Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of August 1, 2014

August 2, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Quality Systems reported a Q1 2015 net income of $5.2 million on $117.9 million in revenue, compared with a Q1 2014 net income of $12.9 million on $109.5 million in revenue…Merge Healthcare reported a Q2 2014 net income of $4.4 million on $53.8 million in revenue, compared with a Q2 2013 net income of about $900,000 on $57.2 million in revenue.

Essence Group Holdings, the parent company of population health management system vendor Lumeris, has raised $71 million in a funding round from undisclosed investors…PumpUp, the developer of a mobile wellness social network, has raised $2.4 million in a funding round led by General Catalyst PartnersCardiac Insight, a provider of sensory and computing technologies for applications in cardiology and other medical fields, has raised $7 million in a series B funding round led by Welch Allyn, WRF Capital and other undisclosed investors.

Proteus Digital Health, a vendor of medication management systems, has raised $52 million in funding from undisclosed investors…PhysIQ, a digital health analytics developer, has raised $4.6 million in a funding round led by LionBirdKurbo Health, developer of a mobile childhood obesity-prevention app, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Signia VenturesQualifacts, an EHR vendor has raised an undisclosed amount in a funding…23andMe, a provider of at-home genetic research tools, has secured a two-year, $1.4 million grant from NIH…EyeNetra, developer of a mobile vision screening app, has raised $4 million in a Series A funding round.

Contracts

Axesson, which operates the physician communication platform California Direct, has selected Humetrix‘s secure mobile app for transmitting EHRs…the University of Kansas Hospital will implement Health Catalyst‘s data warehousing and analytics tools…Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma has selected Merge Healthcare‘s clinical imaging and archiving system…the University of California-Los Angeles has selected TrueVault‘s HIPAA-compliant data storage software…Massachusetts-based Fallon Health, a not-for-profit health care services organization, has selected Clearwater Analytics‘ Web-based investment accounting services.

War Memorial Hospital in Michigan will deploy JEMS Technology‘s telehealth platform…Community Hospital Corporation in Texas has selected Interactant‘s integrated EHR platform…Massachusetts-based Whittier Independent Practice Association has implemented Alere Accountable Care Solutions‘ health information exchange…Johns Hopkins Hospital‘s Department of Surgery has selected Emmi Solutions‘ patient engagement tools…Capital Women’s Care in the mid-Atlantic region has selected NextGen Healthcare Information Systems‘ revenue cycle management services.

Product Development and Marketing

ZirMed, a provider of clinical and business performance management tools, has partnered with JASE Health, a provider of technology consulting services, to enhance integration efforts; ZirMed will integrate its tools with HAS-Software‘s home care accounting system; ZirMed has partnered with AmeriCare to provide home health consulting services to home health and hospice clients; ZirMed has integrated its web-based patient estimation tool into medQ‘s radiology EHR system; ZirMed has partnered with Scorpion Healthcare, a provider of technology and marketing services for the health industry, to offer patient estimation capabilities and an online patient portal.

California-based Barton Health has partnered with Smartling, a provider of cloud-based translation services, to launch a Spanish website for Barton patients…DoseSpot has integrated its electronic prescription platform with Doctor on Demand‘s telehealth services…Healthcare Data Solutions will provide its U.S. data to aPureBase Global Data Network, a life science data supplier based in Europe…Illinois-based Tazca Connects and the Telehealth International Partnership have partnered to offer rural telehealth tools… Jackson Healthcare, a U.S. health care staffing firm, has parented with the Global Partnership for TeleHealth to provide telehealth services in Honduras.

Personnel

Bennett Borden – founder and chair of the Information Governance Initiative — will join an information governance advisory group at the American Health Information Management AssociationSylvie Stacy — a former resident physician at Johns Hopkins University — has been named corporate medical director of utilization management at NaphCare, a provider of corrections-based health care technology…Viet Nguyen – CMIO at Systems Made Simple, a provider of continuity of care and patient safety systems — has been elected to the company’s board of directors…Joe Francis – former vice president of sales at Compulink, a management consulting and technology firm — has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Infina Connect, a health IT and population health services provider… Ryan Dorr – former assistant vice president of information technology at Ardent Health Services — has been named CIO at PhyMed Healthcare Group, a provider of practice management tools.

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