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Population health management vendor Lightbeam Health Solutions will acquire Jvion, an Atlanta-based company that specializes in AI-powered predictive analytics and social determinants of health software.

Lightbeam acquired remote patient monitoring startup CareSignal last November.

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Poll respondents most commonly expect the stock market downturn to cause companies to cut expenses, employees to keep working for the same employer longer, and for vendors to buy each other.

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Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock

Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner is reported to be on track to close within the next couple of weeks.


  • St. Peter’s Health (MT) selects the Innovaccer Health Cloud Data Activation Platform to unify patient records across its facilities.



Divurgent names Bismoy Beura (Tata Consultancy Services) VP of client services.


Christine Havlin, RN (Optum) joins MobileSmith as chief marketing officer.


Medecision promotes Terri Steinberg, MD, MBA to chief strategy officer / chief medical officer.


Transcarent names Tim Rosa (Fitbit) chief marketing officer.


Gerry Lewis (Ascension) joins US Radiology Specialists as CIO.


World Wide Technology hires Erin Jospe, MD (Kyruus) as chief healthcare advisor.


Provation Medical promotes Craig Moriarty, MS to chief revenue officer.


Baystate Health hires Kevin Conway (Tegria) as SVP/chief information and digital officer.


Change Healthcare promotes Archie Mayani, MBA to SVP and chief product officer of decision support.

Announcements and Implementations

Hospital General Menonita and Manati Medical Center in Puerto Rico adopt CloudWave’s OpSus Live cloud hosting service.


The Connecticut Children’s Neonatal ICU at UConn Health will go live on Epic later this month.


In Pennsylvania, Butler Health System launches a telemedicine clinic at Rimersburg Medical Center that was developed by Butler surgeon Rod Stevenson, MD.

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (KS) transitions its family medicine clinic to Meditech.

Government and Politics

The VA awards By Light Professional IT Services a five-year, $82 million contract for the continued development, security, and operation of its My HealtheVet patient portal.


WVU Medicine Children’s has increased its urology telemedicine clinics from three to four, with a fifth in the works, after an internal study found that virtual visits between 2018 and 2020 were clinically effective and saved families an average of nearly five hours in driving time and $175 in fuel.

Bizarre: two male avatars on Meta’s social networking platform invite the avatar of a female human behavior researcher to a private virtual party, then rape her avatar as they make lewd comments and pass a bottle of virtual alcohol between them. The researcher says it was especially creepy because the Oculus VR headset transmitted physical sensations to her controller when the male avatars touched her. Another researcher says that within 60 seconds of joining the same VR platform, a group of male avatars sexually assaulted hers.

Sponsor Updates


  • CTG staff donate items for the Community Baby Shower hosted by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
  • EClinicalWorks publishes a new customer success story featuring Provida Family Medicine, “How the EClinicalWorks EHR Integrates Data from Other EHRs.”
  • AGS Health publishes a new e-book, “5 Reasons to Select AGS Health as Your Offshore Service Provider.”
  • WellSpan Health profiles the success its physicians have had using Nuance’s Dragon Ambient EXperience AI-powered voice recognition software to automatically transcribe patient visits.
  • Baker Tilly will present at the Healthcare Capital Markets & Innovation Summit June 1 in Columbus.
  • Bamboo Health has co-sponsored the Columbia River Mental Health Services Spring 2022 Gala.
  • Cerner releases a new podcast, “How COVID-19 impacted consumerism and how healthcare organizations can adapt.”
  • Clearwater publishes a new case study, “Owensboro Health on Taking Cyber Risk Management Beyond the EHR.”

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