Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of May 30, 2014

May 31, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Huron Consulting Group has acquired Vonlay LLC — a health care technology consulting firm and provider of clinical, administrative and financial systems — for an undisclosed sum…ZirMed, a provider of health information connectivity and management services, has acquired Intelligent Healthcare, a provider of revenue cycle management, clinical communications and health care analytics tools, for an undisclosed sum…Quality Systems reported a Q4 2014 net income of $5.2 million on $115.2 million in revenue, compared with a Q4 2013 net loss of $4.1 million on $111.3 million in revenue.

Aver Informatics, a provider of a data analytics system, has raised $8.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Drive Capital and GE VenturesBellabeat, a vendor of a mobile fetal heartbeat tracking application, has raised $4.5 million in a funding round from SVAngel, CrunchFund, Universal Music Group and angel investors…eVariant, a provider of a patient-physician communications and patient engagement tools, has raised $18.3 million in a funding round led by Lightspeed Venture, a provider of health plan pricing comparison tools, received $2 million in a founders funding round.


The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization has selected Sandlot Solutions technology and services…the Missouri Veterans Commission will implement BlueStrata‘s EHR system in its long-term care facilities…

Product Development and Marketing

AirStrip will integrate its mobile health and patient monitoring tools with PeriGen‘s fetal surveillance system…UC-Davis Health System will partner with Orbis International to expand Orbis’ telehealth tools to treat and prevent blindness…Aviacode, a provider of medical coding services, is partnering with AAPC, a health care training and credentialing association, to provide software for medical coding education and training…Tictrac, a vendor of a health tracking and analytics platform, has partnered with pharmaceutical company Novartis to launch a multiple sclerosis awareness campaign…Awarepoint, a vendor of a real-time location system for the health care industry, has announced a partnership with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, an industry-wide interoperability initiative… DrFirst, Imprivata, and Forward Advantage will integrate their technologies with Meditech and offer e-prescriptions of controlled substances to Meditech users.


Bob Kinard — former vice president and COO at Vanguard Health Systems — has been named a Partner in Subsidium Healthcare‘s Physician Resources Center; Jay Backstrom — former national practice director at maxIT Healthcare — has been named a Partner at Subsidium’s Telehealth Center of Excellence; Jeff Jones — former leader of Eastern Consulting Healthcare Services at EMC Consulting — has been named senior manager in the Telehealth Center of Excellence; Betsy Rosenfield — former product manager of physician implementation and support at Sentara Healthcare — has been named senior consultant in Subsidium’s Clinical Informatics Center of Excellence…Rachel Lieber — former manager of physician engagement at Epic — has been named director of EMR implementation services at Essia Health.

August Calhoun — former vice president and general manager of Dell‘s health care and life sciences division — has been named senior vice president and general manager of provider solutions at Truven Health AnalyticsSameer Badlani — chief medical information officer at University of Chicago Medicine — has been named secretary on the board of directors at the Association of Medical Directors of Information SystemsPaul Hsiao — a former managing partner of New Enterprise Associates — has been named a partner at Canvas Venture Fund, an early-stage mobile health, health IT and big data venture capital fund.

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