Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of September 12, 2014

September 13, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Google has acquired Lift Labs, a developer of tremor-stabilizing equipment, for an undisclosed sum...eCardio, a provider of remote cardiac monitoring devices, has agreed to merge with Preventice, a provider of remote monitoring devices.

Wellframe, a developer of clinical and patient engagement tools, has raised $8.5 million in a funding round led by Draper Fisher JurvetsonBeddit, a developer of a sleep sensor, has secured $8 million in funding after its latest investment round led by InventureKeas, a provider of a health gaming corporate wellness platform, has raised $7.4 million from undisclosed vendors…Lumiata, a developer of personalized treatment recommendation software, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners LP, AmeriHealth and Sandbox Industries.

Contracts

University of Utah Hospital has selected PeriGen‘s labor and delivery monitoring system…Capella Healthcare, a Tennessee-based health system, has selected MEDHOST‘s YourCareLink, a tool that manages state-specific public health reporting requirements under the meaningful use program…Phoebe Putney Health System, a Georgia-based network of health care facilities, will implement Harris health care provider portal…Santa Ana Jail in California has selected NaphCare‘s EHR system.

Product Development and Marketing

RightCare, a medical technology vendor, has partnered with Emmi Solutions, a developer of patient engagement tools, to develop a readmission prediction and prevention tool…USARAD Holdings, a telemedicine and teleradiology services provider, has partnered with Clarity Radiology, a radiology services company in Singapore, to provide telemedicine and teleradiology second opinion services to hospitals and clinics.

Personnel

Lana Moriarty – who previously managed part of the National Health Service Corps and the NURSE Corps programs at the Health Resources and Services Administration – has been named acting director for Consumer e-Health in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT‘s Office of Programs Engagement…Chris Hogg — former associate vice president of data science at Practice Fusion, a Web-based EHR system provider — has been named COO of Propeller Health, a developer of respiratory health monitoring technology…Mark Janczewski, co-chair of the international standards development organization Health Level Seven‘s EHR working group, has been named senior clinical informaticist at Systems Made Simple, a provider of health IT systems and services.

Paul Stevens — founder of Seawolf Solutions, a health IT services provider — has been named vice president of administration at Systems Made Simple…Manoj Malhotra — CEO of Salient Business Solutions, the revenue cycle management and business outsourcing consulting division of Avantha Group — has been named chair of the board of directors at Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, a revenue cycle management software provider and subsidiary of Avantha; Alan Santos, former vice president of pharmaceutical compliance and related services at Pyramid, has been named CEO of the firm.

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