Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of March 7, 2014

March 7, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Greenway Medical Technologies has acquired PeopleLYNK, a developer of EHR-based patient engagement tools, for an undisclosed sum…Telus Health — a Canadian vendor of telehealth, EHR and clinical management tools and services — has acquired Med Access, a Canadian vendor of EHR services, for an undisclosed sum.

goBalto, a developer of a software-as-a-service clinical research and clinical trial management tool, has raised $5 million in a funding round from multiple investors…Clinicient — a vendor of revenue cycle management software and outpatient rehabilitation therapy tools — has raised $15 million in a Series C funding round from Catalyst Investors.

Contracts

MinuteClinic — a retail health clinic operator under CVS Caremark — will implement Epic‘s EHR system…Summit Health, a health system in Pennsylvania, has selected Wellcentive‘s suite of population health management tools and services…Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University will deploy PatientKeeper‘s automated billing workflow and documentation tools.

Product Development and Marketing

Physicians Interactive, a provider of online and mobile clinical tools and services for health care professionals, has partnered with McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions – a provider of pharmaceutical manufacturer-sponsored patient adherence programs — to offer an automated pharmaceutical voucher and coupon distribution tool for EHR and e-prescribing software users.

Amerinet, a provider of clinical improvement tools and services, has entered into an agreement to offer Blue Step/BridgeGate Health‘s client-configurable EHR and clinical data integration system…MinuteClinic has entered into a partnership with Pennsylvania health system Main Line Health to integrate their EHR and physician communication systems…Practice Fusion will integrate MTBC‘s practice management and revenue cycle management tools into its EHR system.

Personnel

Kyle Johnson — vice president and chief analytics and integration officer of Trinity Health/Catholic Health East in Michigan — has been named vice president and chief information officer at Eastern Maine Healthcare System…former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan — a senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Brookings Institution — has been appointed to the board of directors at ArborMetrix, a provider of clinical decision-support and analytics tools.

Rick Jung –  expert adviser at Jung Consulting and a board member at Clinicient — has been named chair and CEO at Clinicient; Todd Clapp and Ryan McNally — partners at Catalyst Investors — have been named to the board of directors at Clinicient…Suda Suvarna — former vice president of IT at Ascension Health — has been named CIO at Press Ganey, a health care consulting and advisory firm.

Subha Madhavan — director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center and an associate professor of oncology — has been named chief data officer for personalized cancer therapy at Perthera, a developer of cancer therapies.

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