Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of April 11, 2014

April 12, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Premier healthcare alliance, a performance improvement alliance of hospitals and other health care sites, has acquired MEMdata, a provider of sourcing, planning and analytics services, for an undisclosed sum.

Bjond, a vendor of health care workflow automation and clinical decision support software, has raised $3.25 million in Series A funding led by Draper Triangle VenturesWellframe, a developer of clinical and patient engagement tools, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from multiple investors…InfoBionic, a developer of patient monitoring and chronic disease management tools, has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Safeguard ScientistsIMS Health, a health IT firm, has raised $1.3 billion in its New York IPO.

Contracts

Canton-Potsdam Hospital in New York has selected Authentidate Holding‘s remote patient monitoring system…Phoebe Physician Group, a not-for-profit entity under Phoebe Putney Health System in Georgia, has selected athenahealth‘s cloud-based EHR, practice management and care coordination system.

Product Development and Marketing

Health insurer Humana and Pharos Innovations are partnering on a telehealth and remote patient monitoring pilot program for Humana members in four states…Net Medical Xpress has signed an agreement with My OnCall Doc to provide more than 400 of its affiliated physicians in telemedicine services in 23 states…Harmony Healthcare IT will offer ZirMed‘s ICD-10-compliant claims submissions tools to users of its claims management software.

Personnel 

Rhonda Russell — vice president of EIS services at McKesson — has been named chief operating officer at Nextech, a provider of EHR, practice management and patient engagement tools.

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