Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of April 25, 2014
April 26, 2014 in News
MA, Financial Reports and Funding
Kaufman Hall, a provider of financial consulting services and software to health care organizations, has acquired Axiom EPM, a vendor of performance management software for the health care industry, for an undisclosed sum…Huron Consulting Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Vonlay, a health care technology consulting firm, for an undisclosed sum.
Owlet, a developer of a wearable baby-monitoring device and mobile application, has raised $1.85 million in a funding round from multiple investors…Fitnet, a maker of an instructional video fitness application, has raised $1.4 million in a funding round led by Valleys’ Ventures and CIT Gap Funds…Sotera Wireless, a developer of wireless health monitoring technology, has raised $20 million in a funding round led by multiple investors.
HealthTrust Purchasing Group, a provider of performance and clinical management services to acute-care facilities, has selected Canon and Virtual Imaging‘s suite of digital mobile radiography tools…VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, an operator of hospice care programs in 18 states and the District of Columbia, will deploy HomecareCRM‘s mobile and web-based EHR and medical claims data tools…SCL Health System in Colorado has selected Stanson Health‘s clinical decision support system…Texas Health Resources will deploy AirStrip‘s suite of mobile health and patient monitoring tools…Michigan Health Hospital Association will implement ArborMetrix‘s clinical decision support and analytics tools.
Product Development and Marketing
OnlineUSADoctors, a provider of telehealth services, is partnering with software firm BMM Holding to launch OnlineUKDoctors…E-Techco Information Technologies, a vendor of a telehealth and patient management system in China, will partner with U.S.-based patient imaging service provider vRad to provide remote radiology services in China…The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Better, a health care start-up firm, have developed a mobile personalized health data tracking and management application.
MDLive will integrate its 24-hour physician consultation service with Carenet Healthcare Services‘ nurse triage and care management tools…UC Charting Solutions will integrate its lab data management and clinical data exchange tools into Halfpenny Technologies‘ health information exchange…Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society have partnered to create The Personal Connected Health Alliance, a not-for-profit organization to represent consumer interests in personal connected health.
Ed Caldwell — former senior vice president of revenue cycle solutions at Emdeon — has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing at MediTract, a vendor of health care contracting operations and efficiency tools…Richard Ungaro — CEO of RU Investment — has been named senior vice president of operations at Pulse Systems, a vendor of EHR, practice management and revenue cycle management tools…David Bensema — CMO at Baptist Health in Kentucky — has been named CIO at Baptist Health…Kelly Hoover Thompson — former senior director of regulatory advocacy at the Hospital Health System Association of Pennsylvania — has been named policy and privacy officer at the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority.
Deven McGraw — former director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy Technology — has been named as a partner in Manatt, Phelps Phillips‘ health care division…Tatiana Shnaiden — former vice president of value optimization for ActiveHealth Management, a subsidiary of insurer Aetna — has been named chief analytics officer at HealthFitness, a vendor of population health management tools…Keith Salzman — chief of informatics at CACI, a defense and civilian IT contractor — has been named chief medical information officer at IBM.