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Banjo Health and Opala Partner to Revolutionize Prior Authorization

Posted by Anthony Gomes on November 28, 2023

Washington D.C. and Seattle, WA – November 28, 2023 – Banjo Health, a leader in generative AI-powered prior authorization software, and Opala, an interoperability platform for seamless real-time data integration in healthcare, are excited to announce their strategic partnership. This collaboration transforms the prior authorization process, making it more efficient and effective for both providers and payers.

Through Banjo Health’s innovative product, Composer, a state-of-the-art generative AI workflow builder, the partnership will leverage advanced technology to optimize clinical decision-making. Composer expertly digests medical policies and automatically constructs a comprehensive decision tree, which clinicians can utilize to streamline their processes.

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Sequoia Project partners with Opala on major data usability project

Posted by Anthony Gomes on August 10, 2023

We are thrilled to share some exciting news! We are proud to announce a new collaboration with The Sequoia Project's 'Data Usability Taking Root' Initiative. This cross-industry community of practice aims to revolutionize health data usability, bringing us one step closer to achieving seamless and impactful healthcare interoperability. 

At Opala, we've always been committed to driving positive change in the healthcare landscape. Our partnership with The Sequoia Project's Data Usability Taking Root Initiative aligns perfectly with our vision to improve healthcare outcomes through the seamless exchange of health data.

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Opala launches PDex Formulary API for access to medication coverage

Posted by Anthony Gomes on August 03, 2023

Opala is excited to announce the launch of its new PDex Formulary API, designed to provide formulary data in real-time, delivering essential information such as drug information, coverage tiers, and utilization management requirements for use by providers at the point of care and patients as they’re selecting coverage or working to understand their benefits. Opala's Formulary API is a non-authenticated API that ensures seamless data exchange between pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies, their partner health plans, and healthcare providers.   

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Stacey Kinkead named chief product officer of Opala

Posted by Anthony Gomes on May 17, 2023

SEATTLEMay 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Opala, a leading healthcare data platform, designed to advance the exchange of provider and payer data to enable next generation patient care, has announced the appointment of Stacey Kinkead as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO). In her new role, Kinkead will be responsible for leading the development, product management, and design of the company's suite of solutions to drive seamless collaboration between payers and providers and optimize the patient experience.

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Our Values

Posted by Opala on April 27, 2023

Excellence, Innovation, Integrity & Inclusivity: Opala’s Values

We are pleased to share our company values; an updated reflection on what makes Opala unique and how we navigate our journey as a healthcare interoperability partner. These values will shape our interactions with each other and in the larger health care community.  

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Opala Runner Up in PSBJ's Seattle Inno Madness Competition

Posted by Opala on April 12, 2023

We are pleased to share that Opala was recognized as this year’s runner-up in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Inno Madness competition. The competition was designed to recognize some of the most promising startups in the Seattle area and brought together 16 startups to compete in a bracket-style tournament. Over the course of several weeks, readers determined the winners by selecting which of the startups they would rather invest in. 

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Opala Hosts First Hack-a-Thon

Posted by Opala on April 04, 2023

In January, Opala held its first hack-a-thon. Over four days, twenty-two Opala employees broke into small teams to tackle issues such as identifying patient cohorts for chronic conditions, machine learning using FHIR resources

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Opala Selected to Participate in PSBJ Seattle Inno Madness!

Posted by Opala on March 14, 2023

Opala was selected to participate in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Seattle Inno Madness competition, as one of 16 of the most promising tech companies in the Seattle area. The contest is based around one question

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Health Plans Modernizing Data Through Interoperability

Posted by Opala on November 22, 2022

Health Plans are Struggling with Antiquated Data Systems

The healthcare industry is becoming an increasingly competitive marketplace for software solutions that advance data capabilities.

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Topics: Opala Team, case study

Unlocking Value-Based Care

Posted by Opala on November 14, 2022

On Thursday, November 7, Opala’s CEO Ken Chandler sat down with Semira Singh of Providence and Anna Taylor of MultiCare Connected Care for a webinar, hosted by Geekwire Studio. The webinar featured an in-depth conversation about how interoperability is integral to value-based care.

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