powered Capabilities for Billing Companies and Medical Practices

Ambulatory health IT vendor Kareo acquires PatientlySpeaking, which offers automated billing solutions to physician practices and billing companies.

The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative Announce Affiliation; New Organization to be named Civitas Networks for Health

The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative will merge to form a new HIE organization called Civitas Networks for Health.

Streamline Health Expands SaaS Portfolio Through Acquisition of Avelead

Streamline Health Solutions acquires RCM software and consulting firm Avelead for $20 million.

Morning Headlines 8/16/21

August 15, 2021 Headlines No Comments

Talkdesk Valuation Triples to More Than $10 Billion, Appoints First Chief Financial Officer

Customer experience software vendor Talkdesk completes a Series D funding round that values the company at $10 billion.

Labcorp Extends Leadership in Women’s Health With Acquisition of Ovia Health

Labcorp acquires Ovia Health, which offers health plans, employers, and individuals services that include women’s health coaching and apps for fertility, pregnancy, and baby development tracking.

SOC Telemed Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial and Operating Results

Acute care telemedicine vendor SOC Telemed reports Q2 results: revenue up 84%, EPS –$0.16 versus –$0.30.

Memorial Health System Experiences Cyber Attack

Memorial Health System puts its emergency departments in Ohio on diversion and cancels surgeries and radiology exams following a cyberattack early Sunday morning.

Morning Headlines 8/13/21

August 12, 2021 Headlines 1 Comment

PracticeSuite Announces Entrance into Consumer Health Information Market with Acquisition of HelloHealth

Ambulatory health IT vendor PracticeSuite acquires competitor Hello Health for an undisclosed sum.

Another big company hit by a ransomware attack

Accenture, which sells cybersecurity services, is hit by a ransomware attack in which hackers have threatened to publicly release company data.

US Indian Health Service to replace health information system

The Indian Health Service issues an RFI to vendors interested in being considered for its 10-year Health IT Modernization program contract.

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