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

July 12, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Michigan Health Connect and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange — Michigan’s two largest health information exchange organizations — have merged to form Great Lakes Health Connect.

BetterDoctor, a provider of online dentist and physician referral services, has raised $10.4 million in a funding round from undisclosed investors…KelDoc, a vendor of a physician appointment scheduling application, has raised $1.4 million in a funding round from Alven Capital and angel investors…BeneStream, a provider of Medicaid enrollment services, has raised $1.58 million from angel investors.

AdhereTech, a vendor of a wireless pill bottle technology, has raised $1.75 million in a Series A funding round with contributions from undisclosed investors…Healthcare Interactive, a vendor of an employer wellness and benefit management system, has raised $8 million a Series A funding round from Grotech Ventures.


UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center in Wisconsin has selected Phytel‘s population health management system…Integrated Health Collaborative, a physician membership-based population health research organization, and the Texas Care Alliance, a population health management organization, have selected Explorys‘ performance management and analytics tools…Children’s of Alabama, a provider of specialized pediatric services, has extended its contract through 2023 to use Allscripts‘ EHR and health information exchange systems…MediSafe,  a vendor of a medication management system, has been selected as the first mobile health application for Google‘s new smartwatches.

Assurex Global, an international partnership of independent insurance agents and brokers, has selected Mobile Health Consumer‘s population health management system…Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in the U.K. has selected Kainos‘ EHR platform…HMC/CAH Consolidated – an operator of a system of acute care hospitals — will deploy NextGen Healthcare Information Systems‘ suite of clinical and patient information connectivity tools at five hospitals in Kansas and North Carolina…Carrus Hospitals in Texas has selected MEDHOST‘s EHR system.

Product Development and Marketing

Biometric Signature ID has integrated its data authentication system with Epic‘s EHR software…Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will market, distribute and host PHS Technologies Group‘s patient radiation-exposure monitoring software…NextGen Healthcare Information Systems has partnered with health IT firm Mirth to launch an interoperability and direct messaging platform…Philips Healthcare and have partnered to offer a cloud-based at-risk patient identification and management system for coordinated care…University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Ovation Revenue Cycle Solutions have launched a coding and revenue cycle management system for health providers.


Sarah Corley — CMO at NextGen Healthcare Information Systems — has been named vice chair of HIMSS Electronic Health Record AssociationJocelyn Samuels — former acting assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice‘s Civil Rights Division — has been named director of HHS’ Office for Civil RightsKent Petty – former system vice president and chief information officer at Wellmont Health System — has been named CIO at HealthTrust, a provider of clinical and performance cost management tools.

Roger Davis — former managing director at Accenture — has been named president and CEO at T-System, a vendor of medical documentation service…Shaun Hunter — former senior director of IT architecture and development at Capital One Financial Services — has been named vice president for enterprise information management at Ohio-based health plan CareSourceEmad Rizk – former president of McKesson Health Solutions — has been named CEO, president and a member of the board of directors at Accretive Health, a provider of revenue-cycle management services.

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