News 7/19/19

Top News John Muir Health outsources its IT, RCM, analytics, purchasing, and claims processing operations to Optum and will  transfer 540 employees to the company. I’m wondering – have other health systems turned over this much of their non-clinical work to Optum?...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 7/18/19

I took a little break from work and writing this week due to an unexpected illness in the family. As much as hospitals focus on their subspecialty capabilities, imaging, and technology, the one thing that stood out during our stay was the importance of compassion and...

News 7/18/19

Proficient Health Merges with Firm Specializing in Mobile Communication Apps Referral management software vendor Proficient Health merges with clinical communications company MD Interconnect. John Muir Health and Optum Launch New, Comprehensive Relationship to Advance...

Morning Headlines 7/17/19

Intermountain Healthcare Announces New Company to Elevate Value-Based Care Capabilities Intermountain Healthcare (UT) creates Castell, a company that will help providers, payers, and ACOs transition to value-based care through proven care models, technology,...

News 7/17/19

Top News Livongo Health’s revised IPO filing values the diabetes management technology company at up to $2.4 billion.   Livongo shares that are owned by founder Glen Tullman and his venture firm are potentially worth over $200 million. CEO Zane Burke – who joined the...

Morning Headlines 7/16/19

Healthcare startup Livongo is gearing up to go public at a valuation of up to $2.4 billion. Here are the execs and investors who stand to benefit the most. Diabetes monitoring technology vendor Livongo updates its SEC filing, indicating that CEO Zane Burke’s shares...

Morning Headlines 7/15/19

Baring Private Equity Asia to buy CitiusTech Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia will acquire CitiusTech in a deal that values the healthcare consulting and technology company at $1 billion. After $60M loss, New England health system plots plan for...

Monday Morning Update 7/15/19

Top News Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia will acquire CitiusTech in a deal that values the healthcare consulting and technology company at $1 billion. General Atlantic owns 32% of the company and will make more than 3.5 times its 2014 investment of $111...

Weekender 7/12/19

  Weekly News Recap Corepoint Health and Rhapsody merge. Waystar acquires Digitize.AI. OmniSys acquires Strand Clinical Technologies. Provident St. Joseph Health and Microsoft announce plans to turn a Seattle-area hospital into a Microsoft-powered “hospital of the...

Morning Headlines 7/12/19

PerfectServe Names Healthcare and Technology Veteran Guillaume Castel as New CEO, Appoints Terry Edwards as Chairman of the Board Guillaume Castel (Inova Health System) replaces Terry Edwards as CEO of PerfectServe. Notification of protected health information breach...

News 7/12/19

Top News Health data integration and exchange companies Corepoint Health and Rhapsody will merge. Orion Health sold off a 75% share of its Rhapsody business last year for $137 million to private equity firm Hg, which also has a stake in Corepoint. Orion Health has...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 7/11/19

  I’ve been snarky about some of the things coming out of the White House in the last few years, but I can get behind the newly-announced effort to reduce the impact of end-stage kidney disease over the next two decades. For a long time, there has been a push towards...

Morning Headlines 7/11/19

Waystar Acquires Digitize.AI to Automate Prior Authorization RCM vendor Waystar acquires prior authorization startup Digitize.AI. Rhapsody and Corepoint Merge to Advance Interoperability in Healthcare Health data integration and exchange companies Corepoint Health and...

India’s Mob Problem

By SAURABH JHA, MD Recently, my niece gingerly confided that she was going to study engineering rather than medicine. I was certain she’d become a doctor – so deep was her love for biology and her deference to our family tradition. But she calculated, as would anyone...

Morning Headlines 7/10/19

HGP Client Omnisys Acquires STRAND Clinical Technologies Pharmacy technology vendor OmniSys acquires Strand Clinical Technologies, which offers a clinical services documentation platform for pharmacists. GNS Healthcare Raises $23 Million Led by Cigna Ventures...

News 7/10/19

Top News Providence St. Joseph Health will convert a Seattle-area hospital to a “hospital of the future” in partnership with Microsoft. The organizations hope to improve the EHR, use technology such as natural language processing and machine learning, and help big...

Morning Headlines 7/9/19

Deputy National Coordinator Transition ONC Executive Director Steve Posnack will become deputy national coordinator when Jon White leaves in mid-August to become the associate chief of staff of research at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. iMedX Launches...