Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

3M Health Information Systems, a vendor of software and consulting services for hospitals and health systems, will acquire Treo Solutions, a provider of data analytics tools, for an undisclosed sum…HIMSS Foundation and HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community have acquired The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, a quarterly electronic journal, for an undisclosed sum…Continua Health Alliance — a not-for-profit consortium of home health care device manufacturers and users — has completed its merger with mHealth Summit — the mobile health IT promotion unit of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society — to create a not-for-profit HIMSS entity focused on mobile home health applications and services.

Health IT company Allscripts Healthcare Solutions reported a 2013 loss of $104 million on $1.37 billion in revenue, compared with a 2012 loss of $1.2 million on $1.45 billion in revenue.

Voalte, a developer of mobile clinical communication tools, has raised $36 million in a Series C funding round led by Bedford Funding Hearst Health Ventures has made a venture investment of an undisclosed sum in Tonic Health, a patient engagement and medical data collection services provider.

Contracts

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Mississippi will implement Health Catalyst’s data warehousing and analytics system…CMS and NIH have awarded a five-year, $8.5 million contract to the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center to coordinate the U.S. Renal Data SystemShore Medical Center in New Jersey has selected CareTech Solutions clinical documentation support and assistances services…MacDonald Women’s Hospital and UH Geauga Medical Center in Ohio will implement PeriGen‘s fetal surveillance system…Tenet Healthcare, a health care system serving multiple states, has selected the CommonWell Health Alliance‘s interoperability services.

West Florida ACO has selected eClinicalWorks‘ care coordination medical record system…UC-San Francisco Medical Center has selected OneView Healthcare‘s patient engagement tools…the University of Miami Health System will deploy Lockheed Martin‘s data analytics, risk assessment and automation systems…Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut will deploy Connexient‘s facility navigation and patient engagement tools…Baylor Scott White Health, a health system in Texas, will implement AtHoc‘s critical communication system…CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center has selected PatientSecure‘s patient identification system…Kaleida Health — a not-for-profit network of hospitals and physician practices in New York — has selected Orion Health‘s IT and data integration tool.

Product Development and Marketing

MEDHOST, a provider of an ED information system, and pharmacy chain CVS Caremark have joined the CommonWell Health Alliance, a collaborative of health IT vendors…Physician Resource Management will integrate its protocol and management tools into ArborMetrix‘s clinical oncology analytics tools…mscripts will provide its mobile and online pharmacy and patient prescription management applications to customers of SpartanNash, a food distributor to military commissaries and exchanges…Metro will integrate its technology, storage and transport applications with Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration‘s tools…Nuance Communications will integrate its cloud-based medical voice recognition software with Zoeticx‘s EHR system.

Veratad Technologies will integrate its patient verification application with LifeMed ID‘s patient identity management system…Plexus Information Systems will integrate its anesthesia and pharmacy information management systems with Codonics‘ medication labeling safety application…Divurgent will provide its health IT consulting services to Medsphere Systems Corporation‘s EHR clients…Dell will integrate its medical imaging software with Agfa HealthCare‘s EHR system; Ingram Micro, a distributor of IT products, will partner with Dell to distribute Dell’s EHR and practice management systems; The Cleveland Clinic will partner with Dell to provide EHR consulting, installation, configuration and hosting services.

DocASAP will integrate its physician appointment scheduling services into Vitals‘ national physician directory…Qualcomm — a U.S.-based vendor of mobile health IT services and applications — has entered into a partnership with Vecna Cares Charitable Trust, the charitable arm of Vecna Technologies, a health care IT firm; Instrat Global Health Solutions, a provider of turnkey health care tools; Etisalat, a communications provider in Nigeria; Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency; and Evidence for Action, a Nigerian health care campaign focused on pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal care, to develop and provide access to an EHR system to health care clinics in three Nigerian states.

Personnel

William Devers — president of Devers Group, a technology investment firm — has been appointed to the board of directors of Merge Healthcare.

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