Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of September 5, 2014

September 6, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Roper Industries, a developer of medical imaging products and software, has acquired Strategic Healthcare Programs, a developer of software and analytics tools for home health programs and hospices, for an undisclosed sum…Best Doctors, a medical consulting firm, has acquired Rise Health, a provider of population health management services, for an undisclosed sum.

AirStrip, a mobile health care application provider, has raised $25 million in a funding round led by the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome TrustLumiata, a predictive health analytics provider, has raised $5 million in funding from undisclosed investors…Axial Healthcare, an data analytics provider, has raised $1.75 million in a Series A funding round led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox IndustriesClarity Health, a developer of physician referral management software, has raised $1.89 million from undisclosed investors…Propeller Health, a developer of respiratory health monitoring technology, has raised $14.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Safeguard Scientifics.


North Carolina Pediatric Associates has selected NextGen Healthcare Information Systems‘ ambulatory EHR, patient portal and practice management systems…Baptist Health in Florida will implement Explorys‘ cloud-based data analytics platform…Flagler Hospital in Florida has selected M*Modal‘s clinical documentation software…CMS has extended Accenture‘s contract to manage by six months to July 2015… CarePoint Health System, an integrated health network in New Jersey, has selected eClinicalWorks‘ ambulatory EHR system; the Department of Homeland Security has selected eClinicalWorks’ ambulatory EHR system.

Pharmacy chain Walgreens has selected Greenway‘s cloud-based EHR system…Hawai’i Pacific Health, a not-for-profit health care system, has selected Stanson Health‘s clinical decision support system…Piedmont Healthcare, a Georgia-based health system, will implement Perceptive Software‘s medical image management system…Georgia Regents Health System has awarded a $400 million contract to Cerner for health IT services.

Product Development and Marketing

Practice Fusion, a provider of a cloud-based EHR system, has integrated data on doctors who use the product into Vitals‘ Web-based health care transparency tools…Microsoft has partnered with TracFone Wireless to provide mobile health technology to patients at Health Choice Network, a community health center system in Miami…Elsevier – a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services — has partnered with Tonic Health to market and develop a patient data collection platform.

Geneia, a provider of health care analytics and clinical tools, has partnered with Covidien, a provider of remote patient monitoring technology, to provide remote patient monitoring services…Lightbeam Health Solutions, a provider of population management analytics tools, has been named an approved partner in Greenway Health‘s online marketplace that includes users of its ambulatory EHR system.


Dan Drawbaugh, CIO of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Rebecca Kaul, president and CIO of UPMC’s Technology Development Center, have resigned from their positions…Peter Soderberg, managing partner of Worthy Venture Resources, has been named chair of the board of directors for Healthsense, a provider of remote monitoring, emergency response and wellness management tools…Maria Opdycke — former vice president of strategic development at, a provider of enrollment tools for higher education institutions — has been named COO of First Stop Health, a telehealth and advocacy firm…David McCurdy, former chief enterprise architect at Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named CTO of Colorado’s Office of Information Technology.

David Watson — former global vice president of health care product strategy for Oracle, a provider of cloud-based data storage and payroll data processing systems — has been named CEO of the California Integrated Data Exchange, a not-for-profit health information exchange…Chuck Meisel — former senior sales leader at Poplar Healthcare, a laboratory services company — has been named vice president of sales at Surgical Notes, a provider of transcription, coding and document management systems.

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