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Accolade Receives Case Management Accreditation from NCQA, Showcasing Exceptional Clinical Programs and Services

Accolade recently announced that it has earned a two-year Case Management Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The accreditation applies to Accolade’s Complex Case Management, Maternity Case Management, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Case Management, and Oncology Case Management services. The NCQA accreditation is a voluntary review process that helps organizations achieve their best levels of performance and to continue learning. “Our accreditation by the NCQA is a strong testament to Accolade’s clinical excellence for our Case Management program and the services we provide our...

GRAIL Closes Over $900 Million Initial Investment in Series B Financing to Develop Blood Test to Detect Cancer Early

GRAIL, Inc., a life sciences company located in Menlo Park, California, has raised over $900 million in funding after the initial close of its Series B financing, led by ARCH Venture Partners. Goldman, Sachs & Co. has been selected as the placement agent for the financing. This first close includes world-class investors in the pharmaceutical, technology, and financial industries. In addition to funding from ARCH Venture Partners, GRAIL is also being invested in by McKesson Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Amazon, and many other...

Envera Health and Evariant Team Up to Create End-to-End Engagement Services Offering for Healthcare

Envera Health and Evariant are joining forces to create a leading-edge medical system that will improve patient experience, increase outcomes, and drive growth. The two companies will team up to build a 360-degree profile of the patient, which will revolutionize the healthcare industry by putting the focus on the consumer. “Consumers deserve a better experience in today’s fragmented healthcare system,” said Dan Neuwirth, CEO of Envera Health. “To improve that experience, health systems need to see a clearer picture of the person they are engaging with,...

INTEGRIS to Present at HIMSS 2017 on Engaging Patients, Promoting Virtual Clinics

Oklahoma-based not-for-profit health system INTEGRIS will present at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017, a conference on healthcare and IT, on how it has leveraged virtual care to boost patient engagement in both rural and urban areas, and, in doing so, exceeded its business goals. Dr. Pam Forducey, INTEGRIS’ System Director of eHealth, will discuss how the organization’s partnership with virtual care provider Carena worked to provide added patient engagement through an online virtual clinic. “INTEGRIS Virtual Visit enabled our organization to offer high-quality innovative...

SHYFT Analytics Appoints Joseph Tyers to Chief Revenue Officer

Leading cloud analytics company SHYFT announced today that Joseph Tyers will be its new Chief Revenue Officer. Tyers’ previous experience as Senior Vice President of Sales, Value Management and Commercial Operations at Medidata will provide SHYFT with a wealth of knowledge on quickly scaling life science technology companies. While at Medidata, Tyers helped grow the company’s revenue from $4 million in 2003 to nearly $400 million in 2015. SHYFT Analytics’ CEO Zackary King expressed his excitement at bringing Tyers on board, saying, “We’re fortunate to attract talented...

Piedmont Healthcare Selects Kyruus’ Suite of Patient-Provider Matching Solutions

Piedmont Healthcare, a nonprofit healthcare organization located in Georgia that serves nearly two million people, has selected Kyruus’ ProviderMatch™ Product Suite to make its system more user-friendly and accessible to patients. Piedmont Healthcare, which operates a total of seven hospitals, chose the ProviderMatch™ Product Suite as a way to standardize its system across multiple locations. The benefit of the ProviderMatch™ Product Suite is that it delivers a consistent user experience across multiple channels. With one of the largest referral networks in the country, ProviderMatch™ allows healthcare...

Saint Thomas Health Offers Virtual Care Clinic Anytime, Anywhere in Tennessee

Saint Thomas Health has partnered with telemedicine company Carena to offer virtual health care that is accessible and affordable for everyone. The newly introduced service—called Saint Thomas Health On Demand—is available 24/7. A flat fee of $49 allows patients to meet with doctors and receive medical diagnoses, treatments, and prescriptions. Fahad Tahir, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, says that the decision to make their services available online was a response to the increasing demand for telemedicine. “Listening to our patients, we continue to ask...

Physician Productivity Startup Augmedix Secures $23 Million

Augmedix, a leader in smartglass-based physician productivity platforms, has announced its recent acquisition of $23 million in funding from McKesson Ventures and OrbiMed. Augmedix’s services are based on the idea of increasing the amount of time physicians have to interact directly with patient by decreasing the amount of time spent on documentation. Augmedix’s Google Glass-powered remote scribe service frees doctors from 3 hours of charting and documentation every day. This allows them to see 25% more patients every week—without being stuck at a computer. “Augmedix has brought...

UAB Medicine Selects Kyruus for Patient-Provider Matching and Provider Data Management

On Monday, Kyruus added UAB Medicine to its long list of prestigious clientele. UAB Medicine, one of the largest academic medical centers in the U.S., will be implementing two new programs designed by Kyruus. The first program, called ProviderMatchTM for Access Centers, can be used as a focal point for patient access and care coordination. ProviderMatchTM for Access Centers matches patients to the right provider based on location, medical need, patient preference, and scheduling availability. It’s also capable of converting and tracking appointments. The second program, called...

Virginia Mason Partners with Carena to Provide Insurance Billing for Virtual Clinic Visits

Virtual healthcare provider Carena announced a partnership with Virginia Mason Health System to offer insurance billing to Virginia Mason Virtual Care Clinic patients insured by Regence BlueShield. Carena is Virginia Mason’s clinical and technology partner, powering its Virtual Care Clinic. The extension of the partnership into insurance billing marks a first for Carena and makes low-cost virtual care even more accessible for the 40,000 Virginia Mason patients currently covered by Regence BlueShield. “We are excited to kick off virtual care insurance billing with a trusted partner in...