News 3/23/22 – HIStalk

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Madison, WI-based DeliverHealth acquires PresidioHealth, which offers automated coding and revenue workflow capabilities for physician groups, urgent care centers, and freestanding ERs.

PresidioHealth founder and President Douglas Evans, MD CTO Tom Gregory, and VP of Client Success Carlie Richard will join DeliverHealth’s executive team.

The company’s last acquisition was in late 2020, when it purchased Nuance’s HIM and EHR go-live services businesses. DeliverHealth CEO Michael Clark, MBA was previously SVP/GM of Nuance’s provider solutions.

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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


TimeDoc Health raises $48.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Aldrich Capital Partners. The company, which has raised nearly $60 million, specializes in helping primary care physicians virtually manage the care of their patients between office visits.


Cardiac recovery startup Recora raises $20 million in Series A funding. The New York City-based company offers cardiac rehab programs to health systems and payers that incorporate virtual care, remote patient monitoring, and dedicated care teams. Co-founder Abhi Chandra’s previous venture was Spring Health, where he and his two other Recora co-founders developed a mental healthcare platform for employers.



Davis Medical Center (WV) physician James Gainer, MD takes on the additional role of CMIO at Davis Health System.


Sansum Clinic (CA) promotes Sean Johnson, RN to CIO.


Summer Brown (Feedtrail) joins CipherHealth as chief customer officer.

Announcements and Implementations

Rush Health (IL) has implemented Arcadia’s population health management software across its four hospitals and 140 practices.


Heritage Valley Health System (PA) leverages Bluestream Health’s virtual care integration capabilities to offers its patients a more seamless digital experience.

Hicuity Health announces GA of standalone virtual nursing services.

Government and Politics

The US Supreme Court will not take up Epic’s challenge to an appeals court’s decision to cut the amount of damages it won in its stolen trade secrets case against Tata Consultancy Services back in 2017. A judge had initially awarded the company $940 million in damages, but that figure was later deemed unconstitutionally high and slashed to $420 million.


The VA and Cerner promise to perform a thorough root-cause analysis of the software bug that caused Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and associated clinics in Washington and Idaho to take their Cerner EHR offline and revert to paper records earlier this month. The troubled roll-out of the new system at Mann-Grandstaff, the VA’s initial go-live site in its projected $16 billion facility-wide Cerner implementation, has prompted several lawmakers to call for the postponement of future implementations.


Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (TX) at Fort Hood, the 71st Medical Group at Vance Air Force Base (OK), and Womack Army Medical Center (NC) at Fort Bragg have gone live on Cerner as part of the DoD’s MHS Genesis EHR overhaul. The new system will be deployed in several more waves this year to 54 facilities, the DoD’s largest group in any calendar year.



The trial of a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse accused of reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse begins this week. The charges stem from a medical error in which she injected an elderly patient with the paralyzing agent vecuronium (Norcuron) instead of the ordered sedative midazolam (Versed), which was intended to to overcome the patient’s claustrophobia before having a PET scan. As I mentioned when she was first charged, the nurse withdrew the wrong medication from the automated dispensing cabinet after typing in the letters VE for versed, then after not finding the drug’s name, overrode the system to gain access to the vecuronium. The patient was left alone in the scanner for up to 30 minutes where she experienced cardiac arrest and brain death, then died the next day after life support was turned off. In testifying before the nursing board last year, the nurse said that Vanderbilt encouraged overrides when necessary to overcome cabinet delays and constant technical problems caused by the system-wide transition to Epic.

Sponsor Updates

  • NTT Data Research publishes a new report, “Innovation Index: Digital Strategies for an Era of Constant Disruption.”
  • AdvancedMD recognizes Channel Marketing Manager Carri Hamilton with a FIT Award.
  • AGS Health exhibits at the OHIMA 2022 Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Columbus, OH through March 23.
  • Ascom welcomes David Gutillo (Spok) as senior key accounts manager.
  • Availity partners with Vim to connect payer data to clinical workflows at the point of care.
  • Azara Healthcare earns ONC-Health IT 2015 Edition Certification from the Drummond Group.
  • Baker Tilly releases a new edition of its Healthy Outcomes Podcast, “The value of cybersecurity in the healthcare industries.”
  • Bamboo Health publishes a new case study, “How the Mass League is Increasing Interoperability & Coordinating Care with Pings.”
  • Cerner congratulates customer Intermountain on achieving HIMSS Stage 7 status for the third time.
  • Optimum Healthcare IT announces that Red Lake Nation College has joined its CareerPath health IT apprenticeship program.
  • CHIME will host a Clinical Informatics Leadership Boot Camp May 15-18 in Salt Lake City.
  • CMS certifies Netsmart’s electronic visit verification system as the state solution in Georgia.

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